Meet Edwina Owens Elliott, the Artist Creating an Exclusive Illustration for Atlanta Ballet
Last week, we announced our commission of an original illustration from Edwina Owens Elliott for the Atlanta Ballet Boutique. We will unveil the design in the next couple of weeks, but, in the meantime, you can click here for a sneak peek.
A collection of Edwina's past fashion-centric work is currently on display at Pecola Boutique in Inman Quarter through November 5, so you can explore her illustrations and even take some home with you!
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Edwina Owens Elliott was born in Chicago, Illinois. She began drawing before starting kindergarten and decided at ten to become a world-famous fashion designer. After high school, she was accepted into the
fashion design program at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York and finished her education with an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Illustration. As a senior art director at the esteemed Chicago retailer Marshall Field & Co., Edwina created award-winning advertising, working with models Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Beals, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman and launching a fresh new talent named Halle Berry. She shot with acclaimed photographers Bob Frame, Marc Hauser, Michael Weinstein, and Jerry Avenaim and became lead art director for the luxury retailer's children and juniors division. As a freelance art director, illustrator, and graphic designer in Chicago, Edwina’s client list included Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, Marshall Field & Co., Bloomingdale's, Burrell Communications, Carson, Pirie Scott & Co., Sears, Soft Sheen Productions, Montgomery Ward, Nobart Chicago, and WGCI Radio. As a graphic designer and illustrator, Edwina has collaborated on print, TV, and radio advertising and
graphics for the Alliance Theatre with acclaimed stage directors Kenny Leon and David H. Bell and playwrights such as Elton John & Tim Rice, August Wilson, Janece Shaffer, and Debbie Allen. She has created book covers for the Penguin Group, art directed and designed national and international consumer and trade advertising and B2B marketing materials for Avlon Industries, Inc., and created collateral and print material for The NAMES Project Foundation-The AIDS Memorial Quilt. Edwina happily resides with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia and does not miss the Chicago winters even the tiniest bit.
Pictured: Artwork by Edwina Owens Elliott