I’m a digital illustrator who also enjoys dabbling in graphic design and animation. I have recently been exploring the world of design for film and television, which has been a great opportunity for me to push my skills in both illustration and graphic design and uncover my passion for creating work that helps to tell stories in new and exciting ways. Design for the screen is such an interesting area for me to explore as an artist, as it covers anything from film posters and title sequences to prop design and signage. At the moment, I’m particularly interested in prop design and how these visuals help to push a narrative on the screen. Through my personal work, I’ve been re-reading some of my favourite books and imagining the type of life those characters lived, what objects they would have and what they would see, and I would essentially try and bring these ideas to life. I especially enjoy the challenge of working to a specific time period and, from this, the breadth of various visual research that goes into my projects. At its core, my work is about storytelling and world-building, while also drawing inspiration from the rich visual styles of art movements throughout history.
The project presented here is based on a captivating character found within the pages of “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”. Through the assortment of objects strewn across her dressing table, I aim to paint a picture of her scandalous, lavish movie star life.