Zoë Taylor is an illustrator and graphic artist based in London. She completed a BA Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts before going on to gain an MA in Communication Art and Design at Royal College of Art. Two very highly respected British universities that the creative industry keeps an eye on for new talent. And so upon graduating in 2009, Taylor was immediately spotted and commissions on a number of fashion related projects.
An early asignement was illustrating for AnOther Magazine’s fashion column, In the Cut. Taylor has since illuminated the pages of numerous printed publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Dazed and Confused, and the oversized Grey Magazine.
On top of editorial work, Taylor has produced live drawings at London Fashion Week, illustrated The Girl Who Fell To Earth by Luella Bartley, created artwork for Marc Jacobs clothing, as well as drawn short personal comics. Much of her work has been exhibited at numerous shows in the UK, including Pick Me Up London ‘Selects’, Somerset House, The Fashion Illustration Gallery at Christies and most recently Safari Festival at Protein Gallery.
Taylor’s style straddles between two techniques. Her pastel work incorporates details, such as fabric and pattern, telling a fuller story. Whereas her brush and ink work is looser, stripped back and suggestive. Both techniques, and all the varying degrees in between, are lively, emotive and unmistakable.