about Liz

Raised in Manchester and slowly making her way south, Liz moved to London after completing a degree in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University. She sold her illustrations as a sideline whilst working as a colour consultant, but realised there was potential to set up a successful design business of her own. Taking the plunge, and moving down to Sussex, has enabled Liz to grow Blank Inside into a thriving, vibrant illustration studio.

Liz works from her sunny, light-filled studio in an old brewery in Lewes. You can usually find her grooving along to Jon Hopkins as she works. She draws freehand in pencil and then paints her illustrations using watercolours, and also loves experimenting with screenprinting and risograph techniques. Blank Inside embodies Liz’s love of colour and Nature, and all our products are created with a quirky sense of humour and desire to bring meaning to people’s lives. In her recent work Liz has been trying to find ways to bring light and colour to difficult feelings, to capture an emotion, express it with lightness and then bounce it back into people’s lives.

Underlying Liz’s work is a commitment to using sustainable materials and reducing the brand’s impact on the environment. She has collections To unwind she loves to be in Nature or to practice Scaravelli yoga. This search for stillness and balance gives a deeper meaning to her work.

Combining technical artistic skills with a playful curiosity makes Blank Inside’s designs distinctive and immediately engaging. From a chameleon slinking up the page, to a starburst of neon blooms, each image is painstakingly created and is a work of art in its own right.