Rosie Rackham
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Rosie Rackham

Artist & illustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Rosie Rackham

Artist & illustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A concept-led, interdisciplinary designer with two years of professional experience and a First Class BA (Hons) in Textile Design. Using a bold and graphic style characterized by uncomplicated colour palettes and pared-back forms, my work explores themes of community, interpersonal relationships, and the everyday. A curiosity to experiment with the different ways in which I can express this has led me to explore a wide range of media and processes within the fields of graphic design, fashion and textiles, and traditional art. If you'd like to propose a project idea, collaboration, or anything else, please don't hesitate to drop me a message – I’d love to chat! rosierackham.com @rosierackham
Projects
  • Vogue Metropolis | Galaxians
    Vogue Metropolis | GalaxiansA commission by 80’s disco-funk band Galaxians to create an illustration for a T-shirt and EP cover. The illustrations are inspired by 80’s funk, disco, ballroom culture, and voguing, with subtle greco-roman visual influences. On the T-shirt, the band’s name in the classic ‘vogue’ font runs along the top; a unique part of their identity.
  • Next Door Records
    Next Door RecordsStepney Green based record shop ‘Next Door Records’ commissioned me to create an illustration which they could use across future merchandise, including tote bags and T-shirts. I started the process by asking Next Door Records to send me a variety of photographs of the shop's interior. I wanted the illustration to be a miniature representation of the shop, so I extracted key objects, shapes and actions (reaching for records, listening to music, socialising etc) from the images, reduced them to
  • Isolated Interiors
    Isolated InteriorsA collection of atmospheric prints for interior spaces based on a series of paintings I began in the midst of the initial COVID-19 lockdown. Conceptually, this project looks at the therapeutic powers of analogue art and the history of art in meditation. Key visual influences are 60's and 70's pattern design, the Bauhaus movement and mid century modern living.
  • Contemporary Kimono
    Contemporary KimonoA collection of five conceptual kimono inspired jackets created during my final year at university.
  • Slow Living
    Slow LivingThis collection focuses on emotionally durable design; a concept which aims to reduce consumption and waste by increasing the durability of consumer product relationships. Each banner was screen printed by hand using non toxic ink onto a sustainably sourced hemp or flax cloth.
  • Artwork for Cold Cuts // Hot Wax
    Artwork for Cold Cuts // Hot WaxCommission by Cold Cuts // Hot Wax to create a piece of artwork for their office space, soon to be shop. The illustration was printed at A1 and displayed alongside the ‘Music Connects People’ design I created for MAP Charity.
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Work history
    MAP Charity logo
    MAP Charity logo
    IllustratorMAP Charity
     - Leeds, United KingdomFreelance
    A collaboration with Leeds-based Music and Arts Production Charity and Everpress to design two T-shirts. Over 340 pieces were sold during a 22-day campaign, raising more than £4000 to help refurbish the current base for their education programme into a place where everyone can access the creative arts.
    We Out Here Festival logo
    We Out Here Festival logo
    Assistant Graphic Designer & Content CreatorWe Out Here Festival
     - Huntingdon, United KingdomFreelance
    Roles included; re-designing graphic assets for use across WOH social platforms, capturing and posting video and photographic content for social channels, and responding to live social following.
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Skills
  • Print Design
  • Textile Design
  • Screen Printing
  • Ceramics
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Suite
Education
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    A LevelsWymondham High Sixth Form
    Wymondham, UK
    Fine Art - A* Biology - A Chemistry - C Maths (AS) - C
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern DesignLeeds Arts University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Graduated with a First Class (Honours).
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