Graham Rawle is a UK writer and collage artist whose visual work incorporates illustration, design, photography and installation. His weekly Lost Consonants series appeared in the Weekend Guardian for 15 years (1990-2005). He has produced other regular series which include ‘Lying Doggo’ and ‘Graham Rawle’s Wonder Quiz’ for The Observer and ‘When Words Collide’ and ‘Pardon Mrs Arden’ for The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and 'Bright Ideas' for The Times. Graham Rawle teaches part time on the MA Sequential Design/Illustration and Arts and Design by Independent Project courses at The Faculty of Arts (University of Brighton). He is Visiting Professor in Illustration at Norwich University of the Arts where in 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for services to design. He lives in London.
Russell Cobb is a leading artist Illustrator based in the UK. Russell has received many industry awards including D&AD Silver and 5 Association of Illustrators Best of British Gold awards. In 2003 the Independent UK national newspaper voted him one of Britain's top ten Illustrators. Russell was awarded Best in Book in Creative Review's Illustration Annual, 2011. Russell's work has been featured in many international publications, amongst others 3X3 magazine New York, Tecknaren Stockholm and Illusive, Contemporary Illustration Berlin. Russell has collaborated with many leading art directors in advertising, design, publishing, editorial and interactive media.
Sam Winston creates sculpture, drawings and books that question our understanding of words both as carriers of messages, and as information itself. His work combines a playful and meticulous assimilation of contemporary information – statistics, data, computer programming – with canonical works such as Shakespeare and the dictionary. He is interested in childhood and story-telling and draws us into the underlying subtexts that often exist beneath what might initially appear as ‘pure’ texts. His work draws upon many approaches and forms, often applying meticulous layers of found text which are reordered through indexical categories. Through drawing, cutting, folding and typography, complex ideas emerge in new work that seems clear, logical and completely necessary amidst the saturation of financial and media text that is around us and often impossible to process.”
David is a London based photographer and writer who has exhibited and published internationally and has work held in many collections. He has been working as a photographer and educator since graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, in 1988. He is currently senior lecturer on the MA Photography course at Central Saint Martins College, London.
Eleanor Crow was a book cover designer for seven years at Random House, before becoming Art Director at the Folio Society in 2007. She is now a senior designer at Faber and Faber, and has also lectured at a number of art colleges in the UK
Matthew’s illustration work has been widely used in book, newspaper and magazine publishing and in design, television and advertising. He grew up in London where he studied at Middlesex University and Central St. Martins. Commissions have included animated ‘talking heads’ for Channel 4 TV, promotional material for the V&A using the museum’s collection as source material, and most recently, he provided imagery for the Russian Opera, ‘Prince Igor’ by Alexander Borodin, performed by Novaya Opera at the ENO. Matthew has also illustrated the works of the magic realist writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez for Penguin Books, and provided illustrations for cult classic, ‘The Meowmorphosis’ published by Quirk Books – a surreal take on Kafka’s ‘Metamophosis’. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the New Yorker and is currently working with the Poetry Society on material for web and print.
Riitta Ikonen, a London-based artist and RCA graduate. Ikonen's work is concerned with the performance of images, through photography and costume design.
1. What drives you? - Pragmatic intuition.
2. Where do you do your best thinking? - In good company.
3. Who would you love to collaborate with? - Bernard Rudofsky, Temple Grandin, Veli Granö, Obama, (Tarja Halonen would do too), David RamJam Rodigan, The Natural History Museum, Sir David Attenborough, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Great Pacific Garbage patch, and Björk of course. 4. What is the biggest challenge in today's society? - Getting to know your neighbours and lack of trust.
Jeremy Tankard is a graduate of Central St. Martins and The Royal College of Art. Initially he worked in the field of corporate design with major consultancies, advising and creating typography for some of the best-known international brand names. He established Jeremy Tankard Typography in 1997 so that he could focus more on the creation of typographic communications and since going alone has created a range of typefaces, which includes Bliss, Enigma, Shaker, The Shire Types, and Aspect.
