Words by Dale ..
"Mark maker & illustrator. I like to deal with contemporary social issues and love to make work that contains slight dark humour."
"I'm originally from Lincolnshire but have Irish and Scottish family. I now live and work in Birmingham. My inspiration comes from reading books. The last book I read was The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. A brilliant book.
I love illustrators such as Laura Carlin, Ralph Steadman, Luke Best. There's far too many to mention. I used to collect starwars figures, but I've grown out of it. I dont have any room to collect things. I have a spare room but I've turned into a makeshift studio."
Duncan Beedie designs a poster for Scholastic in the US.
One of Duncan's most recent commissions is now hanging on the walls of classrooms and conveys an inspirational message; 'The expert in anything was once a beginner'. The campaign is to encourage children to dream and achieve in their choice of career, Duncan's child friendly illustrations do the job perfectly.
Duncan Beedie is represented by Illustration
After his recent success with Coca Cola and Body Shop, Darren Whittington has gone on to develop a series of illustrations for Synapta - an NHS patient engagement platform, which have also been animated. These illustrations reflect the growing importance of Infographics in our daily life, and Darren knows how to make them informative, stylish and fun.
Darren Whittington is represented by Phosphor Art
Daria Jabenko's stylish ladies can be seen on the Palmetto Health truck in the US. Commissioned to create a design including beautiful females with flying ribbons, Palmetto Health have used the image triumphantly on the truck for their Mammography project. Daria Jabenko is represented by Illustration Ltd
Renowned cartoonist Bob Wilson was commissioned by Tatler magazine, to bring some sophisticated fun to their article about office dieting. Bob, an ex award winning advertising art director, has had cartoons featured in every major magazine both here and in the States.
Bob Wilson is represented by Phosphor Art
David Hitch designed these charming characters for Colgate's Clean Floss Code Family Wall Chart. He had to create a tooth character that was colourful and engaging to encourage people to "love their mouth because it's good for their health". The wall chart will be available to download from Colgate's Facebook page.
David Hitch is represented by Arena
Spike Gerrell's charming illustrations for Max Archer, Kid Detective: The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches is the second in the series, published this month by Magination Press. Spike's sensitive use of humour to explain difficult health topics, helps children understand and overcome their anxieties.
Spike Gerrell is represented by Arena