Rosie Leech is an illustrator and designer currently based in the UK. She is interested in a wide variety of illustrative methods with particular reference to silent comics, narrative reportage and printmaking, working with a range of traditional materials and techniques, including ceramics. Following graduation at Edinburgh College of Art she has illustrated for Salt and Wonder, Like the Wind, and Counterpoint Magazine, amongst other work. @rosieleechillustrationLocked Pro Plan feature
- Guest illustrator for ‘Junkies’ 2019 bookazine - Editorial illustrations in 'Counterpoint' no. 19, 'Salt and Wonder' no. 03 and 'Like the Wind' no. 19 - Prints and ceramics sold at Edinburgh Printmakers, Flamingosaurus Rex and Red Door Gallery - Contacting and dealing professionally with gallery owners - Working to a variety of different deadlines
- Contributed to design and branding - Curated and maintained displays of artwork - Interacted with customers and handled payments - Social media promotion
- Responded to the specific requirements of the client - Assisted with the design and production of a number of small scale paper and card set pieces - Worked collaboratively with other members of the studio
- Glazed customers ceramic work - Loaded and unloaded kilns safely - Interacted with customers and handled payments - Worked with children
First Class BA (Hons) in Illustration
‘The Distance of the Moon’ is a wonderfully surreal short story by Italo Calvino, based around the idea that the moon used to be very close to the earth, and people would jump between them, collecting 'moon milk'. I illustrated this story as a four page silent comic, printed as A3 risographs with flat gold ink on Imperial Blue Colourplan paper from G.F. Smith. The project has been shortlisted in the Alternative Publishing category in the 2020 World Illustration Awards. The entry can be seen here: www.theaoi.com/wia/rosie-leech-the-distance-of-the-moon
Awarded by Edinburgh College of Art for distinguished final year work.
A2 screenprinted poster for Jacques Tati's1958 film 'Mon Oncle' - selected as the winning entry for the 2017 French Film Festival. Original drawings drawn in pen and ink, edited minimally digitally and hand screenprinted.