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Hello, I’m Ollie.

I’m a Graduate from Norwich University of the Arts, now working and living in Manchester, UK.

Suffice to say, illustration makes me tick. Though it’s the not the only thing that does. I’m a life-long cardiac pacemaker patient. So, whilst I put my heart into all my projects, sometimes it gets help from time to time. 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, Parkylife 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 
- Tennis
- Trainers