I am a freelance graphic facilitator, illustrator, animator and cartoonist. A consulting artist if you will.
You can see samples of my work in both traditional and digital media here.
I am actively seeking commissions from authors who wish to collaborate with an illustrator with a unique and adaptable style and well-developed sense of humour; from publications and businesses who are looking for engaging images with which to enliven otherwise dull or worthy content or to compliment more engaging subject matter. This might take the form of visual minutes of a conference or training event, a cover design for a magazine or a vignette to accompany a specific article or blogpost. I am also more than happy to undertake personal commissions. I am proud to be part of a stable of artists working with Tim Caswell at Creative Connection.
Prior to working as a consulting artist, I had a fairly conventional corporate career in senior operational management roles. The deep experience I gained working across multi-disciplinary functions and projects informs all of my work, whether that is sketchnoting, graphic facilitation, commentary or writing. You can find out a bit about my former incarnations and see what people I’ve worked with have to say about me here.
I tend not to do caricature work (although this is definitely something I can do). Instead I offer cartoons for publication or for corporate communications use on any subject matter you care to throw at me. Examples of my cartooning can be found here or here and on my Twitter timeline (my Twitter handle is @SimonHeath1).
Animation work is similar in construction to those you may have seen for the RSA here. Most of my previous client work is confidential but you can see an example of my animations here.
Traditional media work is predominantly undertaken in pen, ink and watercolour. Digital pieces are created using a mix of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Animations are filmed in conjunction with a production studio I trust and in HD quality MP4 format. All work can be delivered digitally in a wide variety of file formats.
Pricing is very competitive but bespoke to each commission and client budget and depends greatly on the complexity of the work requested.
I am also a writer and commentator on issues affecting the world of work and this blog was set up as a forum for getting my thoughts down. In addition to blogging, I also write regularly for OfficeInsight and have written for Work&Place. Writing about and keeping abreast of trends and issues in the world of work helps keep my thinking fresh and this in turn informs my corporate artworking offer.
If you are interested in a conversation about how I can help you, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @SimonHeath1 and I’ll come straight back to you. I’d love to hear what you need to say and to help you bring it to life in a unique way.
My trading style is SpeechBubble EQ. Humour, intelligently applied.