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Stuart Holmes

Stuart Holmes's Photo - International graphic illustrator. Australia.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Stuart Holmes has a bold and exciting graphical style that brings fun and visual punch to his client’s projects. His quirky characters, scenes and landscapes – all carefully assembled from colorful geometric shapes – have brought campaigns to life for a whole range of global clients.
Originally from London, Stuart trained as a graphic designer, gaining a BA from Croydon University. But he felt that illustration allowed him much more freedom and developed his vector graphic style, giving it added depth through clever use of shading and texture. His influences include Will Cotton, Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz, Patrick Caulfield, Gary Hume, Robert Rauschenberg and Peter Blake.


Stuart’s process begins with a pencil rough for client approval before moving over to his computer to create the image. Adobe Illustrator is his software of choice – perfect for his vector graphic style.


Stuart’s style has evolved from the flat graphic look usually associated with vector graphics. He still uses flat colors and basic forms, but cleverly brings depth to his images through his palette, texturing and little touches of humor, which he tunes in to the brief.

Client list

Stuart’s clients include Men’s Health, The BBC, Virgin Mobile, Selfridges, Borders, Deakin University, EasyJet and Orange.
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Stuart Holmes works on a project for Photoloot - the app where 'creativity meets appreciation'.
How To Be A Happy Camper
The latest issue of JetStar international Airlines in-flight magazine includes a double page spread illustration by Stuart Holmes
Outback Spirit
Stuart Holmes is commissioned by Hardie Grant Media to create these cheerful illustrations for JetStar Airlines magazine.
Family Theme Park Fun
Stuart Holmes creates a double-page artwork for Jetstar Magazine.
A Resignation
Stuart Holmes responds to the Brexit news with a portrait of David Cameron.
Restaurant Etiquette
Stuart Holmes works with Jetstar magazine on a table manners illustration.
When Disaster Strikes
San Francisco agency RAPP commission Stuart Holmes for a doggy disaster graphic.
Aussie Rules Football
Stuart Holmes creates some art for JetStar's 'How-to' feature.
Escape To The Sun
Sundowner Magazine commission Stuart Holmes to create these fantastic illustrations for their most recent issue.
How to wear your Shorts
Stuart Holmes illustrates how to wear shorts for JetStar Air Inflight Magazine.
At the Races
Australia's Women's Health Magazine commission Stuart Holmes to illustrate their 'how to guide' for a woman at the races.
Illustrator Profile - Stuart Holmes
Stuart Holmes illustrates with a graphic vector style full of charm and humour.
Splendour in the Grass
Stuart Holmes illustrates for a PayPal campaign in association with the Australian music festival 'Splendour in the Grass'
Stuart Holmes illustrates eye-catching icons for Postal Technology International.
Passenger Terminal World magazine commission Stuart Holmes to illustrate a variety of characters for a feature on passengers' individual needs.
Making a Claim
'Which?’ magazine commission Stuart Holmes to illustrate an article on travel insurance companies.
Christmas in Australia