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 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 illustrations. 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 SAGA UK, Landor Associates, Printclub London, Kindred Studios and Firewords Magazine.

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

Printed Spaces, Studio 73, London, September 2018

Underway Studio: An Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking, London Print Studio, London, May 2018

Blisters Paperback Edition, Printclub, London, October 2017

Electric Blue, Studio 73, London, June 2017

Botanicals, Studio 73, London, March 2017

Ecotopia, Biennale Interieur, Belgium, October 2016

Ecotopia, University of Porto, Portugal, October 2016

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

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