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LeBarre, Erika

Erika LeBarre has always been exposed to art one way or another as she grew up. Her father worked as a car designer for the big three, and her mother was a ceramicist. Erika’s parents always encouraged her creative side. Drawing was her favorite thing to do. Erika graduated from the College for Creative studies with a BFA in illustration. Initially she worked at an art studio with other illustrators and designers for several years. Since then she has worked on her own for a wide variety of clients and projects such as product/packaging labels, posters, point of purchase, signage, direct mail, magazine ads, editorial, greeting cards, grade school textbooks, eBooks, websites, textiles, logos and even character development. Erika’s working techniques are both traditional and digital including pastels, acrylics, Photoshop, and vector-based illustrations using Illustrator. She creates illustrations using textures, smooth gradations, and rich color that can create a look that is anywhere from stylized, whimsical, editorial, conceptual and graphic line/flat color to somewhat realistic with a twist of fantasy.

Romani, Paula

I'm an illustrator and designer. My illustrations have a joie de vivre, feminine, modern and fun vibe. My illustrations have appeared in magazines, ads, graphic design materials and products all over the world.

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Faust, Richard

Richard Faust is rarely without his sketchbook, which can be better described as a visual journal and confessional. Over the years, his bookshelf full of journals have become a source to be mined for interesting ideas and insights. He also draws inspiration from mid-century design, cubism, and folk art. He has been illustrating commercial products for over ten years. After completing his BFA at The Columbus College of Art & Design, he began his career illustrating for magazine and book publishers as well as for the greeting card market. His work was featured in the 2007 Society of Illustrators Annual. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the Cleveland area, including two sold-out solo shows.

Akgulian, Nishan

Nishan Akgulian’s artwork is a product of his love of gestural drawing and the minimalist aesthetic. Combining expressive brush strokes with carefully designed abstract shapes he always strives to give a visual energy to every image he creates. Throughout his career Nishan has applied his unique artistic vision to a wide variety of visual outlets, including editorial illustration, advertising campaigns, greeting cards, product rendering and fashion illustration, as well as fine art and painting. His work has often been described as whimsical, stylized, expressive, gestural, simple, friendly, fun, and sophisticated.

Laertis Art Studios

Conceptual art and illustration communicating graphic solutions for print, design and digital media applications specializing in editorial, book, institutional, advertising and corporate clients and markets.

Dahlstrom, Nicko

Nicko Dahlstrom is an artist-illustrator who specializes in illustration, storyboard & caricature. He has been recognized nationally and worldwide for his artwork. Nicko began drawing as a child after developing a fascination with animation and still continues to pursue this passion.

Watermark Medical Animation & Illustration

> Dynamic, compelling, and persuasive custom animations & illustrations developed to promote your product, increase product trial and utilization.> 14 years of track record for delivering exceptional quality, experience, and service.> Unique combination of artistry and in-depth knowledge in medical science and technology behind clients' products.> Creative process that centers around frequent communication with the client so we get it right the first time!

Saunders, Robert

Editorial, conceptual, and corporate done in brush line, blending sophisticated elegance with a hint of retro and a dash of wit.

Frieden, Sarajo

Sarajo Frieden is an artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in illustrated fiction, magazines, commercials, textiles, paper products, bedding and lamps, to name a few.

Saunders, Zina

Zina Saunders lives and works in New York City. Her illustrations have appeared on Broadway theater posters for Blithe Spirit and IF/THEN, as well as on the pages of The Wall Street Journal , The Progressive, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Observer, Christian Science Monitor, Discover Magazine, Chronicle Books, and many more. Her animations appeared weekly for Mother Jones, The Real News, The FInal Edition and Abrams Books.

Rugh, Douglas

Douglas Rugh is a classically trained oil painter (and Copley Master) who works quickly and will provide digital images shot in-house as well as original art. Realistic oil paintings, Representational Landscapes, Imaginative, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Animals, Cartoon or Character Development, Children, Children's Book, Editorial, Emotive, Historical, Illustration, Impressionist, Lifestyle, Medical, Nature, Painterly, People and Figures, Posters and Covers, Product Still Life, Realistic Paintings, Realistic Stylized, Sports,

