I am an illustrator, printmaker and visual storyteller, based in London. I received my BA Design in Visual Communication (Illustration) from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Before moving to London I lived in Kyoto, Japan where I worked as a freelance illustrator.
For the past few years I have been experimenting with the relationship between my practice as a narrative illustrator and as a textile designer. In my work I am passionate about handmade techniques, particularly the essence and the concept of craftsmanship. I believe that by preserving the knowledge of traditional methods, real innovation begins. During my MA I have explored how such techniques may be adapted to digital spaces and ways of making.
During the past year, I have been a collaborator with ‘Fishskinlab’, a project funded by EU Horizon2020, which explores the traditional Arctic craft of leather made of ﬁsh skin. The project’s goal is to encourage the potential use of ﬁsh leather as a new alternative raw material for the fashion industry. It aims to help fashion production become more sustainable and the ocean less polluted by using unused ﬁsh skin waste currently polluting the sea water.