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Lucy Grainge is an artist and designer from Manchester, UK. Her practice explores colour, shape and pattern working across illustration, graphic design and installations. Lucy is also a workshop facilitator, interested in collaborative and community centred projects.


She is co-creator of mental health and socio-politics risograph magazine, Psyche. In 2021, she co-launched Wiggle Wonderland, a touring pavilion and exhibition space activated by artists and communities.

Based in London


BA (Hons) in Communication Design 

at The Glasgow School of Art

Art Foundation Diploma 

at Manchester School of Art

Selected Clients


National Theatre

The Glasgow School of Art

Wellcome Collection

Edinburgh University

Dyslexia Scotland

Glasgow International Festival

Every Brain

MAP Magazine

The Skinny Magazine

Design Exhibition Scotland

Silicon Milkroundabout

Selected Press & Awards

Arts Council England Project Grant for Wiggle Wonderland 2021

The Skinny Showcase 2021

Inside Out Project, Design Museum 2021

Interview with The Design Trust + selected as part of their 'Creative Women with a purpose: MAKE A DIFFERENCE' festival, May 2020

Young Scot Time to Shine Fund, 2020

New Designers One Year In Award Winner 2018

Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2017

Macmillan Prize for Illustration, awarded 3rd place 2016

also featured in

Design Calender April Edition 2019

for Psyche Publication @psychepublication

Shortlisted by Stack for 'Best use of Illustration' 2019

Awarded Creative Conscience, Silver Award

Shortlisted by Stack for ‘Student Magazine of the Year’ 2018

interviews & also featured in


Dyslexia Scotland AGM Key Note Speaker, Nov 2017

Creative Dyslexic Networking, Dyslexia Scotland, 2018

Meet the Artist, The Drill Hall, Edinburgh 2018

Craft Cafe, Impact Arts, Glasgow, 2019

Pecha Kucha, Creative works, The Barony, West Kilbride, Jan 2020

Live Interview with The Design Trust, Creative Women with a Purpose Online Festival, May 2020

ZQ+A, Communication Design Course, Glasgow School of Art, Dec 2020


Wiggle Wonderland - Brainchild Festival installation, East Sussex 08/21

Hatch '19 - National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire, 09/19

Weans World, Design Weans - 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow 07/19

All Entire Whole - Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Glasgow 05/19 

Shapes of Words solo exhibitionNational Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire, 02/19

100% Design, London Design Festival - Olympia, London, 09/18

New Designers One Year In - Business Design Centre, London, 07/18

Riso Room, Risotto, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 03/18

Cross Your Eyes and Dot Your T’s solo exhibition - OOTB Edinburgh, 06/18

Room To Manoeuvre - The Red Gallery, London, 06/17

The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show - Glasgow, 06/17

Work In Progress Show - Lighthouse, Glasgow, 02/17

Macmillan Prize Exhibition - Foyles Gallery, London, 06/16

Congregation - SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow, 05/16

Drying Green Exhibition - Broadcast, Glasgow, 05/16

Liquidation - Drygate, Glasgow, 03/16

MMU Foundation Exhibition - Manchester, 06/15


Rumpus Room Playground online Residency, 2021

Out of the Blueprint Artist in Residence, Leith 2018

SWG3 Graduate Studio Residency, Glasgow 2017

Teaching/Workshop Faciliation

Visiting Lecturer Communication Design, Glasgow School of Art 2022

Rumpus Room, Adapt and Act - online 2020

Rumpus Room, Beings workshops - online 2021

Glasgow Zine Library - creative writing with Psyche 2020

Silicon Milkroundabout 2019

Dyslexia Scotland 2018-2019

Impact Arts Creative Lead and Assistant 2017-2020

Creative Dyslexia Workshops 2018-2020 



Submarine Shop, Glasgow

BAM, Glasgow

Modern Love, Glasgow

Duplikat Press, London

National Centre for Craft + Design, Lincolnshire

Craft Town Scotland Shop, West Kilbride

B8 Studio, Barcelona

Psyche Publication Stockists

Tate Modern Turbine Shop, London

Printed Matter, New York

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Amsterdam

Do You Read Me?!, Berlin

B8 Studio, Barcelona

Paulin, Glasgow & Edinburgh

Out of the Blueprint, Edinburgh

Ripe Studio, Glasgow

Goodpress, Glasgow

Locovore, Glasgow


''We are huge admirers of Lucy’s work, and were struck by the vibrant playfulness in her art.  Lucy was the perfect artist to work with in transforming our National Theatre foyer spaces for the Connections 2022 Festival.  

Our work with young people spans across the entirety of the UK, and we wanted to celebrate our participants’ involvement by championing them visually in our foyer spaces throughout our youth theatre festival. Lucy was incredible in understanding and articulating our brief clearly, then steering it resourcefully to boldly reimagine our spaces. She was thoughtful in capturing all of the information we needed to display clearly, without compromising on the artistic merit of the piece. She is an exciting and collaborative partner to work with, and had a wonderfully distinctive and celebratory approach to working with our branding and company style. We’ll be following her work eagerly as personal fans!''

Jenny Wilkinson, Connections Assistant Producer - National Theatre

“Lucy and Beau are so refreshing to work with. It’s rare to be able to collaborate with people who believe so wholeheartedly in what they are doing and it’s very infectious to be around. They bring together architecture, design and art in a way which produces installations that engage people and provoke thought and interaction which is not easy to do in our busy world. Their ability to translate topics and respond to such important issues through creativity and placemaking is unique and so needed in central London and the built environment.”

Rachel Moore, Marketing Director - Almacantar

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