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Sarah Elliott

Freelance IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Sarah Elliott

Freelance IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance illustrator currently based in London. My illustrations are all hand painted with gouache and I particularly love working on projects which tackle environmental and social issues. hello@sarahelliottillustration.com instagram.com/sarahelliottillustration
Projects
  • Surface Designs for InteriorsInspired by East African flora, this project explores the idea that the things we surround ourselves with form a part of our identity.
  • Black Lives Matter PortraitsAn ongoing series of portraits of influential black voices, inspired by recent events. For sale in my shop - all profits will be donated to The Black Curriculum, a social enterprise who deliver arts-focused black history programmes for young people in the UK.
  • Birth of VenusA modern take on the Botticelli classical painting.
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Projects credited in
  • University of Westminster, Illustration & Visual Communication BA (Hons)Our course offers a flexible, multimedia approach to the study and practice of contemporary illustration and visual communication arts. The ethos of the course is to nurture individual creativity, through a programme that encourages an open and speculative approach, through visual inquiry and diagnostic experimentation across a wide range of image media practices and contexts. Opportunities to participate in internships, work experience and industry led initiatives prepare students to ente
Work history
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    IllustratorSarah Elliott Illustration
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I've been working as a freelance illustrator under the brand name Sarah Elliott Illustration for nearly 2 years. My work has included editorial illustration, textile design, children's book illustration and private commissions, as well as running my own online shop.
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    Textile Designer and IllustratorHouse of Gharats
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    I worked both in the studio and remotely. My main job was to develop and execute a design for one of the brands signature silk scarves. I also designed wrapping paper which was sold in the Big issue magazine, and accompanied my boss to London Fashion Week events.
Skills
  • Painting Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Packaging Design
  • Branding Design
Education
    BA Illustration and Visual CommunicationUniversity of Westminster
    London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours.
Awards
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    Light grey Art Lab Senior Show 2020Light Grey Art Lab
    My final degree show was one of the selected winners and I was awarded an ongoing mentorship with an art director.
    Westminster Pop Up CompetitionUniversity of Westminster
    I was one of eight creatives chosen to take part in the Westminster Pop Up Shop, at 67 York Street. As part of the prize, I attended business-related workshops and officially registered my business with HMRC. Together we organised a week-long pop-up shop in Marylebone, Central London.