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Stuart Holmes

Stuart Holmes - International graphic illustrator. Australia.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Stuart Holmes has a bold and exciting graphical style that brings fun and visual punch to his client’s projects. His quirky characters, scenes and landscapes – all carefully assembled from colorful geometric shapes – have brought campaigns to life for a whole range of global clients.
Originally from London, Stuart trained as a graphic designer, gaining a BA from Croydon University. But he felt that illustration allowed him much more freedom and developed his vector graphic style, giving it added depth through clever use of shading and texture. His influences include Will Cotton, Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz, Patrick Caulfield, Gary Hume, Robert Rauschenberg and Peter Blake.


Stuart’s process begins with a pencil rough for client approval before moving over to his computer to create the image. Adobe Illustrator is his software of choice – perfect for his vector graphic style.


Stuart’s style has evolved from the flat graphic look usually associated with vector graphics. He still uses flat colors and basic forms, but cleverly brings depth to his images through his palette, texturing and little touches of humor, which he tunes in to the brief.

Client list

Stuart’s clients include Men’s Health, The BBC, Virgin Mobile, Selfridges, Borders, Deakin University, EasyJet and Orange.
Stuart was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only did he meet demanding deadlines, but he was communicative, open to suggestions, and cranked out some terrific work. I'd be thrilled to work with him again. Top knotch illustrator!!
Brian Sterling Lewis, Art Director, Callisto Media
I have commissioned Stuart for numerous illustrations for Jetstar magazine. He is highly creative and very competent even when the brief seems difficult. He’s able to take a concept with an open mind and always delivers above and beyond expectations. I cannot recommend Stuart highly enough, a friendly guy and pleasure to work with.
Robert Bertagni, Hardie Grant Media
Stuart is a pleasure to work with. Always timely and cheerful. His illustrations for Wheaton College’s fundraising campaign (featured in Wheaton magazine) have helped shape the brand of the campaign. Commissioning’s have included both conceptual illustrations and building renderings – all masterfully created in a way that is consistent, yet fresh. We look forward to our partnership through the remainder of the campaign season and well as future endeavors.
Stefanie Enger: Designer, Wheaton Magazine
Stuart is one of those rare illustrators that is versatile and quick - able to construct complex illustrations with speed and ease. My project was pretty demanding and Stuart was able to distill the concepts into clear, beautiful designs.
Morgan Page, Morgan Page
Stuart was fantastic to work with, we threw him a tough brief with a tight deadline and he delivered above and beyond what we expected. His illustration style is incredibly unique but can work within the aesthetic of any client.
Ben Thomson, Vice
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