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A sample of Adam Allori's illustration work

Adam Allori

BA (Hons) Illustration

Graduated 2017

Illustration graduate, Adam Allori

How did Solent prepare you for your career?

The course prepared me by giving me a very diverse portfolio that meant I was able to confidently apply for positions I hadn't considered before starting university. I was pushed to try things such as bookmaking and website design, as well as taking on responsibilities such as organising gallery shows and fundraising. This meant that when I left the course, I wasn't pigeonholed as someone who just made images with type. 

I learnt to be a designer, self-promoter, organiser, freelancer and someone who can direct their own work, as well as an illustrator.

What’s your favourite Solent memory?

Say yes to whatever you can handle; you never know who may see your work or who you might get into conversation with unless you get out there whenever you can. And when there's nothing to say yes to, make the work you wish someone else would tell you to make, and put it out there all the same.

What's next for you?

I'm just about to start work as a junior designer for King's Road Publishing, a part of Bonnier Publishing. I will mainly be assisting the senior designer in tasks such as cover layouts, page design and reformatting issues for re-prints. I am also working part-time, trying to get a foot into editorial illustration, focusing mostly on film and music.

This course is for you if you love image making and really want to develop and explore methods of making those images. If you're dedicated, you'll find all the resources to say what you want in the studio.

A piece of work shown as part of DOCKED
Between 30 March – 3 April 2019, second year BA (Hons) Fine Art students presented their work in an annual pop-up event held in Guildhall Square. DOCKED featured work including a mixture of sculpture, paintings, installation, textiles and appropriated imagery – all presented in shipping containers. The pieces on display explored themes such as modern-day social issues, culture, history, sexuality, autobiographical, feminism and identity.
A couple of pages from Annemarie's book
One Big (he)art Chamber
BA (Hons) Visual Arts (Top-Up) student, Annemarie Havlickova, created a book of all the things that inspire her - titled One Big (he)art Chamber as part of her final major project.
Windrush mural
Creating a mural to celebrate Windrush
2018 marked the 70th anniversary of Windrush. To mark the occasion, and as part of the city’s Black History Month events, Solent University worked with the community to produce a large scale mural.
A piece of Anita's work being displayed in the Saatchi gallery
Saatchi gallery recognises graduate's work
Fine art graduate Anita Rozentale had her work featured in well-established galleries including the Saatchi Gallery.
Part of Nathan Saunders' final major project
Nathan's books of Americana
BA (Hons) graduate Nathan Saunders love of music and American songs inspired his final major project
An illustration representing mindfulness by Georgia Body
Mindfulness represented in illustration
BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Georgia Body won the Paul Osborne Drawing Prize for her work.


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