Digital paper-cut creations by Zara Picken: the most fun form of visual communication

Delivering concise concepts through strong visual impact, illustrator Zara Picken has combined the aesthetic of paper-cutting with digital mastery to produce her eye-catching works.

With a roster of clients including The Guardian, Waitrose, Wired, BBC and Times Higher Education, built up over the course of a decade, the Lincoln-based artist has successfully developed her award-winning graphic style. She explains: "I work with a distinctive paper cut look, created digitally. This bright, bold style enables me to explore new possibilities."

Zara's work has received international recognition from 3x3 Professional Show, Creative Quarterly, AOI Illustration Awards, Associazione Autori di Immagini and Society of Illustrators. You can discover more of her paper cut-style illustrations at