YCN MOO | Nick Deakin

Nick Deakin works as an illustrator and artist in Sheffield, England. Nick has had international clients for a range of commercial work and has exhibited worldwide. Nick has had a very successful career as an independent freelance designer and illustrator, who is now also juggling a full time role as a tutor at Huddersfield University. This is how I came to include Nick within my research document. Recently he took a lecture in which spoke about he staff specialism and professional practice. In the lecture, we got to know more about Nick and what he has contributed to.

I’ve included Nick within my research because his illustration is similar to MOO’s but also reflects on their brand personality. The simple half tone illustrations are used playfully to create a body of diverse work. I intend on experimenting in this, and MOO’s style. However, I don’t want to copy what has already been done, and instead take inspiration from it. What I will need to do, is to decide on what subject to illustrate. I have thought about creating three illustrations representing the Design Works Wonders tag-line, but feel as though this is the obvious approach, therefore will avoid.

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