10 brilliant graduate illustrators you’ll want to remember
Everyone loves Illustration but choosing the right artist for your brand can be tricky – which is why eric keeps an eye on all the latest talent. Here, Dan Critchlow runs down ten of our favourite illustration graduates…
- 01Harry OehlmannHailing from Exeter, Harry is graduate from Falmouth University in Cornwall, where he earned a first-class degree. His style mixes perspective, shape and detail with organic drawings to give a distinctive look to his work.
- 02Bonnie MaxwellAnother graduate with a first, this time from Brighton. Bonnie’s work is bold, vibrant and visually arresting. Adding motion design to her work takes it to the next level. Already exhibited at Tate St Ives and Tate Modern.
- 03RifkeOur second entrant who graduated from Brighton – they must be doing something right down there – Rifke unites the worlds of design and web development with stunning interactive artwork.
- 04Eleanor HardlmanEleanor uses traditional painterly lines within minimal compositions. Graceful and elegant design, Eleanor is also a graduate from Falmouth who left with top marks.
- 05Saskia CameronSaskia is an image maker and printmaker with a unique style, creating characters and shapes that seem to leap from the page. Life and emotion can be seen in each stroke.
- 06Freya MorganFreya graduated from Central Saint Martins with a graphic style that has a surreal edge, telling intriguing stories within a single complex illustration.
- 07Tom Abbiss SmithTom has an intuitive style of image making – manipulating marks, texture and colour within his abstract compositions. A graduate from Norwich.
- 08Joe BoydLeeds graduate Joe has already got a YCN and D&AD award under his belt. A digital illustrator with a creative, conceptual style.
- 09Adam ForsterKent-based Adam is an illustrator and screen printer who studied at Plymouth University. We love the filmic style to his work that begins with classic pen and ink.
- 10Dan WhitehouseA vibrant artist, Dan graduated from Nottingham where he developed a style focused on bright colours and strange-looking characters, drawing inspiration from pop art, surrealism and people.
Illustration, especially when used with animation, can be an enticing, colourful way to tell a brand’s story. If you’d like to discuss how illustration can work for your marketing, get in touch with eric.