My name is Christina Marshall and love being in the creative field of art and design. I specialise in experimenting with different art materials such as painting, drawing, embroidery, mixed media (collaging), graphic design and UX design. Across my website I have examples of each of these materials. This involves using graphic design pencils, acrylic paint, glitter paint, canvas boards, paint brushes, photoshop and illustrator.
When I create different styles of work, I like to be playful with the colours that I use. Not being rigid with placement of colours gives a relaxed feel in my creations.
Graphic design BTEC distinction
Westminster Adult Education Service-
BA Fine Art- Chelsea College of
Arts- 2014- 2017
I studied Graphic design at Westminster Adult education service. We designed book covers. t-shirt designs, cartons, posters, stamps, lyric cards/CD covers, boxes. I received a distinction.
I studied BA Fine Arts where I learned how to become more explorative with my ideation. My dissertation focused on mental health. My focus for the dissertation was, focusing on artists who faced mental health within the art industry such as, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch and Virginia Woolf.
CCW-Art Foundation- (2013- 2014)
I studied at CCW- (Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon) where I did a art foundation course. I received a merit.
Alexandra Park Sixth Form-2010-2013
I studied Art, photography and history at Alexandra Park Sixth Form. I got a B in Art, C in History and a D in Photography.
Hornsey School for Girls
GCSE’S) 5 A-C grades including english and maths - 2005- 2010
I studied at Hornsey School For Girls and got my GCSE'S From there. It was a enjoyable experience and that's where I knew my spark of art was there.
CARNIVAL GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKS
In this section of my website are some of my carnival graphic design pieces. These pieces involve the sense of traditional and cultural elements.
This amazing piece I created is called Carnival Of Inspiration. I created this using graphic design pens and photoshop.
I enjoy the colourful sense that London has to offer when it comes to traditional culture and festivals, especially carnivals.
christinagdesigns offers a range of graphic design prints, postcards, cards, paintings embroidery and illustrations.
Crouch End with A Clock Tower
My paintings are very different to my graphic design pieces. The paintings are more structured and focuses on places that I love in London. For example, Crouch End with a Clock Tower (image shown). In addition to having my paintings for sale, they are also available as prints, cards and postcards. I display these at amazing markets throughout London. Walthamstow and Alexandra place to name two.
High Cross Pub
I love creating paintings from Tottenham, where I was born. I have been painting different locations in the area such as the High Cross Pub, The Beehive Pub and the Bluecoats Pub alongside many other places.
I always enjoy working between different mediums to allow myself to become a more multidisciplinary artist. My excitement of working with embroidery, drawing, graphic design, UX design, and many different types of painting through my art.
Developing a wider knowledge base within creative field has allowed me to become open-minded about the different ways I decide to create new types of work.
My drawings are also a key part of my creative practice. When it comes this discipline, I focus on drawing portraits of icons from popular culture for example Zayn Malik, Charlie Puth and Niall Horan.
I always make my drawings as realistic as possible. This involves using different types of pencils. HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and 2H. Creating a variety of tonal variations to make the portraits, delicate and clean.
Mainly I like to allow myself to be open-minded within the way that I draw and create new portraits.
Alexandra Palace Market
It was a great achievement to be selected to be one of the artists at the 150th Party at Alexandra Palace. Over the years I have sold my work at many markets in Walthamstow and Wood Street. This was a massive moment in my career at it is the biggest event that I have been part of.
I am currently studying UX Design on the google certificate course at coursera. I have completed the first part of the course, ''Foundations of Design''.
To me UX Design has very intriguing because it is something that I have never done before. My main objective is to create a concert merchandise app for a Jazz Band.
I love doing embroidery pieces because it relaxes me. With the use of vibrant and solid colours. It allows the embroidery piece to stand out more.
I have always enjoyed using a variation of colours with the embroidery, graphic design and painting that I create. Embroidery is a new skill that I have recently started focusing on and I absolutely love it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who would like to try a new skill.
I would focus on the fact that these are done on a computer rather than painting/ drawing as it shows a wider skill set. I have more examples of this which focuses on imaginative places.