Durban-based graphic designer and digital illustrator, Shannon Mitchell’s Instagram feed is a well-curated showcase of her bright and vivid illustrations. Mitchell, who evidently loves and uses a range of bright colours in her artwork, describes her overall aesthetic as bold and fun.
While completing her honours degree in graphic design and working in advertising, Mitchell uses her illustrations as a way of expressing and continuously exploring her creativity and interests.
Having struggled with anxiety and keeping a positive mindset, she uses her playful illustrations to distract herself from the noise, she also aims to help those who struggle with similar issues through her work.
The illustrator pulls artistic influence from a large online creative community – particularly Instagram. Some of these influences include artists such as Ruby Taylor, Aurelia Durand and Livia Falcaru. Nadia du Plessis (Bvbblegvm Illustrations) Tyla Mason and her sister, Sarah Mitchell, form part of her local influences.