Meet Finn Kidd
Finn Kidd talks about his project during his time on the Design for Publishing BA course.
How would you describe your creative work?
Something along the lines of colourful, light-flooded illustration situated in narrative and research.
What originally appealed to you about studying at London Met?
It just looked like a really good course. I knew a lot of people who had studied at other institutions and had a bad time, so it made sense to try somewhere outside of that apparent norm, and it turned out to be a great choice. London Met's art, architecture and design school also has a great history, with its foundations in the development of education in east London.
How has your experience at London Met helped you achieve your goals?
My main aim in studying at a university level was to gain confidence in my illustration work and have the contextual and critical framework to be able to backup my thoughts and ideas. Both of which I feel I have been able to achieve through my studies here. This is really all down to the great tutors and technicians. They are all great!
Tell us about your recent projects?
Since graduating I have been lucky enough to have a healthy handful of commissions to keep me busy. A highlight would have to be working with ‘Tatty Devine’ for their autumn/winter collection ‘Liminal Fantasy’. Which you can see over on their site in the shape of an online storybook. There’s also a bunch of other projects which myself and Lisa Wallius have worked on under the umbrella of our studio – ‘Fancy Cats’. One of which is this year's Cass Hothouse talks poster and leaflet series. The others are yet to be reveiled…
What are you working on now/next?
Right now I am in the first few weeks of my masters in Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communicarion. Which is pretty exciting! I’m also working as the Hothouse Riso technician, so settling into that and getting it all up and running. Next? Nothing is set in stone yet but hopefully big plans!
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"My main aim in studying at a university level was to gain confidence in my illustration work and have the contextual, and critical framework to be able to backup my thoughts and ideas. Both of which I feel I have been able to achieve through my studies here."