Ben the Illustrator

Ben the Illustrator

IllustratorFrome, United Kingdom
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Ben the Illustrator

Ben the Illustrator

IllustratorFrome, United Kingdom
About me
I’m excited by shapes, form, movement and colour. The tip of a pine-tree, the wave before it drops, the corner of a building, the curve of an eyebrow; I find these forms exciting. A kingfisher’s feathers, new sneakers, new sunrises, orange Lego blocks; I find these colours exciting. In life we’re provided with endless forms and colours and I excitedly recreate them in my illustration work, I enjoy creating exciting illustration, illustration that excites people. I am a highly experienced illustrator, renowned for a positive, creative outlook and a solid understanding of commercial design, the visual arts and successful business. I love it. I relish diversity and welcome all opportunities; large or small, print or digital, editorial, advertising, publishing, interiors, fashion, surface patterns, murals and any other world beyond.
  • The Big Issue
    The Big IssueIllustration work for The Big Issue and Experian for an article advising on getting your finances in order and resolving debt.
  • OTII
    OTIIWorking with Swiss-based business OTII who are dedicated to gaining and analysing the best data on mental health and wellbeing, in schools, universities and businesses. The landscape illustration was created to accompany mental health surveys, with different areas of the scene, and activities taking place, being relevant to different aspects of each study.
  • The Old Vic Theatre Glossary
    The Old Vic Theatre GlossaryI worked with Bristol-based design superheroes Fiasco Design to create an interactive, accessible glossary of theatrical terms for the phenomenal Old Vic Theatre in London. The glossary is part of The Old Vic’s new educational hub and aims to bring a knowledge and understanding of theatre, it’s working processes and it’s terminology, to as broad an audience as is possible, giving everyone the opportunity to discover and work in the theatre industry. While the team at Fiasco took care of the de
  • Wild in East Woodlands
    Wild in East WoodlandsPoster artwork for a local weekend of Autumn goodness in the woodlands around Frome, Somerset.
  • Umusic Autumn
    Umusic AutumnI worked with Manchester-based agency Music to create the poster artwork for Universal Music’s annual Autumn gathering at The Roundhouse in London. The event was the first of it’s kind to take place in 3 long years while the industry was locked down, they returned with something special including appearances from Lewis Capaldi, Self Esteem, Aurora and Sports Team, amongst others!
  • Creative UK
    Creative UKI worked alongside Fiasco Design on an editorial illustration for Creative UK’s publication ‘One Thing I Know : Hard Earned Insights from Industry Leaders’. My illustration accompanied a piece written by Eloise Singer of Singer Studios, looking at applying creative work and the stories you want to tell, to newer formats, for example filmmakers moving into VR. My illustration was also used on the cover of the book.
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Work history
    IllustratorBen the Illustrator
    Frome, United KingdomFreelance
    Bringing the colour.
  • Landscape
  • Advertising
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Graphic
  • Pattern Design
  • Colour
  • Portraits
  • Surface and Pattern Design
  • Vector
  • Vector Art
  • Contemporary
  • Figurative
  • Food Illustration
    BA(Hons) AnimationSurrey Institute of Art and Design
     - United Kingdom
    Art and Design Foundation Diploma
     - London, United Kingdom