Alida Sayer graduated from illustration in 2009.
Alida Sayer works across the fields of typography, graphic design, 3D-design, animation and illustration, using a combination of both hand-crafted and digital processes. Recent projects and commissions have included music artwork, fashion branding, sculptural installation, set-design and animated film titles. Sayer studied Architecture then Illustration at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2009 and winning a D&AD Best New Blood Award and an :Output Foundation Print Creativity Award (Amsterdam).
Her debut solo exhibition took place at Marsden Woo Project Space in 2010, and her work is featured in the books 3D Typography by Jeanette Abbink and Emily CM Anderson (Mark Batty Publisher, 2010) and Lettering: A Manual of Process by Andrew Haslam (Lawrence King, 2011).
‘The Visual Communication Design course at GSA is a place where individuals can truly flourish. With access to excellent facilities and the support of first class technicians and broad minded tutors, I have been not only educated in the solid principles of successful design, but encouraged to push myself to question and transcend established boundaries in search of my own unique voice. The modest number of students in the school, coupled with the vibrancy of Glasgow as a cultural centre, offered a rich learning environment quite unlike anywhere else I have experienced.’