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Hello, I’m Ollie.

A Manchester based illustrator.

I’m a 2016 Illustration graduate from Norwich University of the Arts, now working and living in Manchester, UK. Being a cardiac pacemaker patient, I have a natural affinity to science and the human body, but I tend to just love subjects that I can get my teeth into. Drawing underpins everything I make and recently, I tend to work fully digitally due to practicality. I aim for my work to be idea led and the concept usually drives it. I think it’s important to keep it playful and I enjoy moving into different domains where illustration can be a tool to inspire, inform and educate.

I would love to do more collaborations and I’m always looking for interesting people to work with.

Let's work together!

olliehirstillustration@gmail.com
+44 (0)7590195780

Commercial clients include The Havas Lynx Group, Eyeyah Magazine, Sanofi Genzyme and Alpha (powered by Telefonica).

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EDUCATION

2013-2016
BA(Hons) Illustration
(First Class Honours)
Norwich University of the Arts, UK.

2016
'Design for Care' Academy
Design Council HQ, London.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

- ‘WE DO’, Havas Lynx EU, Manchester, 2018.
- Liverpool Art Fair 2017, Pier Head Village, Liverpool, July - September 2017.
- This is Intern's 'F YOU PAY ME'  digital exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, May 2017.
- 'Ideological Dialect' - Curated and managed by Jade Anderson, Thirteen A, Norwich, January 2017.
- 'New Designers 2016' Norwich University of the Arts, Stand VC28  - Business Design Centre,
Islington, London, July 2016
- 'An Element of_' - NUA 2016 Illustration Degree Show.
- 'Ligature' - Collaborative show featuring NUA Illustrators and UEA first year Creative Writing students,
St. Margaret's Church of Art, Norwich, 2016.
- 'Stories from the Archives' - Norfolk Heritage Centre and Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Norwich, June, 2015.

FEATURES

Digital Arts UK, August 2018
- 'Havas Lynx EU Internal Newspaper', Issue 02, July 2017.
This is Intern's 'F YOU PAY ME'  digital exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, May 2017.
The Artificial Heart. A New Ending?': Dr. Martin Elliott - Great Ormond Street Hospital, in association with Gresham College,
Museum of London, March 2016.
- 'DECODE' - NUA Storehouse' Magazine, Issue 11, Sept 2015.

ACHIEVEMENTS

- GROUP AWARD WINNER: New Designers 
2016 Best Stand Award 

Norwich University of the Arts, Stand VC28, Business Design Centre, London, July 2016.
- In correspondence with US White House Champion for Change in Precision Medicine 
Hugo Campos2016.
- Lead curator and exhibition planning manager of'An Element Of_', Norwich University of the Arts, June 2016.

INTERESTS

- Illustration 
- Drawing 
- Collaboration 
- Workshops
- Tennis
- Trainers