Daniel Clarke - Illustrator

Daniel Clarke graduated from Camberwell's BA Illustration course before forming Dayjob, a Peckham based studio with ten of his fellow illustration graduates.

Overall how was your time at Camberwell?

I enjoyed every moment! I learnt so much during my time there, which has motivated me to pursue a career in illustration.

What have you been up to since you graduated?

I've picked up a part time graphic design job, which is great because I'm still in a creative environment. And it gives me time to work on my own illustrations, and I've already been commissioned for several freelance projects from this.

What are you working on at the moment?

I'm preparing for the Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House for Dayjob, a studio I formed in 2012 with ten other Camberwell illustration graduates. We've got a space at the exhibition that we're planning on transforming into a toy shop, where we'll be selling a selection of our individual and collaborative works.

How did your time at Camberwell inform your work?

Camberwell encouraged me to experiment with different mediums, which helped me discover my preferred way of working. I was also given a wide variety of briefs during my course, which increased both the quality and content of my work. 

What tips would you give a student starting out at Camberwell?

University is the best place to experiment, so try not to get stuck in one method of working too quickly.

And make as much use of Camberwell's printmaking facilities as you can.

Best advice you were given while at Camberwell?

Being encouraged by one of my tutors to make dozens of variations for a children's book I was working on. At the time, this meant a daunting amount of work, but looking back I now feel this project was a pivotal point in the progress of my illustration. So cheers Matt Hawkins!