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Drew Bardana

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Big shapes, bright colours and hand-drawn marks and textures come together in the artwork of Drew Bardana to give it major impact, engaging viewers and hitting home with his clients’ core messages. His characters are expressive, his compositions dynamic and he loves to inject a little motion into everything he draws.
It seems like Drew always knew he’d become an illustrator. His grandfather was a painter who predicted that one day Drew’s images would be on national magazines. Painting like a demon as he grew up, Drew honed his personal style and now that dream is a reality. With a BFA in Illustration and Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Drew is based in Portland, Oregon. Whenever he responds to a brief, he asks lots of questions, develops plenty of options and works fast, which clients really appreciate.

Approach

Drew sums up his approach in three steps. 1 – Lay down the shapes and draft the composition. 2 – Fill in the textures and patterns. 3 – Finish off the hard lines and details. It’s a system he learned as a sign painter, and Drew’s sign making knowledge is another thing that impresses his clients.

Styles

Colourful and larger than life, Drew’s style nevertheless maintains enough detail to tell subtler stories and deal with more intricate themes. That’s why he’s a hit with editorial and online clients across the United States.

Client list

Drew’s client list includes Facebook Research Group, Oregon Lottery, The Washington Post, Road & Track Magazine, Portland Monthly, Tenderfoot TV and Nashville Country Weekly.
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Editorial illustration of inside of a persons mind.
Drew Bardana
Animal illustration of Cat sitting on hardwood floor
Drew Bardana
Sleeping on the beach graphic design
Drew Bardana
Digital painting of women telecommuting on office
Drew Bardana
Food illustration of farmer's market
Drew Bardana
Woman looking at smartphone while running illustration
Drew Bardana
Cheeseburger graphic design
Drew Bardana
Comic illustration of comic bubble
Drew Bardana
Two slices of pizza food illustration
Drew Bardana
Editorial artwork for Hopzilla
Drew Bardana
Graphic design of Bleep Bloop
Drew Bardana
Editorial illustration of chef
Drew Bardana
Man nervously watching burger patties on grill with spatula in hand.
Drew Bardana
Digital drawing of Screaming Tea Kettle
Drew Bardana
Illustration of Tamago Nigiri with pink background.
Drew Bardana
Food illustration of strawberry
Drew Bardana
Digital painting of Citroen Snail Car
Drew Bardana
Shrimp tacos with crema, jalapenos, lime and cilantro.
Drew Bardana
Graphic design of Man drawing on paper and computer tablet.
Drew Bardana
Conceptual illustration of Pollinators
Drew Bardana
Food illustration of Pear Fennel Salad
Drew Bardana
Lifestyle illustration of Morning Routine
Drew Bardana
Graphic design of Woman making eye contact with her pet cat
Drew Bardana
Metal guy watching a live performance of hard rock on his laptop
Drew Bardana
Editorial art of Woman standing in front of a group of people.
Drew Bardana
Conceptual art of Two people high five-ing through two laptops.
Drew Bardana
Banner illustration for Facebook Research Group celebrating 10 years of UX Research
Drew Bardana
Illustration for Washington Post about the relationship between obesity and genetics.
Drew Bardana
Illustration for Back Country Magazine on the history of Breckenridge
Drew Bardana
Step by step illustrations of how to run an "Empathy Summit"
Drew Bardana
Graphic design of Dinner with Friends
Drew Bardana
Nature illustration of a cross country skier
Drew Bardana
Cardboard box opening to show speech bubbles filled with scenes of people
Drew Bardana
Man looking into hourglass timer sand is falling down on vintage car.
Drew Bardana
Graphic design of Chicken sitting up to inspect egg.
Drew Bardana
Conceptual art of Seagulls on Cannon Beach,
Drew Bardana
Balancing Act
Drew Bardana
Food illustration of cauliflower
Drew Bardana
Digital painting of red apple
Drew Bardana
Winter Wonderland
Drew Bardana
It was a pleasure working with Drew and Karen on this project. Drew gave us a few sketch options to choose from which really helped us since we didn't have a clear art direction. His style and use of color gave the illustration the fun tone we were looking for. Karen was also very helpful in moving the project along and meeting deadlines. I'm looking forward to working with them again in the future!
Raquel Figueroa, American Way Magazine