Kareen Cox's wonderful design for the Crossing at Edmonton Green is inspired by her love of the community in which she lives.
"The brief for the Edmonton crossing was to reflect the diversity of Edmonton which is one of the reasons why I love the area. Coming from a print background, I knew that the design couldn’t be too complicated but wanted to get the ethnic diversity across in the illustration. Silhouettes would have been the obvious choice but I find them a bit old hat so instead I chose to draw facial outlines that overlapped into the patterns. The result is blocks of vibrant diverse colour and lines which reflects community spirit."
After completing her degree in Design and Media, Kareen progressed into the creative field and has worked as a graphic designer for over 20 years. Her first job was at a Lithographic printers and she has since worked in publishing, design agencies and local government. She works on a freelance basis with businesses and organisations on their marketing material which covers branding, campaign work and publication design. Not content with that, she’s also a book designer, a photographer of people and places, a digital illustrator and in her own words, ‘adore’s typography’. From an early age she’s always enjoyed drawing and her love of colour, texture and pattern is reflected in the crossing design.
To see more of her work visit www.instagram.com/absolutelykareen