Olu Oke

Location: London
Website: www.oluoke.com

A Londoner (South) born and bred I picked up my first lino cutter aged 13 and produced prints using an old washing mangler. Since then I have become a professional Printmaker/ Illustrator and am a self-professed printing paraphernalia geek. Inspired by over heard conversations, stories and their tellings. I am a narrator of tales and build frames around others’.

For more than 10 years I have worked as an educational skill based art practitioner, in such institutions as; 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London Print Studio and Goldsmiths. As an artist, I have extensive experience of teaching and mentoring young people aged 8- 21 years and facilitating teachers in developing and rolling out creative projects and programmes.


2011 The Observer/ Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Competition: 2nd Prize

2011 Emperor’s New Shorts: Posters for Monthly Film Night; Illustrations, creation of website

2009 Emperor’s New Shorts: Storyboarding and prop making

2008 London Print Studio: Print and Online Young Artists’ graphics and Illustration-Tutor/Artist

2001 - 08 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning: Graphics and Illustration Publicity

2007 Sickle Cell/ Thalassemia: NHS Information pamphlet - illustrations

2006 Baby’s First Words (Sure Start): NHS Information pamphlet - illustrations

2006 Learn things (Guardian Professional): Vector online illustrations

2006 Drawing Carnival (Exhibitor): Victoria & Albert Museum- A Nottinghill – Carnival costume illustration design

2005 PCS (commercial sector): Graphics and Illustration Art worker

2004 Historicism (Exhibition ): Curator

2004 Major Players (Exhibitor): New Illustrators

2002 - 03 The Voice (W2W): Editorial illustrations

2001 Scottish Tour book: Book illustration

1999 Guardian Higher: Editorial illustration

1998 Sunday Times: Editorial illustration