Living right next to a nature reserve in Nottingham, Tim Bradford also has the convenience of being just half a mile from the city centre. From alpine landscapes to geometry and animals, he’s inspired by nature and also loves drawing people of all sizes, shapes and nationalities.
Tim studied for a BA Hons in Illustration at Lincoln University and an MA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University London. His clients are always impressed by the versatility of his character designs, and his ability to turn a brief into something unique and vibrant, whether it’s a single illustration, a campaign or a piece of animation.
Everything begins as a pencil sketch, which is then coloured up digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator. With his animation skills, many clients ask him to create work for both print and digital projects where motion is required. For a more physical feel to his work, Tim is increasingly introducing hand drawn elements as well.
Most of Tim’s imagery is quirky, fun and character-based, and his work often incorporates custom typography along with some movement. Life, energy, charm and wit are what he strives for when he creates an illustration, and he likes to find visual solutions that are easy on the eye and keep you looking.
Tim has been commissioned by clients including Shell, Ford, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft, Capital One, JWT, British Gas and Nivea.
Thanks Tim, this looks great! We are extremely pleased.
Glenys Porter, Lavi Industries
Thanks so much for sending the finals through. They look great, really brings everything alive! It's been a pleasure working with you.
Lucy Phillips, Square Mile
Once again I want to thank you for all of the great work you have done and let you know that I have really enjoyed working with you.
Jessica Rogers, American Girl
Superb illustration. Thank you. Cheers, Dave
Dave Kelsall - Art Editor, Dennis Publishing Ltd
Everyone here at Creature has been really charmed by Tim's illustrations. It's been a real pleasure to have such great material to work with. Microsoft - our client - are also very happy.
We’re all looking forward to working with Tim again soon
Matt Byrne, Creature
Your illustrations are going down a storm. Consider them well and truly approved
Haydn Cooper, ibo.org
Tim was wonderful to work with.
Josie Fertig, Bucknell Education
It has been a pleasure working with you, your work is amazing! Carla and I are both amazed that this project has come to an end already. We hope to work with you again sometime soon.