We offer a dedicated place for illustration; to showcase, review, discuss & learn
The Just Us Collective started in 2008, aiming to provide undergraduates with the facilities and opportunity to showcase their work.
One of our objectives was to challenge the elitism and exclusivity that we felt surrounded art and design blogs at the time. We believed that the spotlight was too often given to professionals, leaving newly emerging talent in the dark. Rather than struggle to persuade blog publishers that our work was worthy of their audiences, we decided to build a platform of our own.
In our first year, we showcased undergraduate work online, set live projects and put on an end-of-year show at the KK Outlet in London. To us, it was a complete success. While we take no credit for the incredible talents of the 40+ illustration and graphic design students we worked with, we provided the vehicle that transported their work to the viewing public, and to those decision making individuals that make careers happen. Since then, we have gone on to collaborate with various artists and galleries, and we’ve hosted several impressive exhibitions.
Moving forward, we’re focusing our attention on illustration, students and professionals alike; to give an in-depth insight into the discipline and what it means to be a practitioner in an often assumed and undervalued industry. We offer a place for showcasing, review, discussion, and learning. We want to help you grow as a visual communicator, and to be as good as you want to be.
About the curators
With a decade of industry experience – both agency side and in-house, Mark Luke Grant's background spans multiple disciplines; having worked with clients such as Red Bull, Verizon, Magic Leap, Shazam, Sky Mark now works as a freelance designer and illustrator in his own studio in Shoreditch, London.
Drew Turner is an Illustrator, interdisciplinary creative and PhD Researcher. Drew’s academic interests reside in authorial illustration with a focus on style, identity and sequential narrative. He’s worked for a range of clients including K2, Urban Outfitters, Topshop & Adidas, on a variety of projects. Drew now lives in Devon, where he works as both a senior creative and doctoral student.
Previous members of the Just Us Collective have gone on to become prolific artists, here’s a list of some of those folks:
Eurico Sa Fernandes
Amber Lily Fryer
Cristina Florit Gomila
Sibley & Page
Maisie Violet Rees
Pablo Jones Soler
Daniel Jamie Williams
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