Freehand illustration services

We offer a freehand illustration service, which is great for showing concepts and communicating ideas from content and information. People of a wide age range enjoy and accept this type of illustration with its humane and humorous nature. It is very good at sustaining and improving motivational levels. The world’s largest brands and organisations like TSB Bank, Dropbox, and Google, are increasingly using illustration as a main component of their corporate identity. Our illustrations are ideal for a wide range of items, from text heavy books, websites, or publications:

  • Full colour or greyscale illustrations.
  • In a range of line thicknesses.
  • Of objects, people, places and scenes.

Freehand/cartoon illustration for an article. Shows a man with armbands on going into the sea

Client

Gill Matthews.

Item

Article illustration.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The client was working on a publication, that is a series of articles written by and for teachers as a follow up to a conference. The title of the publication was Waving, not Drowning.

Freehand/cartoon illustration for a greeting card (Get well soon). Shows a man looking sad on a hospital bed

Client

University project.

Item

Greeting card.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

We produced greeting cards designs to a recognised occasion.

Award

Freehand/cartoon illustration for a website/competition. Shows Kings Cross/St Pancreas station with people queueing up for a ticket

Client

thinkpublic (Mind the Gap, The Real Work Experience).

Item

Competition illustration.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The competition brief was to share a positive or negative experience you have had with public services, and express how they could be better.

Freehand/cartoon illustration for website. Shows a person looking into a shop window considering possibilities

Client

ReDesign Youth.

Item

Publication and website illustration.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The client needed illustrations and powerful imagery to communicate with young people for their website and corporate communications.

We designed illustrations to communicate issues in their content and to speak relevantly and say something, to young people.

Freehand/cartoon illustration for promotional use. Shows an opticians room with a woman being tested with a sign that says 'Better or worse'

Client

User Design, Illustration and Typesetting (for us).

Item

Promotional illustration.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

We designed an illustration for the front page of our website utilising a highly-lateral concept in relation to what we do.

Picture of calligraphy, hand lettering Christmas card for Norwich School of Art and Design

Client

Norwich School of Art and Design.

Item

Christmas card (calligraphy, hand‑lettering).

Short description of what we did for the client and project

For this educational organisation, we designed a calligraphic card, in their corporate red colour, for their end of year Christmas card (sent to all staff and alumni).

The calligraphic lettering really communicated the feeling of Christmas.

Picture of cut out style illustration of a remote controller

Picture of hand-drawn/felt-tip style Christmas card or a robin

Illustrator

Sarah Ballard (cut out and drawn style).

Item

Illustrations for a magazine and Christmas card.

Short description of what we did for the client and project

We worked with the illustrator to produce an illustration for a magazine article, and Christmas card for clients of User Design, Illustration and Typesetting.

The resulting illustrations resulted in a very warm and quirky illustration (certainly not at all default or generic).

3 results of freehand illustration by us

  • Illustrations that communicate complex and tricky issues in a funny and humorous way.
  • Improved user motivation levels and appeal of large amounts of text.
  • High levels of illustration appeal for a wide age range of people.