Gosia Kozdron is a London-based, freelance digital illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s book illustrator. Gosia’s illustrations ‘Jay’ and ‘Fireflies and Foxes’, submitted as part of our December theme ‘home’, form part of a larger oeuvre of beautifully bright, surreal and colourful artwork by Kozdron. Gosia graduated from London Metropolitan University with a degree in illustration in 2019. You can find more of Gosia’s work on Instagram (@gosiak_illustration) and on
Our final visual art submission for this month is from Cassie Wardill, a digital illustrator. Cassie Wardill (Instagram @cassiewardilldesigns) is a recent Media Production graduate who studied at the University of Lincoln. CW: “Since graduating I started doing freelance digital illustrations and I am a volunteer Social Media Graphic Designer for the student run brand Studenteer. I LOVE illustrating digitally. When I’m not illustrating, I love binge watching Netflix series or
Georgia Embling is a digital illustrator based in Bristol. GE: “I have a degree and a masters degree in Anthropology from The University of Bristol and I am now trying to pursue my hobby of digital illustration. I mainly create portraits using bright, vivid and fun colour palettes but I have also been known to work on pet portraits and landscapes.” You can follow Georgia on Instagram (@georgi.paints) and she is open for commissions and business enquiries. #submissions #art #N
Edmund Pollington is an illustrator who studied BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Essex. Edmund’s illustration below is inspired by this month’s prompt ‘nostalgia’. EP: “I find inspiration in anything that has a sense of story, as well as illustrations especially the medium of graphic novels. I have an Instagram that you can follow me on @artist.athelstan, and I hope you like what you see.” ‘Nostalgia’ by Edmund Pollington #submissions #art #Nostalgia #illustrati
This week I interviewed Kate Wixley, a multi-disciplinary artist based in London. This spotlight focuses particularly on two of Kate’s recent projects; ‘The Home Screen’ and ‘Sentimental Cereal’ which both communicate the concept of nostalgia in distinct ways. To view more of Kate’s work you can visit her website. Can you tell me about yourself and your work? KW: My name is Kate Wixley, and I’m a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in London. I recently graduated from
Alyssa Rae is a recent graduate and fine artist from Canada. Below are three painting submitted by Alyssa to fit with our theme of ‘Nostalgia’ for this month. You can view more of Alyssa’s work on her website, and by following her on Instagram. AR: “I am a black, female, multimedia visual artist and entrepreneur, who specializes in oil and acrylic painting. My influences consist of what I see, feel, and experience, while travelling and exploring natural landscapes and cultura
Sophia Reedijk is a freelance artist and recent medicine graduate. Sophia spent a year in art school before deciding to study medicine but she missed creating art so is now pursuing both as a doctor and an artist. You can see more of her work here. SR: The title of the artwork is “Do you remember”. It is about the time when you were little and the memories of the holidays you had, and how you will make these memories again with your children. Children are the hope of the futu
Our first artist spotlight of the month features Grace Boyle an artist whose most recent project ‘A Love Letter to the Past’ focuses on her family heritage.
“My name is Grace Boyle, I studied Textiles Design at Chelsea College of Arts and graduated this summer, I am going to continue living in London with friends and am currently looking for a job in the design industry. I am also currently studying at the Fashion Retail Academy where I am learning new skills in Buying and
This week’s illustration submission is by the wonderful Emma Rodriguez, a collage artist from Bristol. Emma studied BA Drawing and Print at UWE. Known for her surreal landscape collages, Emma says she enjoys making pieces that are “weird yet wonderful”. This piece of Emma’s is called ‘Try Me’ #submissions #art #print #collage #illustration #CreativeCollections #submission
We’re super excited to announce the release of our October zine centred around the theme of ‘change’. The zine is a compilation of all of the fantastic submissions we’ve had over the past month. You can read the issue here. #submissions #art #photography #creative #october #creativewriting #CreativeCollections #zine
Zoe Shields is an artist and illustrator from Ireland currently based in Brazil and is one of our resident illustrators for The Collective Mag. For the theme of ‘change’ Zoe created these pieces based around the journey through our lives and the constant change that is inevitable. You can follow her on Instagram @zsillustration, and see her regular illustrations for the magazine on our Instagram account. Zoe Shields Zoe Shields #submissions #art #change #illustration #Creativ
Words by Meg Shepherd in conversation with Roshi Cowen.
