about me

MEET HELEN

I’ve been creating art since I was a child, as my mother was an art teacher, and I was taught from a young age, how to explore lots of mediums and experiment.

I enjoy learning new skills and find myself creating art and design, but it’s always entwined in learning something new too. This can be me improving my drawing skills (that’s endless), but it can also be me learning new technologies and software. I’m always pushing myself to learn, as its good for your brain.

After working in full-time positions as a Graphic Designer and Front End Website Developer in Marketing, Advertisement and Internet Agencies for 20 years. I’ve now escaped the rat race and provide a Freelance Creative service and also provide my very own ‘designed’ products via my website and other online e-commerce platforms.

PHILOSOPHY

Elluse is the product of my fascination with being ‘Elusive’ and not being able to define or place myself anywhere. I’ve always been interested in how human beings like to understand everything and label things. I can see this is obviously a form of intelligence as scientists do this when learning, but I can also see how damaging it can be to countries that receive this type of examination.

This type of disruptive behaviour I’m talking about is when people go over to other countries and examine how that culture works and usually try to change it – to fit into a more capitalist order. I wonder if these obsessions with controlling people are to make themselves feel in control, in an uncontrollable world. I also wonder if it’s a lot to do with people being obsessed with power and money.

Because of this interest, my art evokes thoughts of escapism and being a free spirit. The feelings of self-love, self-empowerment are deeply rooted in me as well as the joy of being an individual.

I encourage everyone to find out what their opinions are and not just go to media to form it for you. If you start to read books and research on relevant subjects; you will then develop your OWN opinions on issues that matter. By doing this, it will lead you to understand yourself more deeply, which will then lead to REAL self-love and self-confidence. Who wouldn’t want that?

QUOTES

Quotes I like that are to do with this subject:

“To define is to limit” – Oscar Wilde.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace” – Jimi Hendrix

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Freelance Graphic Designer

SKILLS EXPERIENCE

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Photography
  • Copywriting
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Fine Art Painting
  • Blog Articles
  • Social Media Buffer Management
  • WordPress Themes/CSS/HTML/SEO

CREATIVE FOCUSED EDUCATION

Dates Attended: September 1993 – May 1998. Course Title: Fine Art- BA Hons. Location: Liverpool John Moores University.

Dates Attended: September 1990 – March 1993. Course Title: BTEC National Diploma. General Art & Design. Course Title: Ceramics GCSE Location: North East Worcestershire College.

Dates Attended: September 1987 – March 1999. Course Title: GCSE Art Location: North East Worcestershire School