This is Amber Cassidy, a Brighton-based illustrator in her final year of education. ‘I’ve been lucky enough to be taught by a handful of very talented illustrators,’ Amber tells us, ‘including the fabulous Alan Baker at Northbrook College. It’s an unconventional route in to an illustration career – it’s a not a degree course – but nonetheless I love it.’
Amber also loves floral dresses, folk and fun times…and deer (‘so cute!’)
Read on to find out more.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m just about to take my first scary steps into the world of freelance illustration. I’m terrified but also really excited. I like old furniture and teacups, reading and growing things and having a good rummage through flea markets. I am quite nice, I think!
What are your inspirations?
What is your favourite piece of work you have produced?
Ah, I’m fickle…but I think Sea Levels is my favourite. It’s about sea levels rising as the population grows, and how the resulting shrinking landmass is going to be a big problem for us and future generations.
I’m not very good at choosing favourites!
I recently discovered a lovely children’s picture book called Owls See Clearly At Night by Julie Flett which I really like. And my friend Seiko Kato produces beautiful work.
All images © Amber Cassidy. To view the images in clearer detail, click on them.