Zara Picken


Zara Picken is an illustrator based in the UK. She has been working as an illustrator since graduating from the University of the West of England in Bristol in 2008.

Her graphic, ideas-driven work is characterised by a distinctive look that embraces the values of mid-century design. She delivers concise concepts with strong visual impact.

She works with a diverse range of international clients, creating illustrations for editorial, publishing and advertising. Over the past decade Zara has worked with The Guardian, Waitrose, Wired, BBC and Times Higher Education, amongst many others.

Zara's work has received international recognition from 3x3 Professional Show, Creative Quarterly, AOI Illustration Awards, Associazione Autori di Immagini and Society of Illustrators.




I am currently unable to take on any commissions due to my 3 year old son receiving treatment for cancer:

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. I am hoping to be able to work on new projects once treatment has been completed this summer.


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