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Visual Communication Design: UK designers/illustrators

VCE subject

ANTI

ANTI is a multi-disciplinary design agency and this is their Vimeo channel.

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Young creatives talk about their jobs/lives

A short documentary showing the working processes and studios of five illustrators chosen for Pick Me Up's Selects showcase 2016: Alice Bowsher, George Douglas, Julian Glander, Isabel + Helen and Jack Sachs.

It's Nice That

It's Nice That  champions creativity across the art and design world. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

FOREAL

FOREAL is a young illustration and art direction studio. Follow them on Twitter and on Instagram.

   

 

NO-EE-KO

NO-EE-KO : We help our clients express themselves and their products through memorable visual identities. We build brands! Follow them on Instagram, and on Facebook.

Querida

Querida a full-service design studio based in Barcelona developing projects for institutions, brands and individuals.

Blok Design

Blok Design : Since 1998, we’ve been doing what we love, which is collaborating with thinkers and creators, companies and brands, from all over the world, taking on projects that blend cultural awareness, our love of art, and our belief in humanity to advance society and business alike. Follow Blok Design on Vimeo, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

 

FIRMALT

Firmalt is a branding & design agency based in Monterrey, Mexico that creates well-executed brands to help companies stand out and grow. Follow on Instagram, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Believe in

Believe in : It's not a postcode we need to share but an ambition. Follow on Instagram, on Twitter, and on Pinterest.

The Allotment

The Allotment : We are a London-based branding and design agency driven by our love for creating transformative, brilliant and compelling work that’s impossible to ignore. We’re obsessed (in a good way) with helping our clients grow. That means finding persuasive big ideas based on rich storytelling that help build deeper, more satisfying relationships between individuals and brands. Follow them on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

Created by Monkeys

Created by Monkeys: Interactive and print design. Follow Simon Kondermann on Instagram and on Twitter.

Bureau Hardy Seiler

Bureau Hardy Seiler - We create straightforward and compelling communication design.
The Bureau specialises in corporate, editorial, graphic and web design
often joining forces with other experts to solve more complex challenges. Follow on Instagram, on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

Firebelly Design

Firebelly Design -  Good design for Good Reason. We create positive human experiences through beautiful, sustainable design. Follow them on Instagram, on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

 

Ismael Mensa

Ismael Mensa (IM) is a 3D graphic designer in Barcelona. Follow him on Facebook, on Vimeo, and Instagram.

Tim Hucklesby

Tim Hucklesby is a British designer based in New York. Follow him on Vimeo and on Behance.

Caleigh Ill

Caleigh Ill is an illustrator from Canada who now lives in the UK. Follow her on Instagram, on Twitter and on Pinterest.

KID ACNE

Sheffield-based artist KID ACNE is best known for his comic-like illustrations and larger-than-life slogans. His epic murals and intricate wheat-pastes can be found across the planet, from Baku to Beijing, Milan to Miami, Sheffield to Sao Paulo. When KID ACNE is not drawing you will find him making music with rap group MONGRELS, alongside lifelong friend DJ Benjamin. (Source: IdN magazine). Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Computer Arts YouTube channel

The Computer Arts magazine has a YouTube channel worth exploring. Check out the playlists.

 

People are amazing!

Joe Cruz: My work employs hands on methods and low-tech materials. It mostly revolves around appropriation, mark making and colour. The strongest themes running through my work are sexuality, gender and beauty. Follow Joe on Instagram, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Hattie Stewart calls herself a professional doodler. Follow her on Instagram and on Twitter.

Owen Gildersleeve  is an artist based in London, specialising in handcrafted illustration, set design and art direction. Owen's Illustration work often plays with light and shadow, frequently combining multiple layered paper-cuttings with graphical forms and hand-rendered typography. Follow him on Vimeo, on Instagram, on Twitter, on tumblr and on Facebook.

Kyle Bean  is a London based illustrator, director and set designer. He creates playful, concept-driven imagery for a variety of editorial and commercial projects as well as installations for fashion brands and events. Kyle’s work is usually characterised by a whimsical and meticulous reappropriation of everyday materials and handcrafted techniques which often straddle the boundaries between illustration, sculpture and animation. Follow Kyle on Twitter and on Instagram.

Sarah Illenberger is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Berlin working at the intersection of art, graphic design, and photography. With a focus on analog craftwork using everyday items, Sarah is renowned for creating vivid, witty images that open up new perspectives on seemingly familiar subjects. Follow her on Instagram.

Cocorrina  is a graphic designer, hand letterer, and an occasional art director. Follow her on Instagram, on Twitter, on Pinterest, and on Facebook.

Kamila Kozlowska is an illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Poland. Follow her on Facebook.

Davy Evans is an award winning multidisciplinary designer and art director based in Brighton. His work specialises in moving image, photography, design, and art direction for musicians and agencies across the globe. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter and on Tumblr.

 

Sparrows - illustration/animation. Follow on Twitter.

