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University of Westminster Illustration & Visual Communication

This interdisciplinary course encompasses a wide range of processes and applications including – drawing, moving image, animation, graphic communication, illustration, print-making, surface design, photography and installation, our premise being that within contemporary creative practice the boundaries between art, design and illustration now merge far more. New creatives may find themselves working on initiatives that require a range of skills and aptitudes that are multi-contextual and increasingly involve collaboration. Whilst this wide range of activity offers breadth, a depth of learning is also highly significant. The acquisition of deep knowledge, critical understanding and visual awareness are achieved through reflection and evaluation, provoking a speculative, ‘what if ’ approach. We aim for our graduates to become informed and visually aware practitioners who are flexible and confident, embracing change and opportunity.

 

3–22 June: 10am–5pm Weekends: 11am – 4pm Preview: 2 June, 5.30pm – 8.30pm London Gallery West University of Westminster HA1 3TP ivcw.info

2016 COHORT

Holly-Amber Allen

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lilia strojec

My work derives from the observation of human lives and has a documentary approach. Final pieces are fictions inspired by Real events/people/stories. My creative process is informed and inspired by practitioners from a variety of cultural fields (cinema, sonic arts, music, moving image, conceptual art, literature, etc) alongside creative individuals from my personal life. www.liliastrojec.com
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charlie dixon

This self-defined brief is to produce new illustrations for H.G. Wells’ classic science-fiction novel. Drawing from my love of the macabre and the dark, I wanted to capture the ominous atmosphere and tone of the story without being explicit or obvious. This project demonstrates a fusion of my traditional drawing with a more experimental digital approach. www.charliedixonillustration.com
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amii-grace mason

Gloom is a graphic novel that depicts a town shrouded in darkness that is constantly harassed by men dressed head to toe in black. Notoriously evil and known as ‘The Crooks’, they begin to kill off villagers. The Queen and her sidekick Mustard — an abnormally large dog — are their only hope. This story and the illustrations portray the unusual and ghoulish with a comic twist. www.amiigrace.co.uk
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dominique duong

A series of book illustrations drawn in biro and fine-liner forthe dark urban fantasy novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere tells the story of London Below, an alternate London of danger and dark magic, whose society and culture is a patchwork of different styles and eras. The use of monochrome aims to evoke the rough, gritty world of London Below. With crowded scenes like the Floating Market and the Earl’s Court, Gaiman goes into so much detail describing them — the people, the clothes, the stalls, the magic, the disconcerting — that I wanted to capture all those little details in my artwork, taking inspiration from the likes of Chris Riddell and William Blake to give the reader an intricate visual feast to explore. www.domduong.com
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caroline kristine furuhovde

A series of book illustrations and cushion prints for the Norwegian fairytale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ I have taken a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian folklore and this has lead me to illustrating narratives for children. I am passionate for home décor and enjoyed bringing children’s narratives into bedroom furnishing. www.caroline-f.wix.com/carolineillustration

 

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eva jean forrester

As a creative, I am always intrigued by the visual organising and juxtaposing that is collage. I continually invest in a perpetual motion of collecting visuals from a multitude of textural sources; the new, the old and the visually absorbing. I am eager to immerse myself within print publication to continue producing unconvoluted aesthetic compositions drawing from the oversaturated abundance of imagery that is now ever present and available. www.ejforrester.tumblr.com
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bradley ross belocura

The work I have created this year is focused on improving the brand elements of a clothing line I co-founded; ‘Bay & Cents.’ I designed the website and added various motion-based graphics to enhance the interactive elements of the site. My YouTube Channel promotes EDM, Trap and Future Bass artists and songs to ensure that this sub-culture of music is celebrated in London. I have a range of different clothing products, which were initially inspired by Japanese motif designs. http://bradbelocura.wix.com/the-brad-art
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kirsty ryder

My work focuses on surface pattern design and print-making, with particular attention to traditional pen and ink illustration and pointillism. Influenced by my love of Victoriana, gothic design and illumination, I have created a series of highly detailed and feminine floral designs that transmit a dark, macabre feel. The decorative and excessive nature of historic interiors is also of great interest to me and I find much creative inspiration when exploring historic houses and heritage sites. During the developing of my pattern design work I took the opportunity to visit a number of heritage sites, where I was able to study textiles from various periods, from Victorian and Edwardian, to Tudor, Neoclassical and French Renaissance. My final designs aim to capture the style and atmosphere found within haunting and beautiful places such as Dennis Severs’ House and Ham House. www.kirstyryder.com
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harriet pound-jones

