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A place for my illustration work. Collages and patterns, personal and commissioned. Expect lots of colour. If you want to work with me, click ‘hire me’ in the navigation above.

bulletin magazine cover | new collage

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bulletin magazine collage by laura redburn

it’s always good to see your work (and name) in print, but especially when it’s on the cover of something, so exciting! i was commissioned late last year to do a cover for ‘bulletin’, the magazine for the royal college of speech and language therapists.

as i’ve never done a cover before (well, one time years ago i entered and won a competition for a local magazine for a front cover design, but that wasn’t paid) it was naturally quite daunting initially. once i’d gotten over that, and gotten on with it, it was pretty much like making any other piece of work. like most creatives i know, i still have that natural fear of failure – but most times that actually spurs me on to make my work better. sometimes you need that push!

i did three rough designs, of which this was the third and chosen one. it was actually the one i like the best too, which is always nice! what do you think of it?

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

bulletin magazine cover collage by laura redburn

illustration by laura redburn

close up of bulletin magazine collage illustration

wired magazine | new collage

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photo of collage by laura redburn, in wired UK magazine

late last year i was commissioned by wired to do a small illustration depicting the film ‘passengers’ to accompany a short write-up. it’s always wonderful to see my work in magazines, and it’s actually one of my goals this year to get my work in more magazines ..and hopefully a book of sorts!

as you can see, this illustration turned out to be a little different from my usual style (which is a bit more bright, minimal and with a femme vibe) but i still like it and feel it fits the vibe of the magazine well.

oh, and no, your eyes haven’t gone all fuzzy, i did double up the photo of chris pratt, reduced the opacity and dragged it back a bit, to make it look like he’s ‘fading’. not sure if it comes across that way though!

what do you think of it? i’d love your opinions. if you want to see it in person, it’s in the ‘tastemakers’ issue, opposite an article on bonobo.

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

collage by laura redburn, for wired UK magazine

making something new out of something old | new collages

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collage of collages by laura redburn

i can’t remember precisely how these came about. i think i was a bit bored and wanted to make something, but was also too tired to actually do any cutting and pasting. so i found some previous collages that i had saved on my computer, namely: flower power and this top quick collage and a couple of scans that i made into this cutout pattern and kind of just ..collaged them all together. it was quick and fun and i like the idea of ‘recycling’ work i’ve already made into something new.

think i might do a few more like this in the future!