Maya Lowman

Illustration, BA (Hons)

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About me

My illustrations are inspired by my love of nature and my interest in history. I am fortunate to have been able to sell my products through National Trust shops in the North West since my second year at university. During lockdown I established my Etsy shop and have been taken aback by it’s success. I am proud to have sent my products all over the world. I was delighted to receive a prize for my entry to the Kenji Product Line Brief. Earlier this year I was approached by the small publishing company Illumicrate to design some book tabs for their subscription boxes. Both of these opportunities have helped me realise that this kind of work is what I want to be doing moving forwards. After graduation I am looking forward to working with commercial clients on stationery, surface pattern and illustration projects, whilst continuing to develop my own brand.

My personal project takes inspiration from National Trust properties, in particular Dunham Massey. As I have been a supplier to the Trust for the last two years I felt this would be a great addition to my portfolio. This is the start of a series I'm planning on developing, exploring objects which can be found in different rooms within historical houses. I have also included work from two projects from earlier this year - the Kenji Product Line Brief and a Rum Branding Brief. Both of which helped me to apply my illustrations to a range of different applications.

Product photography for a set of three bookmarks, showcasing illustrations from my personal project inspired by a victorian parlour.

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Letter writing set product photography from my Victorian Parlour collection. The set features lined envelopes, printed writing paper and custom, self adhesive wax seals.

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Product photography for wrapping paper from my Victorian Parlour collection.

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Product photography of the vinyl sticker pack, showcasing the full range of illustrations from my Victorian Parlour collection.

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Product photography for rum bottle packaging, inspired by the swamps and folklore of Louisiana.

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Product photography for rum box packaging, inspired by the swamps and folklore of Louisiana.

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Product photography of the surface pattern for the interior of the rum bottle's box, inspired by the swamps and folklore of Louisiana.

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One of my prizewinning final designs for the Kenji Product Line brief, inspired by Japanese food and folklore.

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The prizewinning final surface pattern design for the Kenji Product Line brief, inspired by Japanese food and folklore.

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Book cover design for The Penguin Student Design Award 2021 - Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award

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Keywords: Illustration, Bookmark, Stationery, Designer, Design, Product Design, Surface Pattern, Stationery design, Packaging, Surface design, Digital painting, Digital illustration, Packaging design, Branding, Product photography