Biography for Michelle Thompson

Her work includes mark making, collage and photography combined with digital processes. She works with found and created elements, figurative, abstract and typographic. Her work is uniquely versatile and constantly evolving.

Michelle works using a combination of traditional collage techniques and digital technology.

"Editorial work tends to be digital for speed but I still work by hand when the circumstances allow. More often it's a combination of techniques. I have a huge archive of elements collected over the past 15 years. Everything from postcards, books and magazines, to wood block type, typewriters and printing sets. I use paint and ink, pens and pencils, as well as my own photography."

Education
Royal College of Art, 1994 - 1996
MA Illustration

Norwich School of Art, 1991 - 1994
BA (Hons) Graphic Design/First Class

Freelance Illustrator 1996 onwards
Member of the Association of Illustrators.

Lecturing - Illustration
University of Hertfordshire, 2003 - 2004
Loughborough University, 1999 - 2003

Visiting Lecturer
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2004
Middlesex University, 2003
Norwich School of Art, 2000 - 2002