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Meet Finlay Sandiford

Manchester-Based Illustrator

Hey everyone, I'm Finn, practising artist and illustrator and the founder of Pink Jello! Feel free to look around the site, check out my art, and get a feel of my work and experiences.

 

My Friend Finn

A documentary about Finn's experiences with art, gender identity, and friendship - directed by Josh Booth

 

Artistic History

Qualifications and Experience

September 2018 - July 2021

(BA)Hons Illustration with Animation

During my three-year degree at The Manchester School of Art (MMU) I created multiple art projects, including digital pieces, illustrated books, and a physical installation. My degree helped develop my art skills to an industry-standard and gave me advanced skill on software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

Ongoing

Commissions

I have had multiple commissioned pieces requested through social media. I have made illustrations for prints, clothing designs, and vinyl record covers, each for a variety of different customers with different needs and aesthetic requirements.

September 2016 - August 2018

Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Triple Distinction)

I graduated Bolton Sixth Form College with an extended diploma in Art and Design, to which I was graded highly and credited for my dedication and innovation. My time at Bolton Sixth Form College was an important part of my artistic development as it helped ground my style and prepare me for my future degree.

May 2017

Deputy Manager - Business Enterprise

During my time at Bolton Sixth Form College I was given the opportunity to be deputy manager of our enterprise group. My duties included: managing finances to ensure we made cost effective decisions; selling our art prints at a reasonable price so that we earned some profit; ensuring our customers had great products that were great value for money. As part of our business, we came up with a scheme that would benefit a local charity by donating 10 percent of our profits.