Will Hill studied at Winchester School of Art and Cambridge School of Art, and more recently completed an MA in Typeface design at the University of Reading. Prior to taking up a full-time educational post, he practised as a freelance designer, illustrator, design consultant and typographer in London from 1977 to 1993. During this time he worked for publications including Time out, New Scientist, New Statesman, New Society, The Radio Times, The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph; for design consultants including Michael Peters plc, Cresse Learman King, KHBB, and for clients such as Eagle Star, McConnell Douglas, The Leeds and TSB. He worked extensively in the area of book jacket design, in academic and popular publishing, working regularly for Routledge, Longman, Hamlyn, Octopus, Harper Collins as well as a number of small presses, journals and independent publishers. He has given numerous conference papers at national and international level on typography, design education and related subjects, and his work is published in both academic and professional journals. His published work includes the book The Complete Typographer, third edition, published by Thames and Hudson in the UK and Pearson in the USA. He has also contributed chapters to Font:The Sourcebook and Art and Text, and the Phaidon Compendium of Graphic Design.
Born in Sheffield, England in 1968. Frazer studied at Leicester polytechnic then Central St. Martins college of Art & Design graduating in 1992 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Illustration. Frazer quickly established himself as an illustrator with an ability to ‘short circuit’ complex ideas with quick fire conceptual thinking, satire and wit. Frazer has been awarded, amongst others the Victoria & Albert museum award on no less than three occasions, (once with fellow illustrator Andrew Foster for their collaborative work under the name Red Dot). An Association of Illustrators gold award, the ALPSP/Charlesworth award for Learned journals, (for his work for The Lancet) and in 2010 gained an advertising merit from the internationally renowned 3x3 journal professional show. Frazer currently combines freelance work with his role as senior lecturer in illustration at Sheffield Hallam University.
Charles Hively serves as editor, publisher and design director of 3x3 Magazine. Wearing more than one hat is nothing new for Charles. He's been a designer, advertising agency principal, creative director, art director, copywriter and photographer. And sometimes all of the above, all at once. The former copublisher of Graphis magazine founded 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration in 2003. Since then the magazine and annuals have received recognition from Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Society of Publication Designers, HOW Magazine International Design Annual and Print Regional Design Annual. Hively has been interviewed by Illustration Mundo, Steven Heller for AIGA Voice, Adbase, Little Chimp Society and Pixelsurgeon. He has also spoken at universities, colleges and art schools in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. And is the organizer and speaker at the Nuts & Bolts Conference held each year at the Society of Illustrators in New York; the conference brings together leading illustrators to discuss topics of interest to someone just entering the illustration field. Past speakers have included Nora Krug, Chris Buzelli, Marcos Chin, Aaron Meshon, Paul Hoppe, Sean Qualls and Steven Tabbutt. Hively is a member of the AIGA, Art Directors Club and the Society of Publication Designers.
Laura lives and works in London. She graduated from Buckinghamshire University and the Royal College of Art, where she received a Masters and won the Quentin Blake Award. During her MA she was also awarded the Uniqlo Fashion Illustration Award, which enabled her to travel to Shanghai and Tokyo. The drawings from her Tokyo trip were published in a book entitled Ten Days in Tokyo. Laura has illustrated many children’s books for Walker Books, including The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, winning a V&A Award and an honorable mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Award. In November 2014 The New York Times selected another Walker Books title illustrated by Laura ‘The Promise’ as the best illustrated title of 2014. For The Folio Society Laura has illustrated four collections of Anton Chekov stories and Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain Fournier. She illustrates a weekly column in the Financial Times as well as being a regular contributor to Condé Nast Traveller, The New York Times, The Guardian and The New Statesman. She has worked on advertising campaigns for American Express and British Airways as well an identity for The Dorchester’s Coworth Park Hotel. In addition to her commercial work, Laura currently works with Quentin Blake in advisory role for the development of the House of Illustration. Laura has been voted, by the Art Director’s Club of America an ADC Young Gun, one of the 50 most influential creatives under 30 years of age.
Roderick sees his work as a constantly evolving visual language, drawing upon influences from personal work to develop his commercial practice. His ventures into moving image have also allowed him to explore more complex narratives and abstract visual rhythms, through time-based media. In 2007 Roderick received a Sciart Award from the Wellcome Trust to fund a collaborative project, producing an animation entitled ‘Immortal Stories’, an investigation into the way Cancer is portrayed in the movies. This film toured Worldwide at film festivals and received much critical acclaim. Roderick is now working on his second film with further funding from the Wellcome Trust. Roderick is also active within education, being a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins College of Art & Design. Artwork by Roderick can be found in the collection of Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Réserve des Livres Rares.
