Alice Catteau is an illustrator and designer based in Hampshire, UK. She is interested in utilising her work to create a conversation, particularly within mental health, LGBT+, and literature. She aspires to apply her bold compositions and vivid colour palettes to whimsical narratives in the form of magazines, books and zines. Alice attended Arts University Bournemouth, received a BA (Hons) in Illustration, and is currently studying a MA in Illustration at Falmouth University.
- Illustrated Christmas Cards 2020As I expand my small illustration shop, I aimed to create two designs for Christmas cards this year. Lockdowns and isolations are leaving many families away from each other, so greetings cards will be more popular this year than usual. I experimented by illustrating on top of my product photos to make the photos more cohesive to my style. With a limited budget, I used an old plaid shirt and fairy lights to create a festive ambience. Overall, I am very happy with the outcome, and adds to the po
- Good News - Unsigned Prize of IllustrationA standalone piece for the Unsigned Prize for Illustration. The brief was 'Good News', so I wanted to celebrate how nature has slowly come back due to the absence of people outside. I've noticed more butterflies and birds when I go for walks, and it's great to see less CO2 emissions as well. We may not have this for too long as we integrate back into normality, but we can celebrate this little victory during such a turbulent time. Drawn and animated in Procreate.
- Class Of 2020An editorial piece exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the graduating students of 2020. The pandemic has changed the face of education and with graduation shows cancelled or postponed, many students have had to celebrate from home. With this new phenomena, it will be interesting to speculate how this generation will make the tough transition from studying to a working life, which has only become tougher.
- One For SorrowFor my Final Major Project at Arts University Bournemouth, I created a children's book following the poem, 'One For Sorrow'. The poem follows the folktale that you gain certain luck from how many magpies you see together. I wanted to celebrate the stories I grew up with, such as this poem, and to combine them into a contemporary children's book for a newer generation that may have forgotten such folklore.
Projects credited in
- Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) IllustrationThe BA Illustration course at AUB is founded on an inclusive notion of illustration, that recognises the breadth of practices, and contexts within which it operates. Here, students define their own universe whilst building the skills to enable them to adapt to the rapidly expanding and diversifying field of contemporary illustration, whether those are drawing, print, digital or time-based practices. AUB illustration students are resourceful and agile creatives who maintain a clear sense of th48
- Adobe Photoshop
- Lino Printing
- Digital art