Laura Barrett is a freelance illustrator from South East London, specialising in creating intricate and decorative silhouette illustrations and monochrome patterns. Since graduating from University of the Arts London in 2007 she has worked with a variety of international clients, within the fields of publishing, packaging, stationery, surface design, advertising and animation. With an emphasis on storytelling, Laura's illustrations are inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, as well as traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). Her work explores these themes using silhouettes, created by drawing with a graphics tablet straight in to Adobe Illustrator. She loves to work in striking black and white, though is just as comfortable using colour when a project calls for it. Selected Client List: Ted Baker / Taschen / Marchesa / Toni&Guy / Yardley London / The Guardian / Woman's Weekly / Hachette / Oneworld Publications / Time Inc / Heidelberg / British Heart Foundation / Brighton Festival / The Wellcome Trust / The Idries Shah Foundation / Antler Dog Chews / Cath Tate Cards / Little Claire Designs / A Girl for All Time / Potion Pictures / Shooting Fish Theatre Company / Silent Pool Gin Design Agencies: Beauty Seen PR / Candy & Candy / Chapter / Damn Fine Media / KMS Team / Open Fundraising / Seymourpowell

The Fisherman and His Wife

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Client: Taschen

Fifty illustrations commissioned by Taschen for their Brothers Grimm anthology. ... more

The Guardian supplement cover design

Great Fairytales supplement and various other work

Client: The Guardian, Anatomy Wines and Heidelberg

Illustrations commissioned by The Guardian, published October 2009. Wine label design for Colorado boutique winery Anatomy Wines LLC. Various other ... more