Freelance artworking & work for artists
May 2012 – Present
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
Freelance Artworker to the Product Design Department
Working for the Product Design team, Suky makes print ready artwork for the exhibition product ranges, taking rough ideas and images to create seamless repeats, patterns and illustrations. She isn’t involved with the design, but take designs and make them into accurate artworks for mass production. She does a lot of retouching, compositing, drawing and image generation for a range of different styles of artworks.
She has doing this regularly, most weeks since 2012, and now has a huge range of experience. Any product that is Exclusive to the British Museum has been designed by the product design team with artworking from Suky Best.
The British Museum Online Shop
NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE (NATS)
Working closely with the digital content team to create icons, plane drawings and splash screens for the air traffic app Airspace Explorer.
Designing and creating the animation An Introduction to Air Traffic Control, an information film for the internal company website.
Facilitiating artists make their work. Creating animations/videos, printed works, Drawings for proposals and original artworks.
Suky works meticulously, often using complex digital software packages. She is thoughtful and visually precise. I fully recommend Suky as an utterly reliable person to work with.Annie Cattrell
Suky helped me translate my early sketches into a more sophisticated visual language and carried out all the key steps to putt together the wallpaper design through to production.Lucy Kimbell
Compositing and retouching
Image correction and compositing for book preparation.
Janane Al Ani
Print preparation, image correction, proposal preparation for several projects.
Veracity 1 & 11
Helped Annie Cattrell to create, edit and realise video project Veracity 1.
Assisted with the making of Veracity 11
Lucy Kimbel Air Pollution Toile
Assisted with the artworking and production of this hand drawn toile wallpaper which was created for Museum of Art Oxford 2018
Bettina Von Zwehl
Assisted and advised with the creation of a specific set of prints.
Helped with website a long time ago.
Stuart Smith International
worked as a freelancer on various photo book projects
Designed and made a new concept in postal stamps for 1998
MAID (Market And Information Database)
Design and implementation of Internet Interface
IBM DIRECT (Europe) Commission for Advertising Department
PLOWDEN AND SMITH 1988- 1995
Freelance Conservator/ Restorer,
Restoring Contemporary Fine Art and decorative objects
Carving precious and semi-precious materials, including ivory, mother of pearl, chagrine,
working on contemporary sculptures including work by Naum Gabo, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Jeff
Koons, Rodin, Degas, Giacommetti
Made and installed displays for;
The Art of Africa Royal Academy
Permanent Collection Design Museum
Bank of England Special exhibitions
First World War Exhibition Imperial War Museum
Second World War Exhibition Imperial War Museum
National Maritime Museum
METRO MODELS 1987- 1988
Making commissioned special effects models for Advertising photographs and commercials. From
design to completion.
Developed specialised polyester casting skills. Was chief mould-maker.
GAVIN LINDSAY & ASSOCIATES 1987
Modelmaking for advertising.
ASYLUM MODELS AND EFFECTS 1986
Modelmaking for television commercials and film animation using a wide range of materials and
Modelmaking for advertising. 1986
1986 Modelmaking for advertising.
TETRA DESIGN SERVICES
Working on Architectural Models and production prototypes.
1986 Working on Architectural Models and production prototypes.
1985 Architectural and advertising modelmaking.
STALL HOLDER COVENT GARDEN MARKET 1984/85