Nitta, Kazu

Kazushige Nitta graduated from Dokkyo University with a B.A. in economics in 1987 before coming to the United States and enrolling at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In the same year, he won two prestigious awards presented by The New York Society of Illustrators Scholarship Competition, and The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. In 1992 he was honored with both the New York Society of Illustrators International Competition Advertising Award and Book Award. Within months after graduating SVA, Kazu landed his first of several children's book assignments at Simon & Schuster. A short time later he was called upon to illustrate Dr. Theodore Geisel's first posthumous book at Random House called "My Many Colored Days". Along with his work on numerous children's and text books, Kazu also focused on developing conceptual imagery for clients including:Amdahl, Bank of America, Consumer Reports, Coopers & Lybrand, Crain's N.Y., EMI, Kempner, Newsweek, Northwest Airlines, PC World, IBM, Swiss Bank,The Wall St. Journal, Parsons School of Design, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Miguel Lima aka ZERO

ZERO is an alter ego created by Miguel Lima, an artist and illustrator born in Lisbon. He achieved a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon after a 9 months Erasmus scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence. Since then he has been developing his illustration art, as a multi disciplinary artist who embraces new challenges combining both hand-drawn and digital elements. He has participated in projects related with concept art, character design, animation and editorial illustration. Amongst other distinctions, in 2013 he received an honorable mention in ETIC Ilustra_Lisboa competition, and was a selected finalist in Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 by Association Of Illustrators.

Berke, Lauren Simkin

Lauren Simkin Berke is a Brooklyn based artist and illustrator whose work can be seen in galleries, on book covers, and in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the L.A. Times. With drawn lines that overlay swaths of color, Lauren's work explores instinctive color play combined with drawn images that study human gesture and how people document their lives in photographs. Lauren illustration work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, and American Illustration.

Helton, Linda

A Dallas, Texas native, Linda Helton has been a graphic designer and illustrator for over 30 years. She has designed and illustrated everything from newspaper and magazine articles to children's books to annual reports. Linda's work has been nationally recognized in Communication Arts magazine, American Illustration, PRINT magazine and The Society of Illustrators Show in New York. One of her illustrations was part of the Society of Illustrators 48th Traveling Exhibition in 2007.

Bradford, Tim

Living right next to a nature reserve in Nottingham, Tim Bradford also has the convenience of being just half a mile from the city centre. From alpine landscapes to geometry and animals, he’s inspired by nature and also loves drawing people of all sizes, shapes and nationalities.

Tim studied for a BA Hons in Illustration at Lincoln University and an MA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University London.

Everything begins as a pencil sketch, which is then coloured up digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator. With his animation skills, many clients ask him to create work for both print and digital projects where motion is required. For a more physical feel to his work, Tim is increasingly introducing hand drawn elements as well.

Most of Tim’s imagery is quirky, fun and character based, and his work often incorporates custom typography along with some movement. Life, energy, charm and wit are what he strives for when he creates an illustration, and he likes to find visual solutions that are easy on the eye and keep you looking.

Client List Fanta HSBC Oxford University Press Cambridge University Nescafe Nivea Ogilvy & Mathers JWT Lufthansa

Maguma

MaGUMa is the pseudonym for Spanish artist Marcos Guardiola Martín, who is based in Madrid and works for a growing number of publications and international brands.

Inspired by artists like Moebius and Milano Manara, as well as old adult comics like Metal Hurlant and El Vivora, MaGUMa has developed a style that’s bright, tactile and a little surreal.

MaGUMa studied at the School of Architecture in Madrid, but also took the opportunity to learn abroad in Mexico and Portugal during his education.

Although he works digitally, using a Wacom Cintiq graphics tablet and digital painting software, MaGUMa’s work has an increasingly handmade feel.

MaGUMa’s style will remind you of classic mid-20th century illustration work done in pastel or gouache, and sometimes it looks like a silkscreen print saturated with ink. He strives to give the work a tactile quality, inviting the viewer to try and touch it to feel the texture. Strong concepts and colours are also prevalent in his pictures.

Client List El País Courrier International El Malpensante Yorokobu Amanuta Tara Books

Richardson, Jack

Jack Richardson is an English illustrator in New York, with a clean and fresh comic book style that often features a touch of the unusual.

Originally from the South East of England, Jack is now based in Brooklyn where he does what he loves most – drawing.

Some of Jack’s main influences include the classic comic artists Alex Toth, Jean Giraud (Mœbius) and Hergé, as well as the painter Daniel Heidkamp and the photographer Robert Adams.

