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Using bold lines, inspired patterns and symbolism in my work; I create bespoke illustrative solutions for clients in the music and pop culture scene who require eye-catching visual identities for their projects and products.

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About Gethin

When I was a kid you could always find me with my head in a Where’s Wally? book trying to find all of the hidden gems Martin Handford had included on every page.  His work is evidence of true dedication to detail in the illustrative medium.

You could also have found me watching Star Wars on repeat, engrossing myself in the universe George Lucas had created, and re-drawing all of my favourite scenes and characters from the movies; getting the lines as tight as I could.

After the series was rebooted with the release of The Force Awakens in 2015, I glued myself to the screen again in search of all of the easter eggs and hidden references JJ Abrams had included for the fans.

While growing up, my studies led me to the works of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and many of the other Italian masters who would hide treasures and messages in their works.

At the same time, my interest in hip hop culture amplified as I became fascinated with the political messages in the works of Banksy and the poetically placed lyrics of wordsmiths such as Akala, Immortal Technique & Nas.

The attention to quality and detail of these craftsmen in their fields has inspired me to incorporate the same dedication in mine.  I Include similar hidden messages in illustration for my clients, such as references to an artists lyrics in the album artwork or visual codes to decipher in a release poster.

Gethin Oliver

UK based Illustrator

Gethin Oliver

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Quality Illustration To Help You Achieve Your Goals

Thank you for taking an interest in my work.  I am extremely passionate about crafting bespoke illustrative solutions for my clients, paying particular attention to the quality and detail in all of my projects.

I would love to work with you to bring this kind of quality to your business and your project.  Here’s my working process on achieving quality illustrations.

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Meeting to Outline Goals and Determine Value

The first stage on my creative process is to have a meeting so that we can talk about your specific goals for the project.  This is so that I can get on the same page as you and familiarise myself with your goals, so that when I am designing your solution, I can do so with my full focus and attention.  During this meeting, we will talk about how valuable achieving these goals will be to your business. 

 

Content

This is a vital part of the project.  For any design to be created, or any message to be carried, the message must be articulated first.  This may be how many characters you want in your illustration, the setting or some specific details you want to show through in the illustration.  This is what I call content.

 

Proposal and Agreement

After defining your goals and determining the value of what achieving these goals would mean to your business, I will formulate a proposal for the project.  This proposal will reiterate your goals, your desired solution, and include my fee.  At this time, I will also present you with an agreement which explains my project specific process, timeline, and terms of the business relationship.  When I deliver this to you, I also set aside time to walk you through it, paragraph by paragraph, to make sure that we have a complete understanding before moving forward.

 

The Project

Once I have received the deposit payment, I will then begin the project.  The steps I take to complete a project can vary based on the goals and medium, but generally break down to this: Research, collect raw materials, sketch, develop, refine, further refinement, finishing, completion, packaging and delivery.

If I have decided to undertake your project, I have done so because I am thoroughly passionate about, and fully devoted to crafting a solution of excellent quality.  To do this, I must fully immerse myself in the project.  This means that I devote myself to working not only at my desk when creating, but away from the office too.  My thoughts and reflections throughout the day all contribute to achieving your goals.  I have even woken up in the morning, and the first thing I have done after opening my eyes is reach for a pencil to sketch down a solution.  My mind is always working towards accomplishing your goals.

I explore a plethora of pathways while illustrating, also exploring any stylistic direction provided.  My aim is to then choose a final concept, which will be the most effective solution for the project.  I spend several weeks refining this concept in vector format, giving meticulous attention to every shape, line, angle – every detail.  Even after this is complete, I spend several more days tweaking the finer points of the vector.  I sleep on any and all adjustments made, and then revisit with a clear refreshed mind.

 

Presentation

Once the design is complete, I send through a detailed document showing the process I have undertaken to reach this final solution.  This visual documentation outlines the project from concept to completion, and explains how all of the design decisions made serve the project goals.

You will notice that I do not include a revision process with my client.  When you hire me to complete a project, you are doing so because you appreciate the quality and attention to detail in my work.  This process is how I achieve the high-quality in my work, and you do not change the process if you want the kind of results you see in my portfolio.

 

Final Payment and Delivery

After I have presented the project solution to you, I will ask for the final payment.  Once this payment has been received, I will deliver you the vector artwork in your required formats, along with any necessary directions for use.

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