Gabriella Wilde

Gabriella Wilde

IllustratorSwansea, United Kingdom
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Gabriella Wilde

Gabriella Wilde

IllustratorSwansea, United Kingdom
About me
Gabriella Wilde is an illustrator from Wales, Who creates modern twists on traditional tales. She loves to add humour in a way that’s satirical, Accompanied by text which is most likely lyrical! With black sketchy biro lines and faces flushed pink, She creates combined artworks that really make you think: These stories don’t make sense, our online lives too- Some of our priorities are completely askew! She explores facial expressions, and distinct compositions, And is readily poised to receive your commissions! Email: illustrations[at] Instagram and Facebook:
  • September 2020
    September 2020A series of short turnaround projects exploring the ideas of returning to school and university during September 2020.
  • Cinderella
    CinderellaA satirical reimagining of Cinderella, written and illustrated by Gabriella Wilde. The absurd realities of the story are examined through a contemporary, humorous lens. Biro, Watercolours, Coloured Pencils and Digital
  • Y Soddgarŵ
    Y SoddgarŵCover and spread designs produced in response to a brief from the Welsh Books Council. The illustrations were submitted to the Urdd competition for the Eisteddfod, to accompany text which was written by Manon Steffan Ros, with space for original ideas: A town is terrorised by a doughnut-eating creature (The Soddgarŵ), until a brave child reaches out, befriends the creature, and helps him find a new favourite food. Biro, Watercolours, Coloured Pencils and Digital
  • Goodnight Mister Tom
    Goodnight Mister TomA redesign of the cover for Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian, produced for the Penguin Student Design Award 2020. The concept explores many of Willie Beech’s relationships through a table-top flat-lay. Digital
  • Sad's Not Bad
    Sad's Not BadSpeculative cover and spread design for a children’s book based on coping with sadness. The approach is positive, yet realistic, and explores the range of ways that children overcome their sadness. Biro, Watercolours and Digital
  • Workout from Home
    Workout from HomeA series of editorial spot illustrations, produced in response to the realities of PE with Joe, and other home workouts promoted at the start of lockdown. Digital
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Projects credited in
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David, BA (Hons) Illustration
    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, BA (Hons) IllustrationILLUSTRATION at Swansea enjoys a reputation for producing a diverse and eclectic range of illustrators. The broad and dynamic programme is designed to develop both creative and professional skills, blurring boundaries with Fine Art, Graphic Design, Animation, and other disciplines. It reflects and embraces the diverse nature of contemporary illustration and encourages students to challenge the concept of what illustration can be. The lively and creative atmosphere in our studios provides a comfo
Work history
    Art Workshop CoordinatorUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint Davids
     - Swansea, United KingdomFull Time
    Planning and running an art-based workshop for 60 Year 5 pupils in a local primary school. As part of the ‘Arts in Action’ program, we designed and produced a large outdoor mural for the school, based around the topic of Brazil. Within the week we explored the work of other artists, carried out a research trip, made individual designs, and painted a large-scale collaborative piece.
  • Pen Illustration
  • Pencil Drawing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Narrative Illustration
  • Narrative Design
  • Character Design
  • Character Illustration
  • Writing
    BA (hons) IllustrationUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David College of Art
     - Swansea, United Kingdom