Maria Morris

Designer/ Illustrator


About me

I am an eclectic creative individual, an illustrator, a writer and a mother of two wildly entertaining girls. My passion in life is making oddly beautiful things and writing fragile tales. I have a wide range of skills and I love taking on new challenges. I believe that you should never stop growing and exploring. I have just finished my MA in Illustration at UAL Camberwell and I am looking for a job that will give me a place in which to focus my energy and talents.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Photography
  • Artworker/designer
  • Book Illustrations
  • Childrens Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Fashion
  • Assistant Stylist
  • Writer
  • Embroidary

Work history


Designer/ Illustrator

Fragile Tales

Feb 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working on a wide range of design and illustrative briefs that use lots of different creative skills. I enjoy utilising different aspects of my creative skill set and catering my work to each individual client. Costume Design Stylist Creative design Illustrator Clients include; Samona Williams, LPS, The Topshelf Band, The Last Days of Decadence, Ophelia Bitz, The Bohemianauts


Personal Assistant

Samona Williams

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Personal assistant to Samona Williams (film director and artist). Samona has Ehlers–Danlos syndrome and has suffered three strokes, she has limited energy and is in a wheel chair. My job was to take her creative ideas and make them happen with as little impact on to her as possible. Job roles where therefore very interesting and changed daily with her needs and involved a very wide skill set. Story boarding Image editor Location finder Stylist Creative designer Artist Career


Designer/ Illustrator

London Print Studios

Dec 2012 - Aug 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • As part of the design team at LPS I was a designer and illustrator of T-shirts. Concepts are given in briefs from clients which I would then design and create artwork for before creating templates to be separated and printed onto t-shirts. Creative designer Illustrator Liaising with Clients (Globe Theater, Film 4, Magnum, POPcorn)


Events Designer

Studio Raw/ The Deptford Project

Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I created concepts for 6 three day mini festival/ events each with it's own theme and team. Working with a funding board and architects. Events curation and team management. Designing of all promotional goods and artworks. Running of Arch 1 Gallery space and Cafe 'The Deptford Project' night staff. Concepts for 6 three day mini arts festivals Contracts and funding Team Management Consultations with Architects and Deptford Public Creative designer Illustrator


Work Experience

Jean Yu

Jun 2007 - Mar 2008
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Work experience placement as Design assistant to Jean Yu in New York City. Working alongside her as she took her concepts to creation for the upcoming season. Material Sourcing Assisting on pattern development Liaising with stylist for fashion shoots (Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Glamour) Assisting at fittings to clients (Michelle Williams, Gwen Stefani, Rachel Weisz)


Product Designer

Elgate Studios

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
  • Ramsgate, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Product designer, packaging, artwork, promotional goods and photography. Product Design Designed Flyers & Brochures exhibition stand Creative designer Illustrator Clients included: Merlin Entertainment, BHF, RNLI



MA Illustration 1st

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA Illustration course headed by Janet Woolley. A course rated to make some of the best illustrators in Europe.


BA (Hons) Fashion Design 1st Class Honours

University of Wales, Newport

Sep 2001 - Sep 2005
  • Newport, United Kingdom