Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
Who are you and what do you do? My name is Zoë Ingram and I have just recently returned to live and work in my home town, Edinburgh, Scotland after spending 9 years in Adelaide, Australia. I have been a full-time illustrator since 2013 following a long career in the graphic design industry and before that, I studied printed textile design. I now have a fantastic agent called Lilla Rogers who I have been with since 2013. I work from my studio at home and I’m usually shadowed by my big chocolate labrador, Murphy, all day. I am also a solo mum to my two daughters. I love visiting new places, looking at architecture and nature and going for walks, especially near the sea. I keep myself fit and healthy by working out most weekdays, usually first thing in the morning and it sets me up for the day ahead.
Current city: Edinburgh, Scotland
How did you make these? I pretty much always start making my work using traditional materials: gouache, inks, various drawing materials and collage. With my collages, I like to use found papers but I also create a lot of the papers myself with paint and mark making. I then take my work onto my computer and finish it off digitally. I love combining traditional media with digital techniques and I’m constantly learning new ways to get the ideas I see in my head out. I mostly use Photoshop but also use Illustrator sometimes.
Why did you make these? I have had quite a long time away from creating due to an illness in the family and so most of these pieces are personal work that I have created recently as a way for me to get back into the habit of creating and enjoying processes that I’m familiar with but also adding new techniques and ways of working. I love trying to represent a theme in my illustrations and I love getting quite deep with it, just for me, and if anyone else likes it, bonus! It’s quite freeing to just create for the sake of it. These works are quite a step away from the commercial work that I create for clients however, I do bring little elements from my personal work into my client work. It’s all linked and connected.
What do people typically say about your work? Oh gosh! There have been many things said about my work, the most common comments I receive are that it’s colorful, whimsical, quirky and that I have a beautiful line quality in my drawing.
Clients: Walker Books, Creative Co-Op, Midwest CBK, Crate & Barrel, Washington Post, Workman Publishing, Nosy Crow, Quarto, Live Happy Magazine, Demdaco, Hallmark, HarperCollins, Oxford University Press, Peter Pauper Press, Penguin Random House, Ikea