Hello, I'm Ian Atkins. I am an Illustrator based in Wessex Archaeology’s Sheffield office. I trained as an archaeologist, graduating from the University of Bradford in 2006 and since then I have spent my time digging, surveying and illustrating archaeological sites all over the country. I have always been interested in utilising new technologies to record and represent what we discover, therefore I undertook an MSc in Archaeological Computing at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2011. This enabled me to develop some useful skills in areas such as 3D modelling and polynomial texture mapping that I hope to be able to utilise at Wessex.
It is great to be working in Sheffield as it is a fantastic city that I have lived in for several years, but it is also reassuring to know that there is a large illustration team with a huge depth of knowledge down in the Salisbury office that I can rely on for help!
By Ian Atkins, Graphics Officer