Ollie Hirst
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Ollie Hirst

IllustratorManchester, United Kingdom
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Ollie Hirst

IllustratorManchester, United Kingdom
About me
Hello, I’m Ollie. I’m a conceptual illustrator, living and working in Manchester, UK. Illustration makes me tick. Though it’s not the only thing that does. I’m a cardiac pacemaker patient. So, whilst I put my heart into drawing, it gets help from time to time. I have a natural affinity to science, health and the human body, but I tend to just love subjects that resonate in the real world. I like my work to hinge on a strong idea and the concept drives it, helped by a splash of colour. My illustration spans across editorial & advertising, working with the likes of New Scientist, The Washington Post, Vodafone, Harvard Business Review, The Lancet, and has been recognised by The Association of Illustrators, The Directory of Illustration and Communication Arts. I’m represented worldwide by Making Pictures olliehirstillustration@gmail.com www.instagram.com/olliehirstillustration
Projects
  • Go With the Workflow
    Go With the WorkflowDive into my Willy Wonka-inspired world: “Go With the Workflow”, a paid promotional campaign for ServiceNow. The illustrations explore how businesses of every stripe are now embracing a smarter way to work and transforming the customer and employee experience in the process.
  • Gene Genius
    Gene GeniusGenetic science is transforming healthcare, but what does that mean for you? Series of editorial illustrations for The Sunday Times x Genomics England: a GovUK initiative working to make genomic sequencing and genetic medicine more accessible. The feature was in print across the UK on Sunday 4th April, 2021.
  • Liberté. Égalité. Santé!
    Liberté. Égalité. Santé!Illustrated cover wrap for Chut! Magazine on our relationship with health and tech. Issue 05 poses the question: Can connected health save us all? What are we putting at stake by allowing technology to manage our health?
  • Tortoise Global Health Summit
    Tortoise Global Health SummitIllustrations to advertise the 2021 Tortoise Global Health Summit: The Six Challenges After Covid, tackling enormous themes like AI drug discovery, the mental health crisis and the probability of another pandemic. The illustrations were used across adverts, social media promotion and a microsite
  • Life’s Big Bang
    Life’s Big BangCover for New Scientist on the origin of life and how a new daring theory has now emerged on how our planet first came alive. There’s evidence to suggest that life emerged fully formed.
  • Frontex’s Growing Pains
    Frontex’s Growing PainsCover for Politico EU An investigation into Frontex, the EU border agency which is in chaos. Recruitment issues, coronavirus outbreaks, and allegations of illegal activity - all attracting the attention of the EU’s anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF.
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Work history
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    Illustrator represented worldwideMaking Pictures
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Concepting and crafting illustration for global clients in editorial and advertising, working in partnership with art directors all over.
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    Freelance illustratorOllie Hirst
    Manchester, United KingdomFull Time
    Concepting and crafting illustration for global clients in editorial and advertising, working in partnership with art directors all over.
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Art Direction
  • Conceptual Thinking
Education
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    BA(Hons) IllustrationNorwich University of the arts
     - Norwich, United Kingdom
    First Class with Honours
Awards
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    Communication Arts 2021 shortlistCommunication Arts
    Shortlist in “Institutional” category at Communication Arts 2021 Illustration
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    2020 World Illustration Awards longlist nominationThe AOI
    Longlisted for a World Illustration Award in the “Professional Editorial” category.