Lauren Mortimer is an illustrator who lives and works in London. She studied at Central Saint Martins from 2005-09 gaining a BA in Fashion Communication with Promotion, before deciding to pursue her love of illustration and design.Her drawings make reference to early children’s illustrations and with a love of the hand-made she produces new life from old. She has a particular affinity for the natural world, but typically incorporates a surreal twist in her work, to evoke an air of mystery, curiosity and wonder.She loves ‘found objects’, birds, vintage children’s books, and patterned fabrics. Oh, and she loves pencils.