Laura Barrett is an illustrator based in South London, specialising in intricate silhouette illustrations and decorative monochrome patterns. She is represented by The Artworks in the UK and Mendola Art in the US.
With over 14 years of industry experience, Laura has worked with a variety of international clients within the fields of publishing, packaging & surface design, animation and large-scale illustrations for museums, graphic installations & exhibitions. She predominantly works in design and publishing; illustrating packaging, children’s picture books and book covers for all ages. Laura has created artwork for brands including the BBC, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Taschen and Penguin Random House.
With an emphasis on storytelling, her work is inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, as well as traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). She likes to explore these themes using silhouettes, created by drawing with a graphics tablet straight in to Adobe Illustrator. Laura loves to work in striking black and white, though she’s just as comfortable using colour when a project calls for it.
Selected Client List: BBC / Marks & Spencer / Ted Baker / Marchesa / Toni & Guy / Yardley London / John Lewis & Waitrose / Cornish Orchards / Silent Pool Gin / Taschen / Andersen Press / Penguin Random House / Hachette / Little, Brown / Macmillan / Vintage Books / Scholastic / The Guardian / The Evening Standard / Radio Times / The Times / Science Museum / Brighton Festival / British Heart Foundation / Cath Tate Cards / The Maybourne Hotel Group and many more…