Designer Spotlight: Rebecca Strickson

Rebecca Strickson image copyright RSA Films

Inspired by the traditional imagery of trade union banners and protest placards, Rebecca Strickson's work explores the power of community and collaboration. Using eye-popping, psychedelic palettes, bold and busy compositions and fragments of type, Rebecca's aesthetic harks back to the 1960s, the golden age of civil unrest and positive change. Her influences are wild and varied from across the globe; Central and South American pre-Hispanic patterns, traditional English folklore, European symbology and ancient heraldry are just a few. Passionate about music, poetry and prose, all and any associated visuals are woven together to create unique dreamy designs. 

Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 2002, Rebecca has also worked with a number of high-profile clients including BBC, RSA Films, Coal Drops Yard, Sony, Channel 4, The Southbank, Barbican and English Heritage. In 2017 she designed a set of stamps for Royal Mail and has regularly worked with Holly Tucker MBE on her small businesses campaigns for Holly and Co. 

Rebecca's work as an artist also encompasses many larger scale media including indoor and outdoor murals, embroidered banners and colourful wall hangings. Following on from over 15 years experience working creatively at UK festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Camp Bestival and Wilderness, she has worked with fellow creatives and by herself to create on site artwork and performances to entertain the crowds. 

As well as illustration, Strickson takes particular joy in working with groups facilitating creative workshops and studies. Both working in the community with adult and youth groups and with private corporate clients, Rebecca is passionate about art education and passing on her industry knowledge.


Portrait of Rebecca Strickson copyright RSA Films

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