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Mallory Heyer

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Minneapolis illustrator Mallory Heyer knows just how to bring a portrait to life. By adding seemingly random coloured shapes she’ll turn an already well drawn facial form into a unique work of art – vibrant, exciting and highly individual. Thanks to the unique style she’s developed, her clients include some of the biggest lifestyle and entertainment brands, and Mallory never runs out of ways to make her subjects look fascinating and engaging.
After graduating with a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Mallory went to New York where she studied at the School of Visual Arts and launched her illustration career. Clients love how she captures people’s faces and the added expressiveness of her colour treatments. She enjoys movies and is most inspired by the Impressionists Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

Approach

With a background as a painter, Mallory now embraces digital tools and the strong effect perfect vector curves bring to her images. Illustrations begin with a lot of pencil sketches, with tighter drawings developed on her computer, where she blocks in her eye-catching colour selections.

Styles

Mallory has two main styles. The first involves expressively drawn images with boldly coloured shapes layered over them in random patterns for a captivating overall finish. Working in her second style, she creates slightly more graphic images using bold blocks of colour and a striking composition.

Client list

Mallory has a client list that includes Nike, Penguin, Nickelodeon, Google, Sony Music, Refinery29, OkCupid, Simon & Schuster and MTV.
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Portrait illustration of Billie Eilish by Mallory Heyer
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Cherries illustration by Mallory Heyer
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Banana illustration by Mallory Heyer
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Portrait illustration of Rihanna by Mallory Heyer
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Illustration for Nike by Mallory Heyer
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Amur Leopard portrait illustration by Mallory Heyer
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Portrait art of eggplant by Mallory Heyer
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Portrait of a young woman by Mallory Heyer
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Poodle Portrait illustration by Mallory Heyer
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