A journal of personal work and inspiration

Fashion Designer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer - all round Creative Practitioner.

A politically motivated designer, Gemma Gilleard (aka Gx2), has many facets to her work. After graduating from the University of the Arts, specialising in Fashion Design, she has spent the past few years thrust in the realms of self employment, branding and graphics as well as nurturing her joy in drawing and developing naturally her illustrative style.

Her work reflects muted landscapes and fantasy driven dark atmospheres. She crosses the boundaries between realism and child like day dreams. Incorporating both the digital and the handmade, Gx2's work shows a detailed craftsmanship throughout her many projects.

With unique undertones and inspiration, ideas progress into what can easily be described as a sellable story. Distinctive garments that contain underlying reasoning’s; there is little in the process which goes un-noticed, from styling, photography to branding. Concepts and ideologies linger to create individual pieces of work and a coherent stylistic approach.
So, my heads been in a strange place today. Finding yourself sat in a chair but feeling like you’re sinking into an open mouthed floor never equals fun (thank you toxic spray paint) - so it felt only right that I started drafting out this… #workinprogress #sketch #poisoned #werewolf

So, my heads been in a strange place today. Finding yourself sat in a chair but feeling like you’re sinking into an open mouthed floor never equals fun (thank you toxic spray paint) - so it felt only right that I started drafting out this… #workinprogress #sketch #poisoned #werewolf

Impromptu painting sesh with @morbidcbloxx & @stoysound

Impromptu painting sesh with @morbidcbloxx & @stoysound

Impromptu painting day! @morbidcbloxx signature skull to the left

Impromptu painting day! @morbidcbloxx signature skull to the left

Treated myself to some goodies. Looking forward to trying the #sugarspraypaint and #scribo cans

Treated myself to some goodies. Looking forward to trying the #sugarspraypaint and #scribo cans

Close-up of a new drawing in progress

Close-up of a new drawing in progress

Today is Ragnarök, the last battle on earth in the Norse mythological calendar - as an apocalyptic treat, I’m offering 10% off my Viking Rune flask to serve as a momento of your survival of this here day! ▶ Use coupon code RAGNAROK over at gx2homegrown.etsy.com ◀

Today is Ragnarök, the last battle on earth in the Norse mythological calendar - as an apocalyptic treat, I’m offering 10% off my Viking Rune flask to serve as a momento of your survival of this here day!
▶ Use coupon code RAGNAROK over at gx2homegrown.etsy.com ◀

A challenging week full of tax returns and dreaded, confusing numbers! So I’ve been battling it with creativity since - so ahoy! Here be some new studded flasks!

A challenging week full of tax returns and dreaded, confusing numbers! So I’ve been battling it with creativity since - so ahoy! Here be some new studded flasks!

The @etsy #getcreative window for #libertyoflondon

The @etsy #getcreative window for #libertyoflondon

It’s time for me to craft away in one of these windows!  #getcreative #etsy #libertyoflondon

It’s time for me to craft away in one of these windows! #getcreative #etsy #libertyoflondon

I’ve finally had more time to work on my piece for @inkey aka #theinkeyproject.  Next stage = more ropes, detail &negative space. (at Gx2 studio)

I’ve finally had more time to work on my piece for @inkey aka #theinkeyproject. Next stage = more ropes, detail &negative space. (at Gx2 studio)