Q&A Nell Illustrator & printmaker

Who are and what do you do?
My name’s Nell, I’m an illustrator and printmaker.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Expressive, stylised, lively, curious, fun.

Do you have any design heroes?
Lots! Charlie Harper, Jason Munn, Mike Perry, Bruno Munari, Tuesday Bassen, Maxine Sutton, Malika Favre

Where is your studio? Location? In a shared studio?
I currently have 2 studios, a shared one at Manchester Craft Centre, and my own space at Hot Bed Press, Salford. I’ll be full time at Hot Bed after Christmas though, exciting if slightly scary times!

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Printing orders, getting inky, making a mess, thinking, and singing.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I’m currently putting the finishing touches to this year’s Nell’s Angel, George Michael!

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar?
Prints, pins, tote bags and dead celebrity Christmas tree toppers!

What would be your job if you weren’t doing what you do now?
I always wanted to do something creative, and I can’t imagine working for someone else as I’ve been self-employed for such a long time, so maybe freelance design

Tell us something we don’t know
I once came second in a pancake-eating competition.

https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/nell

https://www.craftanddesign.com/artists/nell/

 

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