As an illustrator, the work I produce has a vitality and immediacy that I try and retain by treating my drawings with a lack of preciousness. This series of documentative drawings were developed from a recent trip to Berlin. I apply my work to visually observe environments and my surroundings regardless of whether they convey a vast amount of meaning or not. My observations join well with media that can create broad, textural marks; crayons and ink achieve this well. www.hpoundjones.com
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isaac dearlove

A series of works based on the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg. I wanted to create work inspired by the poem that not only discusses its themes both literally and metaphorically, but as How it is intended to be a performance piece. It is also inspired by the beat, rhythm and flow of the poem. www.isaacdearlove.com
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lauren knight

My recent work has reflected both printmaking and photography through a series of photographic screenprints that symbolise decay. They all touch on the indexical features of decay that we often overlook. I have also captured the unforeseen textures of the everyday, from rusty railway walls to rotten bridges, in an attempt to help us appreciate the stunning qualities that many people ignore. These original screenprints have been explored through several outcomes from a scarf collection to a branding application in an All Saints store. www.laurenknight.com
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mateusz gidaszewski

www.gidaszewski.co.uk
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kristina wan

Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese patterns and floral designs I have created a series of products for my stationery line which include a range of notebook designs, postcards and gift wrappings that are concerned with endangered animal species such as the hedgehog and the small tortoiseshell butterfly. www.kristinawanillustration.weebly.com
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tom roche

'Blood and Bonuses' is a project that seeks to explore the role and impact the arms trade plays in 21st century society. The purpose of the images is to offer a striking message about the harm that results from international arms trading. They are accompanied by information that provides the viewer with insight into this questionable industry.

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nicolas marcenaro

I’ve always enjoyed exploring stories with my drawings and this storyboard, based on Harlan Ellison’s short story ‘I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream’, is an embodiment of this. With the media used I aim to encapsulate the asphyxiating and horrific atmosphere that Ellison’s work conveys through Language. Both traditional and digital media are applied. www.nicomarcenaro.format.com
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stephen mullan

This project is a comic based on an ancient Irish legend concerning a tyrannical serpent who wreaks destruction across Ireland following the death of Saint Patrick and the warrior who is tasked with dispatching the monster. My illustrative visual language lends itself from comic books and graphic novels specifically focused on the black and white comic strips of the 1970s and 1980s. I combine this style of rendering with the enduring love of my Irish homeland, bringing particular Celtic myths and legends to life in narrative form. www.smullan9.wix.com/smullanart
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sophie mo

The Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol that presents an image of radial balance that carries the functions of spiritual guidance and aids relationships with family, community and the infinite. This matches the ‘Evolutionaries’ colouring book project goals, such as bringing mindfulness and an upbeat feel through design. All of the mandalas were submitted as pure line work in order to get potential users to interact with a given image through the application of colour. www.sophiemoillustration.com
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catherine-rose brooks

A set of four embroidered pieces of lichen on top of printed fabric stretched on interlocking wooden frames. My work is a reflection of the convergence of art and science, in particular biology. I take influence from organic life and the work explores specimens in more detail in order to engage and educate audiences on aspects of the natural world that may be missed. www.catherinerosebrooks.co.uk
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ebony lee

Drawing from the intricate and complex style I took from a previous project, I created the following illustrations of the architecture of famous London sights. These too feature detail-focused lines and an attempt to capture the intricacies of each of the buildings. www.ebonyleeillustrates.com
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egzona grajcevci

This project is based on creating and developing home wear designs incorporating the theme ‘urban nature and the forgotten’, producing cushions and wallpaper designs. I wanted to show nature from another viewpoint. Unlike the parks and royal gardens, it isn’t groomed or organised; this ‘nature’ has rawness. It’s simply there. I have produced work incorporating photography and printmaking with textiles and paper to create an urban home with a rustic interior. www.egzona.format.com
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leilani hayward

Influenced by both traditional and modern botanical illustration, my project focuses on the delicacy and intricacy of perfume creation and the mixture of ingredients used to make scents unique. My surface designs are a reflection of common ingredients used to create fresh, floral fragrances with colour palettes designed to evoke the feelings of these scents, based on an understanding of the neurological phenomenon, ‘synaesthesia.’ The flora featured in the designs are painted in watercolour and then digitally manipulated to create vibrant, symmetrical patterns reflective of their inspired fragrance, and are intended for a commercial application. www.leilanihayward.com
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holly amber allen

This project is being used to experiment with teaching and communicating with children in a fun, visual way through the aid of picture books. I created a range of three educational books, each based on a different topic and with a different age of target audience. The books explore visual communication to engage students with the learning process. To create the sense that these books were part of a range, I followed a very similar design when working on their external look, through both imagery and scale. I take artistic inspiration from both contemporary illustration and the picture books of my childhood, to keep it both modern but also with an element of nostalgia. www.hollyamberallenart.wordpress.com
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tam nguyen

