Emily Poingdestre was a pupil at my secondary school where she was an art student of my mother’s throughout her GCSEs and A Levels, who is now in her last year at Loughborough University studying illustration.
I was drawn to her work for the CS Conservation, a Jersey wildlife organisation, for which she produced a really nice set of images that have great textures and careful uses of line-work.
Poingdestre is also open to experiment with alternative formats of displaying her images in different contexts, like these painted plimsoles. It could be fun to try out alternative contexts such as this with my own drawings to further spread the conservation message in a more imaginative way.
One of her most recent projects is this wallpaper design that includes glow in the dark sections which light up during the night, giving the child both a night light and a new image to look at.