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CONTACT: elyseblackshaw@outlook.com

Education

MA Textiles - Mixed Media |The Royal College of Art

First Class BA Hons Embroidery | Manchester School of Art

Not gonna lie, I hate writing the 'About Me' section, so I'm going to write as if I'm writing in my journal. Something different about me is that I used to be a secondary school teacher, so I find it easy to speak my mind, take the lead and intervene with awkward silences - that and the fact I'm Northern therefore unavoidably friendly. More to the point,  I identify with the role of a multi-disciplinary artist, despite the obvious illustrative qualities. Rooted in a textile practice of print and embroidery, my work has evolved into visual communication within art and fashion, meaning my illustrations are a tool to develop a range of outcomes - fashion documentation, design, animation, film and 3D outcomes. That's the great thing about drawing, the possibilities are endless. I have a vivid imagination to expand on ideas, so if you think you have an project proposal, don't hesitate to get in contact. I'd love to have a chat!

ELYSE BLACKSHAW RESUME

2020

  • WINNER OF RCA 'GRAND CHALLENGE' TEAM PRIZE SPONSORED BY LOGITECH

  • FASHION ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP NEWCASTLE COLLEGE 

2019

  • Live drawing as fashion illustrator for Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week AW19  

  • Live drawing as fashion illustrator at Shrimps, London Fashion Week AW19 

  • LIVE DRAWING AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK

  • Instagram takeover for Graduate Fashion Week social media 2019

 

2018

  • Live drawing for Etre Cecile Flagship Store London opening

 

2017

  • Illustrating LFW for Noctis Magazine SS17 and AW18 

  • Illustration commission for Fashion Revolution ZINE

  • Illustration SOCIAL MEDIA commission for BAND AND OLUFSEN BEOPLAY H4

  •  Illustration commission for The DeBrief

Female drag illustration for Noctis

2016

  • Illustrating LFW for Noctis Magazine SS16 and AW17 

  • Confetti Crowd illustration feature for Noctis Magazine

  • collaboration with Elle B Zhou

  • Illustration commission for Behind the Glass London

 

2015

  • Illustrating LFW for Noctis Magazine SS15 and AW16

 

2013

  • Studio intern at Kitty Joseph, LondON

  • Where’s Me Jumper illustration collaboration 

  • Adam Jones Womenswear commission

  • GRADUATED FROM THE MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART, MANCHESTER MET UNIVERSITY

 

2012

  • Print studio intern at Karolina York, Sydney

  • Print studio intern at Zandra Rhodes, London

  • MADERIA SCHOLARSHIP

2010

  • STARTED UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AT THE MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART, MANCHESTER MET UNIVERSITY 

BORN 1992