Narrative illustrator and multi-purpose image maker.
Sci-fi and fantasy lover with a sweet tooth.
Born and bred in East London, I have recently completed my degree in graphic design and illustration at the London College of Communication.
Feel free to email me or ask me questions. You can also check out my official portfolio at lisadagz.com or check out what I got up to on my placement year during 2011/12 on my class's blog.
Don’t think I got round to posting this before, this was an illustration that went into Arts London News about how Tesco may be monopolising the media.
This is what my final website ended up looking like for my university project on sex and consent. I still feel a bit uncomfortable being a kind of authoritative voice on such a serious matter and I think that if such a website were to be put together it ought to be done by a team of people, not just one gal telling teens ‘this is how you should or shouldn’t have sex’. Still, I was pleased with the idea!
That link again is readthesigns.net
My Splatterworld poster has enjoyed a couple of weeks living at Hyde Park Corner tube station in London but unfortunately this weekend it gets taken down. Did you spot it on your travels?
So, today was my final deadline for my BA degree in Graphic and Media Design/Design for Illustration. It’s not entirely set in for me yet (and I guess I still have my degree show to work towards so it’s not like I’m ENTIRELY finished) but here marks the end of my work towards earning a qualification… and begins my work towards earning a living!
The headers for my Positioning report. Featuring my childhood cuddly toy, Fluffy!
Our smallest unit for our degree is a report on everything we’ve done for our final year. We’re required to design the report to reflect our practice, and I did mine in a Winnie-the-Pooh-esque style, with E. H. Shepard inspired illustrations.
This is the cover design. I was thinking I might want to do a handmade cover and perhaps print the text and image on in gold somehow, then I got my books from Blurb and they’d printed the cover image dead fuzzy so I reckon a new cover is a must now.
Catching Her Eye
“Only men wear flowers in their hair and scented leaves tucked into their belts or arm bands … when these young men are fully made up and costumed for the dance they are considered so irresistible to women that they are not allowed to be alone, even for a moment, for fear some women will seduce them.” - William Davenport on a Southwest Pacific society.
Uncommon ≠ Unnatural
Just because there’s something about someone that isn’t the same as the majority of people, that doesn’t mean that there’s something ‘wrong’ with them or ‘gross’ about them.
Men Bear the Children
According to American anthropologist Margaret Mead, in the Arapesh Tribe from New Guinea, men and women are seen to ‘bear’ children equally, both being as important as each other during the pregnancy.
In this tribe, people value gentleness and compassion in everyone. In Western society we’d see these as things that are more common in women, but Arapesh men and women are expected to behave the same as each other.
A plug that can fit many sockets is a normal plug. A socket that can fit many plugs is a normal socket.
A picture I did when I was thinking about how to illustrate more open minded attitudes towards gender - this one was in response to the slut-shaming-against-women phrase ‘A key that can open many locks is a master key, a lock that can be opened by many keys is a crappy lock’.
However, my tutor pointed out I kinda shot myself in the foot because it could be read as heterosexist. So a disclaimer: I’m not saying it’s NOT NORMAL to have two or more ‘plugs’ or ‘sockets’… you know… fitting each other, this was merely to illustrate that the lock and key metaphor was stupid and meaningless.