Ursi Tolliday

Ursi Tolliday

IllustratorLincoln, United Kingdom
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Ursi Tolliday

Ursi Tolliday

IllustratorLincoln, United Kingdom
About me
I'm an Illustrator, Printmaker and Cambridge School of Art graduate. Clients include Hallmark Cards, Scoop and Shameless Magazines and Hey Form. My work chosen from New Designers in 2017 as one “of the best examples of grad work” by Mark Sinclair for Creative Review. I have also been a runner up in several competitions including The Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize and The Batsford Books Prize.
  • Johnny Cash for Mouthing Off Magazine
    Johnny Cash for Mouthing Off MagazineIllustration for an article about Johnny Cash’s album, Bitter Tears for Mouthing Off Magazine.
  • Pots, pots, pots
    Pots, pots, potsPersonal work based on my Dad who used to work as a potter.
  • Save the Whales!
    Save the Whales!My illustration for the Greenpeace UK #Drawtheoceans challenge aiming to highlight the need for better ocean protection.
  • Hold onto your hats!
    Hold onto your hats!Blanket design for the iamfy competition.
  • Microgreens
    MicrogreensSpeculative illustration for an article on “microgreens”
  • Pizza Box
    Pizza BoxPersonal project- designing a pizza box.
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Projects credited in
  • BODY TALK Print issue 1
    BODY TALK Print issue 1Body Talk zine is a global publication which is a collection of words and works by creatives around the world sharing their personal experiences and talking about mental health and body image. From using fashion photography to distort the perception of beauty to reading a comic strip for understanding anxiety, this zine uses off-beat methods of self expression to question society. Body Talk issue1 uses tactile experiences through various textures to shed light on the layers for an interactive e
Work history
    Freelance IllustratorHallmark Cards
    United KingdomFreelance
    Creating greetings cards based on briefs set by the Hallmark Creative Directors for a number of occasions. Storytelling is an important part of my work with Hallmark as I use this to represent “special moments”. I mainly use ink and line drawing within these illustrations to create a “hand-made” feel.
    PrintmakerHey Form
    Hull, United KingdomFreelance
    Creating a range of prints through various printmaking methods for HeyForm Shop. Maintaining a good relationship and communication with the client. I have proven myself to be reliable ensuring products arrive on time.
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  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Risograph Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Event Management
  • Promotion
  • Idea Generation
  • Video Editing
  • Design
    2:1 BA (Hons) IllustrationCambridge school of Art
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Distinction, Foundation Year in Art and DesignLincoln College of Art and Design
     - Lincoln, United Kingdom
    Foundation Diploma in Art and Design with Illustration pathway. My final project was chosen to be exhibited at Chelsea for the Chelsea Art Prize.
    House of Illustration logo
    House of Illustration logo
    Second PlaceHouse of Illustration
    Awarded Second Place for The Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize for my illustration based on Chenrui Zhang's poem "Sketch".
    Runner UpThat's a Mole
    Work selected for exhibition in Turin, Italy for “That’s a Mole!” competition. Selected for special mention by the European Institute of Design.
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