Welcome to my blog, a place to share, inspire and creatively think.
Feel free to visit my website http://cargocollective.com/gemmaluker
or email me g.luker@hotmail.com.
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Merry Christmas everybody! Hope you are all enjoying your festivites!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

The Bear with No Clothes

A sneaky peek at a spread from a childrens story im illustrating at the moment, about a bear who has no clothes, poor thing.
Ive always been interested in childrens book illustration, and hope now that im honing my skills so to speak, i can get better at it!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Shameless promotion!

How chuffed was i when i happened to come across my fellow illustrator Flora Rogers on the Sketchbook Magazine Blog! She has done an interview with them about her gorgeous illustrated tins, check it out HERE!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Illustration Friday

This weeks theme is 'Hatch'.

Btw, this also happens to be my 50th post! woooo!!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Cover Design

A possible cover image for Morrisons Magazine.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Make Up Image

Image for article about make up.

This is how it would look in finished format.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Illustration Friday - Music

Saturday, 31 October 2009


This was a submission to Anorak Magazine to design a cover for the mag, focus on fun!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

'My husband is a drinker. . . '

An article image for a problem page, from a wife concerned about her husbands drinking.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Illustration Friday

This weeks submission for Illustration Friday, the theme is 'Frozen'.

Remember the days of making snow angels in the snow as a child? Good times!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Illustration Friday

A previous image that im submitting for Illustration Friday, this weeks topic is FLYING.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Article Images

Image for an article about how a study found people learnt a language much easier through song. Interesting stuff.

After a meeting with a pretty cool agency back during the D&AD New Blood Show, they suggested a good way to build up your portfolio is to go through magazines and such that you would want to get work for and do your own, which is something ive been doing. Its good to produce quick one off images, and then show how they would look in the spread. So here is one spread, with the above image, and another image ive done of fruit and veg!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Uppercase Preview!

You can check out a preview pdf of the latest issue of UpperCase HERE, where you can see my CD Cover in their Album art special:

Im so excited to finally see my work in print!!! I cant wait to get my hands on a copy it looks like a really good issue! Get yours at Magma book shop, Covent Garden, soon!!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Jam Recipe

A possible idea for submission to the next issue of DoodleZine, whose theme is typography. This is the first time ive created an image which has type as the main component, and i actually enjoyed creating the hand done type!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

What one tree means to me....

When I was younger I was obsessed with a large weeping willow tree that is at the end of the road where my nan lives in Oxford. I used to think the branches were similar to when it rains!! Whenever we would go out, I would have to run under the tree, where I would then proceed to act like I was in the shower or singing in the rain, with my matching wellies and brollie as well! Even now when I see that tree i smile. . .

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Best of British

Submission to Tigerprint, the idea being the best of british - got to be our love of the seaside! You can see my entry, as well as one of my fellows Julie Mackey, and the rest, HERE.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

New Sugar Cover Issue!

My cover made the New Sugar cover issue! Im so chuffed, and i hope my friend is too! Check out the issue here.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Cd Cover Design

A re-design for Akon's 'Freedom' album, submission for a special Album Art at UpperCase.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Healthcare Poster

Thursday, 27 August 2009

New Sugar Cover Submission

A piece I designed for the New Sugar Covers Issue (check it out here), a magazine dedicated entirely to Cover Art.
Thanks to my lovely friend for posing for me! XxX

Monday, 24 August 2009

Amy Winehouse

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Kleenex Tissues

I have entered my stencilled animals into a competition run by Kleenex to design their new cube boxes! It looks pretty good so fingers crossed!!
You can check out my design here: Kleenex Design By Gemma Luker

Wednesday, 22 July 2009


Some of my latest stencilled work.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Welcome To Moscow

An idea for a cover for 'The Economist', based on an article about Barak Obama now having to 'deal' with Russia.

Thursday, 9 July 2009


A favourite illustrator of mine has published a book containing the most beautiful illustrated envelopes! The idea was to make it as hard as possible for the postman to read, poor guy! But they are really inspiring, i would love to recieve mail like this in my postbox!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Theme: Simplicity

Submission to Underground Art School for their next magazine issue themed 'Simplicity'.
It is said happiness is found in the simplest of forms, and to me there is nothing better than simple activites such as reading a good book, or hanging out with good friends. Also it is often the case that these 'simple' activites provide me with the greatest inspiration, often when least expecting it!

Monday, 29 June 2009

Feminism Entry

Ive submitted my poster, please vote!

Don't Panic

Fingers Crossed!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Feminism Poster

An idea for a poster themed 'Feminism', for Dont Panic. My idea is based on the Feminist story 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. A woman is slowly driven mad by horrid yellow wallpaper in her bedroom after being locked in by her husband. My idea is that women help women to break free, so by pulling her from the confines of the yellow room, we are setting her (and women alike) free.
Might make a few adjustments before i submit. . .

Monday, 15 June 2009

Just seen the trailer for the movie based on one of the best childrens books ever -Where the Wild things Are, by Maurice Sendak. Looks amazing! Remember reading this book constantly as a child so am really looking forward to seeing if the movie does it justice!

Released on October 16th, the countdown begins . . .

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Degree Show @ The Truman Brewery

These are some pics from the degree show, which was really well attended! Very pleased with my space and display despite a few hiccups, and really pleased with my classmates shows as well! Think we all deserve a big pat on the back for the brilliant show we had on!

Friday, 5 June 2009


While I design my website, I thought it a good idea to set one up anyway, as with my degree show now on hopefully people will want to see more of my work! So I have set up a basic one using the company Moonfruit for free, which is great in terms of learning how to put one together! So while I design away, check it out. . .

As mentioned, my degree show at the Truman Brewery is currently showing until monday, last nights Creative Industry Private View was very well attended, lets hope it sets me on course!! Photos will be posted soon. . . .