A tale of dancing the night away in your favourite high-waisted jeans
Daisy Mojave Holland is a freelance illustrator, designer and animator from London.
She graduated from Manchester School of Art with a First class Honours in Illustration with Animation in 2019. Her identity as an artist is heavily underpinned by a love of feminism and humour, and these themes can be found in her work across the disciplines. She often uses illustration in an autobiographical way and uses herself as the main subject - the aim is to connect with the viewer through sharing universal experiences that particularly women have often felt.
Alongside working as a freelance illustrator for companies such as the BBC and Selfridges, she works in the short-form commercial animation industry as a 2D cleanup artist, and intends to keep developing her own animation style for future work. At the end of 2018 Daisy launched a feminist greetings card company called 'Out of the Box' cards with business partners Jenny Baker & Grace Rae.
Is it lunchtime yet?
if i had a column was a project started by Maddie Drake in September 2020. It was a pleasure to illustrate the visuals for her and support this project. if i had a column is designed to allow anyone and everyone to put their thoughts to paper, and write about anything they like without the pressure of being rejected from the platform of submission.
I'm Feeling very inspired by women I know who are making active changes to move more, and focus on the way it makes them feel. Overcoming embarrassment and comparison around exercise is hard, but it's a joy to have strong female friends who help show you the importance of getting out there and doing it. Let's keep putting the emphasis on moving to FEEL good and lift eachother up in the process.
FUN RECENT ILLUSTRATED BOOK PROJECT:
FEMINIST GREETINGS CARDS THAT EXPAND HORIZONS
Out of the Box is a feminist greetings card company I launched with two female friends via a successful Kickstarter in 2018. Our aim is to create cards that celebrate girls and women and challenge the 2D stereotypes represented in the current card industry. We want all kind of women and girls to see themselves represented in our designs.
As well as illustration, I've been working on some new animations too - and hope to continue this series throughout 2023. They are playful and explore the some of the universal experiences overwhelmed young people feel today.