profile header jan Jan Martin is a freelance illustrator/designer based in Somerset. Jan's skill lies in digital image manipulation and manipulation of materials. She began her career using traditional collage techniques, with a twist - using cut and paste, combined with various other processes.

She now works mainly in Photoshop where the scope for collage methods is vast and exciting. She loves experimenting with textures and effects, and uses both photographic and self-generated material to create her imagery. She has the capacity to create a bizarre, sometimes surreal world of unexpected juxtapositions and perspectives that can surprise, disturb and illuminate. For editorial, advertising, publishing, and the web, it can provide a much-needed element of ambiguity and surprise. There is also a lot of scope for portraiture and caricature, and she has undertaken many commissions in this area. She can work very quickly, has never missed a deadline, and has completed briefs in as little as six hours. Jan's digital skills also include vector image-making in Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design using Indesign.

As well as her digital work, she also enjoys more craft-based processes, undertaking print commissions, and producing print-based work for exhibition and sale. These traditional methods also provide her with materials which she uses in her digital work and both approaches feed each other with inspiration, practical techniques and source material. Jan also runs workshops in printmaking and bookbinding techniques.

Take a look at Jan's Portfolio . If you like what you see please contact her.

Commissions welcome from all areas of the industry. She has 17 years freelance experience, a client-centred approach and can work quickly, creatively, and to your brief.

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