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.
  • Working From Home Animation
    Working From Home AnimationI've been working on upping my editorial game recently, adding better animation and telling better stories, so I created this (self-initiated) piece based on the idea that businesses may continue remote working post-pandemic, and questioning if we really could all work from home forever? I also mocked-it up with the New Yorker header, looks pretty smart!
  • Out of the Loop
    Out of the LoopAfter a chance meeting on Twitter during the 2020 lockdowns, I began a collaboration with psychologist and counsellor Gillian Batty, bringing visuals to her brilliant anxiety treatment program. Initially, the name and brand was conceived by myself and my wife (and creative partner) Fi. Gill and I then worked together to create a psycho-educational E-Book designed to demystify and treat anxiety, the result is The site was designed and built by the super team at wearereply.c
  • Ben Travels : Europe
    Ben Travels : EuropeI always travel with a sketchbook, there's no other way to go. Here's a selection of the full-colour illustrations I work on from sketches when I return to my studio. This selection includes trips to Bilbao and Copenhagen.
  • Escapes
    EscapesThree animated loops of beautiful places in the forest to escape to, now available as Clean NFTs on my hic et nunc profile.
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
    Mental Health Awareness WeekA little bit of advice for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021. From big walks in big forests to nurturing a little sapling, I totally recommend the green stuff.
  • Animated Life
    Animated LifeWhenever I have had free-time over the passed year I've been dipping into my illustration portfolio, taking some of my favourite scenes and adding animation to them. Find more of my work on! #illustration #animation
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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