With the growth of technology, we are constantly bombarded by New Age materials, news and social/economical/political updates. As technological development has increased so has our access to new knowledge spanning the majority of the globe. Fashion is constantly changing, influencing and growing. This year, there has been an array of collections on show during the ‘Fashion week 2016’. My illustration work displays the Valentino S/S16 collection, Yolan Cris’ most recent designs in a gallery setting and my own experimental gown through a varied application of media. www.tammlenguyen.com
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nadina drone

Bogi is about being thrust into a world where the system is harsh — unless you know the unwritten rules. Based upon Latvian mythology and primal fear, it explores a narrative where you have to be lucky every single time, while opposing forces need to be lucky just once. I decided to create a small, narrative-driven game to explore all those notions. www.nadinadrone.carbonmade.com
COHORT INFO IVC'16
University of Westminster Illustration & Visual Communication
3–22 June: 10am–5pm Weekends: 11am – 4pm Preview: 2 June, 5.30pm – 8.30pm London Gallery West University of Westminster HA1 3TP ivcw.info
Digital and screen printed zine series to accompany my BRUT screen prints. Using composition and textures I aim to visualise certain qualities of Brutalist buildings, in particular the Robin Hood Gardens estate and Hyde Park Barracks. www.annaschmidt.co.uk
INFO COHORT
My work derives from the observation of human lives and has a documentary approach. Final pieces are fictions inspired by Real events/people/stories. My creative process is informed and inspired by practitioners from a variety of cultural fields (cinema, sonic arts, music, moving image, conceptual art, literature, etc) alongside creative individuals from my personal life. www.liliastrojec.com
INFO COHORT
This self-defined brief is to produce new illustrations for H.G. Wells’ classic science-fiction novel. Drawing from my love of the macabre and the dark, I wanted to capture the ominous atmosphere and tone of the story without being explicit or obvious. This project demonstrates a fusion of my traditional drawing with a more experimental digital approach. www.charliedixonillustration.com
INFO COHORT
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Gloom is a graphic novel that depicts a town shrouded in darkness that is constantly harassed by men dressed head to toe in black. Notoriously evil and known as ‘The Crooks’, they begin to kill off villagers. The Queen and her sidekick Mustard — an abnormally large dog — are their only hope. This story and the illustrations portray the unusual and ghoulish with a comic twist. www.amiigrace.co.uk
INFO COHORT
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A series of book illustrations drawn in biro and fine-liner forthe dark urban fantasy novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere tells the story of London Below, an alternate London of danger and dark magic, whose society and culture is a patchwork of different styles and eras. The use of monochrome aims to evoke the rough, gritty world of London Below. With crowded scenes like the Floating Market and the Earl’s Court, Gaiman goes into so much detail describing them — the people, the clothes, the stalls, the magic, the disconcerting — that I wanted to capture all those little details in my artwork, taking inspiration from the likes of Chris Riddell and William Blake to give the reader an intricate visual feast to explore. www.domduong.com
INFO COHORT
A series of book illustrations and cushion prints for the Norwegian fairytale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ I have taken a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian folklore and this has lead me to illustrating narratives for children. I am passionate for home décor and enjoyed bringing children’s narratives into bedroom furnishing. www.caroline-f.wix.com/carolineillustration
INFO COHORT
As a creative, I am always intrigued by the visual organising and juxtaposing that is collage. I continually invest in a perpetual motion of collecting visuals from a multitude of textural sources; the new, the old and the visually absorbing. I am eager to immerse myself within print publication to continue producing unconvoluted aesthetic compositions drawing from the oversaturated abundance of imagery that is now ever present and available. www.ejforrester.tumblr.com
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The work I have created this year is focused on improving the brand elements of a clothing line I co-founded; ‘Bay & Cents.’ I designed the website and added various motion-based graphics to enhance the interactive elements of the site. My YouTube Channel promotes EDM, Trap and Future Bass artists and songs to ensure that this sub-culture of music is celebrated in London. I have a range of different clothing products, which were initially inspired by Japanese motif designs. http://bradbelocura.wix.com/the-brad-art
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My work focuses on surface pattern design and print-making, with particular attention to traditional pen and ink illustration and pointillism. Influenced by my love of Victoriana, gothic design and illumination, I have created a series of highly detailed and feminine floral designs that transmit a dark, macabre feel. The decorative and excessive nature of historic interiors is also of great interest to me and I find much creative inspiration when exploring historic houses and heritage sites. During the developing of my pattern design work I took the opportunity to visit a number of heritage sites, where I was able to study textiles from various periods, from Victorian and Edwardian, to Tudor, Neoclassical and French Renaissance. My final designs aim to capture the style and atmosphere found within haunting and beautiful places such as Dennis Severs’ House and Ham House. www.kirstyryder.com
INFO COHORT
As an illustrator, the work I produce has a vitality and immediacy that I try and retain by treating my drawings with a lack of preciousness. This series of documentative drawings were developed from a recent trip to Berlin. I apply my work to visually observe environments and my surroundings regardless of whether they convey a vast amount of meaning or not. My observations join well with media that can create broad, textural marks; crayons and ink achieve this well. www.hpoundjones.com
