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Mark Oliver

Mark Oliver - International graphic & character illustrator. Brighton

Experienced and versatile, Mark Oliver has a bold, graphical style that is as impactful as it is engaging. His line work, colour and compositional skills are second to none, and his background in advertising means he knows exactly how to meet an art director’s brief with innovative new approaches.
Even when he worked at Alliance International, Mark took the opportunity to illustrate his own ads. With over 20 years under his belt as a freelance illustrator, today he creates imagery for some of the biggest brands and top names in publishing. Now based in Worthing on the South Coast, he’s inspired by Raymond Loewy, Hergé and Eduardo Paolozzi. Mark has a degree in Graphic Design from Middlesex University.

Approach

Mark has used a wide range of media during his career, from physical painting and collage through to Illustrator and Photoshop. Most projects these days are tackled digitally, but he loves to draw and paint as well if it suits the commission.

Styles

Mark works in a variety of styles that he adapts to suit the requirements of a job. His favourite at the moment involves an isometric perspective, geometric shapes and a distressed finish with a retro palette.

Client list

Mark’s impressive client list includes Macmillan, Visa, Toyota, Volkswagen, The Times, Punch, Faber & Faber, Penguin Books, Macmillan, Bloomsbury, OUP and British Gas.
First Americans Museum
First Americans Museum
Mark Oliver shares some work from an impressive project for a new museum opening in Oklahoma.
First Americans Museum
Energy Therapy
Energy Therapy
Mark Oliver illustrates for Women's Health Magazine on the alternatives to boosting your energy.
Energy Therapy
Brighton Fringe
Brighton Fringe
Mark Oliver creates the look for this year's Brighton Fringe Festival.
Brighton Fringe
Driverless
Driverless
Daimler commission Mark Oliver for an illustration on driverless cars.
Driverless
Translate
Translate
Mark Oliver illustrates for 1843 magazine on language translation apps.
Translate
Beyond Engagement
Beyond Engagement
Mark Oliver illustrates for Reflect Magazine on a blueprint for an ideal employee.
Beyond Engagement
Futureproof
Futureproof
Mark Oliver predicts the future with his illustrations for GQ Magazine.
Futureproof
Technology in 1843
Technology in 1843
Illustrating the technology feature in 1843 Magazine, Mark Oliver delivers illustrations from a robot vacuum to a sleeping aid.
Technology in 1843
Robo Shopping
Robo Shopping
Mark Oliver illustrates an eight page feature for Garage Magazine.
Robo Shopping
The Daimler Benz Smart Car
The Daimler Benz Smart Car
BBDO Berlin commission Mark Oliver for a series of illustrations to advertise the new Smart Car.
The Daimler Benz Smart Car
Poker with Skoda
Poker with Skoda
Mark Oliver works on an illustrated set of playing cards for Skoda China.
Poker with Skoda
Illustrator Profile - Mark Oliver
Illustrator Profile - Mark Oliver
With a wealth of experience as an art director, Mark Oliver has been illustrating full time for over twenty years.
Illustrator Profile - Mark Oliver
Whale Spotting on Coogee Beach
Whale Spotting on Coogee Beach
Whale Spotting on Coogee Beach
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