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Zizzi’s illustrated Menu Spring 2014

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I recently had the pleasure of illustrating the new restaurant menu for Zizzi’s restaurants in the UK. The commission was a four panel illustration representing the journey of fresh ingredients to the dining table. What I enjoyed most was creating some interesting compositions for each panel, working out balance and rhythm with the combined elements. Thanks to Zizzi’s in-house AD Tobais Hall for supporting my style.

External Link: Zizzi’s illustrated Menu Spring 2014

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ICON8 The Illustration Conference – July 2014 – Portland

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ICON8 The Illustration Conference takes place this July 9-12 in Portland,Oregon USA, with over 50 speakers including Keynote Paula Scher of Pentagram, as well as Workshops, two day Education Symposium & Roadshow marketplace and portfolio show

Our ICON8 presenters include over 50 illustrators, artists and creative professionals curated from the highest ranks in our industry who will take the main stage to inform, entertain and enlighten you. They include; Victo Ngai, Sam Arthur – Nobrow, Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett, Calef Brown, Carson, Ellis, Kate Bingaman-Burt, The Clayton Brothers, Jennifer Daniel, Jason Holley, Alexandra Zsigmond & many more!

The national Illustration Conference, ICON, is committed to providing a forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, publishing, advertising, and academic communities. Its purpose is to provide a platform for the most influential illustrators and industry leaders to address, in a timely manner, the most pervasive issues facing the profession.

External Link: ICON8 The Illustration Conference – July 2014 – Portland, Oregon at Portland Art Museum

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Jessica Walsh, portrait for OFFSET 2014

For this year’s (2014) OFFSET 3 day design conference, I was invited to do a portrait of Jessica Walsh, one of the 24 main conference speakers. Jessica Walsh is a multi talented designer and co-partner of NYC based design firm Sagmeister and Walsh.
I decided to incorporate her distinctive fringe and red lipstick into a composition that would reflect the clean graphic style of her work.

The portrait was initially sketched digitally, then printed out to be inked and finally brought back into the computer to be coloured digitally. I always find it interesting to see how other artists create their artwork and to that end I’ve created a time lapse video of how I created the portrait.

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