Gemma Purkiss


From the backstage of theatres, to the front lines of film distribution, drawing has always been by my side




I'm Gemma Purkiss, an illustrator and designer based in London.  In July 2018 I completed a 9-month course at Shillington College where I found a passion for branding and identity development.  My previous background is in the backstage of theatres and in film production and distribution.

I was awarded the Print Future Awards in July, enabling me to pursue a range of creative courses to enhance my skills in illustration and design.  This will give me the opportunity to challenge myself with a series of illustrations and new printing techniques to create a unique body of work.

Always up for discussing collaborations and commissions, you can email me at