Jack took a foundation course at Hastings College in the UK, but beyond that his skills are self-taught. “My father is a professional illustrator, so as well as learning from him I got to see what is required beyond good ideas and draughtsmanship,” says Jack.

With his strong, expressive lines and flat colours, Jack’s style is rooted in the world of hero comics. He strives to bring a narrative to each individual image, and there is often an added layer of meaning, a hint of humour or something slightly unusual in his work.

Client List Vogue La Mer cosmetics Cosmic Strip (the band)

Graziano, Nazario

Nazario is an Italian freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer and dad. His world is romantic, ironic, dreamy, with good background music. Something like… “a dive in the past with gore-tex lifesaver”. He takes inspiration from old books, illustrations for kids, sky, snow, rain and rainbows, his little princess Bianca, his wife, his cats, music, old-school skateboards, traditional tattoos, 80′s memories, 50′s sci-fi movies, typography and so much more that happens day by day in his life…

Kazdailyte, Egle

Professionally trained as an architect it is no surprise that Egle has since moved on to the colourful world illustration….in fact we can attest to that, as when we met, she was a wave of complimentary hues! Over the last ten years she has created illustrations and visual language for multiple companies from well established names like The Guardian to successful startups such as Lyst. Over the years she has developed a wide range of styles and techniques. Having travelled extensively; Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, New York, London and Copenhagen has allowed her to develop both a deep understanding of visual styles and a wide cultural language when working with international clients all over the world. She translates ideas into shapes and colours.

Diaz, Maine

Born in La Plata, Argentina, Maine Diaz, grew up drawing and painting. She was often seen drawing with her pencils or crayons in deep concentration. Cartoons captured her imagination early on and realized immediately that she wants to be an animator when she grows up. Her mother, a biochemist and grandfather were truly flabbergasted upon hearing her declaration. At the age of 16 she took a workshop and start animating, working in films like Patoruzito, El Arca (Patagonik, Argentina), Gizaku and Nocturna (Filmax, Spain). Simultaneously, she enrolled in Audiovisual Communication at Universidad DeLa Plata (UNLP). Soon after, she also started illustrating for children’s story books and educational books. In 2002 with Crimsomnia Studio, she was a finalist at Ford’s “Saldras mas” publicity contest, with “Habitos noctunos” short. In 2005 she won first prize for the character design category of Bizpills (Hi Impatc Learning Experiences), España.

Currently, Maine lives in a tiny green house where she spends time with her two cats, Chula and Lola. She loves tending her garden while Chula eats all the plants and Lola jumps and climbs the trees. Maine prefers to be barefoot while painting and singing in her studio. She is a pretty good cook and sweated several years near the oven and many pans. When not illustrating, she also enjoys swimming, writing, taking photos.

Holmes, Stuart

Londoner Stuart Holmes is now based in Australia’s creative enclave of Melbourne. Trained as a graphic designer, he felt that illustration allowed him much more freedom, and he developed a flat vector style that has remained popular for well over a decade.

Stuart is addicted to vinyl and wherever he goes seeks out a record crate to dig through. He’s also a huge fan of Southampton FC, and led the team out as a mascot back when he was seven years old.

Beedie, Duncan

Duncan Beedie’s cartoony style comes from his background in animation. Based in Bristol, aside from drawing copious quirky images, he collects clockwork robots, can identify pretty much any military aircraft and has a dog called Ivor who you might spot here and there in his work.

Billy, Butcher

Butcher Billy is a Brazilian illustrator with a fresh approach, who loves to slice up ideas and imagery in popular culture and reassemble them in unique ways. Juxtaposing everything from Wonder Woman and the Watchmen to Morrissey and Breaking Bad, his work is ironic, humorous and very postmodern. His subtle questioning of pop culture using pop art as his medium is a juxtaposition in itself, yet in their own unique way all his images seem to make sense.

In addition to his illustration work, Billy is a creative director in a digital agency. He lived in the UK for a while, and has travelled widely. With seemingly endless influences at his disposal – including Banksy, Steve Ditko, Shigeru Miyamoto, Malcolm McLaren and Andy Warhol - Butcher Billy never runs out of moods and concepts to explore.

“I like to create freely and then realise bits of an artwork are influenced by the mood of a movie by Tim Burton, the brushstrokes of a piece by Salvador Dali, with a soundtrack from an early album by David Bowie,” he says.

