My Story

heather-skjervik.jpg
 
 

MY CAREER

From a young age I was inspired by my father, an architect and watercolour artist, and yearned to have a creative career myself.

For the last 13 years I've worked as a graphic designer. I've worked for some great companies such as HarperCollins Publishers, London, and Cornish based clothing companies Seasalt and Frugi. I originally trained as an illustrator and on publication of my first children's book in 2004, I was shortlisted for 'Best New Illustrator' by the London Early Years Awards.

After completing a linocut course in 2017, I fell in love with the process and started to create and sell my own linocut prints. The process of creating a linocut print allows me to step away from the computer and challenges my need for perfection. The amount of ink and pressure applied to a linocut is never the same and so the outcome is unpredictable. This is a good thing because it means that each print is unique and special!

photo © Sally Mitchell Photography