Jake Thompson is an art student based in Cumbria who produces illustrations with a graphic edge. His influences are myriad and his focus on keeping all creative options open is admirable. As a student, it can be hard to come to decision about the crux of your work or be absolute in your creative discipline. Jake won’t be pigeon-holed and believes strongly in the need to exercise freedom when producing work in a variety of forms and styles.
Jake creates ideas-led work which has visual appeal both on screen and in print. Utilising using a blend of hand drawn illustration, traditional collage techniques and digital processes. He says,
“I take inspiration from everywhere I can, especially films and books, as well as traditional and modern artists. Being a student in Carlisle has opened my eyes to the wide range of creative fields I could potentially work in, and I’ll be spending a lot of time before graduating looking at places or people I’d like to work for.”
Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth