. Let There Be Pictures - Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Let There Be Pictures

Let There Be Pictures

Arts Charity City Reads commissioned Woody to curate and design an exhibition for part of their annual event - a city wide reading club in Brighton.

City Reads wanted to hold an exhibition and public workshop linked to their choosen book of 2016, 'The Good Son' by Paul McVeigh.

Woody designed a family tree for workshop participants to add their draw characters from 'The Good Son'. As well as designing the brand identity for the exhibition, the layout of the space, and coordinating the workshop partners, Woody also brought together commission work from well-known illustrators locally-based in Brighton, including Chris Riddell, Graham Carter, Jessica Ahlberg, Will Scobie, Jake Spicer and Adam Stower.

Brand identity, copywriting, event production by Studio Woody


The Studio

creative direction + illustration
face-to-face + online event design + curation

Get in touch about a new project: creative@zarawood.com 

Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creating sell-out fashion collections.  The studio also curates and delivers online events for the education and arts sectors.

Woody, also known as Zara Wood, creates, curates and educates.
A co-founder of The Enquiry Desk project and Brighton's PechaKucha producer for several years, she is an award-winning senior lecturer + part of the International Association of Illustration Academics forum.  



One-off artworks to buy online

Launching later in 2024

 Original artwork by Woody, including the lastest Little Treasures
- original miniatures framed in vintage jewellery.


Sociable Woody

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@zarawoodakawoody on Instagram 


Interviewing & hosting - Podcasts + Talks:

Rave About Illustration Podcast
Time for some illumination on illustration. Illustration is everywhere and yet you may not be familiar with what an illustrator does. Rave About Illustration sheds light on the creative world of visual translation.