Jemma bell

Freelance Graphic Designer & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:London, London, United Kingdom
2 Skills
As a designer, my work explores a considered and intuitive meeting of hand generated artwork and computer aided graphics. A quirky, illustrative and pared back approach is at the heart of my folio - exploring many different medias, such as textiles, paper, packaging and digital formats.

I feel one of my strengths is being creatively adaptable and diverse depending on the brief I am faced with. I enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary way, exploring design beyond textiles. On a more technical note, digital manipulation and refinement of hand drawn elements are one of my strengths, with an excellent understanding of the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).


BA Textile Design @ RMIT University – 2008-2010
Majoring in Screen Print

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) @ Monash University –
2005-2007 (uncompleted)
Majoring in Illustration & Typography

Brighton Bay School of Art Design & Photography – 2004
Certificate IV of Applied Design

Presentation College Windsor – 1998-2003

Relevant Work Experience

Megan Park Internship – Nov 2009-March 2010
Linen House – 2010
Freelance Design Work – 2003-Current
Edenstar children’s wear label – freelance basis
Various hospitality experience – 2003-Current


Linen House – 2nd prize RMIT industry project - 2009

GM Holden – RMIT industry project - 2009
Chosen to present conceptual ideas to GM Holden design team

Participant in Australasian Student Design Awards 2010 – Design Institute of Australia

‘Conversations’ fair-trade moral fairground – RMIT industry project
Work chosen for ‘Moral Fairground’ exhibition 2010

RMIT Collegiate Award - 2010

Craft Victoria – Scarf Festival – 2009