Owen Gildersleeve is a set designer and illustrator living in London.
His work explores a range of handcrafted techniques and applications and he enjoys collaborating with photographers, animators, and stylists to help bring his ideas to life. Owen’s playful, handcrafted creations have won him numerous awards including an ADC Young Guns 9 award in 2011, and a YCN Professional Award in 2014. His work has also been exhibited across the world including London, New York, Tokyo and Bangkok.
Owen’s first book Paper Cut was released in June 2014. For this he brought together 25 of the most exciting papercraft artists and illustrators from around the world, delving deep into their working practice, through in-depth interviews and rarely seen behind the scenes imagery. The accompanying exhibition launched in August 2014, showcasing original artworks from a selection of the featured artists. Owen’s second book My Amazing Body Machine was published by DK in June, 2017. The book takes readers on a voyage into the human body, created in collaboration with celebrated scientist Robert Winston.