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Ben the Illustrator

IllustratorFrome, United Kingdom
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Ben the Illustrator
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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.
Projects
  • Surveylab
    SurveylabI worked with Dan Wardle, founder and director of Surveylab, to create a busy illustrated city full of people, places and moments which the company could populate their new website with. Surveylab create customised surveys for businesses across a vast array of industries, in order to gain data from their employees and customers. You can see the illustrations throughout Surveylab.co.uk
  • David Bowie Emoji
    David Bowie EmojiFollowing on from official emojis I have created for Elton John, Mariah Carey and Blondie, it was an absolute pleasure to create an official Twitter emoji for the one and only David Bowie. To celebrate 50 years since the release of the classic album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, I worked with The David Bowie Estate and Tim Burgess to create a special Ziggy Stardust emoji which was activated alongside a series of Twitter hashtags relating to Tim's Twitter Listeni
  • The Mindfulness Initiative
    The Mindfulness InitiativeI worked with The Mindfulness Initiative to create a set of illustrations for their policy report "Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside Out", looking at the important role of inner development in framing both our solutions and responses to the climate crisis. The Mindfulness Initiative bridges the gap between mindfulness and public policy, amongst their many tasks they assess mindfulness research, support the development of the mindfulness sector and support the cultivation of mindfu
  • The Big Issue Festival Guide
    The Big Issue Festival GuideIt was a great pleasure to illustrate this years Festival Guide for The Big Issue (UK). The project involved creating a busy festival scene with pull-outs for the rest of the feature.
  • Mapology Guides
    Mapology Guides
  • Argos Wityu
    Argos WityuI worked alongside animator Gaëtan Boutet and my illustration agent La Suite on a project for our client Argos Wityu. We created an animated story centered around an apple farmer that's an analogy for the client's services and practice. I developed the character design and created all scenery and assets, with Gaëtan producing all the superb animation work and adding a more textural, natural animated line quality.
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Work history
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    IllustratorBen the Illustrator
    Frome, United KingdomFreelance
    Bringing the colour.
Skills
  • Landscape
  • Advertising
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Graphic
  • Pattern Design
  • Colour
  • Portraits
  • Surface and Pattern Design
  • Vector
  • Vector Art
  • Contemporary
  • Figurative
  • Food Illustration
Education
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    BA(Hons) AnimationSurrey Institute of Art and Design
     - United Kingdom
    Art and Design Foundation Diploma
     - London, United Kingdom