Jesse Henley-Price is an Irish Illustrator based in London who graduated with a degree of design in 2000. Jesse had a career in digital design for nearly thirteen years until she decided to move into illustration full time last year. She has written and illustrated a couple of children's books and is currently designing a range of greeting cards and posters to sell online.
Jesse's inspiration comes from all walks of life but especially 'people watching' for different emotions and gestures that she tries to capture in her work. She is also the mother of two young girls and regularly brings them to different museums and art galleries like the Tate in London.
"The ability to capture humour and authentic emotions in as simple a drawing as possible is very important to me. I like to use ink, pencil and watercolours mixed with different textures like old paper. I continually think up new and interesting characters that feature on everything from a card to a picture book. My characters keep me company while I'm working!"
Emma Levey is a Cardiff based freelance illustrator and writer who likes nothing more than to doodle and draw. Emma's first book 'Hattie Peck' has just been released and she is currently working on her third.
Inspired by her childhood and pretty much anything she counters, Emma brings to life her imagination with hand painted illustrations that are bold in colour and lively in expression.
A collaborative project by British illustrators. The project started back in September 2012 with a book and the use of the post office. The book is passed to each illustrator for them to contribute their bear to the story.
The project has now come full circle and the final illustrations were added in February 2014.
Shannon Newlin is a painter and illustrator. She also has over 10 years of experience in product development, including Disney Consumer Products styleguide design. During her time as creative director for a licensee she developed multiple product lines from concept through to production.
It's been a tough job selecting our shortlist this month. The competition team have selected the top 85 entries and the panel of judges will select their winner and runners up on Tuesday 8th April. The results will be posted soon after.
Little White Lies is a beautiful, independent film magazine. With the perfect combination of reviews and features, illustration and photography, they provide an insight to upcoming films, whether mainstream or independent. With passionate film writers and varied content, it goes against all popular opinion that film critics aren't worth your time. Trust me, Little White Lies is.
This is an old project so you may have seen it before. I came across it in March from another designers blog.
Back in 2012, designer Christopher Rouleau launched a project called Alphabet 100. The plan was to create 100 variations of each letter over 52 weeks. I thought this could make an interesting project for designers who want to experiment with font and hand lettering.
The clocks have changed, the weather (fingers crossed) is looking brighter and the daffodils are popping up. It's definitely spring and Easter is just around the corner.
Celebrate the festivities with a range of products designed by Tigerprint for Marks and Spencer. If you don't have a sweet tooth there are lots of crafty goods, you could grow a sunflower or paint a wooden bird house or decorate your house with bunting.