Hello! My name’s Claire and I’m an illustrator and designer from Brighton. Originally from a little village in Buckinghamshire, I have been down here on the coast for quite some years now. It’s nice by the sea.
All my work is made by combining hand drawn with digital processes. My original love has always been drawing with a good old pencil on any scrap of paper, and this is still my primary tool of choice. Some projects are created entirely by hand, using pencil, ink, gouache, watercolour, even the occasional bit of collage, and only digitised at the last stage in order to reproduce them. Other projects start out as pencil sketches, but then are fleshed out entirely on the computer. My favourite projects are those where I get to include my hand drawn illustrations or type (I LOVE hand drawn lettering!) within a digitally created piece, contrasting the two techniques and playing around with the layout and juxtaposition. Oh and I love colour, especially strong splashes of unusual colour combinations. My inspiration comes from many different places… I’m a big animal lover so if left to my own devices, tend to end up drawing an animal in some form or another. But I’m also fascinated by people, their interactions with the world, and a love of having the touch of a human hand in all my work.
You can see some of my recent design work on my Behance portfolio, and some other examples of specific commission work I have done on the Bespoke section of my website. I currently work as a freelance illustrator and designer, so if you are looking to commission some artwork or design then please get in touch and we can have a chat!
I also see my artwork in my shop – you can buy art prints, papercuts, jewellery, cards and some DIY crafty activity packs. I regularly take part in exhibitions, craft fairs and other events, take a look at my Upcoming Events page for all the info.
Other things I like include bike rides on sunny days, hanging out with my cat Ruksar and with bigger animals at the zoo, listening to great music and attempting to grow stuff in my tiny little town garden.
Get in touch
Behance portfolio: www.behance.net/clairemunday
Where else can I buy Beetle Cherry products?
Alphabet Soup: 69 High Street, Great Missenden www.alphabetsoup.co.uk
Arts at the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street, Oxford www.oldfirestation.info
Edited: 3 Gardner Street, Brighton www.editedbrighton.com
LMNOP Shop: 17 Montpelier Place, Brighton www.lmnopshop.com
Makers Boutique Studio Shop: Foundry Gallery, Hayle Indoor Market, Hayle, Cornwall www.makersboutiquestudioshop.co.uk
Mama San: 102 Gloucester Road, Brighton www.mamasan.co.uk
Nook and Cranny: Bluecoat Centre, Liverpool www.insidenookandcranny.blogspot.co.uk