Laura Hope

Laura Hope

IllustratorOxford, United Kingdom
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Laura Hope

Laura Hope

IllustratorOxford, United Kingdom
About me
I'm freelance illustrator based in Oxfordshire who loves drawing people and capturing intense emotions. I like to tell stories with my work. Storytelling is magic. I used to work as an in-house artist for a large memorial company where I hand-etched portraits onto gravestones (yes, it’s a real job!), but my heart has always belonged to illustration, so in early 2018 I left my full-time job to pursue it. I’m hugely inspired by theatre, literature, old films and TV dramas… Oh, and I’m a bit of a collector of vintage photographs as well! I illustrate using a mix of traditional mediums - brush pens, markers and pencils, combined with some digital magic in Photoshop and Procreate. I love to use found textures in my work. I have illustrated for clients such as Little White Lies, Stylist, Suitcase, Clive Christian, Kiehl's, Emporio Armani and Skinny Dip.
  • Creative Social Media Content for Clive Christian
    Creative Social Media Content for Clive ChristianI was approached by Clive Christian to create some animations and illustrations for their social media as part of the launch of their latest perfume - Crab Apple Blossom.
  • Shells
    ShellsPersonal piece inspired by the sea.
  • Theatre Illustration
    Theatre IllustrationSelf directed illustrations inspired by the theatre.
  • Poster for the Netflix remake of 'Rebecca'
    Poster for the Netflix remake of 'Rebecca'My entry for the Little White Lies creative brief.
  • Isolation Objects
    Isolation ObjectsA short series of still life images created during lockdown... Based on objects from around my house...
  • Luther
    LutherPersonal project inspired by the BBC series 'Luther' starring Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson.
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Projects credited in
  • Oxford Doodle Club
    Oxford Doodle ClubIn August 2019, I launched a new art group called Oxford Doodle Club, following on from Geo Law's Doodle Club which was based in Sheffield for two years. The Oxford Doodle Club was set up by Mat Roff (an Oxford-based illustrator), Laura Hope (an Oxford-based illustrator) and Alex Moore (a London-based illustrator) to encourage artists and enthusiasts, both young and old to meet up once a month and discover the city of Oxford together. As freelancers, we tend to find it difficult to meet people
Work history
    IllustratorSelf Employed
    Oxford, United KingdomFreelance
  • Creative Portraiture
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Illustration
  • Hand Lettering
  • Live Illustration
  • Sketching
  • Concept Sketching
  • Portrait Artist
    (BA) IllustrationCardiff School of Art & Design
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Illustration AwardCardiff School of Art & Design