Hello there! My name is Susie Broughton aka ‘Oddbod Soz’ and I’m currently a Junior Web Developer for DISC based in Newton Aycliffe. I am also a freelance Illustrator and Digital Designer in my spare time. Please contact me if you want to hire me for a commission. I also sell greeting cards online and also at various local craft fairs. Previous examples of my work are available to view here.
Before I was hired as a Web Developer I had worked for Dentalshop, a dental product wholesaler as a Graphic Web Designer responsible for designing brochures, leaflets, exhibition stands, product packaging, e-mail marketing campaigns along with the design and maintenance of several websites.
Before that I was employed at North Yorkshire County Council, working both in Waste Management and Health and Safety. Along with all the regular duties these roles entailed I also designed leaflets and bookmarks etc to promote recycling to the general public.
I have also had experience as a teaching assistant in Applegarth Primary School in Northallerton. With a group of Year 6 pupils I developed an animation called ‘Space Splat’ for which the children drew all the artwork and I helped them animate it into a short cartoon which was shown in assembly.
I graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Multimedia Design & Digital Animation at Carlisle Institute of the Arts in 2003.
Apart from loving to draw, I enjoy baking lumpy cakes (it’s what they taste like that counts), caring for my fluff army of 3 cats, doing one of my many workout dvds, walking in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and attempting to play Beatles tunes on the piano.