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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.

graphique fantastique! | new collage

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collage of natasha nuttall of graphique fantastique by laura redburn

i looked at the words graphique fantastique for so long that they don’t even look like real words anymore. weird!

anyway, a while ago i put a shoutout on twitter for anyone that wanted me to collage a photo of them. natasha was the first to reply, so on i went! i often feel torn whether to stick with my minimal style, or make something a little more detailed, and i think i got a good mix of the two here. i thought the textured, slightly patterned background gave a little more depth to the collage and of course i couldn’t resist some triangles.

also, as you may know if you know tasha …she doesn’t have turquoisey green hair – i gave her a impromtu new hair style. personally i think it looks fantastic on her!

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.

shrinking violet collage for betty magazine

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collage by laura redburn in betty magazine

recently i had the absolute pleasure of illustrating a piece for the wonderful betty magazine. i was in the previous issue, but with pieces i’d already made (albeit amended) so it was wonderful to make something from scratch this time!

the theme of the issue is all things floral and nature, and the article i was chosen to make an illustration for was titled ‘the perks of being a shrinking violet’ ..something i identify well with! i got a synopsis of the article to help get the ideas flowing, and evidently it worked because i came up with this pretty quickly!

initially it was a touch more complicated, but true to my style and instincts it ended up being a little more simple and minimal. what do you think? i’m not overly keen on purple but i think it works really well here. the different tones and the little bit of pink and other colours perk it up.

it’s always wonderful to see your work in print, especially in a publication you admire and surrounded by many other talented illustrators, photographers, writers and other creatives.

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.

shrinking violet collage by laura redburn

cutout flowers | new pattern

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pink floral cutout collage pattern by laura redburn

in the midst of the referendum results a while back, i wanted to do something to distract myself from constantly checking social media and the news. even if it was just a short break, for the sake of my sanity i needed to get away from it.

what came out of that is a pattern that i really enjoyed making. it was one of the kind that just comes together really easily, but i think that was partially aided by having the idea for it a few days before. i’ve a few more plans for this ‘cut out’ style pattern/collage, but in the meantime, cast your eyes over these!

i’ve uploaded the blue variant to my society6 and redbubble shops, and might add another colour variant too. maybe the pink? what do you think?

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me you can contact me via email.

cardboardcities society6 products

green cutout collage pattern by laura redburn

cardboardcities redbubble products

blue floral cutout collage pattern by laura redburn