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Stu Jones Illustration

I am Stu Jones
Illustrator & Graphic Designer

I'm an illustrator and graphic designer based in Dorset with a Fine Art background (BA Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon School of Art London) and over 10 years experience creating illustrations, character design, branding and artwork for a variety of clients including The University of Oxford, Lush Cosmetics and The BUAV.

I've also created illustrations for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and have had my work featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Resurgence Magazine, and my site featured in WebDesigner Magazine.

Take a look at some of my illustration work and my graphic design work for clients.

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Refreshing Logic - Branding / Logo Design
Inspired by my recent Trellick Tryptic illustrations, business consultancy specialists Refreshing Logic approached me this Spring to create their new logo, business cards and letterheads.

Refreshing Logic work with a wide variety of clients so their visual identity needed to communicate their unique approach without referencing any specific sectors. I have really enjoyed creating this logo, the finished version of which is based on the impossible Penrose pentagon, referencing their fresh approach to business consultancy. It uses a minimal, geometric style to communicate their structural thinking and to help retain a stable, trustworthy feel...
 
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Toy Portraits - Personal Work
Partly inspired by Mike Kelly's portraits of cuddly toys I thought I'd start a small series of toy portraits of my own as a personal project!

All the toys are all normally to be found lurking around my home office and sometimes seem like part of the family so I thought I'd try and capture each one's unique story and character in pixels. By complete coincidence I am very exciting to be working with my Partner Web Designer Anna Celeste Watson on the rebrand and character design for traditional toy mail order company Mulberry Bush so look out for the website relaunch this Summer.

 
Yacht Gopher
Yacht Gopher
Yacht Gopher - Logo, Branding & Character Design / Illustration
It was great to see the illustrated branding I created for Yacht Gopher translated into a website by my partner Anna Celeste Watson last Christmas. Yacht Gopher specialise in providing bespoke regatta support to Grand Prix Race Boats and Superyachts and really pride themselves on their dedicated, personal service.

When they approached me to design their illustrated branding they explained they already had a few versions of the branding created by other designers that they felt weren't right so I took a lot of time at the start to really understand their business before developing something that really worked for them and that they really loved.

 
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Luv Song - lllustration of Poem for Resurgence Magazine
"That hedgehog is cool. Brilliant." It's great to get direct feedback from the poet when you illustrate one of their poems and it's even better when it wasn't expected and it was so positive!

When the guest editor of Resurgence Magazine asked me to to illustrate the poem 'Luv Song' by the leading contemporary poet Benjamin Zephaniah for their 'Animals - A New Ethics' issue I jumped at the chance. Benjamin Zephaniah is one of my favourite poets so it was brilliant just to have the opportunity to do it.

 
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Golden Hare No. 8 - Personal Work
An ongoing series of illustrations of hares on the theme of fertility and life. Each hare is presented with the moon and is laid out in a golden rectangle. Each one in the series is numbered according to the Fibonacci sequence. Prints are proving popular on the new Compassion Collective Etsy shop and at local craft fairs.  
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ethicaledge® - Character Design & Illustrations for Website
My partner Web Designer Anna Celeste Watson and I were commissioned to create the illustrated website for ethicaledge® - the first charity recruitment agency to specialise in connecting talented creative people with amazing charity jobs.

We were really pleased when the finished site was shortlisted for Site Inspections in the design industry magazine New Media Age, getting a very good score for its "eye-catching cartoon-style design" and was recommended as "one to keep an eye on".

 
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Impactt / LOCOG - London Olympics Illustrated Leaflet/Poster
When I was approached by Labour Standards specialists Impactt to illustrate a leaflet promoting good working conditions in factories producing London 2012 Olympic products, it felt great to be able to do something close to my heart. It was also interesting to have the challenge of designing for the particular audience base - primarily factory workers in China.  
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The BUAV / Cruelty-Free International - Infographic
It was a pleasure to have been asked to design an illustrated infographic style timeline for The BUAV/Cruelty Free International for the online promotion of the 2013 ban on animal testing for cosmetics in the EU.

They wanted a really clever way of showing the journey from the founding of The BUAV, to the implementation of the ban, so I came up with a concept of using a rabbit burrow as a metaphor, with white lab rabbits rather than wild brown ones. The start of the story (complete with storytelling rabbit) was the at the bottom, deep underground, and the timeline led the rabbits up towards freedom. The BUAV were over the moon with the final piece and are still using the image as a pull-up banner at their events.

 
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The BUAV - Poisoned for Beauty Campaign Illustration
The BUAV returned to me to help them with their latest campaign to end the testing of botox on mice, by creating an illustration that they and their fellow ECEAE members could use on the web and in all printed materials for their 'Botox Week of Action'. I really enjoyed being part of something Europe-wide and it was really satisfying to see photo's of my artwork being used for leaflets and banners all over Europe.  
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Stu Jones
Webcredible - Illustrations for Office Walls & Training Brochure
It was fantastic to have finally had the chance to visit the Southwark, London offices of Webcredible in order to photograph the wall illustrations I created for them, and it was great to see my work large and in a different context.

I was also very pleased when Webcredible contacted me again last Autumn, this time to help them design their training brochure. Like the wall illustrations the style of the brochure had to reflect the online branding but the feel could be a little looser to give a more dynamic but approachable feel. I created the layout designs, illustrations and diagrams for the main pages which they then used as templates to create the remainder of the artwork in-house.
 
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Mark and Me - Personal Work
An illustration of me and my brother. Interesting to do a self portrait when it's a representation of yourself from the past.  
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Highland Cow - T-Shirt Design for Charity
Little did I know it, but when my partner Web Designer Anna Celeste Watson asked me to design a range of charity farm animal t-shirts they were later to feature in the leading women's glossy fashion magazine Cosmopolitan - fantastic! The 'Highland Cow' design continues to be a bestseller online, raising funds for the leading farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming.  
  
Stu Jones Illustration Tel 01305 267854 Email info@stujones.com
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