Illustration, BA (Hons)
Welcome to the online showcase for BA (Hons) Illustration at UCLan. The illustrations and artwork on display, created by our graduating cohort of 2021, are testimony to their creativity, resilience and hard work. In an extraordinary year, their vitality and effort is reflected in the diverse range of portfolios on show, all created during a period of uncertainty, change and challenge. For all professional illustrators creativity on demand and adaptability are essential parts of working life. Our students have shown this in abundance over the course of their third year.
The scope of the creative ideas, processes and craft on display is broad, playful, serious and inventive and each portfolio hints at a distinctive emerging visual voice. The projects completed by our students explore both the commercial communication contexts that illustration functions within, and an eclectic range of personal authorial themes, mirroring their concerns and commentary upon prevailing cultural debates, attitudes and events. We hope that you see in each illustrator’s portfolio, picture-making that is reflective and creative in its process, distinctive in its craft and execution and outward facing in its application. Pictures with personality, pictures with a voice, pictures with purpose.