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Jonathan Allardyce

Jonathan Allardyce - International Digital lifestyle illustrator. Aberdeenshire

Now based in Aberdeenshire, where his home overlooks the barley fields of the Buchan plains, Jonathan Allardyce is originally from Merseyside. Previously, he was an art director commissioning illustration work, but today, he’s a full-time creator of images. Working freelance, he gets to enjoy the fresh air and long, northern light of rural Scotland. He enjoys playing the piano, cycling, reading, running and spending time with his family. Meanwhile, Jonathan’s creative heroes include Vincent Van Gogh, Louise Borgeois, Hergé, Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes, Shaun Tan, Adrian Tomine and Marian Bantjes.

Training

Jonathan attended the Edinburgh College of Art where he studied for a BA Hons in Illustration & Photography, then an MDes in Illustration.

Approach

Drawing using his touch sensitive Wacom Cintiq display, Jonathan then colours and finishes his illustrations in Adobe Photoshop.

Style

Jonathan creates lively, colourful artwork for books, magazines and newspapers as well as advertising. Lifestyle images are a strength, and his work is clean, clear and figurative, often with a touch of humour.

Awards

HOW International Design Awards Merit 2009 Association of Illustrators Bronze in Advertising 2006 GRAMIA Award in Recruitment Advertising 2006

Client list

Orange Diageo Paramount Time Warner Benetton Unilever Virgin Ecolab
Fashion apparel illustration
Jonathan Allardyce
Illustration conveying dumb decisions taken by businesses in 2005
Jonathan Allardyce
Illustration for the World in Your Kitchen Calendar: Mauritius
Jonathan Allardyce
Lamb, Sheep market illustration
Jonathan Allardyce
boy smoking ciggerate, hand in the screen, man sitting on couch
Jonathan Allardyce
man walking alone, person with a bag, Trees in the background
Jonathan Allardyce
Lily Allen for Zest magazine - An illustration by Jonathan Allardyce
Jonathan Allardyce
Scotch whisky bottles vector - illustration by Jonathan Allardyce
Jonathan Allardyce
Three of ten music tribes commissioned by Q magazine, man with yellow boots
Jonathan Allardyce
Monkey Shoulder, Boys standing with Wine glass and bottle, Animals on people shoulder
Jonathan Allardyce
Yoghurt, Honey, Almonds, Health food
Jonathan Allardyce
Man with a knife, Beard person with hat
Jonathan Allardyce
Scotland's Books, People sitting together, man and women on couch,
Jonathan Allardyce
Swimming pool in resort with beautiful girls and men - illustration by Jonathan Allardyce
Jonathan Allardyce
man with black glasses, person with papers in hand, engineering device hanging
Jonathan Allardyce
Man at ATM on a street illustration by Jonathan Allardyce
Jonathan Allardyce
man watching a ball, yellow color, umpiring a game
Jonathan Allardyce
man cycling, Pink bicycle, sport event, colorful wheels
Jonathan Allardyce
Brucelee, kungfu fighther, Karate display, man with a strong body
Jonathan Allardyce
Lemon, Sliced pieces, Fruit
Jonathan Allardyce
Tea cup illustration by Jonathan Allardyce
Jonathan Allardyce
Red Chillies, Pepper, Spicy vegetable, Cooking Ingredient
Jonathan Allardyce
Variety of dresses, Coat hanging, Man Face
Jonathan Allardyce
Yoghurt packing, curd cup, green packet, cherries on the cover
Jonathan Allardyce
Cereal Breakfast, Wheat, colorful plate, food decorated
Jonathan Allardyce
Fruits, Banana, Apple and orange on the table, Knife to slice
Jonathan Allardyce
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