Pick Me Up Q&A Series: Felicity Marshall

Pick Me Up Q&A Series: Felicity Marshall

Felicity Marshall’s style is versatile, she moves seamlessly between vibrant collages, quirky line work and bold brush strokes all bathed in a colour palette made up predominantly of primary colours. An accomplished print and graphic designer she’s worked with some of the UK’s most recognisable brands in including Frieze and Liberty. Pick Me Up sees us launching both a 5 colour screen print edition and all-over printed t-shirt with her, read on for more details about this exciting collaboration.

How would you describe your work?

I would say it was pretty bright and bold, I look to nature and the animal kingdom for inspiration as well as human interactions.

 

Felicity's designs for Topman X Pitchfork Music.
Felicity’s designs for Topman X Pitchfork Music.
Tell us a bit about how you developed your aesthetic

To be honest, it was something that came naturally over time…I tried to always take on projects and jobs that pushed me creatively and I think a lot of my aesthetic grew naturally from that.

 

What’s your first weapon of choice when creating new work?

It depends on the job or how I’m feeling. For the most part though I would say black pen on paper, then I usually digitally add colour in at a later stage.

Colour mixing and printing the fourth of a total five colours for 'Big Cat' - the new edition we'll be releasing with Felicity Marshall at Pick Me Up.
Colour mixing and printing the fourth of a total five colours for ‘Big Cat’ – the new edition we’ll be releasing with Felicity Marshall at Pick Me Up.

 

How different was the design process for your Pick Me Up print/t-shirt knowing that the final image would be interpreted as a screen print?

I’ve worked in this way quite a lot before so I just made sure that the shapes were fairly bold and there wasn’t too much detail or shading.

 

You’ve had the opportunity to work on some exciting projects, has anything made you consider a complete career change?

Not really, no. I’ve always enjoyed what I do and didn’t really want to do anything else.

Felicity designed a 4 colour repeat pattern to be used on the t-shirts we'll be releasing with her at Pick Me Up.
Felicity designed a 4 colour repeat pattern to be used on the t-shirts we’ll be releasing with her at Pick Me Up.
And what’s been a highlight?

Working on this Pick Me Up stuff has been great and I had an exhibition last year that was a lot of fun to be a part of.

A close up of 'Big Cat', a 5 colour screen print designed by Felicity Marshall and published by 3rd Rail.
A close up of ‘Big Cat’, a 5 colour screen print designed by Felicity Marshall and published by 3rd Rail.
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