About
Wanderlust-illustrated

A short film, introducing my work and love for travel, life and all things creative.
My sketchbook and passport have always been inseparable.

Using a blend of playful animation, photography and live-action our film puts the viewer at the centre of the inner workings of my creative studio and process.

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info@carolinetomlinson.com
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“Illustrating and documenting style and culture”

 

After graduating from Central St. Martin’s London, with her MA, Caroline has worked as an illustrator for clients worldwide.

Sketchbook and passport are inseparable for this London based award-winning illustrator obsessed with travel. A natural explorer, Caroline has lived all over the world which has further heightened her wanderlust and love for fashion and culture both of which are a constant source of inspiration.

Her illustrated work, combines beautiful inky flourishes in an endless exploration of trial and error. This is at the heart of Caroline’s process – she believes in making marks and embracing “happy accidents” in order to retains fullness of character and spirit. This helps her work exhibit a loose control which is full of energy.

A selection of brands Caroline has worked with include: Christian Louboutin, Fortnum & Mason, Leo Burnett, Marc Jacobs, Matches Fashion, Rankin, Sephora and SpaceNK.

Her work has broad application across campaigns, retails spaces, book jackets and wine labels. A selection of publications which have featured Caroline’s work are: Hunger, Suitcase, The Guardian, Travel&Leisure and Vogue.

She is passionate about creative collaborations and late 2019 launched a sustainable fashion and home-ware brand ‘The Worn Out Project’ with a range of hand painted ceramics, printed and embroidered vintage clothing all launched in conjunction with Anthropologie.

Recently, Caroline has been incorporating film and animation into her work. Her latest film ‘Wanderlust Illustrated‘ was featured on Mindsparkle Magazine, Inky Goodness and Little Black Book.

Caroline teaches and works with undergraduate students at various Universities and Art Colleges as a visiting lecturer in Illustration.

EXHIBITIONS

2020
Fashion Illustrators – Group Exhibition
Acid Gallery, Lille, France
Fashion Illustration -Group Exhibition
Haze Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017
Shoreditch Design Triangle
Lo & Behold Gallery, London
Outline Editions X Liberty 
Liberty, London

2016
Secret 7
Sonos Studios, London
Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival
Avenue V&A, Cape Town
Kingdom
Cavilli Wine Estate, Cape Town

2015
Secret 7
Somerset House, London
The Illustrators
Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town

2012
IKON Images
The Coningsby Gallery, London
Recession. It doesn’t need to be this way
Collaboration for the MA in Graphic Arts
The University of West of England

2011
Images 35
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
The Bankside Gallery Southbank, London

2010

Year of Cycling
The London Transport Museum, London
Go RED
The Partners, London

2009
Images 33
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
London College of Communication, London
The Portfolio Show
The Central Hall of Westminster, London

2008
Winner AOI Silver Award Illustration – Self Promotion
Images 32
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
London College of Communication, London
3×3 Winner Pro Show Contemporary Illustration
New York City, USA

2007
Images 31
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
London College of Communication, London
New Arrivals, New Voices In Illustration
The Coningsbury Gallery, London

2006
Images 30
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
The Old Truman Gallery Brick Lane, London

2005
Young Designer of The Year
Shortlisted – Sponsored by Crabtree & Evelyn
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Ambiente 2005
Moscow Expo, Russia
Imm Cologne 2005
Koelnmesse Cologne, Germany
Mere Illustration
The ECIH Gallery, Hull
Made In Clerkenwell
The Penny Bank Chambers Gallery
Clerkenwell, London

2004
Circle – Group Exhibition
The Penny Bank Chambers Gallery
Clerkenwell, London

2000
Platform One
Bury St Edmonds Art Gallery, Norfolk
What’s it all about…?
The Norwich Gallery, Norfolk

AWARDS, PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2021
Shortlisted for CA Comms illustration 2021 Worldwide Awards
Self Promotion 
Category 
CA Communication Arts USA

2019
200 Best Illustrators Worldwide
Luerzer Archive

2016
Pinsider – Pinterest UK
Published by Pinterest UK
Second Edition Illustration:
A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective
By Alan Male
Published by Bloomsbury (UK)

2014
Playing With Sketches
By Whitney Sherman,
Published by Rockport

2013
A-Z of Illustration and Basic Illustration Text & Image
By Mark Wigan Williams
Published by Ava Publishing


2011

Images 35 Annual
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
By Association of Illustrators

2009
Global Context
By Mark Wigan Williams,
Published by Ava Publishing
Images 33 Annual
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
By Association of Illustrators

2008
Images 32 Annual
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
By Association of Illustrators

2007
Images 31 Annual
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
By Association of Illustrators

2006
Images 30 Annual
The Best in British Contemporary Illustration
By Association of Illustrators

2005
‘Hot Shot Designer’
The Sunday Times Magazine
ʻYoung Designer of the Year Shortlist’
 Homes & Gardens
ʻRising Star’
Design Week
ʻGlowing Report’
New Design Magazine