Patrick has a wealth of experience as a Creative director, art director and graphic designer. His portfolio includes editorial, identity design, brand strategy, marketing, publicity material and exhibition graphics. He has won several awards including Designer of the Year at the prestigious PPA (Press and Publishing Awards) in 2007. Patrick is proactive in the industry and has an impressive database of photographers and illustrators that he has worked with to date. He gives lectures on a regular basis, and has been a visiting tutor at Camberwell, Central St Martins, Falmouth, Winchester and the University of East London.
Martin & Line Andersen
Andersen M Studio is a creative studio. A partnership between siblings Martin Andersen (MA, RCA) and Line Andersen (MA, CSM) . They work in the areas of art direction, graphic design, photography, animation, film and music. Their priority is to produce original creative communication. They produce work which has personality, originality and integrity for a variety of industries. Recent clients include: Accenture, American Express, DDB, Cartier, Channel 4, Colenso BBDO, Discovery, Magnum, More 4, Nationwide, New Zealand Book Council, Nokia, Publicis, Southbank Centre, Star Alliance, Thames & Hudson.
Gary Powell has worked as an illustrator / designer / printmaker and educator since graduating from Saint Martins School of Art & Design. Powell has established a significant national and international reputation working on numerous projects that span across editorial, design, advertising, multimedia, including major commissions such as selection for Royal Mail Millennium Stamp Collection; 48 top image makers of Great Britain that included David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Ralph Steadman, Lord Snowden. He has won numerous awards and nominations including D&AD ‘Yellow Pencil’ silver awards, Asian awards for Illustration, B&H Gold Pencil award. Powell’s work has appeared in various publications such as D&AD annuals, Images and European Illustration annuals, Design Week, Creative Review, Illustration Now, The Art Book.
Chris studied for his BA at St Martin's, and gained an MA at the Royal College of Art. For nearly 20 years he has worked professionally as an illustrator with specialist areas including book covers (4th Estate, HarperCollins, Orion, Bloomsbury), editorial (New Scientist magazine, The Independent on Sunday, GQ) and has very wide experience of design and advertising (his clients include Royal Mail, BT, Unilever and Weetabix). As a passionate educator, Chris has always retained an involvement with higher education, and has enjoyed teaching at Kingston, Brighton, Camberwell and St Martin's alongside his professional practice. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Hong Kong, Holland, Ireland and several UK galleries. In 2007 he appeared on BBC TV discussing collecting and BBC radio discussing Illustration. His personal interests include collecting cabinets of curiosities, and methods of display and taxonomy. Chris Draper is currently External Examiner at Camberwell UAL for MA Illustration, MA Designer Maker and MA Graphic Design.
Sara Fanelli was born in 1969 in Florence, where she studied for a Diploma di Maturita at the Liceo Classico Michelangelo before coming to England, where she studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School, Camberwell School of Art, and the Royal College of Art, London. She has undertaken illustration work for various publications, including the New York Times, the Independent on Sunday and the New Scientist. Her clients include The Royal Mail, BBC Worldwide, and Tate. During her second year at Camberwell School of Art, her book, Button (1994), won the 1992 Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Book Illustration. Her later books Wolf! (1997) and It's Dreamtime (1999) were shortlisted for a National Art Library Illustration Award, and in 2004, her illustrated translation of Pinocchio won this award.
Melvin Galapon hails from a small town in the Northwest of England. A graduate from Central St. Martin’s, he has worked with the likes of Nike, Nokia, Wallpaper* and Wired (US) to name but a few. He has been featured in various magazines & books worldwide and has exhibited in London, Singapore & Tokyo. Galapon is currently based in London where he works on a prolific mix of Portraits, Type, Installations, Textile and Video work and has an openness for interesting collaborations.
Born in Manchester, UK in 1978, before leaving for London in 2001, studying a degree in Interactive Arts at Manchester University, Worked for Grand Central Records and Fat City Records, involved in promoting club nights, live visuals, tours and directing music videos and 4Play film for Channel 4. Since has focused on directing as a career from music video's, documentary, and fiction to commercials. The first to create documentary content for a brand, notably the ‘adicolor' video content for Adidas, now it's a common development. Nominated for various awards including the prestigious Grierson documentary awards for best newcomer and the Innovation Award at the Music Videos Awards. His work has been projected in the Bilbao Guggenheim, The Louvre and the V&A as well as official selection at the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival for his latest film ‘Let Us Be Golden'.
Jonny Hannah was born and bred in Dunfermline, Fife. He studied illustration at Liverpool Art School and the Royal College of Art. Since graduating in 1996 he has worked as a freelance illustrator. His many clients include The Daily Telegraph, The New York Times and The St Kilda Courier. Any spare minute is spent at The Cakes & Ale Press, Jonny's cottage industry, producing fine printed ephemera, from his garden shed in Southampton. In 2000 Jonny won a BAFTA for his film “The Man With The Beautiful Eyes.”
