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Alexandra Snowdon

Illustrator & Printmaker

To buy Alexandra’s pieces and to find out more, please go to her website

Graduated from MMU
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, First class, 2009
portrait of Alexandra Snowdon

I discovered my passion for illustration and printmaking during the first year of my degree and was encouraged by my tutors to pursue these avenues further. The guidance and encouragement I received on my course gave me the confidence to follow my dream of pursuing a career as a self-employed illustrator and printmaker.

I work from my home studio in Cheshire, on the edge of the peak district national park. My work is currently sold in galleries and independent shops in the UK, North America and online. I also work on specially commissioned illustration and lettering projects. I love to travel and much of the inspiration for my work is drawn from folk art and vintage typography from around the world.

My recent work is mainly focused on hand lettering. The typography that features in my fine art prints are created entirely by hand. I think in today’s increasingly digitised world, evidence of the human touch and all its quirks and imperfections is something to be cherished.

In 2012, after launching my business ‘Snowdon Design & Craft’ selling hand printed paper and textile goods from my online shop, I was selected by the style journalist Charlotte Abrahams to appear in ‘Spotted’, her curated area of new talent at Top Drawer in London.