I am Lydia Evans the designer behind Lydia. (London) that I launched autumn 2018.
Lydia. came about when I fell back in love with my first passion drawing - immersing myself in sketching quirky, playful, fluid characters and animals that become full of life, dancing across my sketch books. After a very long break from illustration I am now hooked once more and keen to see where my pencil will take me!
As an alumna of Central Saint Martin’s School of Art, (UAL) I successfully completed both Post-Graduate studies in Illustration, and then Photography ten years apart.
I have 35 years experience in the creative industry, which includes working as an award winning Illustrator, a magazine Art Editor, and for 20 years as a Location Lifestyle Portrait Photographer. I have received commissions from The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Guardian, Tatler magazine, Oxford University Press, Marie Claire magazine, V&A Books, Time Out, Thames & Hudson Style City Books and Conde Nast Traveller amongst others. My photography commissions have taken me to faraway places quenching my endless thirst to travel. After adventures living and working in Australia and Portugal, with frequent visits to Cuba, I now live and work from my studio in Kensal Rise, West London.
All of my illustrative designs begin as brush and ink drawings on paper, which I then work up digitally into fun compositions for contemporary greetings cards, art prints, and homeware gifts.
I am at present a very small brand, but dreaming big. I hope you enjoy visiting all my whimsical characters on this website – that they all will bring a smile to your face.