Londoner Stuart Holmes is now based in Australia’s creative enclave of Melbourne. Trained as a graphic designer, he felt that illustration allowed him much more freedom, and he developed a flat vector style that has remained popular for well over a decade.
Stuart is addicted to vinyl and wherever he goes seeks out a record crate to dig through. He’s also a huge fan of Southampton FC, and led the team out as a mascot back when he was seven years old.
Stuart received a BA in Graphic Design from Croydon University in South London.
First, Stuart will pencil a 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 a more contemporary flat graphic look, with some textures used within the flat colours to give the work some depth. He adds charm, humour and some warmth to his illustrations wherever he can, in tune with the brief.