Marie-Chantal Acka

Marie-Chantal Acka

Illustrator and Visual ArtistUnited Kingdom
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Pip Jamieson
Erin Aniker
Season of Victory - Linda Baritski - instagram: @seasonofvictory
Marie-Chantal Acka

Marie-Chantal Acka

Illustrator and Visual ArtistUnited Kingdom
Projects
  • Le goûter à l'ivoirien - Ivorian Treats (2020)
    Le goûter à l'ivoirien - Ivorian Treats (2020)As part of Côte d'Ivoire's 60th *Independence* Day I made some edits of photos/scans from my trip to Côte d'Ivoire of their popular treats. 1 - G/Bofloto also known as Beignets or Galettes are essentially doughnuts, massively popular in Côte d’Ivoire and in West Africa. They are breakfast specialties and are often made as grignoter (nibbles/snacks). They can be served plain or coated in sugar. As quoted by my Aunt Élodie who'd made it in the photo, she like others, add only a little bit or none
  • Final Major Project - Escapism
    Final Major Project - EscapismFor my Final Major Project I explore the intersections between escapism and mental health. This autobiographical zine depicts the romanticising of everyday essential items and food, whilst highlighting the flaws in such experiences. Stylistically, this embraces both the combination of hyper-detailed realism and comic-styled illustrations, simultaneously depicting reality and fantasy. This zine binds together some text, risograph and lino print work. My vision is to further develop this in creati
  • Food Obsessions
    Food ObsessionsHere I explore escapism through food, nostalgia and the idea of 'layers' conceptually.
  • D&AD New Blood Awards brief: Coors Light Beer
    D&AD New Blood Awards brief: Coors Light BeerBrief : To create a campaign that makes 21-27 year olds stop, unplug and recharge and refresh with Coors Light.
  • Podcast cover artwork
    Podcast cover artworkAn upcoming podcast called 'Full Buffet' launching on Spotify giving you vibes, all-you-can-eat topics, and music! Really enjoyed this commission especially the challenge of experimenting with bold bright colours.
  • Comic feature for Fluffy Socks Zine
    Comic feature for Fluffy Socks ZineFluffy Socks is comfort and comfort is love, it's warmth, but most of all it is the root of your existence! The conception of Fluffy Socks Zine is all about comfortability, being a brat in peace, being unapologetically carefree, whether it’s dancing in front of the mirror, not replying to texts, or wearing heels round the house, it's whatever! Nothing is more liberating and empowering than valuing your own company, especially during this bizarre period. Here I illustrated a comic strip, a tas
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Skills
  • Illustration
Education
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    Illustration and Visual CommunicationLondon College of Communication, UAL
    London, United Kingdom