BA (Hons) Illustration // The Arts University Bournemouth ‘18
Megan is a Scottish/South African illustrator and designer based in Glasgow.
“I would define myself as social, empathetic and curious. Connecting with others has a profound impact on ourselves and our ability to show understanding and unity. My creativity derives from questions I pose to myself and how I am able to communicate that with others; this openness is apparent through my inclination to travel and live in other parts of the world. I’m passionate about my practice as it has always been a guide to self-improvement. I can proudly attribute certain achievements to my work but more importantly, perceived failures have made me a more resilient and determined individual.
My illustrative practice compounds cross-disciplinary elements of design, architecture, animation and fine art through drawing; it visually communicates my observations, views and imagination. Since a young age I have aspired to be an image-maker to reflect the multifaceted aspects of culture and society. The subject matter of my portfolio is varied: its scope ranges from politics, fashion, psychology and design as well as personal forms of work. As an illustrator, I have found that producing a solution from an external brief requires just as much passion and knowledge as self-directed projects.
My choice of media for such projects usually involves a combination of analogue drawing and the use of graphic software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and most recently the motion graphics program After Effects. However, the introduction of the digital component to my practice was due to my time studying my for degree. My work prior to this was based in more traditional methods of drawing, painting and printmaking. My analogue and digital ways of developing work has given me the advantage of versatility and an expansive skillset”.
Upon graduating, Megan was selected to exhibit her work at the D&AD New Blood festival in London. Her recent commissions include creating a series of posters for the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM). She also has experience of volunteering as an art therapy assistant in a creative art group for those who had under-gone the first stages of dementia.
We are Leaving
29 x 29 cm
Need for Greed
29 x 29 cm
BA (Hons) Illustration, The Arts University Bournemouth.
D&AD New Blood Festival, Truman Brewery, London.
2018 – 2019
Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) Commission
Art Therapy Volunteer