Art by Roshi Cowen. Roshi is a recent graduate from the University of Exeter based in London. You can follow her on Instagram: @bodykindbirdy and @bodykinddesigns.
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your work? What did you study at University and has this influenced any of your work/outlook? RC: I’m Roshi, I’m 23, a mental health and intersectional feminist advocate. I’d describe my art as radical, pastel,
Today we have a super talented first year student, Zoe Wright providing us with both a poem supported by her own photography. Studying Environmental Science at the University of Aberdeen she writes a lot of nature based poetry, but the majority of her poems deal with spiritual, self-reflection, mental health and holistic topics. She is also an avid photographer which comes in handy to help to illustrate and document her poems visually. She was always highly commended in schoo
Words by Melissa Santos, Illustrated by Zofia Chamienia
Melissa Santos is a recent History and Creative Writing graduate currently undertaking a Masters degree in Journalism. Her short story ‘A Frail Purple Flower’ is inspired by October’s theme of ‘change’ and touches on issues of mental health in light of the recent global situation. Melissa’s story is accompanied by an illustration by Zofia Chamienia, an illustration student at the University of Dundee. You can find mor
Jade Palmer is a self-taught digital artist from Derbyshire.
JP: Since Lockdown began it gave me the opportunity to rekindle my love for creating art. Therefore, I decided to create this piece which represents how with changes in life, soon follows a display of beauty. Jade has an art page on Facebook, and you can check out her drawings on her Instagram @JDigitalDrawings
From Change Comes Beauty #submissions #art #change #illustration #CreativeCollections #submission #digit
Jodi Johnson is a poet and artist currently based in Nottingham. After graduating with a Fine Art degree last year, Jodi has just completed her MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent. She is currently working on an anthology with her MA cohort that is due to be published this month. You can follow her on Instagram @jodimartine In the Past Dear diary, I love him I loved him. Crumpled pages tarnished with tears show imperfections in what was once faultless, no longer stuck
Words by Megan Shepherd
Illustrations by Amy Jackson Amy Jackson is a recent graduate from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David with a BA in Illustration. She creates intricate illustrations with a pointillist style. You can see more of her work at her website: www.ajillustration.co.uk or her instagram @ajillustrator ‘A Plastic Ocean’ AJ: This design illustrates the amount of plastic that is currently in our ocean and the dangers of pollution. To help stop this, I have
An essay on colour by Jessica Duggan Words by Megan Shepherd and Jessica Duggan I speak to Jess Duggan, an artist based in London about climate change, colour and how the latter can be used to alter our perceptions of the former. With the recent wildfires in California and fatal floods in France and Italy, climate change discussion and strategies to tackle it are in the forefront of many peoples’ minds. Jess suggests a potentially revolutionary new way of utilising colour to
Kamohelo AKA Kadi Sabi, graduated from the Pearson Institute of Higher Education in 2020 with a BA in Graphic Design.
KS: I am a graphic designer / creative who works in a variety of media, inspired by the past, present and future; by merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, I create with historical and/or contemporary recognizable elements. My works are a drawn reflection upon the art of art itself: thoroughly social and cultural-referential, yet
Thaís Bristotti graduated in 2015 in Visual Arts & Design from the Catholic University of Campinas in Brazil. Her piece ‘Witches’ is inspired by the quote “We’re the granddaughters of the witches you couldn’t burn”.
TB: They can’t burn us no longer, together we move forward, together we are stronger and we will fight for our rights. It shows the value of women coming together and becoming a sisterhood, a collective. You can check out more of Thaís’s work on her Instagram @l