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Jake Richardson is a freelance illustrator based in Derbyshire with a masters degree in Visual Communication (Illustration) from The University of Derby. He focuses on creating simple conceptual illustrations by combining digital and physical processes; this is formed from a passion for printed ephemera and a keen interest in different illustration practices. Much of his work centres on editorial projects as this allows the viewer to engage with articles through conceptual interpretations of written text, providing a strong basis for other disciplines.

Tell us a fun fact about you. I have an unhealthy obsession with stationary.

Top three clients you've worked with? Dr Martens, Hardy Group, Nine By Nine.

How did you get into illustration? After coming across an ‘Illustration Now’ (Taschen) book in my secondary school library.

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Sketchbook, Adobe Photoshop, Wacom Tablet, Graph Paper, Layout Paper, Lightbox and a ton of traditional media to create different textures.

Who or what inspires you the most? Documentaries, photography, music and printmaking.

What's your favourite website for inspiration? Behance, this is often a place where practitioners elaborate on projects and show some of the processes behind there work.

What would your dream project be? Anything that involves researching new subjects (so everything basically).

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram and my website.


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An interview with Jen Leem-Bruggen

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