Phoebe Swan
Bloomsbury Farmers Market

Design Product & Packaging

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was commissioned by a consumer research company to make three artworks for their new office on Tottenham Court Road. As they handle statistics from cross-sections of the population, the theme was ‘diverse groups of people’. I also wanted the artwork to reflect the area local to the office and to make images that would be meaningful to the employees.

How was the illustration used:
The artworks are on display in Decision Technology's office.

How did you make this work:
After consultation with employees I picked three areas of local interest for inspiration. Many employees take lunch at Bloomsbury Market, which also attracts people of different backgrounds such as students and tourists, so it was an obvious choice. I spent time drawing and taking photographs in each location before composing the final designs using a mixture of printmaking and digital editing.

Commissioner Name :
Decision Technology
Commissioner Company :
Decision Technology

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United Kingdom

Phoebe is an author and illustrator from London who is inspired by nature, patterns and cities. She has a first in BA Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts, and an in MA in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She was shortlisted for the AOI’s Prize for Illustration in 2017. She also teaches Illustration and Graphics at Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts.