Here you can find out a little more about me, my business and how it all began…
Hi, I’m Olivia Wilson. You should know I find writing about myself very uncomfortable, but seeing as you’re here I’ll give it a go.
I’m an illustrator and designer specialising in pen and ink drawings, as well as watercolour paintings. Give me an ultimatum between those two mediums and I don’t think I could give you an answer! I love the bold and intricate lines you can create with ink, but I also think the delicacy of watercolours is so beautiful.
I didn’t grow up with much exposure to art or design myself, so I know how intimidating the ~art world~ can be. To mitigate this, I keep the following values close to my heart while working with all my clients:
I almost wasn’t an illustrator. I was very much on the path towards a career in civil engineering, I got my Masters degree and everything!
I’d always had a huge passion for all things creative ever since I was a little girl redeeming my arcade tickets for teeny tiny crafting beads, or coming up with book covers for imaginary stories I’d (badly) written. However, for a long time I didn’t even think creative careers were an option, until one day during my final year in education it felt like a lightbulb turned on in my brain and I asked myself, why not? It all snowballed from there really, and I couldn’t picture my life without designing and creating every day.
My experience in engineering definitely shaped me as an artist and designer, though. On a visual level I love doing all the highly intricate details of a piece. Behind the scenes, I enjoy learning how to use new creative software, designing and building websites (like this one!), and researching new trends in the design industry.