About me

 

 

Education:

Middlesex University

Intensive Foundation in Art & Design (iFAD)

(June-Sept 2010)

Middlesex University

BA (Hons) Illustration

(Oct 2010-May 2013)

 

University College London Institute of Education

MA Art & Design in Education

(Sept 2014-Sept 2016)

 

Middlesex University

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education:

Teaching & Supporting Learning

(Sept 2016-Sept 2017)

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As well as working to commission, I also exhibit & pursue my own practice. My current academic research is concerned with contemporary issues, such as those relating to inclusivity & social justice in Further & Higher Art & Design Education. I'm examining the possibilities of employing illustration practices to help inclusivity & social justice. Illustration is a rapidly evolving field, but despite its cultural significance & rich history, it has rarely been subject to an academic scrutiny.

Me?

I'm Kremie...

& I love illustrating, designing & teaching!

 

I'm a London based freelance Illustrator, Designer, Printmaker & a member of the Association of Illustrators (AOI). My work is primarily narrative based & is inspired by travelling experiences, current affairs, vintage art, mystical fictional stories & folk tales. I focus on personal reminiscence, emotions & memories, which all contribute to the insightful & surprising elements & energy in my work.

 

I enjoy experimenting with different media. I combine photography, decorative patterns, textures & ephemera, which I often end up building digitally. I'm a Photoshop addict indeed!

 

I have worked on a range of privately commissioned & self-initiated projects, & I have a number of published works & exhibitions. My work has been used in print & online - in book publishing, & in design & advertising. Commissions have included children's sticker books 'Adventures in Cold Places, 'Adventures in Smelly Places' & 'Adventures Around the Globe' for Lonely Planet Kids, illustrations of Benjamin Franklin's life and work in London created to be used as educational projections in Benjamin Franklin House, graphic novel strips for Bishop's Stortford Museum created to commemorate 100 years since World War One, using the museum’s World War One police archives as material to illustrate.

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My Clients include:

Lonely Planet Kids

Thomas Coram Research Unit at UCL Institute of Education

Benjamin Franklin House

Bishop's Stortford Museum

Middlesex University

Your London Florist

99 Mount Street Gallery (Mayfair)

The Rude Mechanicals (Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival)

Ecomsense UK Ltd

Literary Lifestories

Canvas Restaurant (Marylebone & Chelsea)

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Awards

Arthur Silver Award (2013)

Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA)

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Memberships

Member of the Association of Illustrators (AOI)

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Training

Bronze & Silver Arts Award Adviser

Trinity College London

 

When I don't illustrate &/or design...

I teach Art & Design in schools, universities, galleries & museums. These range from delivering workshops, tutorials, practical demonstrations & providing guidance on educational matters for children & adults with various abilities, enabling beginners

to improve existing or dormant skills, competent artists to develop individual projects & produce all levels of exam coursework.

I have helped students prepare for interviews & strengthen their portfolios in order to study at prestigious schools/colleges, such as Wycombe Abbey & Cheltenham Ladies' College. I have also helped students enter into Higher Education to study on various Visual Arts & 3D Design BA & MA degrees.

 

I currently work as an Art & Design Lecturer at Middlesex University, where I teach:

Summer School

Intensive Foundation in Art & Design (iFAD)

I also manage, coordinate and teach the National Art & Design Saturday Club

 

When I don't teach at Middlesex University...

I work as a Private Art & Design Tutor for Young Artist; After School Art Club Tutor at Cameron House School; Freelance Creative Workshop Provider for Creative Wiz Kids;

 

Previous teaching includes:

After School Art Club Teacher /

Eversley Primary School (2016)

Let Me Play (2015)

 

Illustration workshops /

Coming up! Benjamin Franklin House (July and August 2017)

The Bromfords School & Sixth Form College (2015)

The Jewish Museum (2015)

 

Artist in Residence & Teaching support /

Chelsea Academy (2013)

 

Life Drawing Classes /

Middlesex University (2012-)

99 Mount Street Gallery (2012)

 

If you would like me to run a workshop at your institution or if you need help with any Art & Design educational matter, please get in touch

My joint exhibitions

 

Coming up!

Harris+Hoole Coffee Shop, London / Kremena Dimitrova's Summer Show

(15 July-15 Aug 2017)

 

UCL Institute of Education, London / MA Art & Design in Education Dissertation Exhibition (12-18 May 2016)

But First, Coffee, London / Winter Show 2015 (8 Nov 2015-17 Jan 2016)

The Grove Atrium, Middlesex University, London / 'On the Beat' (7-22 Oct 2015)

Bishop’s Stortford Museum, Bishop’s Stortford / ‘WW1 100th Anniversary’ (Aug 2014-Feb 2015)

Rowan Arts, Resource for London, London / ‘Mad About Art’ (Apr-Oct 2014)

The Arts Cafe, Marbles & Ware Collective / London (Mar-Apr 2014)

Middlesex University, The Grove, London / ‘MoDA Arthur Silver Award Winners’ Exhibition (Nov 2013)

BAR Gallery, Unit 5 Queens Parade, London / ‘The Stables-In-Exile’ (Sep 2013)

St Ia Church, St Ives Sacred Art Exhibition, St Ives / ‘Journeys’ (Sep 2013)

N21 Festival - The Green N21, London / ‘The Summer Exhibition’ (Aug 2013)

99 Mount Street Gallery, Mayfair, London (July 2013)

The Old Truman Brewery, London / Degree Show (June 2013)

The Invisible Line Gallery, Brick Lane, London / ‘London Locations’ (Feb-March 2013)

Poetry Café, Covent Garden, London / ‘Sancti Clandestini - Undercover Saints’ (Oct-Nov 2012)

Bankside Gallery, London / ‘RE OPEN’ (Aug-Sep 2012)

Poetry Café, Covent Garden, London / ‘The Haunts of the Poets’ (Dec 2011-Jan 2012)

Kingsgate Gallery, London / ‘I-Spy Edgware Road’ (Nov 2010)

Illustrating my way

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