John Ingledew has been commissioned by numerous magazines, newspapers, design groups and agencies including The Observer, The Times, The Sunday Times and The Mail on Sunday. He has photographed everything from open heart surgery to Oscar winners. He was for ten years Head of Photography at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, the University of the Arts London before joining the staff at The Dong Hua University in Shanghai, China in 2006. John is now Photography Course Leader at the University of Gloucestershire. He has run projects and workshops with students in Europe, America, Japan and China including live briefs with Parsons school in New York, Vantan School of Art and TAMA Art University in Tokyo, FUDAN University, Dong Hau University in Shanghai and The Suzhou Art Design and Technology Institute.
Work commissioned for a wide range of editorial, publishing and advertising projects for clients including; Liberty London, LA Times, Sony Japan, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason, Phaidon, Heineken, The Times, Galerie Doux Dimanche Tokyo, Harrods, Swarovski, Elle Decoration, Coutts, Harper's Bazaar, Lynas Architecture, Hiscox, De Beers, The National Trust, The RSPCA, Delicious Magazine, The Environment Agency, ActionAid, Fitness Magazine, Union Developments, Gardens Illustrated, Orange Pekoe, The Shop at Bluebird, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sunday Publishing, Waitrose, Ashdon Hall, Eton Natural History Museum, Stranger&Stranger, Royal Ascot Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Credit Suisse, Bracknell Council, Jamie Magazine, Tsumori Chisato, John Brown Media, Smythson, Peut-etre Theatre Company, Holland & Barrett, Strutt & Parker, Mayday London, Boodles, Radio Times, Chai Volcan, Pets at Home, YCN, Sketchbook, Real Simple, The Wildlife Trusts, Spirituality & Health Magazine, MVF Global, BBC Antiques Roadshow, Electrum, 20/20, Steers McGillan Eves, Elle Spain, Cedar Communications, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Quiller Publishing, Countryfile Magazine, Quarry Books, The London Magazine, The Green Parent, Cafedirect, Duckworth Publishers, Le Bon Marché Paris, Pet Plan, Independent Medien Design, The River Group, Archant Dialogue, Fickle, Sciences Humaines, Wardour, Virgin Airways and Nature UK and Japan.
A 2D Flash animator working in London since 2008. He’s animated on music videos for Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, and She & Him, working with directors including the Layzell Bros and David Wilson.
Based in London, UK - GC Artists is an international art agency and consultancy representing a select number of Artists, Illustrators and Designers. The represented talent cross over into both commercial and fine art applications, all being highly skilled and original thinkers able to devise beautiful, high quality artwork on time and within budget. Started by Gina Cross - an experienced Artist agent, tutor and mentor in 2015, the aim of the agency is to work with the creative talent to develop their careers and seeking out new clients and commissions to enable them to push their work further and to create innovative and beautiful work.
Daniel Alexander is a photographer and educator based in London. In his photographic practice Daniel works on large scale documentary projects for book, museum and online dissemination. Recent projects have included work for the exhibition Brains: The Mind as Matter at the Wellcome Collection, the international collaborative project 1day6cities, and When War is Over, a project exploring the ongoing commemoration of the 1.7 million Commonwealth War Dead. When War is Over is published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in Feb 2016. Daniel has held the post of senior lecturer in Photography at Central Saint Martins, Portsmouth University and London South Bank University. He was course Leader of the BA Photography degree at Portsmouth University from 2010 - 2013 and is currently Course Director of the BA (Hons) Photography degree at London South Bank University.
Alison Gibb is a poet and PhD researcher in poetics at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research project focuses on creative processes, production methods and critical theories shared by visual artists, poets, art-writers and text-based practioners. In addition, Alison’s current practice aims to produce page-based and live performance outcomes that explore the creative space where visual and performance art meets text-based art and poetry. Alison has collaborated with a number of artists, designers and choreographers. Throughout these projects she has developed methods of shared creative practice through the production of diagrams, text, sound recording, posters, essays, dialogues, and videos. Alison work explores and demonstrates the concepts of representation, language, drawing and performance as methodologies by which to produce instructions for a creating writing practice and to produce art works.
Freelance Illustrator based in the UK, producing award winning illustrations for children's books, interactive apps, magazines, board games, cartoons, greetings cards and much more.