Freehand illustration services

We offer a freehand illustration service, which is great for showing concepts and ideas from content and information. People of a wide age range enjoy this type of illustration and its humorous nature. It is also ideal for a wide range of items, from text heavy educational textbooks, websites, to newspapers:

  • In full colour or greyscale.
  • 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.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • 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.

Award

Merit in the European Design Awards 2007, in the card/invitation/flyer category.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • We produced greeting cards designs to a recognised occasion.

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.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • 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.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • 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 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.

Item

Promotional illustration.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • 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).

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • 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 we designed, 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.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • We worked with the illustrator to produce an illustration for a magazine article, which resulted in a very warm and quirky illustration (certainly not at all generic).
  • We worked with the illustrator to produce a Christmas card for clients of User Design.

3 results of good 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.