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Abi Stevens

Illustrator, Freelance in Cambridge

Pain and Inspiration

PRESENTED ON JAN 16, 2019
IN CAMBRIDGE @ VOL 18

Abi Stevens is a freelance illustrator who also suffers from chronic migraines that affect all of her senses. She talks about the influences for her stunning art work and also about a series of very personal illustrations depicting the pain of her migraines.  

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My Creative Process: eclectic influences and inspirations

BY VILAKONE PHACHANTHAVONG
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Speaker Vilakone (Kone) Phachanthavong is a Lao graphic designer who is known for his distinct contemporary style. In this presentation he shares his sources of inspiration and their influence on his design work.

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Madness in Our Community: A Perspective on Mental Health Issues

BY JOE HARTSOE
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 07, 2016

Joe Hartsoe discusses erasing the stigma of mental health so that real conversations can happen

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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health

BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."

Everyday thousands of people struggle to achieve what they feel is their definition of normal. Quinn Ohler is a member of Mental Rescue, a group of like-minded individuals bringing light to the shadows of mental health, by promoting physical and mental well-being. 

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Got inspiration?

BY RINA SHUMYLO
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 23, 2017

Рина Шумыло: Основатель ILL&MATES illustration studio. Куратор образовательной платформы ILL&MATES TALK и конкурса киноафиш Cinema Poster Awards. Лектор в KAMA и Свободной школе маркетинга.

Got inspiration? Что такое вдохновение для иллюстратора, нужно ли оно и как его использовать в работе.

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A Voyage of Influences

BY MOLLY ZAKRAJSEK
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Creating public murals and illustrations Molly Z's passions.  She takes us on a voyage of her influences at PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 40.

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Navigating the Waters of Mental Health

BY ALICE R.L.
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

Trigger warning:

Alice R.L. takes on a deep discussion on mental health, suicide, and self-harm. Please take care when listening and remember to keep on loving yourself. 

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Slightly Less Adrift

BY STEPH MACKENZIE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Steph MacKenzie tells of her jounrey through the world of art, creativity and mental health starting in Stockport and ending in the Scottish Borders. 

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RSA Academies

BY COLIN HOPKINS
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 02, 2019

Colin presents an overview of the work of RSA Academies, including their principal priorities or "Commitments" (Arts, Culture, Creativity; World of Work, Wellbeing & Mental Health) and their work on RSA "distinctiveness".

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The Nature of Mental Health and Severe Weather

BY AISHLINN KIVLIGHN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 20, 2019

Learn all about how those with mental health challenges are more seriously affected by climate change.