Issue Eleven

Candy Joyce

Essex, UK

I'm Candy Joyce (aka Flipping Zombies), a self-taught designer and illustrator from Essex, UK.


My work often has a dark twist and is inspired by my interest in oddities. This can include things like quirks of nature or strange facets of language such as idioms. My illustrations are usually pen and ink, however, I have been enjoying adding colour to my work. I find that creating portraits is a great way to experiment with this.


I love the variety of projects I get to work on. Designs I have created for my clients include album covers, surface designs, children's books, event posters, murals, branding and skateboard design. My favourite project was working with The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in California. I created a Corpse Flower design which they subsequently used to celebrate their crop of this carnivorous plant.


My most recent show was as part of a group exhibition at Oaklands. I also really enjoyed displaying my work at my own gallery (Window Gallery, Chelmsford).