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advertising

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colour

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corporate

annual report business charts corporate decisions financial money

design

conceptual icons lettering logo maps signs symbols

editorial

editorial health illustrative journalism lifestyle magazine cover

publishing

adult fiction book covers book jackets childrens books educational greetings cards publishing

subject

airplanes animals bicycle birds boats body buildings cars celebrity children cityscapes clouds computers crime crowds death dreams environment explosion faces fantasy film fire food & drink glass globes hands history industrial insects interiors jewellery landmark landscape machinery magic men metals military mountains music nature neon people places plants political relationships robots romance science seascape shopping skeleton skies space sport still life summer technology telecommunications transport travel trees water weather women

techniques / style

3d rendering cgi collage digital faux 3d futuristic humourous painterly photo illustration photo real photographic sci-fi surreal
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IBM Cityscape

IBM Cityscape

Graduation Ring / AOPA

Graduation Ring / AOPA

Loaded Cover / AOPA

Loaded Cover / AOPA

Loading DPS / AOPA

Loading DPS / AOPA

Seasons Frame / The Guardian

Seasons Frame / The Guardian

Bargain Shares / Investors Chronicle

Bargain Shares / Investors Chronicle

Hashtagable / Microsoft UK

Hashtagable / Microsoft UK

Content / Microsoft UK

Content / Microsoft UK

The Art of the Possible 4 / Microsoft UK

The Art of the Possible 4 / Microsoft UK

Smek for President / Adam Rex

Smek for President / Adam Rex

Balloon / Toyota

Balloon / Toyota

Wings / Toyota

Wings / Toyota

Quad / Toyota

Quad / Toyota

Whale Book

Whale Book

Born to Bingo

Born to Bingo

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Waterparkk

Love Hurts In The Desert

Love Hurts In The Desert

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Skoda Stage Set

Bulk Cover / AOPA

Bulk Cover / AOPA

Extreme Athlete Cricket

Extreme Athlete Cricket

Zippa De Skazz

Zippa De Skazz

Line Up

Line Up

Fun is Near

Fun is Near

Everything On Sale

Everything On Sale

Play To Win

Play To Win

MF Ice Candleman

MF Ice Candleman

Pill Shield

Pill Shield

DeLorean

DeLorean

Different Places

Different Places

Medical Test Injection

Medical Test Injection

Phoenix

Phoenix

Times Weekend Supplement Cover

Times Weekend Supplement Cover

Scale

Scale

iBall

iBall

Google Glass

Google Glass

Golden Years

Golden Years

Extreme Athlete Turtle

Extreme Athlete Turtle

Unicycle knights.jpg

Unicycle Knights

Skoda exhibition.jpg

Skoda Exhibition

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Skoda Display

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IEEE Hackers

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Euromoney / Wired

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Diver

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Box Internet / 01NET

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Vagus / Women's Health

Robo falcon FINAL HR cmyk.jpg

Robo Falcon / Euromoney

Trainer Brain FINAL HR cmyk.jpg

Trainer Brain / Cosmopolitan

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ICS Security / Security & Privacy

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Data Scientists / The Banker

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BOOMTOWN / Vanderbilt University

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Roulette / Women's Health

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Sloth Machine / Women's Health

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Zero Gravity / Women's Health

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Past as Prologue / Global Big Four Professional Services

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April 2020 / Security & Privacy

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Reproducibility / Security & Privacy Magazine

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Hardware Security Cover / Security & Privacy Magazine

AOPA Survivor HR.jpg

Survivor / AOPA

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Trojan Horse / Security & Privacy

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Exploding Vial / Scholastic 39Clues

MensHealth Neon food.jpg

Neon Food / Men's Health Magazine

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The Empathy Effect

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MPL / Euromoney

Euromoney Merlion.jpg

Merlion / Euromoney

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Marble Track / Euromoney

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Inception NYC / Euromoney

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Digital Plant / Euromnoney

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Elliot Removals

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CACM Robot musicians

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Bloomsbury SMEK

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Excercise Knights / Women's Health Magazine

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ABSA Accountant

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Science & Cocktails

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New Ways To Finance Trade

Wish You Were Here

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Fantastic Library / Corporate Tech Trends Report

