I am making artworks small and large east of south east London.

I have made illustrations and designs for magazines, newpapers, brands, animations and festivals. I am also working as a scenic artist for art fabrication, helping create sculptures and exhibitions for some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists and gallery spaces.

Email: laurierollitt (at) gmail (dot) com
Instagram: @laurierollitt
Prints: lauries.bigcartel.com

Exhibitions


Ravine, The Lounge @ Thames-side Studios, September 2023
Nowns, The Viewing Room @ Thames-side Studios, February 2020


Illustration & Design Projects




Teaching


Visiting Lecturer @ Norwich University of the Arts


Biography


I started writing this as if it was just info, but its quickly terned into more of a bio. In 2023 I am 35 and have had milestone moments making a living in various creative industries since I was 18, and with each milestone I have someone to thank.

In 2007 I went from an intern to a full time employee at Peagreen run by Izzy and Mike Matthews, my first drawings were sold as pattern designs to companies like H&M, Urban Outfitters, Paperchase and GAP. In 2009 whilst studying illustration at UWE Bristol, I had my first published illustration in the first edition of Bristol based CRACK Magazine. Post graduation from UWE I moved to London and in 2012 Chris Clarke commioned me to make a double page illustration for EUREKA Magazine, a supliment magazine for The Times newspaper. Later that year I shared a studio with Jim Stoten who introduced me to Josh Cochran, who then shared my work with Alexandra Zsigmond, who then in 2013 commissioned me to make my first illustration for The New York Times. Early in 2014 I was introduced to the world of design for animation thanks to Jack Cunningham who needed a designer to draw in 2D for a 3D animated Ad. Whilst working with Jack at Nexus Productions, I worked with Jordan Awan on two illustrations for The New Yorker Magazine and worked with Bráulio Amado on an illustration for Bloomberg Businessweek.

In Augst 2014 I moved to Sweden to study Visual Communication at Konstfack, where I challenged all the work I had created upto that point and developed an artistic practice which runs paralell to my commissions for illustration and design.

April 2018 I returned to London, Feed Me Light gave me a desk for a month where I met Alex Grigg. I worked with Jack Cunningham again at Nexus Studios, where we won a pitch to make a stop motion Ad. Then in January 2019 I was contacted an Editor at Medium to start illustrating a weekly advice collum titled Joint Accounts written by Kristen Wong, which lead to me making over 50 illustrations illustrating various problems with finances in relation to relationships. 2020 I had the opertunity to design two Headspace animations directed by Alex Grigg for Netflix. Six months later I had the opertunity to work with BUCK in New York designing an animation and website for The New Yorker Festival 2021.

September 2021 to January 2023 I worked as an Art Director and Designer at Nexus Studios where I had the pleasure of collaborating on some brilliant projects with the amazing production staff and represented directors.
Mark