INFO COHORT
A series of works based on the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg. I wanted to create work inspired by the poem that not only discusses its themes both literally and metaphorically, but as How it is intended to be a performance piece. It is also inspired by the beat, rhythm and flow of the poem. www.isaacdearlove.com
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My recent work has reflected both printmaking and photography through a series of photographic screenprints that symbolise decay. They all touch on the indexical features of decay that we often overlook. I have also captured the unforeseen textures of the everyday, from rusty railway walls to rotten bridges, in an attempt to help us appreciate the stunning qualities that many people ignore. These original screenprints have been explored through several outcomes from a scarf collection to a branding application in an All Saints store. www.laurenknight.com
www.gidaszewski.co.uk
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Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese patterns and floral designs I have created a series of products for my stationery line which include a range of notebook designs, postcards and gift wrappings that are concerned with endangered animal species such as the hedgehog and the small tortoiseshell butterfly. www.kristinawanillustration.weebly.com
INFO COHORT
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I’ve always enjoyed exploring stories with my drawings and this storyboard, based on Harlan Ellison’s short story ‘I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream’, is an embodiment of this. With the media used I aim to encapsulate the asphyxiating and horrific atmosphere that Ellison’s work conveys through Language. Both traditional and digital media are applied. www.nicomarcenaro.format.com
INFO COHORT
This project is a comic based on an ancient Irish legend concerning a tyrannical serpent who wreaks destruction across Ireland following the death of Saint Patrick and the warrior who is tasked with dispatching the monster. My illustrative visual language lends itself from comic books and graphic novels specifically focused on the black and white comic strips of the 1970s and 1980s. I combine this style of rendering with the enduring love of my Irish homeland, bringing particular Celtic myths and legends to life in narrative form. www.smullan9.wix.com/smullanart
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
The Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol that presents an image of radial balance that carries the functions of spiritual guidance and aids relationships with family, community and the infinite. This matches the ‘Evolutionaries’ colouring book project goals, such as bringing mindfulness and an upbeat feel through design. All of the mandalas were submitted as pure line work in order to get potential users to interact with a given image through the application of colour. www.sophiemoillustration.com
INFO COHORT
A set of four embroidered pieces of lichen on top of printed fabric stretched on interlocking wooden frames. My work is a reflection of the convergence of art and science, in particular biology. I take influence from organic life and the work explores specimens in more detail in order to engage and educate audiences on aspects of the natural world that may be missed. www.catherinerosebrooks.co.uk
INFO COHORT
Drawing from the intricate and complex style I took from a previous project, I created the following illustrations of the architecture of famous London sights. These too feature detail-focused lines and an attempt to capture the intricacies of each of the buildings. www.ebonyleeillustrates.com
INFO COHORT
This project is based on creating and developing home wear designs incorporating the theme ‘urban nature and the forgotten’, producing cushions and wallpaper designs. I wanted to show nature from another viewpoint. Unlike the parks and royal gardens, it isn’t groomed or organised; this ‘nature’ has rawness. It’s simply there. I have produced work incorporating photography and printmaking with textiles and paper to create an urban home with a rustic interior. www.egzona.format.com
INFO COHORT
Influenced by both traditional and modern botanical illustration, my project focuses on the delicacy and intricacy of perfume creation and the mixture of ingredients used to make scents unique. My surface designs are a reflection of common ingredients used to create fresh, floral fragrances with colour palettes designed to evoke the feelings of these scents, based on an understanding of the neurological phenomenon, ‘synaesthesia.’ The flora featured in the designs are painted in watercolour and then digitally manipulated to create vibrant, symmetrical patterns reflective of their inspired fragrance, and are intended for a commercial application. www.leilanihayward.com
INFO COHORT
This project is being used to experiment with teaching and communicating with children in a fun, visual way through the aid of picture books. I created a range of three educational books, each based on a different topic and with a different age of target audience. The books explore visual communication to engage students with the learning process. To create the sense that these books were part of a range, I followed a very similar design when working on their external look, through both imagery and scale. I take artistic inspiration from both contemporary illustration and the picture books of my childhood, to keep it both modern but also with an element of nostalgia. www.hollyamberallenart.wordpress.com
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
With the growth of technology, we are constantly bombarded by New Age materials, news and social/economical/political updates. As technological development has increased so has our access to new knowledge spanning the majority of the globe. Fashion is constantly changing, influencing and growing. This year, there has been an array of collections on show during the ‘Fashion week 2016’. My illustration work displays the Valentino S/S16 collection, Yolan Cris’ most recent designs in a gallery setting and my own experimental gown through a varied application of media. www.tammlenguyen.com
