BA (Hons) Illustration
26 October 2020
Hi! I’m Lizzie, now a freelance illustrator based in Hertfordshire, and I graduated from the BA (Hons) Illustration course at ARU in the summer of this year (2020).
Back in February I was urged by the Head of Illustration Chris Draper to submit my work to the World Illustration Awards. The project is titled ‘The Way For All’ and includes a poster and accompanying London Underground maps to be distributed across the tube network, celebrating the diversity and inclusivity of London.
To my surprise, in April I was longlisted, then shortlisted in June. On 21 October I found out that I had won the Highly Commended award as a New Talent entry in my category (Design, Product and Packaging). 4,000 people from across the world entered and only 20 illustrators won a Highly Commended award across the categories, so I feel absolutely over the moon to be a winner.
The awards have opened so many doors for me and I am excited to continuing growing as an illustrator. A big thank you to ARU and the illustration course for inspiring me and supporting me across my degree and now as a graduate.
You can also read Lizzie's previous posts about transferring to ARU and her interview with the BBC about illustrating life during lockdown.
14 May 2020
My name is Lizzie Knott and I am a 3rd Year Illustration student. Being a student in lockdown has been a surreal experience. I didn’t expect to be completing my degree from my home, however, it has given me some time to really reflect on my intentions as an illustrator. Read more…
13 May 2020
MA Children’s Book Illustration graduate Beth Waters was recently shortlisted for the 2020 Kate Greenaway medal in Children’s Book Illustration for her book Child of St Kilda. She tells us about her time on the course, and her reaction to being shortlisted. Read more…