Izabela Kacprzak was commissioned to create a series of lifestyle illustrations for a recent digital campaign for Stylist magazine. The advertorial featured Marks and Spencer's Sleep range, including This Works products. Izabela's figurative illustrations perfectly reflect the tone of the article featuring 5 women on the best sleep they've ever received!
Bright Artist Adele Leyris has created a cool alpine 2d animation for online shopping platform Klarna. The animation was featured on their social media, and is based on the theme of ‘smooth’. You can see the full animation here: https://vimeo.com/461530075
You can see more of Adele’s work HERE
It's a dream project for an illustrator when asked to create illustrations for a joke book and in this case, they picked wonderful super-skilled character creator Emily Fox to adorn the pages of TV personality, politician, and master of funny Gyles Brandreth's hilarious new (bad) joke book.
Football School Season 4 Where Football Celebrates the World has finally hit the pitch. Written by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton and Illustrated by Spike Gerrell, this best-selling series filled with fascinating football facts goes from strength to strength.
Fashion brand Talbots join forces with Jessica Durrant and Karen Mabon to create two unique scarves to raise support in the fight against breast cancer.
Talbots commissioned three internationally renowned female artists including our very own Jessica Durrant anbd Karen Mabon to interpret the courage, strength and determination of women. The result is their 3rd annual limited-edition collection of one-of-a-kind scarves which are available to purchase HERE
Jessica and Karen both shared with Talbots the inspiration behind their scarves:
Jessica, "I wanted to create a light, ethereal work of art, and I use flowers and butterflies in my artwork as symbols of endless change and a quiet strength."
Karen, "As females we are strongest when we lift each other up. I wanted the scarf to celebrate the importance of building networks and helping other women"
Heather Gatley has illustrated an in-store mural design for Canadian Liquor retailer LCBO, following on from a previous mural for their craft beer station, this time it’s all about “coolers”; cocktail mixers to keep cool in the warm weather.
Since the agency was founded, Startworks has been helping new graduates bridge the gap between leaving university and kickstarting their career as an illustrator. We continue to successfully represent many artists who have joined the agency through Startworks; helping to expand portfolios, build client relationships and navigate the creative industry.
If you have graduated as part of the class of 2020 from an illustration, design or arts degree and think you’re ready to leap into the world of professional illustration, then we want to hear from you!
Please send a short introduction, no more than 5 low-res jpegs and a link to your online portfolio, to firstname.lastname@example.org . To reiterate, this is only open to those who have graduated in 2020. Please be aware that due to the overwhelming amount of applications, we can only respond to those who have been successful, but we thank everyone for taking the time to get in touch.
Best of luck! We look forward to hearing from the graduates of 2020!