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
Bogi is about being thrust into a world where the system is harsh — unless you know the unwritten rules. Based upon Latvian mythology and primal fear, it explores a narrative where you have to be lucky every single time, while opposing forces need to be lucky just once. I decided to create a small, narrative-driven game to explore all those notions. www.nadinadrone.carbonmade.com
IVC'16 COHORT INFO
University of Westminster Illustration & Visual Communication
3–22 June: 10am–5pm Weekends: 11am – 4pm Preview: 2 June, 5.30pm – 8.30pm London Gallery West University of Westminster HA1 3TP ivcw.info
Digital and screen printed zine series to accompany my BRUT screen prints. Using composition and textures I aim to visualise certain qualities of Brutalist buildings, in particular the Robin Hood Gardens estate and Hyde Park Barracks. www.annaschmidt.co.uk
INFO COHORT
My work derives from the observation of human lives and has a documentary approach. Final pieces are fictions inspired by Real events/people/stories. My creative process is informed and inspired by practitioners from a variety of cultural fields (cinema, sonic arts, music, moving image, conceptual art, literature, etc) alongside creative individuals from my personal life. www.liliastrojec.com
INFO COHORT
This self-defined brief is to produce new illustrations for H.G. Wells’ classic science-fiction novel. Drawing from my love of the macabre and the dark, I wanted to capture the ominous atmosphere and tone of the story without being explicit or obvious. This project demonstrates a fusion of my traditional drawing with a more experimental digital approach. www.charliedixonillustration.com
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
Gloom is a graphic novel that depicts a town shrouded in darkness that is constantly harassed by men dressed head to toe in black. Notoriously evil and known as ‘The Crooks’, they begin to kill off villagers. The Queen and her sidekick Mustard — an abnormally large dog — are their only hope. This story and the illustrations portray the unusual and ghoulish with a comic twist. www.amiigrace.co.uk
INFO COHORT
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INFO COHORT
A series of book illustrations drawn in biro and fine-liner forthe dark urban fantasy novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere tells the story of London Below, an alternate London of danger and dark magic, whose society and culture is a patchwork of different styles and eras. The use of monochrome aims to evoke the rough, gritty world of London Below. With crowded scenes like the Floating Market and the Earl’s Court, Gaiman goes into so much detail describing them — the people, the clothes, the stalls, the magic, the disconcerting — that I wanted to capture all those little details in my artwork, taking inspiration from the likes of Chris Riddell and William Blake to give the reader an intricate visual feast to explore. www.domduong.com
INFO COHORT
A series of book illustrations and cushion prints for the Norwegian fairytale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ I have taken a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian folklore and this has lead me to illustrating narratives for children. I am passionate for home décor and enjoyed bringing children’s narratives into bedroom furnishing. www.caroline-f.wix.com/carolineillustration
INFO COHORT
As a creative, I am always intrigued by the visual organising and juxtaposing that is collage. I continually invest in a perpetual motion of collecting visuals from a multitude of textural sources; the new, the old and the visually absorbing. I am eager to immerse myself within print publication to continue producing unconvoluted aesthetic compositions drawing from the oversaturated abundance of imagery that is now ever present and available. www.ejforrester.tumblr.com
INFO COHORT
The work I have created this year is focused on improving the brand elements of a clothing line I co-founded; ‘Bay & Cents.’ I designed the website and added various motion-based graphics to enhance the interactive elements of the site. My YouTube Channel promotes EDM, Trap and Future Bass artists and songs to ensure that this sub-culture of music is celebrated in London. I have a range of different clothing products, which were initially inspired by Japanese motif designs. http://bradbelocura.wix.com/the-brad-art
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
My work focuses on surface pattern design and print-making, with particular attention to traditional pen and ink illustration and pointillism. Influenced by my love of Victoriana, gothic design and illumination, I have created a series of highly detailed and feminine floral designs that transmit a dark, macabre feel. The decorative and excessive nature of historic interiors is also of great interest to me and I find much creative inspiration when exploring historic houses and heritage sites. During the developing of my pattern design work I took the opportunity to visit a number of heritage sites, where I was able to study textiles from various periods, from Victorian and Edwardian, to Tudor, Neoclassical and French Renaissance. My final designs aim to capture the style and atmosphere found within haunting and beautiful places such as Dennis Severs’ House and Ham House. www.kirstyryder.com
INFO COHORT
As an illustrator, the work I produce has a vitality and immediacy that I try and retain by treating my drawings with a lack of preciousness. This series of documentative drawings were developed from a recent trip to Berlin. I apply my work to visually observe environments and my surroundings regardless of whether they convey a vast amount of meaning or not. My observations join well with media that can create broad, textural marks; crayons and ink achieve this well. www.hpoundjones.com
INFO COHORT
