Saudah Mukadam

Saudah Mukadam

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Saudah Mukadam

Saudah Mukadam

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Saudah is an Indo-Irish Muslim illustrator based in London. The name she uses in her handles ‘Saudah Pop’ comes from one of the many mispronunciations of her name, in this case ‘Soda’ (hence, Soda Pop, like the drink). She primarily works in digital and printmaking media, with a focus on different areas including comics, character design and book illustration. In terms of printmaking, her main methods are linocut printing and etching. She enjoys telling stories that both entertain and educate, as it is her firm belief that through something as innate to humans as storytelling, we can empower, inspire, and support each other. In her free time Saudah enjoys needlework, video games and being a good plant mum to her ever-growing jungle. email: saudahpopillustration@gmail.com
Projects
  • Theatre Posters
    Theatre PostersFor this project I was tasked with taking two old plays and making them appealing to a modern audience. In this case, I chose Lysistrata by Aristophanes and Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe. After researching these plays, I found that both could be interpreted in a political light and thus decided to make them look like propaganda posters using Russian Constructivism as visual inspiration.
  • The Last Viceroy of India
    The Last Viceroy of IndiaShort comic retelling of the role of the Last Viceroy of India in the Independence movement. It was made with the intention of educating people about British Imperial history.
  • Third Culture Kids
    Third Culture KidsThird Culture Kids are people who are raised in a culture that is different to that of one or both of their parents. In this project I was exploring what it was like to be a TCK both from my own perspective as a TCK and from the results of academic research into this demographic.
  • Highgate Cemetery Etchings
    Highgate Cemetery EtchingsLast autumn, I went to Highgate Cemetery and from my studies I produced 4 aqua-tinted etching prints, which I feel really captured the atmosphere of the cemetery. The 1st and 4th prints are full tonal prints, the 2nd and 3rd only have light single tone washes with more of focus on line work.
  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri
    Inferno by Dante AlighieriThis project was an adaptation of Inferno by Dante Alighieri into a risographed concertina book, each page being a setting in the story going from the base of Mount Delectable to the lake Kokytos in the deepest circle of hell. The idea behind this project was to find a way to make Dante more accessible to people and hopefully foster an interest to then go on and read the Divine Comedy itself. This was project was also designed with the possibility for the two other books, Purgatorio and Paradiso
  • The Fly by George Langelaan
    The Fly by George LangelaanGraphic novel adaptation of The Fly by George Langelaan
Projects credited in
  • Middlesex University, BA Illustration
    Middlesex University, BA IllustrationBA Illustration at Middlesex University is an exciting and informed programme that nurtures creativity and diversity whilst covering all areas of contemporary illustration. Graduates leave fully able to compete and succeed in the illustration industry, having experienced projects focusing on editorial, publishing, children's books, packaging, advertising, graphic novels, printmaking and reportage illustration. Students benefit from guest speakers, staff that are all practicing illustrators, and
Work history
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    IllustratorD&AD New Blood Festival 2020
    London, United KingdomFreelance
Skills
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Comic Art
  • Hand Printmaking
  • Character Illustration
  • Poster Art
  • Book Illustration
  • Printmaking
Education
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    BA IllustrationMiddlesex University
     - London, United Kingdom
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    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignKingston University
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    Ones to WatchD&AD New Blood Festival 2020
    Listed as one of the 30 illustrators/animators to watch at the D&AD New Blood Festival 2020