GRADUATING IN 2007 WITH A DEGREE IN ILLUSTRATION, ELLIOTT WORKED FREELANCE AS AN ILLUSTRATOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER. ALONGSIDE THIS, HE ALSO STARTED WORKING IN RETAIL AS A VISUAL MERCHANDISER. 

OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS ELLIOTT CREATED ILLUSTRATIONS FOR VARIOUS CLIENTS AND PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS THE BBC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC, DAZED AND CONFUSED AND THE INDEPENDENT. FURTHERING HIS EXPERIENCE IN MERCHANDISING, HE TRAVELED THE UK AND SPAIN SETTING UP VARIOUS NEW RETAIL SPACES AND EVENTUALLY INSTALLING DISPLAYS AND WINDOWS FOR H&M, CATH KIDSTON AND SELFRIDGES.  IN 2010 HE WAS ASKED TO WORK AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL JOINING THE DECORE TEAM TO HELP CREATE THE COMMON IN THE SOUTH EAST CORNER. THIS INTRODUCED HIM TO SCENIC PAINTING, LARGE SCALE SET DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. 

ELLIOTT THEN BEGAN WORKING ALONGSIDE VARIOUS ART DIRECTORS AND SET DESIGNERS. AFTER TWO YEARS OF SAYING “YEAH… I’LL DO IT!” TO EVERY CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY THROWN AT HIM, LEARNING A VAST AMOUNT OF SKILLS AND GAINING EXPERIENCE BY WORKING ON MUSIC VIDEOS, COMMERCIALS, TV, FILMS, FASHION AND EVENTS.

NOW BASED IN LONDON ELLIOTT HAS DESIGNED HIS OWN SETS FOR AWARD WINNING COMMERCIALS AND SHORT FILMS, CREATED PROPS FOR SPICE GIRLS AND STILL LIKES TO SAY “YEAH.. I’LL DO IT!



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