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Elyse Blackshaw is an illustrator from Greater Manchester. 


Since graduating in 2013 from the Manchester School of Art with a First Class BA Hons in Embroidery (now Textiles in Practice), Elyse went on to work on a variety of projects for independent designers and magazines. She has been recognised for her continuous documentation for London Fashion Week where she created fashion illustrations for digital and social media, being published in Noctis, Fashion Revolution, ELLE, Grazia and Vogue.

In June 2023, Elyse will be on the Fashion Illustration judging panel for Graduate Fashion week alongside prestigious illustrators: David Downton, Sue Dray and Jessica Rose Bird. 


In 2021 Elyse graduated from MA Textiles (Mixed-Media) at the Royal College of Art and began working on projects for public art and hosting illustration workshops. Recent collaborations include Hospital Rooms, Sketch Appeal, Samsung KX, Westfield London. Elyse regularly hosts live, interactive illustrations workshops for schools, colleges and universities across the UK. 

Elyse identifies as a Mixed Media Illustrator, finding value in old and unwanted drawings. Influenced by the current throw away culture, she strives to reflect the need to value  materials by recycling her work through collage. Her workshops embrace the art of 'Sustainable Fashion Illustration'. 

In 2023, Elyse opened her illustration studio in South London and is currently developing a new body of work. She spends time between London and her home city of Manchester.

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Instagram: @elyseblackshaw

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