WIA2022 Longlist Highlights: Professional AOI Members

We’re delighted to celebrate some of our AOI Members who have been longlisted for the WIA2022 competition in as Professional illustrators. Read on to see the incredible variety of work made by AOI members over the past year!

The World Illustration Awards 2022 Longlist features 500 projects by New Talent and Professional illustrators from all over the world across ten categories. This year, the awards celebrate great illustration!

Read on to see a selection of Professional AOI Members who are longlisted for WIA2022…

Ngadi Smart: Living in a Woman’s Body: The Guardian, G2 Special

Ngadi was commissioned to create five illustrations (a cover and 4 internal images) to illustrate the 8 page special ‘Living in a Woman’s Body’, published in The Guardian’s G2.

Ngadi’s artwork brought to life short written pieces by women about the female body, foregrounding themes of strength, abuse, transformation, diversity, pregnancy, and ageing.

Ngadi Smart is a Sierra Leonean Visual Artist and Designer based between London, U.K and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and represented by Studio Pi.

Caspar Wain: Get Next, Get Going!

Caspar was was commissioned by COLLINS NY to create a library of digital illustrations that could support their 60’s inspired rebrand of NEXT Insurance. This suite of illustrations is full of colour and character, designed to be used across the brand’s website, advertising and company design.

Caspar Wain is an Illustrator and Animator based in Bristol, UK

Becca Thorne: Social Bumblebees of Great Britain

Becca’s illustration is inspired by the voluntary work she does with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Designed to raise awareness, proceeds from sales of merchandise featuring the illustration are donated to the charity. The original work is made using linocut and features precise details of each species.

Becca Thorne is an experienced illustrator and printmaker based in Bristol, UK

Natalia Zaratiegui: ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much: And Other Stories’ by G. K. Chesterton. Illustrated Book

Natalia’s illustrations for Chesterton’s ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories’ echo the author’s use of paradox and a defiance of reality to pose moral and rational challenges. These strong images use red and black to create strong contrasts and symbolic imagery. The illustrations, which are placed throughout the book, were commissioned by Ilse Font at Editorial Alma.

Natalia Zaratiegui is an illustrator based in Spain.

Adrian Bauer: Wieland, sustainability report, isometric map illustration

This illustration created for Wieland’s sustainability report as cover illustration and different sections were used inside. Additionally, the artwork was animated for social media campaigns. The isometric image is intended to represent the company as a harmony of lots of individual parts working together.

Adrian Bauer is a Berlin-based art director and illustrator.

Freddie Rowland: Move On Up

This piece is part of an ongoing personal project. It’s a music poster for Curtis Mayfield’s single ‘Move On Up’, first sketched by hand and then finished digitally in Procreate. The piece is intended as an exercise for Freddie to develop their style.

Freddie Rowland is based in London and studied at Central Saint Martins.

Hayley Wells: The More Monster

Hayley’s illustrations were created for a 32-page picture book, commissioned by Farshore (formerly Pavilion Children’s). The book is intended to have an environmental message, offering a critique of consumer culture and including ideas about social justice. The work gives hope and empowerment to young readers, showing the possibility of a better world. The work is made digitally, with some hand-drawn textures.

Hayley Wells graduated with an MA in Children’s Books Illustration from Cambridge School of Art in 2018, and is now based in Chelmsford, UK.

Jędrzej Nyka: Worlds: an ongoing series of posters celebrating the wonders of science fiction

This personal project is a series of science-fiction-inspired prints. The posters are B1 size, first made in greyscale to establish the composition, followed by adding colours in experimental combinations. The posters were shown at the Warsaw Poster Fair in December 2021.

Jędrzej Nyka is a Polish-British freelance illustrator and designer, currently base in the UK.

If you enjoyed these highlights, why not check out the full WIA2022 Longlist for more inspiration!

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