LOOK UP! Dapo Adeola – Insights into Children’s Publishing

Dapo Adeola is making waves in the community as a champion of the importance of equal representation in the publishing industry and wider arts. As an illustrator with two years in the industry – Dapo is outspoken in the call for more movement to support and include all illustrators and authors, particularly British BAME creators.

How to work with brands

Driven by curiosity & led by culture, Sarah Williams believes that art has the power to inspire and engage audiences in new and unexpected ways. Having worked in advertising for..

Illustrator of the Month – May

From divine print products to striking murals Laura Callaghan is a celebrated Illustrator with a significant online following, and as guest speaker at Pictoplasma Festival she presented the perfect candidate for May’s Illustrator of the Month!

Nostalgia – GWR’s Five Go On A Great Western Adventure

Taking Enid Blyton’s Famous Five as the backbone of the ongoing campaign for GWR, the instant nostalgic hit of the stories and Eileen Soper’s distinctive illustrative style have become a success for GWR and Electric Theatre.

Illustrator of the Month – March

In the run up to Bologna we find ourselves delighted by one application by Italian Illustrator Valeria Weerasinghe. Her website bustling with character driven personal projects, we found her the perfect candidate for our Italian take on Illustrator of the Month!

Illustrator of the Month – January

Here at the AOI we pride ourselves in having members from all over the world, who stun us on a daily basis with their incredible portfolios and work ethics. For..

Illustrator of the Month: December

London based Member Steve Scott is the go-to guy for light-hearted, playful and intricate Illustration. As the final member feature for this year we eagerly chatted with Steve and Agent..

Illustrator of the Month: October

Bristol-based Member James Davies was the perfect candidate to fill the position of Illustrator of the Month in light of all the creative activity appearing in the West of England this October

You may be aware that there is no copyright in an idea, only in the form the idea takes. If you have a brilliant idea for an illustration and someone..

Commissioning Illustration for Retail

Peter Cross, Customer Experience Director at John Lewis Partnership, commissioned Paul Thurlby’s World Illustration Award winning project National Treasures. Find out more about the commissioning process in this insightful interview.

Jacky Winter on Representation

In this industry insight we talked to Jeremy Wortsman of Jacky Winter about the Australian illustration scene, working globally, geographical trends and the secret to a long career, “Everyone needs to spin a lot of different plates to survive!”

Illustrator of the Month: August

From ‘Down Under’, AOI member Andrea Innocent lives and works as part of the Illustration scene in Melbourne. She describes her travelling years in Japan and how its historical art style influenced her own practice, plus the journey to finding satisfaction and grounding in teaching and leading workshops in Australia.

Is Social Media Really That Important For An Illustrator?

10 years ago, the way we communicate and promote ourselves online changed dramatically with the arrival of social media platforms. Love it or hate it, these have now become an almost integral part of our daily professional routine. But how beneficial is it really for Illustrators? AOI Member Matthew Griffin shares his thoughts on the matter.

Racing Bicycles – interview with Nick Higgins

With the Tour de France in full swing Peter Allen interviews Nick Higgins on his new cycling book, which appeals just as much to those who are a part of cycling as those who aren’t.