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Claire Rollet

Claire Rollet - International architectural & lifestyle. illustrator.

Expressive, original hand-drawn illustration of wonderful architecture and urban scenery is the forte of Amsterdam-based artist Claire Rollet, whose output also includes maps, portraits, instructional drawings and more. Although her creations are detailed and intricate, they’re loose and individual enough to create their own vibe and that’s what excites her clients.
Born in France, Claire spent a few years in Algeria as a child but lived in the UK most of her life. She worked in London for many years and was selling images of the city’s great buildings at Greenwich Market when she was discovered by our agency, which soon led to a burgeoning client list. Claire’s city sketches and architectural illustrations have been published in book form by Pictura, and she has a BA in Fine Art from Kingston University.

Approach

First of all, Claire works out a composition and some ideas for the image using quick sketches to show to her client, perhaps including drawings and images from her database. She then creates a line drawing in Indian ink, scans it into Photoshop and works on the colour digitally.

Style

Traditional ink line drawing is the cornerstone of Claire’s style, but with a fresh, modern touch to it thanks to her original pen work and the introduction of digital colour.

Client list

Claire’s clients include Taste of London, Templar Books, CAMRA, Marylebone Hotel, Oxford University Press, Canaletto London, Pavilion Books and more.
Golden Tickets!
Golden Tickets!
Claire Rollet designs the tickets for a National Rail campaign to win free travel!
Golden Tickets!
Architecture for Teens
Architecture for Teens
Receiving great reviews, Claire Rollet illustrates a beginners book for aspiring architects.
Architecture for Teens
Utah's National Parks
Utah's National Parks
Claire Rollet advertises Southern Utah’s National Parks in Afar Travel Magazine and Guide with her clear map art.
Utah's National Parks
Where Did I Go Right?
Where Did I Go Right?
Claire Rollet creates an endpaper map for comedian Geoff Norcott’s new book, 'Where Did I Go Right?'
Where Did I Go Right?
St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Commissioned by the Badrutt's Palace Hotel, Claire Rollet draws a map for the hotel's Winter guests.
St. Moritz
Taronga Map
Taronga Map
Claire Rollet designs a map of Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.
Taronga Map
Hay's Wharf
Hay's Wharf
Claire Rollet works with Socrates to create maps for the rebranding of London's Hay's Wharf.
Hay's Wharf
A Billionaire's Lifestyle
A Billionaire's Lifestyle
Claire Rollet draws a lifestyle map of Mike Bloomberg's global properties for The Washington Post.
A Billionaire's Lifestyle
Expanding City
Expanding City
Claire Rollet works with international brand and communications agency Socrates on a colourful map of Kaduna.
Expanding City
Cities of the World
Cities of the World
Out this month, Claire Rollet's 'glow in the dark' colouring book is a panoramic dream.
Cities of the World
Home by Design
Home by Design
Interior Style Magazine '5280 Home' use Claire Rollet's architectural skills for a feature on home styles in Denver.
Home by Design
The United Building
The United Building
Claire Rollet supplies the cover illustration advertising The United Building in prestigious Downtown Toronto.
The United Building
Claire Rollet's SCRAPBOOK
Claire Rollet's SCRAPBOOK
This week we quiz Claire Rollet on her dream commission, working method and inspirations.
Claire Rollet's SCRAPBOOK
A fresh look at Balham
A fresh look at Balham
This wonderful illustrated map is one of a series of London Postcode maps that Claire Rollet has created as part of a personal project.
A fresh look at Balham
Cities of the World
Cities of the World
Claire Rollet adds another two books to the Pictura colouring series by Templar Publishing.
Cities of the World
The Scottsdale Adventure
The Scottsdale Adventure
Claire Rollet teams up with travel magazine Afar for an Instagram Adventure of the desert city of Scottsdale.
The Scottsdale Adventure
Taste of London
Taste of London
The Taste of London Festival in Regent's Park is now open with an invite illustrated by Claire Rollet.
Taste of London
Fix Your Home
Fix Your Home
Claire Rollet completes her third book for Pavilion.
Fix Your Home
Inheritance Laws
Inheritance Laws
A special edition of the French Magazine 'Notre Temps' commission Claire Rollet for a collection of inheritance themed illustrations.
Inheritance Laws
Fix Your Garden
Fix Your Garden
Claire Rollet helps us sort garden problems with her latest illustrated book.
Fix Your Garden
Illustrator Profile - Claire Rollet
Illustrator Profile - Claire Rollet
Claire draws with Indian Ink to create fluid line drawings with a modern touch.
Illustrator Profile - Claire Rollet
A Discriminating Guide
A Discriminating Guide
Claire Rollet produces the chapter opening illustrations for James Sherwood’s 'Discriminating Guide to London'.
A Discriminating Guide
The Look Book
The Look Book
Claire Rollet helps toddlers learn vocabulary with 'The Look Book - At Home'.
The Look Book
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