• Caitlin Kennedy

Ellie Purdy

How did you develop your style?

Before I went to university I already was into very precise line work. I didn’t really have a style when I went, but over the 3 years there, I really developed a love for shapes and was very inspired by different illustrators we were introduced to in lectures. At college I was studying fine art so I didn’t really have much idea of the different types of illustrators you could be and it wasn’t until I studied that I became aware of the different lines of work available.

What has been the most exciting project you’ve worked on?

I worked on an event campaign for an Arts Festival for which I created the logo, map and posters/Facebook banner. But the really exciting bit was creating a meter high wooden sculpture with layers of thick sheets of wood. I really enjoyed working in 3 dimensions.

Who do you admire at the moment?

I’m really hoping to become a tattoo artist in the next couple of years as that’s what I’m most passionate about. So I am in constant awe of artists like Balazs Bercsenyi, Daniel Berdiel, Pawel Indulski and Oscar Akermo to name a few.

Your illustrations make me want to step into the world you’ve created. What fant