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Mallory Heyer

Mallory Heyer - MN, USA based illustrator

MN, USA
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.
Being Green
Being Green
Maguma works on an environment themed conceptual illustration for Spain's El Pais newspaper.
Being Green
Nami Concours 2019
Nami Concours 2019
Maguma attends the awards ceremony and NOW exhibition at Nami Island, Korea.
Nami Concours 2019
Fantasy Exhibition
Fantasy Exhibition
Maguma takes part in an exhibition showcasing fantasy work from a collective of 12 artists
Fantasy Exhibition
Where Are They Going?
Where Are They Going?
Maguma's tactile artworks fill a new picture book published by Fondo de Cultura Economica.
Where Are They Going?
God of Money
God of Money
Maguma's latest illustrated book God of Money is released by Tara Books.
God of Money
Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch
We're sneeking a peek at Maguma's latest creations in honour of painter Hieronymus Bosch.
Hieronymus Bosch
Hand-Made by Maguma
Hand-Made by Maguma
Maguma's self-published animal book is featured in "Making Childhood Colorful: Designing Books for Children".
Hand-Made by Maguma
Rafael Pombo Poetry
Rafael Pombo Poetry
Maguma illustrates Rafael Pombo's poems in this beautiful book.
Rafael Pombo Poetry
Sporting Literature
Sporting Literature
Maguma creates a beautifully crafted conceptual illustration for Panenka Magazine.
Sporting Literature
Illustrator Profile - Maguma
Illustrator Profile - Maguma
Maguma's bright and tactile illustrations touch on the surreal.
Illustrator Profile - Maguma
Political Cooperation
Political Cooperation
MaGUMa produces a stunning conceptual piece for Círculo Cívico de Opinión.
Political Cooperation