Alice Bowsher knew early on that she was fond of drawing, but never imagined she’d make a career out of it. “I’ve always liked drawing for myself but never really thought it could be a viable career choice,” she told Lonely Planet.
Now the London-based illustrator has made a name for herself, and her simple black and white illustrations have caught the attention of brands like White Stuff, Frances Lincoln Books, SoulCycle, and Byron Hamburgers.
“I thought I would work in fashion but ended up studying Fine Art at Bath Spa University,” she recalled. “As soon as the course started I realised it wasn’t going to work out for me so I switched to Graphic Communication, where I muddled my way through type and font projects for a year until we started working on image-based work. I had a great tutor who spotted my drawings in the margins of pages and encouraged me to draw for projects and that’s where it all started.”
She has since been hard at work and has even illustrated and authored a number of children’s storybooks. Take a look at some of her quirky illustrations in the gallery below.