Nendo

Nendo : Giving people a small ” ! ” moment. There are so many small ” ! ” moments hidden in our everyday.
But we don’t recognize them. and even when we do recognize them,we tend to unconsciously reset our minds and forget what we’ve seen. But we believe these small ” ! ” moments are what make our days so interesting, so rich.

50 Manga chairs in Milan

Giant Ant

Giant Ant : We're Giant Ant, a family of writers and directors, animators and editors.
We're designers and cinematographers, producers and composers. We believe in collaborating with the very best talent in the industry to create meaningful and creative work for a select list of clients that we respect. 

SEGD

SEGD - The Society for Experiential Graphic Design. We are the global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design and build experiences that connect people to place. We are graphic and information designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, technology integrators, interaction designers, brand strategists, students, wayfinding specialists, teachers and others who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces. We are over 1,700 members in more than 20 countries.

Diana Beltran Herrera

Diana Beltran Herrera  (b. 1987, Colombia) is a designer and artist that has been working over the past years with paper as the primary medium in the production of her work.  For Herrera, there is a considerable distance in the relationship between human and nature, and throughout her work, she aims to repair this relation by producing elements that are constantly removed, altered and forgotten. Her work is presented as a resistance where those sculptures remain in an ideal state and act like a model of representation of a reality that doesnt suffer any change.

Marcel Piekarski

Marcel Piekarski is a London-based CG and motion designer. Follow him on Vimeo and Instagram.

George Douglas

Originally from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, George Douglas graduated with a BA in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art last year. 

"I almost never look for specific material to start an image, and only rarely will I go hunting for a certain piece of photographic material to finish a picture. One of the things I enjoy most about working through appropriation is the serendipity of it, and I try to let the things I find lead the images I make. Chance is the driving force of my practice. I do have an extensive library that I draw from, but I'm also constantly sourcing new printed material from which to steal. And the term 'printed material' must be stressed; I'm interested in physical things, ultimately."

People (designers, illustrators, animators, etc.)

Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist currently living in London.

Tom Haugomat is a freelance illustrator.

Malika Favre is a French artist based in London whose style is often described as Pop-Art meets Op-Art based on her use of positive/negative space and colour. Follow @malikafavre on Twitter and Instagram

Alice Bowsher is a London based illustrator.

Ugo Gattoni is a Parisian born and bred artist and art director, whose surreal and exquisitely detailed portraits, depictions of cityscapes, and strange, otherworldly objects and artefacts are renowned worldwide for their unparalleled level of skill. Follow him on Instagram.

 

Jack Sachs is a London based 3D animator and illustrator. Read his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Nicolas Menard is a French Canadian graphic artist working and living in London. He makes drawings, prints, animations, books and interactive. Follow him on Vimeo, on tumblr, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

Michael Driver is a London based freelance illustrator, currently represented by MP Arts. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Guillaume Kurkdjian lives in France and is known for his illustration, design, animation and photography. Follow him on Vimeo, on Flickr and on Twitter.

Rich Nosworthy: I'm a freelance  CG generalist / 3D motion designer.  Originally from Devon in the UK, 5 years ago I swapped hemispheres to live and work in Auckland, New Zealand. Follow Rich on Vimeo and on Twitter.

 

Jason Drew  is a freelance designer, art director and animator based in Brighton. Follow him on Twitter and on Vimeo.

Nicole Gustafsson   is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based projects for Gallery 1988, Gallery Nucleus and more. Follow her on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Tumblr.

Kyle T. Webster   is an international award-winning illustrator, living in North Carolina, who has drawn for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Entertainment Weekly, Scholastic, Nike, IDEO, and many other distinguished editorial, advertising, publishing and institutional clients. He has created two top 50 mobile games, and he is the founder of KyleBrush.com, the company behind the world's best-selling Photoshop brushes for professional illustrators, animators, and designers. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Conor Whelan Design - I'm Conor, and I'm a designer and animator from lovely old Dublin. I'm based in Vancouver making cool stuff with the folks at Giant Ant.

Steve Doogan - Scottish born Steve Doogan has been based in Dublin for the last 14 years. Having previously worked as an art director in the advertising industry he decided to ditch that side of the industry and concentrate on illustration, print making and working for himself. His client list includes album covers for Little Green Cars and Absolute Zero. He has also produced portraiture work for ICAD and OFFSET. For more info; doogan.ie

Barnbrook

Barnbrook - Barnbrook is one of the most well-known creative studios in Britain. 
Our team of designers specialise in producing innovative books,corporate identitiesCD coverscustom fontswebsites and magazines. Our clients range from international museums to charitable organisations.

Yomagick

Otherwise known as Maciek Martyniuk, the Polish native, Yomagick, moved to Ireland eight years ago to undertake a degree in Visual Communication Design at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. His graduate showcase spilled over with digital app designs, video, animation, typography-driven poster work, pure form visual communication and even type design, earning him a first-class degree and the impetus to ditch the day job and start up his own studio. (Source: Computer Arts magazine #252) Follow him on Instagram.

 

Sandy Suffield

Sandy Suffield is into art, film, photography and more. She is based in London. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.