We are delighted to welcome A.k.A to the agency. Shortlisted for Digital Artist of The Year 2011 A.k.A is one of the leaders in mixed media illustration. With a background in traditional production processes, A.k.A combines a vast range of media with hand drawn illustrations. Scanned textures, 3D digital modeling and even particle systems have all been used to create this diverse portfolio of artwork. A.k.A’s client list includes: Kimberley Clarke, McDonalds, Ford Motor Corp, Dulux , Proctor & Gamble, Knorr, Mazda, Taco Bell, Kleenex, Heinz, Time Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Sports Illustrated and The Wall St Journal.

We are delighted to welcome Blindsalida to the agency. From bold exploding graphics to delicate typography, Blindsalida’s eclectic portfolio shows the breadth of his talent. Blindsalida is equally happy designing visual identities as he is creating conceptual illustrations, his diverse portfolio is all underlined by the same high quality craftsmanship. His client list includes Orange, Coca-Cola, Carrefour, Fiat, EMI, Avis, Mercedes, Honda, Sony Playstation, Gillette, Ariel, Renault, Domino’s Pizza, ComputersArts UK, Universal, PGU Head and Shoulders and PSA Peugeot Citroën.

We are delighted to welcome Hannah George to the agency. Hannah’s stunning portfolio is testament to her mastery of the medium of watercolour. Using strong colours and fluid line and wash, her beautiful artworks are full of life and vibrancy.

 

We are extremely excited to announce our latest signing, Doug Sirois. Doug specializes in recreating vintage movie posters of all genres and eras. Early in his career Doug formed a partnership with MGM, to create the basis of his spectacular portfolio. From Brando to Bogart, Spaghetti Western to Musical, Doug has illustrated all the Greats from the Golden Era of Hollywood.

We are delighted to welcome Bente Schlick to the agency, since graduating from art school in her native Germany, Bente has worked as a professional artist. Bente’s main scope of work falls within the realms of fantasy, however her breathtaking portfolio spans all genres of publishing from young fiction to historical novels. Bente is inspired by myths and legends, her beautiful etheral characters and landscapes are reminisent of the fantastical worlds of her favourite authors J.R.R Tolkien and Philip Pullman.

 

We are very excited to welcome typographer Patrick Knowles to the agency.  Patrick studied letterform at Central St Martins where he learnt the traditional disciplines of lettering. Patrick has worked extensively as a designer and art director with the UK’s major publishing houses, however his real passion lies in the realms of typography and illustration.  Through his design work Patrick has developed a wide range of skills and now translates his pencil sketches through various processes including linocut, woodcut, stone carving, painting, cut paper or scraperboard, 3D models and more recently the Cinema 4D, 3D programme.

We are very excited to welcome Cristina Guitian to the agency. After studying at Escuela de Arte 10 in her home town of Madrid, Cristina moved to London to begin her career as an illustrator. Since then, clients across the globe have commissioned Cristina to create illustrations for a vast range of projects. Cristina’s inimitable thinking and focus on the unusual have led her to create some extraordinary artworks. The strength of Cristina’s surrealist concepts enables her work to transcend media platforms, with her illustrations being used across print, digital and ambient campaigns. Cristina’s client list includes The Guardian, Virgin Media, Nike, Diesel, Savanna Dry Cider, Headspace, AMC Hospital, Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town, BBH, Draft FCB, JWT and Digitas.

To find out more about Cristina’s creative process, we asked her the following questions….

What inspires you?

I’ve always felt that I grew up in a world too focused on homogenising everyone. My reaction is an urge to celebrate the unusual and the diverse, individuality and above all authenticity.

I am fascinated by the past, the passage of time and memories. London is a great place for these… Recently my personal work is turning towards sculpture that I create out of found objects. I often visit car boot sales and skips, finding great satisfaction in rescuing things from the rubbish and giving them a new life.



Why did you decided to become a professional artist?

After high school I decided not to go to University because I didn’t know what I wanted to study. I tried different jobs but I kept feeling unsatisfied. One day I started drawing, and I discovered how much I loved it. It was the only place where I could be completely myself. Nowadays developing my art feeds my illustration work. A lot of the work I produce is not for money but for personal development. My work is also my hobby. 



What’s your working process?

When I work on a commission I always start by doing research about the brief, collecting information and references. Without forming any idea of what I am going to draw, I start doodling letting my imagination play and explore. Eventually I find a way of interpreting the brief that feels right, so I take it on and develop it further.



How would you describe your work?

Imaginative, surreal, lighthearted, celebratory.



What’s your dream project?

Every project where I have enough creative freedom to push my imagination a bit further.

We are delighted to welcome Adrian Chesterman to the agency. Adrian studied fine art at the Norwich School of Art and illustration at the Royal College of Art in Kensington, London. Since leaving the R.C.A., Adrian has worked in nearly every sphere of the art world, Adrian’s career began with an exhibition of paintings at Liberty’s in Regent Street and has evolved to working with some of the largest commercial companies in the world. Adrian’s portfolio offers a huge variety of style, from hyper realism to fantasy and his advertising client list includes Nintendo, Rolls Royce, Toyota, Universal Studios and Coca Cola.

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We are delighted to welcome Tony McSweeney to the agency. Pastiche artist Tony studied illustration at the Royal College of Art before embarking on a career as a professional artist. With over 20 years experience in the industry, one of Tony’s many specialisms is British comic art. In homage to the Tate’s ‘Rude Britannia’ exhibition here are a couple of ‘Naughties’ that Gillray would have been proud of.TM

We are delighted to introduce you to the work of Ben Scruton. Ben has been commissioned for illustration projects across a variety of media platforms, most recently for Orange Mobile, the BBC’s Nature Watch initiative and Cbeebies network. To see a wider selection of Ben’s work please click here. Ben Scruton - New Artist