Louise Batchelor BA(hons)
Louise Batchelor (Johnson) is a Senior Lecturer on the Art Foundation course at Manchester Metropolitan University
1986-87 Freelance Illustrator
Work included: One day workshop visits with Jan Pienkowski to a variety of schools in the North West.
Children’s Book Week 1987 resident illustrator, Blackburn Junior Schools, for the Minority Ethnic Group Support Service.
Jan Pienkowski Studios, London - paper engineering, illustration, graphic design.
John Peel Puppet Theatre, London - background scenery canvases.
Tandem Design and Illustration, Manchester.
Clients included: Cambridge University, Cancer Research Campaign, The Post Office, Boots and covered commissions involving retail, corporate, packaging and exhibition design.
Tandem represented 18 freelance illustrators and covered work across the media board.
My role included liaising with clients, employing staff, overseeing print, commissioning illustrators/photographers, illustrating and accounting.
Part-time Lecturer, Art Foundation Course, Manchester Polytechnic.
As a visiting professional to show work, set paper engineering and design briefs.
Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer.
Work included: Project co-ordinator for London Wildlife Trust exhibition entitled “Urban Wildlife”.
Paper engineering - speed boat model for National Starch leaflet.
Promotional material and exhibition panel for Panic Alarm Systems.
‘Where’s Caterpillar’, Frances Lincoln Publishers, London.
Published in UK, USA, Holland, NZ, Australia, South Korea.
Featured on ‘The Tweenies’ book of the day.
"The Guardian" Book of the Week.
‘I Can Say Apple’, ‘I Can Say Doll’, ‘I Can Say Boat’, ‘I Can Say Blanket’.
Pre school board books.
DeAgostini Publishers, London.
‘Whoops’, published by Zero to Ten, London.
Other commissions: Frances Licoln Publishers, London:-
‘Bird Detective’, speculative linocuts.
‘Monet’s Garden’, paper engineering dummies.
Sample book designs.
‘Food for Children’, speculative illustrations.
‘Pirate Pop-up’, speculative pop-ups and illustrations.
English Heritage, York.
Pop-up Nightjar promotional leaflet.
A&C Black publishers, London.
‘Sing a Silver Lining’, front cover.
1992 Faculty Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester.
2002 Foundation Staff ‘Drawing’, Righton Gallery, Manchester.
Workers film Association, courses in:-
Quark Express, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator.
Teaching & Learning Seminar, Equality Awareness.
Welding, health & safety induction.
Woodwork, health & safety induction.
Bronze casting and health & safety Foundry induction.
Book Binding workshop.
1999 Morrison Merlin:- external project - assistant co-ordinator. Overseeing students working on logo and mural designs.
Dental Hospital:-external project - assistant co-ordinator.
Professional practice lecture for BA(Hons) Embroidery.
Powerpoint, Photography Darkroom, Photoshop & Quark, Printmaking,
Neuro Linguistics, Film editing.
Ongoing Personal Work:
Drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, paper engineering, notebook work.
Ongoing Staff Development:
Photoshop, Quark, I-Movie, In-Design, After Effects.
Assisted First Aider
Exhibition, Holden Gallery and Special Collections, MMU . Details…
Exhibition, Holden Gallery MMU. Details…
Drawing, painting, printmaking, photography. A personal record of journeys throughout the year. Details…
Louise Batchelor is a member of the Art Pedagogic Experiment Research Group.