Holly Reynolds

An Illustration student who won a national BBC competition is graduating. 


Holly Reynolds

Holly Reynolds is now hoping to put her focus into building her freelance portfolio.

The 21-year-old, from Birmingham said: “Graduation has come around so quickly, it seems mad to think that my degree is complete, but I am happy to have achieved all that I have at Worcester and graduating will be a fitting end to that chapter.

“My plans now are to try to get work as a freelance illustrator, and since finishing my university course, I have worked with the BBC as part of a competition to provide artwork for the national poster campaign promoting Peaky Blinders, season five.”

She entered the competition after completing her degree in May and was selected as one of the winners this summer.

The winning submissions were chosen from over 1,000 entries by artists from across the UK and were rolled out online and across the country in a nationwide poster campaign to publicise the show.

Holly, who was the recipient of the Otter-Barry Books Narrative Illustration prize at the Final Degree show in May, praised the University of Worcester for its support in helping her prepare for her career following completion of her studies.

“I had a great experience at Worcester – the course, its content and the tutors were a perfect match for me and what I wanted to do,” she said. “Worcester was the perfect combination of offering exactly what I wanted in a course, having enthusiastic subject staff who I found inspiring.”

“My course was instrumental in setting me up in my career and I feel so much more confident in my work and how to go about getting freelance work as a result of my time at Worcester.”