Smith, Henry

The award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Henry Smith is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s an artist who was captivated by cartoons at an early age and never grew out of them. Now, they’re his career and he’s made a name for himself designing unique characters that are full of humour.

“A great character can be designed if you pay attention to the silhouette. Is it something we've seen before? I like to use geometric shapes in fun ways to see if I can get more interesting characters, and making my characters as weird as possible, while still being cute and approachable,” he says.

There’s certainly a 90s vibe in his inspiration cabinet – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Powerpuff Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants are to be found there, along with classic video games like Pokemon Blue and Super Smash Bros. With a graphic design background, he’s also influenced by mid-century modernism. Henry is a keen volleyball player, listens to Country, Rock and Rap, and enjoys the company of his wife and their two sassy dogs.

Viltovskaia, Elena

Based in Toronto, illustrator Elena Viltovskaia brings a light, expressive and elegant touch to the world of fashion illustration. Working by hand, her flowing line work, textures and patterns are made using techniques she’s developed herself, which lend a unique and personal feel to her clients’ projects. Backed up by many years of experience, Elena works with some of the biggest names in fashion.

Alongside her illustration career, Elena is a designer and an art director. She’s easy to work with and her priority is always to achieve the right look and feel for the project she’s working on, ensuring clients are happy and that the imagery is effective. Originally from Belarus, Elena studied design in her home country for three years, then emigrated to Canada where she received a degree in Communication Design from the prestigious Ontario College of Art and Design.

APPROACH
Elena loves working with water-based media such as ink, watercolors and acrylics. She has honed her craft over many years, developing a special technique to produce gorgeous paint spray patterns alongside her effortless drawing style. Photoshop is also part of her process, and she delivers work digitally.

STYLES
For spontaneous, colorful and elegant fashion and beauty illustration – where the hand of the artist is evident in every brushstroke – Elena is the artist to turn to.

CLIENT LIST
Elena has worked for clients including Mari Claire, Vogue, Elle, Walt Disney Corporation, Garnier and The Walrus.

Rollet, Claire

Born in France, Claire Rollet spent over 20 years in London and has recently relocated to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. London will always hold a very special place in her heart but for now she is loving cycling around discovering the Dutch capital. In her spare time she loves sewing; each garment she sees as a mathematical problem waiting to be solved.

Music accompanies Claire in her work and she has daytime and night-time playlists. Todd Terje, Kiki Gyan, Mashrou' Leila and Cosima are out when the sun’s up, and at night she listens to the likes of Hercules Love Affair, Gotye and Baloji.

Hodges, Lee

Lee Hodges comes from deepest, darkest Kernowfornia – also known as Cornwall. The sea and coastline have always been a part of his life, and today he lives on the foothills of Dartmoor, in Devon. In addition to his vibrant, mixed media illustration work, Lee is a DJ and runs club arts nights in the Southwest of England. He loves to explore and experiment with a range of creative media, but drawing was his first love and that’s what drives him as an illustrator.

Crush

Crush is a truly integrated design agency providing creative solutions across all print, digital and moving media. We believe in a collaborative creative process and intelligent idea generation. We’re passionate about our work and famed for producing standout creative for clients all over the world. We don’t just want to simply make stuff look good, we want to make smart ideas look great.

Javens, Ben

Ben grew up in a small town in Yorkshire and though he now resides in Birmingham he still holds dear those formative years and his northern roots. Those that know Ben will no doubt tell you he can be a bit of a curmudgeon but that deep down there is a happy soul trying to get out and those that know his work will no doubt see the battle between happy and sad in the characters he draws and the situations they find themselves in. Ben's work is often very simple but always displays a strong emphasis on colour and a carefully considered composition. He takes much of his inspiration from the books he collects about illustrators and designers from the mid 20th century and those of new artists’ that give a nod to past styles and trends. He also fills his working days with music so as to let it seep into his soul and be transformed into something that can be seen.

Eason, Rohan

London based Illustrator Rohan Eason works predominantly in pen and ink. He is best known for his stark black and white imagery, which plays heavily on the roles of composition and view point, and the balance between intricate detail and dark or light space. His work has become widely used in book illustration and more recently in advertising, where his uniquely hand crafted style stands apart from the more typically used digital art forms.

