My range of limited edition contemporary Russian dolls predominantly play on modern notions of femininity. Other themes have included Russian stereotypes and current events. I am influenced by the traditional nesting doll, comics and cartoons. My Illustration background fuels the narrative nature of the dolls. I like to use the form of the Russian Doll to tell a story with each unfolding piece. The dolls are hand-painted using tempera paints and are finished with a lacquer glaze.
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Norma to Marilyn
Birth of an icon
Cake toppers for fellow artist and designer Cait Peterson
Featuring a fun dinosaur character and over 900 words, the app is designed to expand vocabulary one bite at a time! Children gain points by selecting the correct synonym out of a choice of four words in a classic word-matching game format. There are three levels of difficulty available and a glossary for additional support.
Our next game 'Extinct', which is due for completion in 2016, is a game about Eclipsazoology (the study of extinct animals). In the game, the player acts as a Palaeontologist. They must piece together the bones of the extinct animal correctly before they are able to gain interesting facts about the animal and see what it used to look like. Players will be guided through the game by an encouraging and knowledgeable Professor.
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Theasaurus promotional video
Screenshot of opening animation
Screenshots of the main game play
Screenshot of the glossary menu page
Screenshot of the 'Easy' glossary page
Theasaurus promotional poster
Prototype of Extinct opening page
Preliminary animation frames of the Professor character
The Elk & Key logo
I have worked on book covers for two publishers. My '50s Housewife' Russian Doll was used for the front and inside cover of Editura Humanitas' Romanian translation of 'Girls. Poor Relatives' by the critically acclaimed Russian author Lyudmila Ulitskaya. And I have illustrated book covers for Hopscotch Books for the titles 'The Victorians' and 'Famous Journeys'
Below are some book proposals of my own. I work mainly in the mediums of coloured pencils, pen and watercolours.
Front cover of Girls. Poor relatives
Inside cover of Girls. Poor relatives
Cover spread of Girls. Poor relatives
The Victorians front cover
Famous Journeys front cover
First five spreads for 'My first flight'
Endpapers and first four spreads for 'Naughty Nick'
I work as an in-house designer for Acland Burghley School. This involves the creation of most of the school’s publications within the school’s brand identity. These include booklets, leaflets, posters, invites and classroom resources. I have also designed for items such as badges, stickers, tote bags and large-scale banners.
Included is a selection of some of the work I have completed for Burghley.
Postcard invite for the Summer School
A series of posters highlighting the school values
Literacy Strategy poster
Geography exams posters
Postcard invite for the Year 7 Transition event
Poster advertising the 'Ways of Reading' workshop at the British Library
Poster advertising the 'Exploring English' workshop at the British Library
Summer reading postcard
Poster advertising the recycling facilities at the school
Poster advertising Robert Peston's talk at the school
On this page I have included examples of my non-commercial illustration work, as well as work created in response to competitions and open briefs. My main interest is narrative and children's book illustration. I work mainly with coloured pencils on coloured card or paper. Other mediums are watercolours, pen and the printmaking techniques of etching and lithography.
The front and inside of my wedding invitations
The theme is of a birdhouse as my fiancé and I met as flatmates. The heart-shaped 'door' of the birdhouse cover shows our names. The whole text is then revealed once the invitation is opened. One side is in Russian, the other is in English.
Back and front of my wedding invitations
The back of the invite is the back of the birdhouse. The invitations are also designed to be hung up, to further extend the birdhouse idea.
The life and death of Lubov Stefanovna
Artwork based on my Great-Grandmother's life
Front cover idea for 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World - Chapter 11
Looking down through the window in the floor, the Savage could see Lenina's upturned face, pale in the bluish light of the lamps. The mouth was open, she was calling. Her foreshortened figure rushed away from him; the diminishing square of the roof seemed to be falling through the darkness.
Brave New World - Chapter 14
The Savage violently started and, uncovering his face, looked round. Five khaki twins, each with the stump of a long éclair in his right hand, and their identical faces variously smeared with liquid chocolate, were standing in a row, puggily goggling at him. They met his eyes and simultaneously grinned. One of them pointed with his éclair butt. "Is she dead?" he asked.
Brave New World - Chapter 18
A humming overhead had become a roar... He looked up, startled, from his digging, from his thoughts; looked up... and saw, close above him, the swarm of hovering machines. Like locusts they came, hung poised, descended all around him on the heather.
'Henny Penny' or 'Chicken Little' folk tale illustration
Adventures on Chalk Mountain
Illustrations of my cousin Adel
Illustrations for my novel 'Last of the Snow'
I created 'Playtime' as the typeface for my first app, Theasaurus. I drew the typeface first to create a more natural cut-out effect and then traced each character in Illustrator to vectrorise them. I am currently in the process of creating additional characters. Playtime will be available to buy soon. Theasaurus is available now on the main app stores.