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Lifestyle | 22 Feb 2022

VOXI digital artist loves ‘drawing people from all walks of life’

VOXI has chosen Anna Featherstone's colourful designs to feature on their T-shirts and digital wallpaper. We caught up with the budding artist for a chat.

Anna Featherstone, 23, a digital designer living and working in Leeds, was delighted to be contacted by VOXI after entering their Eyes On competition.

Although she didn’t win the public vote, the judges loved her work and chose her designs to be featured on T-shirts and other merchandise that will be sent to some lucky VOXI customers.

“It was such a shock to be chosen!” says Anna. “It was really exciting to see my art featured on T-shirts and digital wallpaper. I’m so grateful to VOXI.”

The judges were impressed by her bold, colourful style and thoughtful, uplifting quotes. Anna, who currently works as a social and digital designer for GymKing and is a keen traveller and hiker, dreams of becoming a self-employed digital illustrator working for magazines and newspapers.

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Credits: Anna Featherstone

Credits: Anna Featherstone
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“I’ve always loved art and have been doing it as long as I can remember,” says Anna, who is originally from Northumberland. “My mam says I was born with a pencil in my hand!”

Anna began experimenting with digital art in sixth form and discovered a medium she really enjoyed, going on to study Art & Design at university. She likes to work on an iPad using software programs, such as Adobe Illustrator.

“I specialise in flat and vector illustrations – two-dimensional graphical art,” she explains, citing French artist Malika Favre as an inspiration.

Celebrating diversity

Anna came across the VOXI Eyes On competition on the Instagram page of one of the judges, Poppy Crew, who is also a commercial artist.

“I thought this sounded really cool so I decided to enter,” she says.

VOXI launches competition to give young UK talent the chance to get ‘Eyes On’ their work

Entrants could win cash prizes, mentorship and art commissions.

Entrants were asked to design a digital wallpaper based on the theme ‘Be Endless’ – VOXI’s brand identity.

“I try to draw people from all walks of life,” Anna explains. “I try to create diverse and inclusive works for people to hopefully be able to see themselves within them.”

Having your work featured on the merchandise of a leading mobile phone provider is a great step towards achieving your dreams, Anna agrees. You can find more examples of her work on her Instagram page: @anna_victoriart.

VOXI will be giving away limited edition ‘I Saw It First’ T-shirts and hoodies featuring Anna’s work during the rest of February via reward scheme, VOXI Drop.

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