We are very pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2017 is Sophie Melissa from Falmouth University.
The award is given to a graduate in Illustration who is judged to have created the most fresh and inspiring work at New Designers. The prize is a career-making six months trial representation by one of the SAA’s member agents to be revealed soon, so watch this space.
Sophie graduated with a First Class BA(Hons) Degree in Illustration and uses scanned textures from traditional printing techniques to collage her images together digitally.
The judges were Caroline Thomson from Arena Illustration, Christine Isteed from Artist Partners, Claire Meiklejohn from Meiklejohn and Tom Robinson from Handsome Frank.
They felt that Sophie displayed a mature and consistent portfolio which would lend itself to a wide range of commercial applications.
Her use of colour and texture, along with strong ideas adds a level of confidence and integrity to her work.