Self-care starts with you

What is your recipe for self-care? Using illustration, students created their own self-care recipes.

What is self-care to you? Is it a fresh face mask and a bath, meditation, going for a run, or making sure you have a clean space? Self-care gives our health and wellbeing a boost, and it makes us feel good. In recent years, consumers on social media have been calling for more natural and sustainable self-care products. 


Responding to this shift in the industry, TICE illustration students created their own visual self-care recipe, showing what self-care really means to them, beyond the buzzwords of ‘beauty’ ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing’.


Mentored by: Jodie Lightning (Illustration)
Project Contributors: Sharlene Muir (Organic Facialist at Organic Cabinet)


Project Outline: An introduction to experimenting with kitchen cupboard self-care recipes with Organic Cabinet, an exploration of zine and illustration styles, an overview of the self-care market, the mentorship of illustrator Jodie Lightning. Each of these ingredients combined with the initiative and research of our students to create their own imaginative self-care recipes.


This project is made for those who are interested in self-promotion, vlogging, the self-care market, and of course illustration!

The Brief: Students will create an illustrated page detailing their own personal recipe connected with self-care. After being introduced to different illustration styles, and the self-care market, including brands and influencers, students will lead the way with their own research and design. Vlogs, mock sketches, and mood boards are some steps along the way to their exciting outcome. Finally, the self-care page will be given some finishing touches by the TICE team so it will be ready to promote as a professional advertisement.


Project Results: Please view the final results of Andreia Campos Prado from Longbenton High School

Recipe Documentary by Andreia Campos Prado from Longbenton High School.
Recipe & Artwork by Andreia Campos Prado from Longbenton High School.

Thank you & well done!

All we have left to say is thank you and well done, not only to Andreia but to the teachers at Longbenton High School, North Tyneside Learning Trust, the companies that have supported and contributed to these briefs and the TICE team that plugged away at the project week after week.

To Andreia – we hope you have enjoyed this project, we hope in years to come that you can proudly present an industry written project you did, achieved, quite frankly smashed. Well done and congratulations from everyone here at TICE.

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