So, tell us a little about you.
My name is Rachel Littlewood, and I’m a London based designer & risographer.
I studied at London College of Communication, and graduated from the BA Design For Graphic Communication course in 2015. A lot of my work is print based, but I also enjoy working on exhibitions, producing installations, and running workshops.
What’s your story? Tell us a little about your background and what you do.
I initially studied Art & Photography at A Level and plan to do a degree in Fine Art, but after completing a Foundation Course at LCC, I found (graphic) design suited me much better. Whilst at university, I discovered the risograph printer and have since been in love with the printing technique. Risograph printers are environmentally friendly machines from Japan that use vibrant soy based inks! The process is similar to screen printing but much quicker to use, which is why I use it for a lot of my projects. I’m currently a freelance printer and workshop leader for Hato Press.
I also discovered I enjoyed making work that has to be experienced physically by it’s audience, such as books, exhibitions, and installations. This year I’ve been working on several installation pieces for the designer Morag Myerscough, including ‘Joy and Peace’ (two installations for the London Culture Mile located in Silk Street and West Smithfield Rotunda Garden).