Roisin Swales graduated from Illustration with Animation in 2016 with a portfolio of work that clearly identified picture books as a career direction she was interested in following. There had already been early indications of Roisin’s potential when as a second year she was recognised with inclusion in The International Lemniscaat Worldwide Picture Book Illustration Exhibition at The Hive in Worcester. (image below)
Following a successful end of year show in Manchester and a shortlisting for the 2016 Macmillan Prize. (see below). In July 2016 the IWA course took a selection
of the the final year student show down to the New Designers graduate showcase in London…..this was a success for the course overall but in particular Roisin’s work received a great deal of attention form publishers and agents.
You can read what happened next in this interview with Roisin in Creative Review April 2017: https://www.creativereview.co.uk/roisin-swales-big-hid/