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Nissim Black New Jews feature / Tablet Magazine

Aeroplane Hat Man / Self Promo

Aeroplane Hat Man / Self Promo

Mini Cabriolet Launch 4 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 4 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 6 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 6 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 3 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 3 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 1/ Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 1/ Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch Invitation / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch Invitation / Ptarmigan

MooZoom / Self Promo

MooZoom / Self Promo

New Label Launch Nescafe Gold / Dynamo

New Label Launch Nescafe Gold / Dynamo

New Label Campaign / Oak Village Winery

New Label Campaign / Oak Village Winery

Orangina Bus / BDHTBWA

Orangina Bus / BDHTBWA

Turkey / Supply Management Magazine

Turkey / Supply Management Magazine

Phone Peel / Mobile Communications International

Phone Peel / Mobile Communications International

Jeremy Mansfield / Ogilvy

Jeremy Mansfield / Ogilvy

Running Robot / Men's Health magazine

Running Robot / Men's Health magazine

Fitness Prompter / Men's Health Magazine

Fitness Prompter / Men's Health Magazine

Scrawny To Brawny / Men's Health Magazine

Scrawny To Brawny / Men's Health Magazine

TV Ball / The Knowledge

TV Ball / The Knowledge

Smile! / Self Promo

Smile! / Self Promo

Mini Cabriolet Launch 2 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 2 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 5 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 5 / Ptarmigan

