MA Visual Communication
Royal College of Art
BA Design for Graphic Communication
London College of Communication

Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh is an illustrator from east London who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Visual Communication. The key threads which can be found in her work are place, the mundane and overlooked narratives. Olivia draws to demonstrate worth. Her striking visual language comprises of a myriad of esoteric layers informed by a propensity for human-centered research methodologies and a love of found materials. Olivia has a strong interest in participatory design, relational aesthetics and documenting social history as it unfolds. As a practitioner her aims are to provide her audience with ‘the shock of the familiar’; no story or place is too small and through her work hopes to stir intergenerational discussion and to bring art out of the four walls of a gallery.

Design by Anoushka Khandwala + Kelly Walters