Currently based in Vancouver, Patrick Boyer enjoys being just minutes from the ocean, the Rocky Mountains and some huge parks. Equally, the city’s urban culture and art scene are on his doorstep. It all serves to keep him inspired as he creates incredible contemporary montage illustrations for editorial, advertising and online projects. He loves travel and cycling, and is inspired by nature. In addition to advertising, he runs a studio specialising in branding and graphic design.
Patrick studied communication and the media before becoming involved in a series of art projects where he was able to hone his image making skills. He went freelance when he lived in New York in 2001, working on projects like book covers, animated series and magazine illustrations.
When Patrick gets a brief, he spends a lot of time researching and seeking inspiration. He looks for references, develops a mood board, and tries to conjure up a feel and/or a narrative that fits the project.
Patrick works in two styles. The first draws together photographic elements to create wildly colourful and often quite detailed collage imagery. He uses the various parts of the image to try and tell a story conveying the direction of the piece he’s illustrating. His second style employs vector graphics. It’s equally striking and no less colourful than his collage work.