Holly Bagnall

Say a big hello to Holly Bagnall, a 20-year-old graphic designer (see below!) Graphics’ Art student from Liverpool. She adores large-scale pieces of work, and she is literally aiming high: her goal is to create something that can be seen from a helicopter.

She has two big fears: 1) being stuck in a job where she has to ‘push things around on a page all day’ and 2) being touched on the neck. Oh, and she’s going to teach at a summer camp in America this summer: ‘it’s going to be bloody brilliant!’

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a graphic designer currently based in Liverpool who doesn’t really like the term ‘graphic designer’. I like to dabble in everything and each piece of work I produce is always quite different from the last. I’m interested in absolutely everything, I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and I’m a complete bookworm. A million ideas and never enough time. I’m currently in my 2nd year of a BA Graphics Art degree at LJMU and eager to get some ‘real life’ experience.

What are your inspirations?

An extract from Holly's 'Binge Drinking Activity Book'

I find inspiration everywhere, from everything. I love information and organisation and find possibilities in what others can deem to be mundane, there’s possibility everywhere you look. I’m also obsessed with all things medical.

What’s your favourite piece of work you produced?

To date it’s my ‘Binge Drinking Activity Book’, something I created after many nights of watching girls and boys stumble from the cheapest clubs and bars in Liverpool, inebriated on watered down drinks of 90p vodka and coke. It’s a satirical look at Britain’s unique binge drinking culture.

Who is your favourite ‘creative’ in your chosen field?

My favourite designer/art director is Brock Davis. He’s a brilliant ideas man and everything he creates holds humour or is made to get a reaction from the audience. He just does everything from illustration to photography to model-making and he does it all incredibly well. I have a definite creative crush on him.

To find out more, have a look at Holly’s on-line portfolio and her blog.

All images Β© Holly Bagnall. To view the images in clearer detail, click on them.

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