Josie Brookes

I am a freelance Illustrator, Printmaker and Pattern Designer based in my hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne. I like observing quirky personality traits and applying them to my characters and I have a strong fascination for interesting colour combinations.

I have been regular Illustrator for The Crack Magazine since 2005 and have worked on Illustration commissions including those for PR company Hundredth Monkey, Marmalade Magazine and the Royal Sussex Hospital.

In addition to my Illustration work, I am a member of Northern Print, I also have my own company Prod, with my partner Tom Madge, making one-off screenprinted Leather accessories of our own pattern designs.

I am very inspired by vintage patterns and the beauty in print mishaps and mis-registration.

When I am not drawing I can be found foraging in second hand shops for 1950s/60s printed lampshades and shot glasses, or baking carrot cakes.

Josie Brookes
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Josie Brookes
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