Although art has run very clearly through his family and his childhood, it was only after leaving university and a painting degree that he decided to pursue illustration as his preferred discipline. Rohan loved the work of Aubrey Beardsley and Arthur Rackham as a boy, and this devotion to and pursuit of the beautifully hand drawn line followed him into adulthood. His portfolio now bursts with the magical and fantastical scenes from dreams to nightmares, from real life to imagined creations, but all with the same single grounding fact, that of beauty and balance.

Taylor, Nadia

Nadia Taylor is a designer and printmaker based in London. Her colourful prints are filled with bold shapes and striking pattern. She loves screen-printing and the whole process informs her work – from the use of a limited colour palette to the incorporation of textures and dark outlines. Her work projects range from large-scale hand-painted murals, packaing, book covers, greeting cards, gift wrap, menus and farm signs with a list of clients including Ikea, Target, Mr Kipling, and Zizzi Restaurants.

Barber, Isobel

Isobel is a paper engineer and illustrator, living and working in the beautiful county of Dorset. Isobel graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2012 with a degree in Textile design, where she specialised in creating illustrative patterns and print designs using a cut paper technique. Isobel continues to use this method to create detailed work and miniature sets, using layers of card and cut paper. Isobel has worked with a number of clients in fields such as advertising, editorial, branding, live illustration events and most recently film. Clients include The National Trust, Tesco, Lands' End, Harveys Furniture, Benson for Beds & Wilderness Festival. When not wielding a pair of scissors or a scalpel, some of her other pastimes include baking, prising scraps of stray paper from the jaws of her miniature schnauzer Otto, running along the Dorset coast, flowers and photographing colourful things.

Sulzberg, Daniel

Illustrator Daniel Sulzberg is based in Santa Barbara, California, and his work is infused with the easy-going creativity that his home state is famous for. It’s colourful and fun, welcoming and sometimes a little bit zany. Maybe that’s why the characters he draws so effortlessly seem to jump to life in his illustrations.

Growing up in a town called Danville, he was always Dan from Danville. After initially trying to emulate his older brother, who was a fine artist, Dan later discovered cartoons, comics and Nintendo games. Soon, he had invented Danvillage, a place for all his whimsical characters to inhabit. It’s become the moniker he works under as an illustrator.

Dan’s favourite artists include Dali, Murakami and Miyazaki, while Prince and Reggae music keep him juiced up on tunes. He also has a huge collection of 80s vinyl from his days as a DJ.

Malbon, Chris

Based in beautiful Bristol, Chris Malbon, AKA Melb is an active member of the area’s thriving art and design scene, regularly giving talks at local colleges and universities. He classes himself as a creative all-rounder, comfortable designing and illustrating from the side of matchboxes to large murals, be it in pencil, pen, paint or pixel, he’s happy using them all.

Incredibly experienced and versatile, Chris is able to adapt his style and creative process to fit the demands of the job in hand, this ability makes Chris a winner for any campaign large or small. The end result is always of the highest quality both artistically and commercially. He is constantly figuring out innovative new concepts and ideas to push his art.

A hardworking and prolific contributor, Chris has created work for an array of clients and agencies over the past 15 years. He has worked on campaigns for Coca-Cola, Sony, London 2012, Unilever, Carhartt, Nestle, Nike and MTV and has plenty more impressive credits under his belt, so he is no stranger to the pressure that comes from working on high-profile campaigns.

His career has taken him on a journey through some renowned studios including Attik, Zip Design, Version, Sun House and McFaul Studio.

Client List: Nike, Lucas Films, Coke Olympics 2012, Bristol City College, BBC, Discovery Channel, Hero Complex Gallery, Gallery1988, Aardman, Mondays MoCo, Lounger Productions, Clutter Magazine, Digicel, Computer Arts Magazine, AnyForty, EA Games, Hugo Boss x Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Nesspresso, David Guetta, Orange / EE, Clearasil, Design Council, Shortlist Magazine, Vintage TV, Mauger Modern, Luma, KIA, DJ Magazine, The Economic Review

Schommer, Florian

Berlin based Art Director and Designer working within branding, illustration, editorial design, packaging design and contemporary art. Dividing his time between personal projects and working with a variety of international clients like Sony Music, Penguin Classics, Swatch, The Guardian, Brew Dog, Jura Whisky, The Economist, Columbia Records, JP Morgan & Chase, Skoda, Jägermeister and many more.

