Purdie Gibson

Purdie Gibson

Artist & DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Purdie Gibson

Purdie Gibson

Artist & DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hey, I’m Purdi. With a 0.1mm Blackliner in hand and an electric colour palette on standby, I create portraits, wall murals, typography and illustration inspired by the vibrancy of everyday life, from nature to fashion and beauty. When it comes to style, I’m all about detail - I team fine, carefully etched linework with bold swathes of colour. Every piece stands out from the page and each mural leaps from the wall, grabbing attention and leaving a lasting impression. And in my portraiture, I don’t just create a likeness of my subject; I capture their personality, from the emotion behind their eyes to the gentle smile playing on their lips. Well, it’s the little quirks like these that really speak to us, right? I’d love to work with you on your next project. I’m available for editorial work, portrait commissions, and hand-drawn wall murals anywhere in the UK and beyond. To get started, send me a message.
  • Sisley Instagram Post
    Sisley Instagram PostUsing analogue textures, I illustrated a promotional piece for the new Sisleÿa le Teint anti-ageing fluid foundation. Drawing inspiration from its key ingredient, Persian Acacia, I combined a graphic element of the plant with a fresh face using watercolour to accompany the product illustration. Fusing my signature cross-hatching style with soft watercolour showcases the product unlike any other, while aligning with their clean brand aesthetics.
  • Instagram Wall - London Facebook Office
    Instagram Wall - London Facebook OfficeI was commissioned by Instagram to paint a wall in their space within the Facebook offices in London. The purpose of the wall is for Instagram celebrities and public figures to stand in front of when doing promotional tours through Facebooks office. These photos then feature on the London Instagram account.
  • Vagabond Wines Wall Mural
    Vagabond Wines Wall MuralDesign and application for a wall mural for the Charlotte Street branch of Vagabond Wines in Fitrovia, London
  • Portraits
    PortraitsMy first love is drawing faces and capturing the personality of my subject. For me, looking into someone's eyes is a powerful way of making a connection, and I want my art to reflect that. Portraiture has always fascinated me; whether it be Frida Kahlo's painted self-portraits or Cindy Sherman's role play in photography, a profile always conjures up curiosity. There's something extraordinary about capturing a single moment in a person's life in such a wondrous way.
  • Album Cover - Cory Jach
    Album Cover - Cory JachI did a little happy dance when Australian guitarist, Cory Jach - who has played for some of the world's most acclaimed musicians while on tour in Melbourne - asked me to illustrate the digital cover for his upcoming solo release, yet to be named. While albums aren't necessarily a physical item nowadays, Cory wanted something that showcased his love of music (and his guitar) while ensuring he stands out on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music - nailed it.
  • Vagabond Wines Spitalfields
    Vagabond Wines SpitalfieldsA series of illustrations as takes on existing wine crate graphics... branded for Vagabond Wine Bar, Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch.
Work history
    IllustratorIt's Very Purdi
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Illustrator, Mural Artist & Designer
  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • TV
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Mural
  • Muralist/painter
  • Mural Design
  • Mural Art
  • Mural Painting
    Graphic Design/illustrationMonash University
     - Melbourne, Australia
    Visual Communication (Design)