After the Easter break we are pleased to welcome Katherina Manolessou to prestonillustration to speak about her working practice. Katherina grew up in Greece and in 1995 she moved to London to work as a 2D animator.
She studied Illustration at Kingston University and Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art. Katherina's illustration clients include Ted Baker see the above work from the Bakers Dozen
project. She has also been commissioned by Prospect magazine, The Guardian and Random House. She works from the East London Printmakers studio where she screenprints her work. Katherina is also a part-time senior lecturer at the University of Westminster.
In 2011 Katherina successfully completed her practice-based PhD on animal characterisation in children's picturebooks. The picturebook that she developed during her research project will be published by Macmillan Children's Books.
Her work includes commercial illustration commissions, as well as personal projects such as artist's books and limited edition prints. I first came across her work via the Guardian and also through her collaborative project book/print work with Otto (Dettmer Otto) see below: Cook Food Book.