Model Cards / General Motors

Model Cards / General Motors

Bacardi Festival / Billington Cartmell

Bacardi Festival / Billington Cartmell

Ballerina Cow / Cow Planet

Ballerina Cow / Cow Planet

Bird Dog Cow Cow Planet

Bird Dog Cow Cow Planet

Budweiser

Budweiser

Carla Chicken Children's Book

Carla Chicken Children's Book

Beach Beer Bucket / Carlsberg

Beach Beer Bucket / Carlsberg

Zantac / Paling Walters

Zantac / Paling Walters

Creative Cat / The Recruitment People

Creative Cat / The Recruitment People

Elvis Cow / Cow Planet

Elvis Cow / Cow Planet

Elvis Is Found / Hasselblad Competition Winner

Elvis Is Found / Hasselblad Competition Winner

Cycling / Men's Health Magazine

Cycling / Men's Health Magazine

Global Cow / Cow Planet

Global Cow / Cow Planet

7 Blunders Hearing Attack / Men's Health Magazine

7 Blunders Hearing Attack / Men's Health Magazine

Carla Chicken Children's Book

Carla Chicken Children's Book

London Boat Show

London Boat Show

Madame Butterfly / Arizona Opera

Madame Butterfly / Arizona Opera

Hedgehog Heaven SONY Playstation / TBWA London

Hedgehog Heaven SONY Playstation / TBWA London

Sphinx / Plascon Woodgard

Sphinx / Plascon Woodgard

Sure Promotion 1 / Men's Health Magazine

Sure Promotion 1 / Men's Health Magazine

Cactus Cleaning / Men's Health Magazine

Cactus Cleaning / Men's Health Magazine

Emergency Weights / Men's Health Magazine

Emergency Weights / Men's Health Magazine

Mzanzi Magic

Mzanzi Magic

Football Planet

Football Planet

Pringles Corner Wrap

Pringles Corner Wrap

South Africa First National Bank Democracy

South Africa First National Bank Democracy

Castle Lite

Castle Lite

Globe Balloon

Globe Balloon

Ka Poww Street

Ka Poww Street

New Twickenham Roof

New Twickenham Roof

Steampunk

Steampunk

Black Bull

Black Bull

Smek Day

Smek Day

Under Water

Under Water

City Scene

City Scene

Flying Truck

Flying Truck

Guitar USA

Guitar USA

ABSA / Make Online Payments

ABSA / Make Online Payments

Men's Health Fitness Awards

Men's Health Fitness Awards

Sure Promotion 2 / Men's Health Magazine

Sure Promotion 2 / Men's Health Magazine

Waiting For A Call / Self Promo

Waiting For A Call / Self Promo

Fitness Traveller / Men's Health Magazine

Fitness Traveller / Men's Health Magazine

Turandot / Cleveland Opera

Turandot / Cleveland Opera

Big Wolf Law Firms / Legal Business Magazine

Big Wolf Law Firms / Legal Business Magazine

Hangover Cure / Men's Health Magazine

Hangover Cure / Men's Health Magazine

Spitfire / Self Promo

Spitfire / Self Promo

Albert Hall Speaker Jive / New Electronics Magazine

Albert Hall Speaker Jive / New Electronics Magazine

Music Brain / BBC Focus Magazine

Music Brain / BBC Focus Magazine

Singing Penguins / Self Promo

Singing Penguins / Self Promo

Rock Chicken Poster / Self Promo

Rock Chicken Poster / Self Promo

The Roar Of Thousands Makes Me A Giant

The Roar Of Thousands Makes Me A Giant

Extraordinary Images

Extraordinary Images

Juggler / Men's Health Magazine

Juggler / Men's Health Magazine

Taxi! / Self Promo

Taxi! / Self Promo

Moby Dick Exclusive Books / Ogilvy

Moby Dick Exclusive Books / Ogilvy

Muscle Core Construction / Men's Health Magazine

Muscle Core Construction / Men's Health Magazine

Guitar USA 2

Guitar USA 2

Biography

Having worked in the advertising, marketing, photography, and allied creative design industries since 1984, Barry Downard's business is based on providing creative visual solutions and concepts (photography, illustrator, artwork and design) to advertising & design agencies, and publishers.

Trained as an interior designer, Barry designed houses, shop interiors, exhibition stands and fashion shows, played drums and worked as an art director before drifting into fashion and advertising photography. Exposure to all these varied creative disciplines provides for excellent background knowledge informing the love of detail required when constructing his illustrations.

In 1993, Barry became inspired by the story-telling possibilities of digitally manipulating his photographs, and developed a style of photo-illustration. Subsequently, he has broadened his skill set to include cgi modelling and rendering. Although Barry’s style is generally photo-real and surreal, he has a broad and diverse range of influences, including Klimt, Robert Longo, Michael Sowa, Gary Larson, Greg Crewdson, Arthur Rackham, Ernst Haegel, and Lane Smith, to name just a few.

Barry's technique consists of taking lots of photographs (shot by himself, supplied by client, or stock images), or cgi renders, and throwing them into a Picto-Snaffle-Matic machine, stirring it up with a generous dose of fun, and sticking it all together with computer glue.

Barry has had 3 illustrated children’s books published (Simon & Schuster, NY and Milk & Cookies Press, NY), and has worked with major ad agencies from Moscow to Los Angeles, as well as numerous publishing clients (both magazines and books).
He has had solo exhibitions of his work, at Soho House Club (London), and several South African art galleries. He won a gold and a silver “RX Club Award” (New York) for work done for Glaxo Smith Kline (Paling Walters), and has won a prestigious South African “Loerie Award” for Photography Craft, as well as 6 Natal Newspapers “Silver Quill” awards for Photography Craft, and he won the South African section of the 2001 Hasselblad International Competition.

Clients: BMW-Mini (UK), Pringles (USA), Budweiser (UK), Orangina (A.G. Barr) UK, BDH (Manchester), Ogilvy (South Africa, Moscow and UK), Old Navy (USA), Danone (USA), Skoda (Germany, Blumberry (Berlin), Microsoft (UK), Nestle/Nescafe (UK), Billington Cartmell (UK), Planters (Kraft Foods) USA, Mercedes Truck Division (UK), QBO BellPottinger (UK), SAAB (UK), Vauxhall (UK), Carlsberg (UK), Ola (Unilever SA), SONY Playstation, TBWA (London), Glaxo Smith Kline, Paling Walters Targis, Simon & Schuster (New York), Mens Fitness UK, The Knowledge (The Times), The Economist, Hodder (UK), Arizona Opera, Cleveland Opera, De Beers, Durex (SA), Jupiter Drawing Room (SA), Scholastic Books (Omnibus Australia), Sun International, Nike (SA), and Yamaha (SA), amongst others.

Barry is passionate about animal welfare and biodiversity conservation concerns, and a percentage of proceeds of sales from all he does is donated to animal welfare.
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