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I'm Simon Whittaker – an illustrative designer with over 15 years commercial experience in creating fun, colourful and quirky visuals for print, digital/web and motion projects.

I have an interest in animation and children's picture books – something I'm currently working on developing further for my portfolio. I'm also very interested in breaking into the video-games industry in a design or art-related role, and would welcome any advice, assistance or offers in this regard.

I'm a member of the Association of Illustrators and I'm currently available for projects, collaborations and commissions. I'm particularly interested in opportunities for representation and illustration work for publishing.

I'm currently available for projects, collaborations and commissions, so if you're looking to hire an illustrator or designer for a project, please for a chat, request a quote or sign-up to the mailing list to get updates on what's happening and when.

I am advised, supported and protected as a member of the Association of Illustrators

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Shortlisted for the Poster Prize for Illustration, 2019

Past clients include…

Askew Brook
CU Scarborough
National Literacy Trust
Welbeck Publishing
Stephen Joseph Theatre Outreach

“Simon is an excellent person to work with; creative, a fast learner and motivated by his passion for illustration, design and development…”

Richard Askew, Askew Brook

“Simon delivered the first few illustrations in sketch form, and we knew he was going to nail it… On budget and on time every step of the way, Simon was not only a genius illustrator but a lovely person to work with… He has a talent for taking the everyday and making it sing… He delighted our audience with his clever and cute characters, and went beyond what we thought was even possible. We'd work with him again in a heartbeat…”

Jennifer del Greco, pndu.org

“Simon is really professional and always listens to the customers requirements. His imagination and flair shine through in his work and he inspires all who see his work. He is also great at being able to think creatively around a brief and come up with a variety of solutions. Thoroughly recommended.”

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