A series of works based on the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg. I wanted to create work inspired by the poem that not only discusses its themes both literally and metaphorically, but as How it is intended to be a performance piece. It is also inspired by the beat, rhythm and flow of the poem. www.isaacdearlove.com
INFO COHORT
My recent work has reflected both printmaking and photography through a series of photographic screenprints that symbolise decay. They all touch on the indexical features of decay that we often overlook. I have also captured the unforeseen textures of the everyday, from rusty railway walls to rotten bridges, in an attempt to help us appreciate the stunning qualities that many people ignore. These original screenprints have been explored through several outcomes from a scarf collection to a branding application in an All Saints store. www.laurenknight.com
INFO COHORT
www.gidaszewski.co.uk
INFO COHORT
Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese patterns and floral designs I have created a series of products for my stationery line which include a range of notebook designs, postcards and gift wrappings that are concerned with endangered animal species such as the hedgehog and the small tortoiseshell butterfly. www.kristinawanillustration.weebly.com
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
I’ve always enjoyed exploring stories with my drawings and this storyboard, based on Harlan Ellison’s short story ‘I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream’, is an embodiment of this. With the media used I aim to encapsulate the asphyxiating and horrific atmosphere that Ellison’s work conveys through Language. Both traditional and digital media are applied. www.nicomarcenaro.format.com
INFO COHORT
This project is a comic based on an ancient Irish legend concerning a tyrannical serpent who wreaks destruction across Ireland following the death of Saint Patrick and the warrior who is tasked with dispatching the monster. My illustrative visual language lends itself from comic books and graphic novels specifically focused on the black and white comic strips of the 1970s and 1980s. I combine this style of rendering with the enduring love of my Irish homeland, bringing particular Celtic myths and legends to life in narrative form. www.smullan9.wix.com/smullanart
INFO COHORT
INFO COHORT
The Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol that presents an image of radial balance that carries the functions of spiritual guidance and aids relationships with family, community and the infinite. This matches the ‘Evolutionaries’ colouring book project goals, such as bringing mindfulness and an upbeat feel through design. All of the mandalas were submitted as pure line work in order to get potential users to interact with a given image through the application of colour. www.sophiemoillustration.com
INFO COHORT
A set of four embroidered pieces of lichen on top of printed fabric stretched on interlocking wooden frames. My work is a reflection of the convergence of art and science, in particular biology. I take influence from organic life and the work explores specimens in more detail in order to engage and educate audiences on aspects of the natural world that may be missed. www.catherinerosebrooks.co.uk
INFO COHORT
Drawing from the intricate and complex style I took from a previous project, I created the following illustrations of the architecture of famous London sights. These too feature detail-focused lines and an attempt to capture the intricacies of each of the buildings. www.ebonyleeillustrates.com
INFO COHORT
This project is based on creating and developing home wear designs incorporating the theme ‘urban nature and the forgotten’, producing cushions and wallpaper designs. I wanted to show nature from another viewpoint. Unlike the parks and royal gardens, it isn’t groomed or organised; this ‘nature’ has rawness. It’s simply there. I have produced work incorporating photography and printmaking with textiles and paper to create an urban home with a rustic interior. www.egzona.format.com
INFO COHORT
Influenced by both traditional and modern botanical illustration, my project focuses on the delicacy and intricacy of perfume creation and the mixture of ingredients used to make scents unique. My surface designs are a reflection of common ingredients used to create fresh, floral fragrances with colour palettes designed to evoke the feelings of these scents, based on an understanding of the neurological phenomenon, ‘synaesthesia.’ The flora featured in the designs are painted in watercolour and then digitally manipulated to create vibrant, symmetrical patterns reflective of their inspired fragrance, and are intended for a commercial application. www.leilanihayward.com
INFO COHORT
This project is being used to experiment with teaching and communicating with children in a fun, visual way through the aid of picture books. I created a range of three educational books, each based on a different topic and with a different age of target audience. The books explore visual communication to engage students with the learning process. To create the sense that these books were part of a range, I followed a very similar design when working on their external look, through both imagery and scale. I take artistic inspiration from both contemporary illustration and the picture books of my childhood, to keep it both modern but also with an element of nostalgia. www.hollyamberallenart.wordpress.com
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With the growth of technology, we are constantly bombarded by New Age materials, news and social/economical/political updates. As technological development has increased so has our access to new knowledge spanning the majority of the globe. Fashion is constantly changing, influencing and growing. This year, there has been an array of collections on show during the ‘Fashion week 2016’. My illustration work displays the Valentino S/S16 collection, Yolan Cris’ most recent designs in a gallery setting and my own experimental gown through a varied application of media. www.tammlenguyen.com
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Bogi is about being thrust into a world where the system is harsh — unless you know the unwritten rules. Based upon Latvian mythology and primal fear, it explores a narrative where you have to be lucky every single time, while opposing forces need to be lucky just once. I decided to create a small, narrative-driven game to explore all those notions. www.nadinadrone.carbonmade.com
