Belle graduated from Bath Spa University College with a BA in illustration in 1994. Since then she has worked as a busy freelance illustrator, for clients in the U.K, U.S and beyond, including the The Economist, The Guardian, and The LA Times. Over the years she has received silver, bronze and gold awards for her editorial and personal work from the Association of Illustrators in London.
With a desire to bring movement and narrative into her work, she embarked on an MA in Animation at The Royal College of Art in 2003. Her graduation project, “Sleep with the Fishes”, was screened at various international animation festivals, collecting several awards along the way.
She has guest lectured at Goldsmith’s, Bath Spa University College, and Exeter School of Art and Design.
Belle lives and works in Hove, U.K, practicing both disciplines.
You can view her excellent folio below. We also have a collection of Belle’s very entertaining animated gifs at threeinabox.com/artist-portfolios/mellor/belle-mellor-animation/
You should also visit Belle’s own web site: bellemellor.com.