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. 

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.
Illustration analogue and digital, Art Direction, Design.
(Using Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign)

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

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


Note: Volpert was my maiden name

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