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University of Westminster Illustration & Visual Communication
Digital and screen printed zine series to accompany my BRUT screen prints. Using composition and textures I aim to visualise certain qualities of Brutalist buildings, in particular the Robin Hood Gardens estate and Hyde Park Barracks. www.annaschmidt.co.uk
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My work derives from the observation of human lives and has a documentary approach. Final pieces are fictions inspired by Real events/people/stories. My creative process is informed and inspired by practitioners from a variety of cultural fields (cinema, sonic arts, music, moving image, conceptual art, literature, etc) alongside creative individuals from my personal life. www.liliastrojec.com
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This self-defined brief is to produce new illustrations for H.G. Wells’ classic science-fiction novel. Drawing from my love of the macabre and the dark, I wanted to capture the ominous atmosphere and tone of the story without being explicit or obvious. This project demonstrates a fusion of my traditional drawing with a more experimental digital approach. www.charliedixonillustration.com
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Gloom is a graphic novel that depicts a town shrouded in darkness that is constantly harassed by men dressed head to toe in black. Notoriously evil and known as ‘The Crooks’, they begin to kill off villagers. The Queen and her sidekick Mustard — an abnormally large dog — are their only hope. This story and the illustrations portray the unusual and ghoulish with a comic twist. www.amiigrace.co.uk
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A series of book illustrations drawn in biro and fine-liner forthe dark urban fantasy novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere tells the story of London Below, an alternate London of danger and dark magic, whose society and culture is a patchwork of different styles and eras. The use of monochrome aims to evoke the rough, gritty world of London Below. With crowded scenes like the Floating Market and the Earl’s Court, Gaiman goes into so much detail describing them — the people, the clothes, the stalls, the magic, the disconcerting — that I wanted to capture all those little details in my artwork, taking inspiration from the likes of Chris Riddell and William Blake to give the reader an intricate visual feast to explore. www.domduong.com
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A series of book illustrations and cushion prints for the Norwegian fairytale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ I have taken a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian folklore and this has lead me to illustrating narratives for children. I am passionate for home décor and enjoyed bringing children’s narratives into bedroom furnishing. www.caroline-f.wix.com/carolineillustration
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As a creative, I am always intrigued by the visual organising and juxtaposing that is collage. I continually invest in a perpetual motion of collecting visuals from a multitude of textural sources; the new, the old and the visually absorbing. I am eager to immerse myself within print publication to continue producing unconvoluted aesthetic compositions drawing from the oversaturated abundance of imagery that is now ever present and available. www.ejforrester.tumblr.com COHORT INFO
The work I have created this year is focused on improving the brand elements of a clothing line I co-founded; ‘Bay & Cents.’ I designed the website and added various motion-based graphics to enhance the interactive elements of the site. My YouTube Channel promotes EDM, Trap and Future Bass artists and songs to ensure that this sub-culture of music is celebrated in London. I have a range of different clothing products, which were initially inspired by Japanese motif designs. http://bradbelocura.wix.com/the-brad-art
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My work focuses on surface pattern design and print-making, with particular attention to traditional pen and ink illustration and pointillism. Influenced by my love of Victoriana, gothic design and illumination, I have created a series of highly detailed and feminine floral designs that transmit a dark, macabre feel. The decorative and excessive nature of historic interiors is also of great interest to me and I find much creative inspiration when exploring historic houses and heritage sites. During the developing of my pattern design work I took the opportunity to visit a number of heritage sites, where I was able to study textiles from various periods, from Victorian and Edwardian, to Tudor, Neoclassical and French Renaissance. My final designs aim to capture the style and atmosphere found within haunting and beautiful places such as Dennis Severs’ House and Ham House. www.kirstyryder.com COHORT INFO
As an illustrator, the work I produce has a vitality and immediacy that I try and retain by treating my drawings with a lack of preciousness. This series of documentative drawings were developed from a recent trip to Berlin. I apply my work to visually observe environments and my surroundings regardless of whether they convey a vast amount of meaning or not. My observations join well with media that can create broad, textural marks; crayons and ink achieve this well. www.hpoundjones.com
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A series of works based on the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg. I wanted to create work inspired by the poem that not only discusses its themes both literally and metaphorically, but as How it is intended to be a performance piece. It is also inspired by the beat, rhythm and flow of the poem. www.isaacdearlove.com