Florian performs his own recognizable style, while also being able to adapt to his customers’ preferences. Growing up in the skate & punk scene of the 90s, he later attended art college in Düsseldorf while constantly touring the world with a variety of bands. After winning several Design awards like ADC, German Design Awards, Illustrative Nominee and Red Dot Award he became an official member of Germany’s Art Directors Club.

Oliver, Mark

Experienced and versatile, Mark Oliver has a bold, graphical style that is as impactful as it is engaging. His line work, color and compositional skills are second to none, and his background in advertising means he knows exactly how to meet an art director’s brief with innovative new approaches.

Even when he worked at Alliance International, Mark took the opportunity to illustrate his own ads. With over 20 years under his belt as a freelance illustrator, today he creates imagery for some of the biggest brands and top names in publishing. Now based in Worthing on the South Coast, he’s inspired by Raymond Loewy, Hergé and Eduardo Paolozzi. Mark has a degree in Graphic Design from Middlesex University.

APPROACH
Mark has used a wide range of media during his career, from physical painting and collage through to Illustrator and Photoshop. Most projects these days are tackled digitally, but he loves to draw and paint as well if it suits the commission.

STYLES
Mark works in a variety of styles that he adapts to suit the requirements of a job. His favorite at the moment involves an isometric perspective, geometric shapes and a distressed finish with a retro palette.

CLIENT LIST
Mark’s impressive client list includes Macmillan, Visa, Toyota, Volkswagen, The Times, Punch, Faber & Faber, Penguin Books, Macmillan, Bloomsbury, OUP and British Gas.

Tallon, Ben

Loud, lively, frenetic and expressive, Ben Tallon’s artwork captures the many moods of modern life thanks to his instinctive drawing style and ample splashes of ink, brush marks and scribbles. His ability to organize chaotic creativity and turn it into a captivating image is exactly what his clients want.

Growing up in Keighley, West Yorkshire, Ben loved Leeds United, wrestling and video games as a child. They still give him inspiration today, and sometimes feature in his work, alongside pop icons and TV stars. Now located in London, Ben is passionate about creativity and is the author of Champagne and Wax Crayons, as well as the host of the podcast Arrest All Mimics. He has a BTEC in Graphic Design from Keighley College, and a BA in Illustration from the University of Central Lancashire.

APPROACH
Pens, inks, brushes, found materials and textures, acrylics, spray paint, pastels, wax and colored pencils – Ben is very much a mixed media creative. He’ll use worn out old brushes that have a little more depth and character than new ones, and favors the unexpected or happy accident. Photoshop is used to layer everything together and finalize the composition.

STYLE
Ben’s style is loose and organic, full of marks and gaps because he likes to engage viewers by leaving something to the imagination.

AWARDS
2015 – Dot London Small Business Awards – Creative Agency of the Year

CLIENT LIST
Ben has been commissioned by clients including The Guardian, EasyJet, Adidas, World Wrestling Entertainment, Comic Relief, Channel 4, The Wall Street Journal, UNICEF and more.

Tallon Type

Often, custom lettering is just what a project needs to make it completely unique while at the same time hitting the perfect note with its intended audience. And when a project like that comes along, Ben Tallon’s bespoke hand lettering service Tallon Type should come at the top of your list. Here’s an artist who can tailor the text not just to the campaign but to each individual communication with in it at a level of detail that script typefaces just can’t match.

From tight handwritten styles through to headlines in broad brushstrokes, Ben will fine-tune the lettering to the job at hand. He’s spent years evolving a range of character styles, working closely with art directors to gain a comprehensive understanding of kerning, weight, messaging hierarchies, composition and overlays to make custom lettering as effective as possible.

APPROACH
When Ben receives a brief he often collaborates closely with his client in choosing the media and execution that will give the project maximum impact. Inks, paints, spray paint, pencils, pens and found materials – the selection depends on the surface, idea, photography and time constraints.

STYLES
Ben creates hand lettering in a variety of styles, and will find a look to perfectly suit the mood and tone of the brief. For one project pen work in a clear hand will convey the right level of subtlety, while others need enormous, bright spray-painted caps. Ben can deliver either, and anything in between.

CLIENT LIST
Tallon Type clients include The Premier League, World Wrestling Entertainment, Arsenal Football Club, The Guardian, Bloomsbury, Women’s Health, Dr Martens and Comic Relief.

