Graphics graduate Owen Mathers collaborates with Lisa Angel on Norwich product range

Graphics graduate Owen Mathers collaborates with Lisa Angel on Norwich product range

Owen was approached by Lisa Angel after they spotted his illustration of their shop on Lower Goat Lane, Norwich

BA Graphic Design graduate Owen Mathers in his Norwich studio. Owen, who is wearing a blue shirt open over a white t-shirt, is sat at his desk, surrounded by his watercolour illustrations of Norwich

BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate Owen Mathers has collaborated with Norwich-based retailer Lisa Angel on a collection celebrating our fine city.

Owen, who graduated in 2003, worked as a Graphic Designer, but began illustrating in 2013 whilst living in London. He started by carrying a sketchbook around and drawing people on the London Underground, before moving on to buildings and scenery.

He has since made his illustrative hobby into his daily practice, offering live illustration, collaborations with businesses, murals and portraits.

Owen Mathers at Lisa Angel in Norwich. Owen is standing inside the shop front, illustrating the Norwich cityscape directly onto Lisa Angel's front window, using thick white pen
A photo of Lisa Angel's Norwich store front window display. Owen's white pen illustration of the city is on the inside of the window panes. On wooden shelving displays are the products Owen illustrated, including wash bags, scarves, tote bags and notebooks
A woman standing in front of sunflowers at Norwich Market, wearing the tote bag illustrated by Owen Mathers for Lisa Angel. The illustration is watercolour and pen, and is of the flower stall in the market, with City Hall in the background

Owen was approached by Lisa Angel to created a range of products with illustrations of popular spots in Norwich.

“Us both being from Norwich, and Norwich being at heart of the Lisa Angel brand meant that the city itself was the natural subject for the collaboration” said Owen.

The products created include tote bags, notebooks, scarves, wash bags, postcards and jewellery boxes.

You can explore the full collection on Lisa Angel’s website.

Keep up-to-date with Owen’s work on his website and Instagram.