Laura Barrett is an illustrator from South East London, specializing in creating intricate and decorative silhouette illustrations and monochrome patterns from my home studio.

Since graduating from University of the Arts London in 2007 she has been working with a variety of international clients, particularly within the fields of publishing, packaging, surface design, editorial and animation.

With an emphasis on storytelling and an attention to detail, her illustrations are inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, as well as traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). She likes to explore these themes using silhouettes, created by drawing with a graphics tablet straight in to Adobe Illustrator. She loves to work in striking black and white, though she’s just as comfortable using color when a project calls for it.