Rebecca Carey - BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media
Rebecca studied Illustration at London College of Communication and graduated in 2012. She has gone on to work with Andy Hillman who inspired her throughout her studies and has recently completed an editorial feature for Schön magazine.
Where are you from in the world?
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Probably the final show. Seeing how much everyone had progressed in three years was amazing. Everyone really came into their own towards the end and it felt like we’d all finally started to find out who we really are as artists/designers.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve just finished working on an editorial feature for Schön magazine which is really exciting, which involved playing around with crystals. I’ve also been assisting on a shoot for Wonderland magazine which was messy and fun, we had to build a room and throw paint around. Doesn’t really sound like work when you say it aloud!
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Inspiration, confidence and experience.
If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Andy Hillman and studio on a job with Tim Walker, I’d always really admired they’re stuff. I remember tearing out Tim Walker images for my sketchbook years ago in college, never imagining that I’d ever be involved in one of his shoots. I’d love to work on a Woody Allen or Wes Anderson film.
What drives you to succeed?
Few people are lucky enough to find a job that genuinely makes them happy, but I am fortunately one of them. I feel lucky for this knowledge alone... What more can you ask for but to earn a living from doing what you love?
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Challenging, forward-thinking, exciting.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Be self-motivated, be ambitious. Try everything, this is the perfect time to experiment and make mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up if you feel bogged down, it’s all part of the journey. Don’t compare yourself too much to others. Learn as much from your peers as you do from your tutors, they are your greatest inspiration.