Sasha Compton
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Sasha Compton

Artist & DesignerAmsterdam, Netherlands
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Sasha Compton
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Sasha Compton

Artist & DesignerAmsterdam, Netherlands
About me
Originally from North Yorkshire, Sasha is a British contemporary Artist, Designer and Illustrator based in Amsterdam who is inspired by the beauty of nature. Her mixed-media artwork is colourful and focuses on positive imperfections, negative space and texture. Expressive techniques showing liberated female figures and positive natural environments are Sasha's main focus. Based on her memories or other forms of inspiration, Sasha uses the colour theory to create joyful and emotional artworks with the aim of bringing happiness into people's homes. "In today's world there is so much pressure to be perfect. My work is all about embracing the differences. I use unpredictable creative methods, such as lino printing or watercolour work. These materials seem to have a life of their own which I love. I embrace those imperfections that give an artwork it's own character, as if each piece has its own personality." Another focal point of Sasha's is connecting old and new: Classical themes in contemporary forms. Sasha sells original handmade pieces and Giclée prints. Sasha's Background: Sasha grew up in a creative family and has always known she wanted to pursue a creative career. After a foundation year at Central St. Martins (UAL) specialising in Illustration, Sasha attended Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), completing a BA Hons Graphic Design & Communication degree (graduating in 2015). Sasha then did a year of varied internships in London to gain further experience in the creative industry: advertising (at BBH), branding (at Elephants Can't Jump), fashion (Mary Benson, Fashion East for London Fashion Week), textiles and interiors (Clarissa Hulse) and graphic design (Bolter Design). Sasha worked as the Graphic Designer in the hospitality industry for Coppa Club (1.5 years) before moving to Amsterdam to be a Senior Graphic Designer for a Dutch fashion brand (2.5 years). Sasha missed getting her hands dirty and decided to focus on creating art as a full-time career in 2020 and has been living her dream since. Being inspired by her experience in the fashion industry, a lot of Sasha's artwork is colourful, feminine and expressive.
Projects
  • SC X White Door Studio Class
    SC X White Door Studio ClassCeramics Illustration and Yoga Day retreat at White Door Studio, Amsterdam. "A day of play this summer. Starting with an intuitive and warming yoga flow led by White Door teacher Tash, to tune you into your subconscious. Followed by a hearty and delicious late lunch getting to know your fellow creatives. Sasha will then be giving some tips for painting an Italian bisqueware plate (32cm diameter) in her signature colours and style. She'll be talking through some of the basics, to more complex t
  • SC X Bambini Collections
    SC X Bambini CollectionsBrief: to create two original artworks inspired by your childhood for Bambini Collections. Bambini Collections is an online gallery that collaborates with emerging artists to create art for children that stimulates their imaginations and are pieces they can grow up with, rather than out of. They are partnered with Place2Be, a charity that aids children's mental health in schools. "This artwork has been created by Artist, Sasha Compton and is inspired by her childhood memories in Scotland sno
  • SC X Nina London blankets
    SC X Nina London blanketsTwo blankets designed for Nina London. "A parenting essential, muslin blankets elevate the everyday with their unique designs. Created by your favourite artists, they are imbued with creativity, inspiration and stories. They are extra large, at 110cm x 110cm, meaning extra versatile. Whether it’s for swaddling, mopping up spills, breastfeeding or even acting as a sunshade… having a NINA muslin blanket nearby will ensure you’re ready for every moment. You’ll immediately notice how soft and li
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Work history
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    Senior Graphic DesignerSummum Woman
     - Amsterdam, NetherlandsFull Time
    Senior Graphic Designer for Summum Woman.
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    Lead Graphic DesignerCoppa Club
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Brand designer/in house sole graphic designer for two food chains based in London.
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Skills
  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Environment
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Interior Photography
Education
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    BA Graphic Design CommunicationChelsea College of Arts (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Graphic Design
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Art Foundation DiplomaCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    BA hons degree 2:1Chelsea College of Arts (UAL)