I was born in London in 1964, and grew up in Essex. I knew three passions in my life: drawing, sci-fi and horses. Armed with this eclectic mix, I studied Art at Foundation Level then gained a Higher National Diploma in Graphic design at Watford Art College.
I started working as a technical and medical illustrator, later returning to education to complete an honours degree at the London College of Printing in Interior Design, specialising in retail and leisure.
After a few years working as a commercial interior designer, I realised my strongest skills lie in concept design and illustration and I began to specialise as a visualiser.
I went on to work for a variety of London consultancies both in house and freelance and got to grips with creating plans, elevations, detail drawings, POP, POS, graphics, scamps, perspectives, concept illustrations, commercial storyboards and so on, in a growing variety of media and styles. From traditional pencil, pen and ink, marker, pastel, and coloured pencil to digital media including Photoshop, Corel Draw, Freehand, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, Vectorworks and SketchUp.
I have worked with a diverse mix of agencies and clients such as BAA, BAT, BMW, BT, Coca Cola, Caterpillar, Dixons Stores Group, Enterprise IG, Garfunkels, Harley Davidson, Lancome, McDonalds, Marks and Spencer, New Look, Proctor and Gamble, Sainsbury’s, Ann Summers, Virgin and many more.
I now have over 20 years experience as a designer and visualiser with clients across the fields of architecture, interior design, advertising and marketing, event, film and television.
In addition I have taught drawing, interior design, digital design and visualisation techniques at various Universities and Colleges including Chelsea School of Art and Teesside University.
I am a member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators.
Now based in the North East, I can usually be found in my home studio on the North York Moors but I also work on site if required.
I still fall off horses on a regular basis.
“I’ve worked with Dee for many years now on many types of projects often with very tight deadlines and she always achieves a fantastic end result that really impresses my clients and she is a real pleasure to work with picking up the overall concept very quickly and producing work of the highest quality.”
Susan Quirke, Creative Director, Quirke McNamara. August 6, 2012
“Dee is a fantastic person to work with, she has a lovely drawing style and lots of great ideas. We were very pleased with all the visuals and design work that she produced for us, I can highly recommend her.”
Tom Malem, Cooksley Malem Design. October 19, 2010
“Dee is absolutely amazing. Such a rare, genuine and talented artist and designer in this digital world.”
Sandra Weerasinghe, Project Designer, Artillery Architecture & Interior Design. February 9, 2012