Chanelle Edwards is an artist, designer and creative. Born and based in London. A self confessed culture fiend and word play enthusiast, her passion for storytelling, and interest in sharing the human experience, combined with an obsession with ad campaigns, t-shirt graphics and sign painting, has led to her pivoting from fashion and her budding career in styling, to venture more into communication and graphic design. Specialising in hand lettering and typographic illustration for editorial, print and apparel. In her personal work, she’s interested in using art as a medium to tell stories; make statements or raise awareness about different lifestyles, issues and experiences around the world. She makes mainly text based artworks; hand painted rubber vest sculptures and typographic or hand lettered prints. Her style greatly influenced by the urban environment- street art, style and culture. She has a current affairs and lifestyle blog ‘Clinically Abeast’ where she writes about social and political issues; interviews local people on her travels for a series she started called ‘life talks’; and shares cultural insights and lifestyle photography. Eager to explore her interests further and also work on projects that either require bold statements, cultural insights and modern design. She is looking to work and collaborate with other brands, clients and artists - both big and small across the creative industries. Instagram: @_chanelleedwards_Locked Pro Plan feature
Print brand and design studio designing typographic and hand lettered prints and making rubber vest and dress sculptures.
Processing weekly store deliveries has become my main responsibility. Also providing customer service, personal styling and visual merchandising assistance helping to achieve sales and store targets (KPIs)
Assisted on and contributed to editorials for publications such as I.D, W, Hero, Zoo, Stylist, Noon and Under the Influence magazine’s. I have worked on campaigns for companies such as ‘Tusting’ leather bags and ‘Duffy NY' knitwear and I have also dressed actresses for the BIFA awards show in London.
Work placements and internships: Edward Enninful -2 years (styling) Regularly compiling research and inspiration documents for each shoot with an emphasis on finding fresh and original content. Shoot preparation: sourcing and finding new emerging designers and artist’s work to use, doing returns and check ins. Keeping up to date with current trends and popular culture regularly visiting galleries, attending talks, shows and events, visiting markets and reading online blogs and print magazines. Building good relationships with stylists and the talent, liaising with pr and production teams. Giles - 2 months (design studio assistant) General daily design studio duties; sourcing fabrics, going to suppliers and wholesalers. Hand sewing and embroidery (focusing on bead work) as well as shoe and accessory design. Undertaking fabric experiments, I produced samples and created embellishment swatches; I also developed hand worked prints and textile samples. I was also a dresser backstage during their SS11 London fashion week show. Swash - 3 months (design) Administration work. Hand colouring prints, cutting and sewing, working with placement prints, sourcing fabrics and supplies; packing orders for shipments to clients. I was solely in charge of the creation and production of show pieces for an installation and display at Liberties department store in London, and I also worked on their collection photo shoot and look book. W - 2 months (magazine) (New York) Working within the fine jewellery department and closely with the features and fashion team assisting editors and the creative director with general and administrative tasks. I researched and sourced items, did trend and style reports. I kept the closet and folders organized and prepared for photo shoots; doing check ins, dealing with expenses and overseeing insurance and deliveries. As well as doing archiving, filing and photography work.I helped arrange team events.