Illustration and Design
Lou is the official illustrator for Melbourne childrens ballet school Wonder Garden Dance Theatre and designed their logo and two dancer mascots: Joy and Roo. As part of this ongoing collaboration Lou has created a series of beautiful Australian themed ballet posters for students as well as classroom resources such as activity pages and colouring sheets.
Lou has a deep love of illustrating and designing posters for the young and young at heart. Apart from Wonder Garden Dance Theatre Lou been the official illustrator of yearly theatrical show posters for Stage Left Performing Arts School in Melbourne. Lou is chuffed to know that so many young people Melbourne and beyond now have Lou's poster works hanging on their walls.
Recently Lou illustrated and designed a poster for a NSW theatre company Live Wire Theatre in Ulladulla. This poster was created for a regional tour of the beloved Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo and featured eleven Australian animals local to the region.
Through the Creative Parrot Agency, Lou is the illustrator of the baby elephant mascot for the children nasal spray "Flo" which continue to be featured in pharmacies across Australia. This ongoing collaboration includes promotional collateral including seasonal posterts, colouring-in and activity sheets and most recently a full colour glossy calendar with Flo illustrations featured on four full month pages and the cover.
In 2017 was commissioned by Cengage Learning to illustrate the early reader book "The House in the Tree" written by Beverly Randell. This early reader is now in primary schools across Australia.
Other notable projects include illustrating the childrens eBook "The Day Jake Logan Robertson Ran Out of Hugs" (written by A. Nicky Hjort and published by Jetblack Publishing - released February 13th 2015), creating custom illustration work for the University of New South Wales (featured in an English assessment paper) and a permanent illustrative display demonstrating the process of making fortified wine in the Tintarra Winery (Hardy's) in McClaren Vale.
Lou adores regularly working with clients on custom pieces and seeks out opportunities to grow as an artist and as an all round creative being. This year Lou was commissioned by a Queensland family to create a custom childrens book "My Great Grandad Jack".
Lou has had a Redbubble online shop for five years and continues to update it regularly with her illustrations and designs.
Lou has a deep love of Australian flora and fauna and capturing the essence of a character through simplicity, soft colours and a whimsical style.
Most of Lou's work starts as a pencil sketch before being scanned and digitally coloured or enhanced. Lou also has a deep love of watercolour and is often commissioned to do portraits for families and pets.
"Lou we really are so thrilled we found you on illustrators Australia - honestly there were so many artists on there we randomly selected 20-30 we liked at first glance, then combed through those more thoroughly and you were honestly our absolute favourite of the lot and here you are illustrating our book! Dream. Especially as we have never done anything like this before and didn't really know what to expect... you've been so easy to communicate with and you just get it. You've made the whole thing so enjoyable. Double dream!
If we come to Melbourne we would love to meet you in person and give you a big high 5." (Elena, Book: My Great Grandad Jack)
"Amazing designs by an amazing lady" (anonymous customer on Red Bubble)
""Thanks again for your brilliant illustrations and turning it all around in the short timeline. The feedback so far has been very positive and the brand manager is happy" (Kirsty, Accolade Wines)
"This design is AWESOME Lou. Keep them coming talented lady :)" (anonymous buyer on Redbubble)
""I adore the work of Lou Endicott. She has such a wonderful style and beauty in her illustrations using pencil, ink, water color and digital." (Sondra Rymer - owner of Fairy Tales Inc. and Illustrator of "Tilly and the Tooth Fairy" )
"I absolutely adore all of Lou's pictures. I have bought numerous for myself, my son and as gifts for family and each and every one brings delight. " (Tanja, Melbourne)
"Most gorgeous children's print which my daughter loves - items arrived fast within two days and neatly packaged. The hand drawn rainbow envelope and note was a lovely touch. (Jo, NSW)
"Exactly as pictured - quick, friendly and helpful service with a lovely personal touch. Thank you :)" (Sherre, Melbourne)
"I think that I discovered this picture via a random Instagram search for sunflowers. It's absolutely gorgeous, and a lovely memorial print for my late cat. The paper is thick, the colour bright and true to screen and it shipped with a handwritten note from Lou (which I've popped in the frame behind the print)." (Kel, Western Australia)
"I LOOOOOOOVE the poster, you have captured my idea for it perfectly and more. I'm so proud if it and it makes me prouder of the show" (Tessa, London)