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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 colourful 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.

Approach

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.

Style

Stuart’s style has evolved from the flat graphic look usually associated with vector graphics. He still uses flat colours and basic forms, but cleverly brings depth to his images through his palette, texturing and little touches of humour, 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.
The Big Book of Weather
The Big Book of Weather
We are excited to reveal the latest illustrated book by Stuart Holmes...The Big Book of Weather
The Big Book of Weather
Stuart Holmes' SCRAPBOOK
Stuart Holmes' SCRAPBOOK
Find out more about Stuart Holmes's style and inspirations in our Interview with an Illustrator.
Stuart Holmes' SCRAPBOOK
Positive Aged Care
Positive Aged Care
Stuart Holmes creates PAT; a character for Australian retirement care company Benetas.
Positive Aged Care
Countryfile Live
Countryfile Live
Stuart Holmes is involved with the illustrative promotion of the 'BBC Countryfile LIVE' weekend.
Countryfile Live
Photoloot
Photoloot
Stuart Holmes works on a project for Photoloot - the app where 'creativity meets appreciation'.
Photoloot
How To Be A Happy Camper
How To Be A Happy Camper
The latest issue of JetStar international Airlines in-flight magazine includes a double page spread illustration by Stuart Holmes
How To Be A Happy Camper
Outback Spirit
Outback Spirit
Stuart Holmes is commissioned by Hardie Grant Media to create these cheerful illustrations for JetStar Airlines magazine.
Outback Spirit
Family Theme Park Fun
Family Theme Park Fun
Stuart Holmes creates a double-page artwork for Jetstar Magazine.
Family Theme Park Fun
A Resignation
A Resignation
Stuart Holmes responds to the Brexit news with a portrait of David Cameron.
A Resignation
Restaurant Etiquette
Restaurant Etiquette
Stuart Holmes works with Jetstar magazine on a table manners illustration.
Restaurant Etiquette
When Disaster Strikes
When Disaster Strikes
San Francisco agency RAPP commission Stuart Holmes for a doggy disaster graphic.
When Disaster Strikes
Aussie Rules Football
Aussie Rules Football
Stuart Holmes creates some art for JetStar's 'How-to' feature.
Aussie Rules Football
Escape To The Sun
Escape To The Sun
Sundowner Magazine commission Stuart Holmes to create these fantastic illustrations for their most recent issue.
Escape To The Sun
How to wear your Shorts
How to wear your Shorts
Stuart Holmes illustrates how to wear shorts for JetStar Air Inflight Magazine.
How to wear your Shorts
At the Races
At the Races
Australia's Women's Health Magazine commission Stuart Holmes to illustrate their 'how to guide' for a woman at the races.
At the Races
Illustrator Profile - Stuart Holmes
Illustrator Profile - Stuart Holmes
Stuart Holmes illustrates with a graphic vector style full of charm and humour.
Illustrator Profile - Stuart Holmes
Splendour in the Grass
Splendour in the Grass
Stuart Holmes illustrates for a PayPal campaign in association with the Australian music festival 'Splendour in the Grass'
Splendour in the Grass
Post
Post
Stuart Holmes illustrates eye-catching icons for Postal Technology International.
Post
Passengers
Passengers
Passenger Terminal World magazine commission Stuart Holmes to illustrate a variety of characters for a feature on passengers' individual needs.
Passengers
Making a Claim
Making a Claim
'Which?’ magazine commission Stuart Holmes to illustrate an article on travel insurance companies.
Making a Claim
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia
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