Laura Barrett


I'm a freelance illustrator based in South East London specialising in creating intricate and decorative silhouette illustrations and patterns.

Since graduating from University of the Arts London (Camberwell) in 2007 I've been working with a variety of international clients within the fields of publishing, editorial, packaging, advertising and animation.

My work is often narrative based and inspired by the darker side of folk and fairytales, as well as traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). I like to explore these themes through the use of silhouettes, which I create by drawing with a graphics tablet in Adobe Illustrator. Working digitally allows me a great deal of flexibility whilst retaining a hand crafted quality. I love to work in striking black and white, though I'm just as comfortable using colour when a project calls for it.

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Selected Client List:
Ted Baker / Taschen / Toni&Guy / Marchesa / Yardley London / The Guardian / Woman's Weekly / Hachette / Oneworld Publications / Heidelberg / British Heart Foundation / Brighton Festival / The Wellcome Trust / Antler Dog Chews / Little Claire Designs / A Girl for All Time / Potion Pictures / Shooting Fish Theatre Company

Design Agencies:
Beauty Seen PR / Candy & Candy / Chapter / Damn Fine Media / KMS Team / Open Fundraising / Seymourpowell.

The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Ed. Noel Daniel, Taschen (2013)
The Forest by Hannah Hutchins (2012)
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Ed. Noel Daniel, Taschen (2011)
Matilda's Secret by Sandra Goldbacher, Daughters of History (2011)

Selected Press:
Digital Arts, MacUser, Varoom, Inside Out magazine and The Mix Future Interiors.

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