Venables, Bob

Bob Venables is the go-to illustrator for any project that requires illustrations executed in a classic style. Matisse, Hogarth, Wyeth, Rackham, Lowbrow… whatever look you’re after, Bob will deliver. He’s a pastiche illustrator par excellence.

Bob has worked on many high profile advertising campaigns, including the Profit Hunter ads for Artemis, which have run for over a decade. His versatility, eye for detail, and ability to evoke the past while conveying contemporary themes to contemporary audiences are what keep clients coming back again and again. Originally from Birmingham, Bob worked in London and established himself on the advertising scene before moving to the Isle of Wight, where life is a little more relaxed. He studied Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins gaining a BA, and did archaeological illustration for a year before becoming a freelancer.

APPROACH
Bob works in a whole range of media, depending on what’s required by the commission. On the traditional side he uses oil, acrylic, alkyd, watercolor, and pen and ink, but he’s also happy working digitally on his Wacom Cintiq.

STYLES
Primarily a pastiche illustrator, Bob is adept at recreating just about any look – from 1930s propaganda-style posters to old maps, and from neoclassical still lifes to jolly 19th century book illustrations.

CLIENT LIST
Bob works for a range of top-flight clients including Guinness, British Airways, Artemis Asset Management, the BBC, Adidas, Sony, Heinz, Tesco, Waitrose, John Smiths, FIFA, VW, BMW and the Folio Society.

Patra, Jyotirmayee

Jyotirmayee Patra – also known as JP – is India’s leading artist for custom lettering, playfully embellished with beautifully rendered flowers, intriguing animals, graphic shapes and lively textures.

Based in Rourkela, JP’s passion for calligraphy has led to a career in illustrative lettering, using her talent to imbue her clients’ projects with tone and atmosphere. Botanical drawings and organic patterns are two of her main inspirations, alongside the abstract artist Jessi Raulet. She studied at India’s National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, learned professional calligraphy from Harvest Crittenden, and has taught copperplate calligraphy workshops. JP is a hoarder of unique stationery and pens, loves fairy lights and is a yoga practitioner with an interest in cosmic energy, astral projection and conscious manifestation. “Joining IllustrationWeb was one of my manifestation goals not so long ago, so I believe I have decent manifestation skills!” she says.

APPROACH
Everything begins with an inspiring quote, copy relating to the brief, or a central image. After refining her focal point, JP surrounds it with detailed flowers, characters and foliage, playing with the composition until it’s perfectly balanced.

STYLES
JP’s type and illustrations are infused with nature, with bold main forms softened by whimsical detail. While her earlier type-based work is black and white and emphasizes her rendering skills, her latest images pop with color.

AWARDS
Winner – INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future Poster Awards – 2012

CLIENT LIST
JP’s client list includes Snapchat, Makemytrip, DesignUp, Asian Paints, St+Art India, Levi's, Snap-on Incorporated, Design Stack, Bakheda, IxIDEAS Consulting, AGoodFeeling and Hornet Inc.

Wue, Decue

Decue Wu has clients in editorial, fashion and publishing who all love her illustration work for its bold style, bright colors, optimistic vibe and the intriguing way she combines patterns and textures. She gives every project a classic illustration feel, with the hand of the artist always present.
Based in Boston, Decue is originally from China and works for clients all round the world. Fashion is one of her biggest inspirations and her favorite designers include Yves St Laurent, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen and Rei Kawakubo. “To me, their designs are fine art and bring fashion to a whole new level in the history of art,” she says. She has an MFA in Illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and previously studied Digital Media Art at Zhejiang University in China.

APPROACH
Most of Decue’s work is done using Photoshop and Illustrator, but she also combines hand-made textures, screenprinting and collage work to give her illustrations something extra.

STYLES
Decue’s fashion images often feature long, thin figures in a freehand style and vibrant colors. Her lifestyle illustrations usually have a more restrained palette, geometric shapes and patterns, and interesting brush and paper textures. She also creates graphic art and infographics, going for a cleaner look, using simple vector shapes and geometric forms.

AWARDS
2014 Hiii Illustration Merit 2014 Taipei Art Competition Winner

CLIENT LIST
Some of Decue’s clients include Vogue, Airbnb, Esquire, MIT, Modern Weekly China, Obscura Magazine, The Bump, Draw A Dot and Hopes and Fears.
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