Illustrator and Printmaker

MELISSA NORTH

I am a London based illustrator currently working from the print studio I established with my illustration collective, Underway Studio, in 2015. Physical process and rigorous experimentation with traditional and alternative printmaking techniques is what drives much of my work. The happy accidents and hiccups that often occur through silk-screen print are what lead to my passion for this process in particular and regularly feature in my finished pieces. Inspired by travel, pattern and architecture, I collage together hand drawn and photographic elements to create playful yet striking illustrations that span both digital and print mediums.

Selected clients include Landor Associates, Printclub London and Firewords Magazine.

I have exhibited my work both nationally and internationally and have been nominated for the Association of Illustrators prize for illustration. Exhibitions include:

Museums at Night, The Canal Museum, London, May 2014

D&AD New Blood, Spitalfields Market, London, July 2014

Creative Debuts, Black and White Building, London, January 2015

Association of Illustrators Prize for Illustration, London Transport Museum, London, April 2015

Ecotopia, London Design Festival, Cromwell Place, London, September 2016

Ecotopia, University of Porto, Portugal, October 2016

Ecotopia, Biennale Interieur, Belgium, October 2016

Botanicals, Studio 73, London, March 2017

Electric Blue, Studio 73, London, June 2017

Blisters Paperback Edition, Printclub, London, October 2017

If you would like to commission me or collaborate on a project please get in contact.

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