Liz Rowland was always fascinated by the intricate ways communities are formed and how cultures and settings can dictate your identity. Her colorful illustrations focus on people and the many ways they interact with each other.
“Since childhood, I’ve wanted to see the world and have been fascinated by people, human interactions and handmade objects,” admitted the London-based illustrator in an interview with Freelance Wisdom. “The ways we communicate are usually dictated by the culture we grew up in. In an often difficult and segregated world I think it’s important to celebrate our differences and similarities. I started to explore that through my personal work and that helped build the foundations for my portfolio.”
“I studied illustration in Falmouth, England and graduated back in 2011,” she added. “When I finished up there I wasn’t ready for the freelance life and wasn’t sure what I wanted. A lot of my peers were finding admin jobs in creative studios to get by and I did the same. It was a few years into a Project Management job that I realized I had stopped being creative myself.”
Years later, she now works as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with publications like Vogue and The Telegraph. You can also catch some of her work on her Instagram page.