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Erlen Masson CV & Portfolio 2010

University of Portsmouth Illustration BA (HONS) October 2006 – 2010 Chichester College of Technology BTEC Diploma Fine Art and Design Achieved Grade: Merit, Merit, Merit Kings High School Germany Achieved 10 G.C.S.E.s including: Art (A Grade) Math ( B Grade) Science (Double B Grade)

Now - Freelance Designer & Illustrator • Creating promotional material for local companies and individuals, such as flyers, stickers, posters, album covers etc. • Effective communication with clients and suppliers. • Utilizing websites and social networking sites for exposure. October 2008 – January 2010 Promoter / Events Organiser • Worked with various venues around Portsmouth including Liquid & Envy, Drift in the City, Bar Bluu, Club 8 and more. • Produced effective marketing techniques for events. • Utilizing social networking sites to increase awareness. • Produce attractive promotional material for target audience • Effectively delegating and mentoring tasks for team members. October 2006 – 2008 The Trafalgar Supervisor Lloyds No.1 Bar Portsmouth • Effectively delegating and mentoring tasks for team members. • Cash control: ensuring the right cash is always in the tills. • Controlling and monitoring stock usage. Training staff and giving presentations on how to develop skills • Customer service: handling customer problems

I am fully proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Premiere & Final Cut. I have Knowledge of web coding such as HTML & CCS Successfully completed a Life Drawing course accredited by the City & Guilds of London Institute Fully proficient with Microsoft Office suites such as: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.

I am influenced by music. I follow and support new and talented artists from the UK. I love to draw and produce digital artwork which I have gained professional experience from. Most of my artwork is based on influential characters in my life. My website ( is one of my main interests that I have developed over the past year. It has now become a platform for me to promote my artwork, music artists and local events. The website has gained an immense amount of exposure in the local area, which has given me a huge fan base and provided key contacts.

Revolution During my university studies I was very active and eager to show off my creative skills. After some self promotion I was approached by a small team of promoters who asked me to design them a logo for a new promotions company. I saw this as a great opportunity to get some design experience and joined their team as a designer. I managed to develop a successful brand image that was very appealing to the local student market.

I also developed a great relationship with printing companies as I produced a number of promotional materials. This included flyers, posters, banners, stickers, business cards, and lanyard IDs. Big College is a company based in Basingstoke that specializes in college events. I have developed a great relationship with them and currently produce all their promotional material. This involves producing flyers, banners, stickers, and helping with the layout of the website.

Valentines Party at Liquid & Envy

Easter Party at Liquid & Envy

Here is a selection of logos I have created for various clients over the past two years. University of Portsmouth Hip Hop Society Logo

Ashdonic Entertainment

Vodka Union Weekly Event in Basingstoke

MC MAC Rapper from the group So Solid Crew

Hustler Inc. Clothing company

Street King Fashion Label

Boot Camp Enterprise Course University of Portsmouth Enterprise Department

Here is a selection of flyer designs I have created for various clients. By using my own illustrations and photography I have been able to develop a range of techniques.

Hawaiian Fancy Dress Party

Barber Shop Promotions Flyer

Lloyds Bar Weekly promotions

Comic Relief Party

School Uniform Fancy Dress Party

Weekly Urban Event

Since I was a small child I have always had a passion for reading comics and watching animations. These have been major influences for me and why I love to create digital illustrations. I really enjoy drawing on all different types of media and taking it a step further teleporting it into the digital word.

Converse All-Star Trainers

Many things inspire me to create artwork such as popular music, movies, documentaries and many different types of visual mediums. I enjoy reading about major social aspects of the media to spark up endless conversations. This always helps me generate ideas and produce conspicuous artwork.

MC on the Mic

Jay Z Illustration

Hip Hop Character Design

Adidas Superstar Trainers

New Era Baseball Cap

Ganesh This was a magazine cover I created for a university project that looked into the hindu gods.

Dracula This is a book cover influenced by Bram Stokers novel Dracula. LOUDentUK LOUDentUK 07877 870 724

Erlen Masson CV & Portfolio  
Erlen Masson CV & Portfolio  

Short portfolio of illustrations and design work