Snowdon Designs

Alexandra Snowdon of Snowdon Designs spent the first 20 years of her creative career as a graphic designer but always felt like a square peg in a round hole, knowing deep down that her real strengths lay in illustration. After taking a year off to travel in her mid-thirties, she decided to return to University part time to concentrate on developing her drawing skills. Alex graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first class degree in 2009 and 2012 decided to leave behind her graphic design career to become a full-time illustrator. Alex still loves travelling, and that is where she finds much of her inspiration in vintage typography, hand lettering and hand painted signs from around the world. She always comes home full of fresh enthusiasm and new ideas after a trip away. The lettering and illustrations in her prints are all created by hand, starting off as doodles in a sketchbook, and the pieces are then finished using ink or pencil. Alex likes to leave evidence of all the human quirks and imperfections in her work, and in today's increasingly digitised world that's something to be cherished.

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