Kim Vousden has worked as a freelance designer and illustrator since graduating in Graphic Design Communication from the Chelsea School of Art & Design in 2007, followed by a post-graduate cert. with Distinction in Book Arts from the London College of Communication.
Her work spans from producing commissioned illustrations and prints, through to visual interface, information and identity design for both print and digital media. In addition to this she also pursues personally motivated work through calligraphy, lettering, creative bookbinding, drawing and printmaking.
‘I thrive on visual problem solving and communication through images, whether this be illustrative, typographical or a combination of both.’
Parallel to her design work, Kim is also a keen letterpress and relief printmaker, sharing her studio with a Vicobold―a vintage parallel impression printing press―and a Farley galley proof press. In this arena she has also undertaken teaching, demonstration and/or volunteer work at institutions such as the St Bride Library and Print Workshop, William Morris Society, Birkbeck University of London, and the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.
‘I identify with the concept of the designer-maker and I try to incorporate a hands-on approach to my work process where possible, whether that involves drawing/sketching out ideas and concepts, typesetting for letterpress, hand-cutting printing blocks or vinyl window displays, model making and prototyping etc. It is less a handmade ‘look’ I am seeking but the result of the hands-on process; working simultaneously between screen and paper actively encourages you to see things differently. I often find this influences my more commercial design work in unique and exciting ways.’
Kim is currently taking on new clients and commissions. If you would be interested to see a portfolio of work or require further information and would like to get in contact, please visit the website.