Ian Bott
Nasa set to land Perseverance rover and mini helicopter on Mars

Science & Technology

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The brief was to give Financial Times readers a visual guide to Nasa's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on the eve of their landing on Mars plus a directory of previous landers on the red planet

How was the illustration used:
Online article in in the World news section of the Financial Times

How did you make this work:
Researched with help from Nasa and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the illustrations were created using a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop plus Shapr3D on the iPad with Apple Pencil and Blender 3D software

Commissioner Name :
Financial Times World News desk
Commissioner Company :
Financial Times
Commissioned for:
Financial Times

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London, UK

Graduating in 1983 from Leicester Polytechnic with a BA in graphic design, I've been working freelance ever since for a broad variety of global clients. Specialisation in news illustration graphics led to stints in newsrooms in both London, UK and California and I've been a graphic artist at the Financial Times since 2002