Sasha Compton
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Sasha Compton

Artist & DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sasha Compton

Artist & DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Originally from North Yorkshire, Sasha is a British contemporary Artist, Designer and Illustrator based in London 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
  • Sustainable swimwear design for Elle Nage
    Sustainable swimwear design for Elle NageSasha has collaborated with sustainable swimwear brand Elle Nage to create a two prints taking inspiration from her 'Sloterplas Swimmers' artwork. The two swimming costumes are both reversible. Print 1: The Marine Ripple Print is reminiscent of ripples of light darting through water. It celebrates our human connection with water and how it can take us to our freest state. ... Print 2: The 'Sand Ripple' exterior represents distinctive ripples on the sand’s surface and the interior is a classi
  • Eggs of an Era | Public art exhibition for HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
    Eggs of an Era | Public art exhibition for HM The Queen's Platinum JubileeHand painting a giant egg for 'Eggs for an Era' a public art exhibition around Chelsea celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 'Seven giant egg-shaped masterpieces created by leading artists will pop up in Chelsea, London from 16 May to 12 June 2022 to honour and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Clarence Court Eggs, The Elephant Family and Cadogan have joined forces with seven well known artists to produce the giant eggs, which will be displayed in a trail on and around Sloane Square
  • Bespoke Lampshades for Martin Budnizki's latest interiors; 25hours Hotel Copenhagen Indre By
    Bespoke Lampshades for Martin Budnizki's latest interiors; 25hours Hotel Copenhagen Indre By"To create two designs and then hand paint these designs onto 20 lampshades for Copenhagen's first 25hours design hotel designed by London based Interior Designer Martin Brudnizki.' I worked with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to create multiple design options to go with their chosen wallpapers, fabrics and furniture in the two rooms where my lampshades were to go. After multiple rounds, we tweaked two designs. Over two months I hand painted the designs onto test lampshades colour matching to
  • Plates for Edmiston Yachts
    Plates for Edmiston YachtsTwo plates designed exclusively for Edmiston's Christmas gifts for their clients, December 2021. Using their red and gold brand colours and taking inspiration from sea-life, I started this exciting commission for Edmiston Yachts by illustrating four of my favourite sea creatures. I love the ocean, it’s one of my main sources for inspiration, so to be able to create a contemporary and stylish design in this theme was a dream commission. Edmiston chose two of their favourite illustrations befor
  • 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
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Projects credited in
  • 25hours hotels Copenhagen
    25hours hotels CopenhagenThe former university building (1885) is located in the middle of the famous Købmagergade street in Copenhagen. The hotel storyline is inspired by the extraordinary life-stage and journey that one takes from puberty to adulthood. - the coming of age. In collaboration with MBDS London, the concept showcases the life stages while growing up: the adventures of love, sorrows, knowledge, passion and rebellion. Do we ever grow up?
Work history
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    Self EmployedSasha Compton
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Creating art, commissions, collaborations and freelance graphics.
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    Senior Graphic DesignerSummum Woman
     - Amsterdam, NetherlandsFull Time
    Senior Graphic Designer for Summum Woman.
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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)