I am an illustrator based in Sydney Australia, originally from Cape Town, South Africa.

My creative career started out in advertising as a designer at The Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town. A side-line career in editorial illustration working for various South African magazines earned me extra income as a junior. A decade and a few agencies later I held the role of art director at M&C Saatchi, Sydney. It was in these stimulating environments that I honed my conceptual and aesthetic skills. Fortunately my illustration ability was also often called upon and given the opportunity to grow.
Whilst living in the UK some years later, I decided to follow my passion and complete a BA Honours Degree in Illustration at the University of the West of England. In 2008 I made the permanent move to Australia with my young family.
My focus these days is childrens picture books and editorial illustration, but I am open to any other creative opportunities. 

CLIENT LIST
Gourmet Traveller, Cosmopolitan, Runners World, Nike, Red Bull, Taronga Zoo, Coleman, Optus, Cirque du Soleil, S26 Gold Formula, RedBubble, AfrikaBurn, New Holland Publishers, M-Web, Kfm Radio, Musica, Fair Lady, Sterns Jewellery and Woman's Value amongst others.

Professional Gold Member of Illustrators Australia


I have illustrated for magazines, print campaigns, point-of-sale, storyboards, logos, packaging, the web and in animation for TV commercials. I have also been published in a home decorating book, painted numerous murals and one life size rhino.
SKILLS
Illustration analogue and digital, Art Direction, Design.
(Using Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign)

WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance Illustrator  
2014 onwards -  Sydney, Australia 
(BA Honours Degree in Illustration and had a couple of kids!) 
2007 - 2013  United Kingdom and Australia
Freelance Art Director/Designer 
2005 - 2006  Bath, United Kingdom
Art Director, MC Saatchi 
2003 - 2004  Sydney, Australia
Designer, Mason Zimbler Ltd  
2001 - 2002  Bristol, United Kingdom

Designer and Illustrator, The Jupiter Drawing Room
1998 - 2000  Cape Town, South Africa
Art Director, J. Walter Thompson
1996 - 1998  Cape Town, South Africa
Illustrator, Cosmopolitan Magazine
1998 - 1999  Cape Town, South Africa
Illustrator, Runner's World Magazine
1996 - 1999  Cape Town, South Africa  
Illustrator, Fair Lady Magazine
1995 - 1999  Cape Town, South Africa
Illustrator, Woman's Value Magazine
1996 - 1997  Cape Town, South Africa

EDUCATION
BA Honours Degree in Illustration
University Of The West Of England
2005 - 2007  Bristol, United Kingdom
National Diploma, Graphic Design (2nd Major Illustration)
Cape Peninsula University Of Technology
1993 - 1994  Cape Town, South Africa

Foundation year in Art, Graphic Design
University Of Stellenbosch
1992 - 1993  Stellenbosch, South Africa
Matriculated with an "A" in both Art Theory and Art Practical,
won the Art Prize.

Fairmont High School
1987 - 1991  Cape Town, South Africa



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Note: Volpert was my maiden name

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