Lisa Wallius' playful approach to graphic design draws inspiration from the most unexpected of places. Using traditional printmaking techniques and textiles, her bold, colourful designs have been featured in the Surface Design Journal and solo exhibitions in her native Sweden. Lisa graduated from the School of Art, Architecture and Design's Graphic Design BA in 2018.
How would you describe your creative work?
Colourful. Curious. I take inspiration from things I see around me, mostly when I am out walking. A bright yellow bench will make me smile, or a street with a funny name, or when the construction workers close to where I live all go on their lunch break and all of sudden the park is full of bright orange overalls. And I like to incorporate that same kind of feeling in the work I do. A quirkiness. Something a little surprising, that makes you smile, and think.
What originally appealed to you about studying at London Met?
The “get your hands dirty” kind of vibe I got from the place. Like it wasn’t a place where anything was too precious, but rather encouraged the DIY and the experimental.
How has your experience at London Met helped you achieve your goals?
The University is full of great tutors that notice what you’re good at, and try to both encourage that and challenge it. And I think this has helped me a lot in becoming more confident in what I want for the future. I’ve learnt to always have an answer to the “why” and to never stop at idea one.
Tell us about your recent projects?
Well, over the last few months I have been collaborating with Finn Kidd on a couple of projects, most recently the poster series/ leaflet for the HotHouse, which has been really fun.
What are you working on now/next?
Freelancing! And working on self initiated projects on the side. Then, you know, next step is to get rich and famous I guess.
See more of Lisa's work on her Instagram.
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"The University is full of great tutors that notice what you’re good at, and try to both encourage that and challenge it. And I think this has helped me a lot in becoming more confident in what I want for the future. I’ve learnt to always have an answer to the “why” and to never stop at idea one."