I'm Gwennan Rees and I am a freelance designer, children's book illustrator, card maker and blogger. I have been self employed since graduating in 2015 with a 2:1 degree in Design Communication: Illustration, Children's Publishing and Graphic Novels from Glyndwr University North Wales School of Art & Design, Wrexham. I currently live in South Wales, not too far from Cardiff in the middle of fields surrounded by sheep and trees.
I have an Etsy shop where I sell a lot of my designs, particularly to bloggers. I design cards, prints, stickers, notebooks and mirrors amongst other things and have a successful line of Bullet Journal Printables.
I have worked on a variety of commissions and projects since I graduated including collaborations with Chester Racecourse and Seas Design , personalised prints and cards and projects with businesses, such as the work I did for Vale Cider and my permanent design job with Llantwit Major Horticultural Society. All of these can be seen on my portfolio page.
My work is a mixture of traditional and digital practice, primarily with hand drawn linework followed by post editing and colour on photoshop. My illustrations are colourful and playful quite often humorous. My designs can be used on a variety of different platforms and in many different projects. I have outlined some of the services I offer on my 'Hire Me' page and am always open to discussions about commissions, ideas and personal work - no matter the size of the project or budget.
I am currently actively looking for representation and work as a children's publishing illustrator as this is where my true love lies and am keen to discuss any possible commissions.
Outside of my illustration work I am also a full time blogger running my social media profile and blog www.twentysomethingmeltdown.com. My blog is a lifestyle blog which also encompasses elements of creative blogging and my work and I have a thriving network of contacts and friends on social media. I blog almost daily about a magnitude of topics that I love and my website and following is growing rapidly.
You can find out more about my blog by visiting my website here or following the links above.