Lisa Sheehan lives and works as an illustrator in Bedfordshire. During her BA Illustration at Kingston University she decided she wanted to become a 3D artist/model maker. Back then that meant literally making the model shooting it and all the faff that went with it, which as a young graduate seemed all a bit too much so Lisa fell into the world of graphic design becoming an Art Director for the Financial Times and spent the next 15 years commissioning CGI artists.
The drive to create never left and the desire to produce her own work became so strong that she decided to create the illustrations herself. By working night and day, to grasp the technology of the CGI wizardry, her dreams of ‘model making’ were now back on track albeit within the digital world.
Lisa is a 2D/3D ‘image maker’ producing imaginative CGI illustrations that are often typographical with a pop of colour. Lisa loves to create fun pieces with detailed delicate forms as well as mixing 2D and 3D to create illustrations for advertising and editorial work. The idea that you can, with CGI technology, create almost anything your creative mind can conjure up continues to inspire Lisa every day.
Lisa has extensive design and magazine cover Art Direction experience, having worked as an Art Director for The Financial Times for the past 15 years. Up until December 2020, Lisa art directed as well as illustrated the covers of several of their financial titles.
PREVIOUS CLIENTS INCLUDE:
The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Observer, FT Weekend, The Washington Post, Amazon, EMI records, Politico, Waitrose magazine, Stylist magazine, River Island, Business Life Magazine from British Airways, Tesco, Women’s Health UK, Cosmopolitan UK, Fabulous Magazine, You Magazine, The New Statesman, The Financial Times, The Banker Magazine, Investors Chronicle, FDI Magazine, Money Management, Which? magazine, Nikkei, Education in Chemistry magazine, Chemistry World magazine, Opto magazine, Talent Development magazine.
Longlisted for the AOI’s World Illustration Awards 2021,
Shortlisted for the AOI’s World Illustration Awards 2020, 2018
Lisa is also a published Children’s book illustrator/Author, with an MA in Children’s book illustration from Cambridge school of art graduating in 2015.
The Find it Book published by Parragon
Lionel and the Lion’s Share Published by Nosy Crow
Just Being Ted publishing May 2021 with Buster Books