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My recent work has reflected both printmaking and photography through a series of photographic screenprints that symbolise decay. They all touch on the indexical features of decay that we often overlook. I have also captured the unforeseen textures of the everyday, from rusty railway walls to rotten bridges, in an attempt to help us appreciate the stunning qualities that many people ignore. These original screenprints have been explored through several outcomes from a scarf collection to a branding application in an All Saints store. www.laurenknight.com
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Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese patterns and floral designs I have created a series of products for my stationery line which include a range of notebook designs, postcards and gift wrappings that are concerned with endangered animal species such as the hedgehog and the small tortoiseshell butterfly. www.kristinawanillustration.weebly.com
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I’ve always enjoyed exploring stories with my drawings and this storyboard, based on Harlan Ellison’s short story ‘I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream’, is an embodiment of this. With the media used I aim to encapsulate the asphyxiating and horrific atmosphere that Ellison’s work conveys through Language. Both traditional and digital media are applied. www.nicomarcenaro.format.com
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This project is a comic based on an ancient Irish legend concerning a tyrannical serpent who wreaks destruction across Ireland following the death of Saint Patrick and the warrior who is tasked with dispatching the monster. My illustrative visual language lends itself from comic books and graphic novels specifically focused on the black and white comic strips of the 1970s and 1980s. I combine this style of rendering with the enduring love of my Irish homeland, bringing particular Celtic myths and legends to life in narrative form. www.smullan9.wix.com/smullanart
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The Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol that presents an image of radial balance that carries the functions of spiritual guidance and aids relationships with family, community and the infinite. This matches the ‘Evolutionaries’ colouring book project goals, such as bringing mindfulness and an upbeat feel through design. All of the mandalas were submitted as pure line work in order to get potential users to interact with a given image through the application of colour. www.sophiemoillustration.com
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A set of four embroidered pieces of lichen on top of printed fabric stretched on interlocking wooden frames. My work is a reflection of the convergence of art and science, in particular biology. I take influence from organic life and the work explores specimens in more detail in order to engage and educate audiences on aspects of the natural world that may be missed. www.catherinerosebrooks.co.uk
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Drawing from the intricate and complex style I took from a previous project, I created the following illustrations of the architecture of famous London sights. These too feature detail-focused lines and an attempt to capture the intricacies of each of the buildings. www.ebonyleeillustrates.com
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This project is based on creating and developing home wear designs incorporating the theme ‘urban nature and the forgotten’, producing cushions and wallpaper designs. I wanted to show nature from another viewpoint. Unlike the parks and royal gardens, it isn’t groomed or organised; this ‘nature’ has rawness. It’s simply there. I have produced work incorporating photography and printmaking with textiles and paper to create an urban home with a rustic interior. www.egzona.format.com
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Influenced by both traditional and modern botanical illustration, my project focuses on the delicacy and intricacy of perfume creation and the mixture of ingredients used to make scents unique. My surface designs are a reflection of common ingredients used to create fresh, floral fragrances with colour palettes designed to evoke the feelings of these scents, based on an understanding of the neurological phenomenon, ‘synaesthesia.’ The flora featured in the designs are painted in watercolour and then digitally manipulated to create vibrant, symmetrical patterns reflective of their inspired fragrance, and are intended for a commercial application. www.leilanihayward.com
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This project is being used to experiment with teaching and communicating with children in a fun, visual way through the aid of picture books. I created a range of three educational books, each based on a different topic and with a different age of target audience. The books explore visual communication to engage students with the learning process. To create the sense that these books were part of a range, I followed a very similar design when working on their external look, through both imagery and scale. I take artistic inspiration from both contemporary illustration and the picture books of my childhood, to keep it both modern but also with an element of nostalgia. www.hollyamberallenart.wordpress.com
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With the growth of technology, we are constantly bombarded by New Age materials, news and social/economical/political updates. As technological development has increased so has our access to new knowledge spanning the majority of the globe. Fashion is constantly changing, influencing and growing. This year, there has been an array of collections on show during the ‘Fashion week 2016’. My illustration work displays the Valentino S/S16 collection, Yolan Cris’ most recent designs in a gallery setting and my own experimental gown through a varied application of media. www.tammlenguyen.com
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Bogi is about being thrust into a world where the system is harsh — unless you know the unwritten rules. Based upon Latvian mythology and primal fear, it explores a narrative where you have to be lucky every single time, while opposing forces need to be lucky just once. I decided to create a small, narrative-driven game to explore all those notions. www.nadinadrone.carbonmade.com