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Gary Bates
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advertising colour corporate design editorial publishing subject techniques / style


advertising animation characters medical pharmaceutical posters product


blue green yellow


annual report business corporate decisions financial money


conceptual signs


editorial health lifestyle


book covers book jackets


City airplanes animals bicycle boats bubbles buildings cars cityscapes clouds crowds dreams energy eyes faces floral food & drink furniture hands industrial jigsaw landmark landscape love machinery men mountains music nature people places plants relationships shopping space sport technology telecommunications transport travel trees water weather women

techniques / style

digital figurative flat tone hand drawn painterly silhouettes surreal


Born and educated in England but now based in Derry in Northern Ireland, Gary has been a freelance illustrator since finishing his degree in Graphic Design in Exeter.

Gary started life as an illustrator exclusively painting and collage. He now uses the extensive array of drum scanned painted textures of his earlier work for backgrounds and shapes, which he uses to overlay vector based Illustrator figures and objects.

Recent clients include The Sunday Times, Deloitte Insights, Radio Times, Financial Times, Frontier Economics, Inside Housing, Merchant Chandos, Caspian Publishing, GP Magazine, Hour Detroit Magazine, Sunday Telegraph.