Based in Aberdeenshire, Jonathan Allardyce is a UK artist who not only brings huge experience to each new project he tackles, but a lively style and the ability to create colourful, contemporary pieces that perfectly fit the brief in front of him. Lifestyle images are his strength, which makes him an ideal choice for magazines, newspapers, books and advertising campaigns.
Jonathan’s past experience an art director commissioning illustration means he fully understands what’s important to his clients and the processes they follow. He has a BA Hons in Illustration & Photography from the Edinburgh College of Art, along with an MDes in Illustration. Some of his influences include Vincent Van Gogh, Louise Borgeois, Hergé, Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes, Shaun Tan, Adrian Tomine and Marian Bantjes.
His work has featured in American Illustration, Le Book and the AOI’s Images publication.
Drawing using his touch sensitive Wacom Cintiq display, Jonathan then colours and finishes his illustrations in Adobe Photoshop.
Jonathan creates lively, colourful, line-based artwork with a modern, accessible feel and, usually, a touch of humour. His work is clear, figurative and easy to connect with.
2009 – HOW International Design Awards – Merit
2006 – Association of Illustrators – Bronze in Advertising
2006 – GRAMIA Award in Recruitment Advertising
Jonathan’s clients include Orange, Diageo, Paramount, Time Warner, Benetton, Unilever, Virgin and Ecolab.