Ilse Brookes

About

I have always been passionate about the art, craft and design worlds. My first degree, Fine Art Honors, gave me an understanding of mediums and deepened my appreciation of perspective, placement and aesthetics. I have worked with mediums such as copper plate etching, lithography, screen printing, oil painting, sculpture and photography. My second degree in Design Communication at Swinburne University, has given me so many skills that have inspired me to refine my skills, find my strengths and trust in my ability to take a brief and execute it from bare bones to fulfilling final outcomes. I am also a keen illustrator and this skill has only added to my design work outcomes. I almost always begin a brief with mark-making and drawing to explore the different possibilities and directions that the work could go. I also enjoy jumping into the world of Illustrator and Photoshop to take the work further.