Mr Ashley Potter
Lecturer in Illustration
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Programme Leader BA Illustration
BA (Hons) Graphic Design - St Martin’s School of Art
Freelance illustrator / art director / production designer / animation director - working for a range of international clients in editorial, publishing, design, advertising, broadcast and cinema.
Founder of illustration studio - ‘the dairy studios’ <www.thedairystudios.co.uk>
Professional illustration agent (as Frank Love) www.eastwing.co.uk
Cardiff Animation festival - presentation exhibition of artwork from ‘The Miracle Maker’
Association of Photographers Gallery- ‘Camera to canvas’ group show.
European Illustration Annuals and exhibitions.
Images - Best of British Illustration annuals and exhibitions,London and touring nationally.
‘The Artist as Illustrator’ Central Saint Martins, London.
‘London’ Artbank Gallery, London.
Beijing International High Tech Show,Beijing.
‘Smau Digital Conference’, Milan
'50 Years of Penguin' Clarendon Gallery, London
Torture Gardens, London
Emmy - outstanding achievement background artist - ‘The Canterbury Tales - The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’
Bafta - best short animated film - ‘The Canterbury Tales’
Academy Award nomination - ‘The Canterbury Tales’
Advertising Creative Circle - Silver
Images 9 Best of British Illustration 'Best Newcomer '
Images 18 Best of British Illustration 'Creative Review Award'
Images 31 Best of British Illustration Silver “Advertising section”
Association of Illustrators
Specifically interested in narrative forms and experimental cross-overs between disciplines and approaches.
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner BA Hons Illustration and Animation at Anglia Ruskin University - 2015 - 2019
'How People Communicate a Sense of Themselves" is my overarching research title. I've realised that my professional work and sketchbooks over the years have been concentrated upon people watching - a fascination with how people interact and hold themselves.
I gave a paper 'Girl & Bird– an investigation into visual inspiration and subsequent processes of development.' at the “The Birth of Images” conference in Dijon in April 2014.
South West Creative Network fund: Augmented Reality Interactive project with Dr Stephanie Black looking at the social interaction within the British public house environment.
Creative practice & artistic projects
various editorial and design commissions as freelance illustrator working for national and international clients.
art director on various television commercials - national and international including:-
McVitie's / Solpadeine / the Post Office / Kraft foods / Orange / Carling / Martini
art director on music videos:-
Mary Black / Erasure / Pierre Boulez
art director and background artist on long form animation:-
'Soho Square' - a BAFTA nominated experimental mix of dance, acting and painting
'Carmen' - a 20 minute opera
'The Miracle Maker’ - an animated feature film about the life of Christ
'Care International' - an animated film charting the history of the charity
'2020' - a treated live action film for the Royal Bank of Scotland
co-designer and art director
‘Virtual Runner’ – Soho post-production company Framestore’s web and in-house interactive game
director and designer
‘The Canterbury Tales - The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’ - BAFTA 'Best Short Animation' & EMMY 'Background Artist'
‘The Union Game’ - television title sequence for BBC Wales
‘Boomerang’ - television station idents for Cartoon Network
Lürtzer Archive Annual
Association of Illustrators Annuals - Images (various years)
European Illustration Annuals (various years)
'Picture This:The Artist as Illustrator' editor Sylvia Backemeyer, Herbert Press