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Gobblynne: Brand You Triple Award Winner!


I went along to Bordeaux Quay in Bristol last night to watch the Brand You Awards ceremony, celebrating the work of individuals and freelancers within the SW’s creative sector.

I had been nominated for three awards, and was absolutely blown away (and actually a little embarrassed) to win each category!

The categories I won were:
This category invites entries from individuals who have created great advertising including ambient, art direction, charity, copywriting, consumer advertising, direct mail, illustration, outdoor, press ads, recruitment, self promotion and typography.
This category invites entries from individuals who have created great animation or FX and should include examples of the finished product and the story behind the project.
This category invites entries from individuals who have created great online advertising, video or viral projects or campaigns. The content itself can be an article, a picture, or a video, but it must be very funny, controversial or information so that people feel an urge to blog about it, to tell their friends about it and to forward it on.

I’ve only been living in Bristol for just over three years, so this accolade means a lot – to be selected among many of the fantastic creatives in the South West of the UK. I’m part of the SW crew, yip yip!

External Link: Brand You Triple Award Winner!

My map illustration has been featured on They Draw And Travel


Piece title: One Sunny Day in Mahe, Seychelles
Map illustrated by: Nip Rogers
Features on: They Draw And Travel

Mahe is the most developed and inhibited island in Seychelles’ archipelago of 155 islands. Since its a relatively tiny island, with Victoria Town’s famous Clock Tower as the starting point, everything can be reached within a 20 to 30 mins drive. The colorful market where fresh produce is sold (lots of young coconut water), the government buildings, culture centers, the docks, and the crystal beaches are all within reach which gives the very-windy-roads of Mahe an awesome view for a cruise under the sun. This map is hi-res photo of a small part of a 19″ x 39″ illustrative painting to remind me of my sunny days in Seychelles.

External Link: My map illustration has been featured on They Draw And Travel

Biola University Features Portrait of Ron Hansen by Travis Simpkins in Lecture Promotions


Biola University in La Mirada, California featured Travis Simpkins’ portrait sketch of novelist Ron Hansen in advertisements used to promote a lecture the author gave to the English and Philosophy Departments. Ron Hansen is the renowned author of “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” which was adapted in 2007 for a film version starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Hansen’s other works include, “Desperadoes”, “Hitler’s Niece”, “A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion”, “Atticus” and “Mariette in Ecstasy.”

External Link: Biola University Features Portrait of Ron Hansen by Travis Simpkins in Lecture Promotions

Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine


A story about illustrator/portraitist Travis Simpkins, written by Doreen Manning, is included in the Summer 2014 issue of Access Magazine (Worcester Art Museum’s publication). The feature is an overview of Travis Simpkins’ career as a professional artist (with clients throughout the U.S. and Europe), his series of gallery sketches and his various contributions to and association with the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts.

External Link: Worcester Art Museum features Travis Simpkins in Access Magazine

SheSays Awards


If any of you follow my updates on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen last month that I had posted about the SheSays Awards, and that I was thrilled to find out that I had won the Industry Award for my animation work on the RSA animation, “The Power Of Empathy”.

SheSays is an award-winning organisation running free mentorship and events to women in the creative and marketing businesses. Their annual Awards ceremony is in partnership with Isobar and celebrates equality, diversity and female talent in the creative industries.

External Link: SheSays Awards

Joseph Barbaccia, 3×3 Winner


I’m delighted to announce that my work has been selected by 3×3 Magazine as an Honorable Mention (Professional Category) in their International Illustration Juried Competition. 3×3 is the first publication devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, the magazine shares what’s shaping international illustration.

External Link: Joseph Barbaccia, 3×3 Winner

Extended Deadline to Enter NOISE Festival 2014


NOISE Festival 2014 has just extended the deadline for entries to 6th July! This means there is a further month to get your illustration, animation, sketches, and general drawing and doodles seen and endorsed by the legendary Gerald Scarfe.

Scarfe has been behind some inspiring illustration in a distinguished career. Illustrating ‘The Wall’ for Pink Floyd, Disney’s Hercules film, and a long time political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times and The New Yorker. To have your work seen and for the chance to be personally picked out by Scarfe, NOISE Festival invites emerging illustrators to create a FREE online portfolio of their work and then submit this work to the 2014 Festival online.

The very highly rated artists from NOISE Festival 2014 will also be offered work placements or mentorship alongside leading creative organisations and individuals.

Head to to share your work, and for all the details of the 2014 Festival and the fantastic opportunities for up and coming creatives on offer.

External Link: Extended Deadline to Enter NOISE Festival 2014