Fashion illustrator Elyse Blackshaw was born in Greater Manchester, UK.
Elyse graduated with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) in Embroidery at The Manchester School of Art, MMU. Here, she interned at Zandra Rhodes and Kitty Joseph, London and Karolina York, Sydney. She is currently studying an MA in Mixed Media at the Royal College of Art, London.
Her illustrations were discovered by British magazine, Noctis and Elyse documented London Fashion Week for their social media and online platforms. Her work continued to be featured in Noctis along with ELLE Brazil, Fashion Revolution and The DeBrief.
With an unapologetic and eclectic style she has gained recognition from fashion icons such as Marc Jacobs, Mary Katrantzou, Shrimps and Ashish and continues to record the industry's talent through live drawing for Fashion Scout, Graduate Fashion Week and private shows. Her work is identifiable through her signature squiggles.
Elyse's materials include: photographic faces, marker pens, fine liner and the occasional splat of ink when needed.