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visual storyteller + graphic designer

PORTFOLIO
of 2010 commissions and sketches
+234 (0)8033510957 o_akinseye2007@hotmail.com http://olusolaakinseye.blogspot.com P. O. Box 10572, Marina, Lagos, Nigeria

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3 4 5 11 16 19 22 25 28 33 37 41 About the artist Reviews and testimonials Storybook cover illustrations Illustrations for print adverts (1) Illustrations for print adverts (2) Sundry illustrations for print and web publication Family portraits Illustrations for book campaign Design graphics Comic strip autobiography Character design sketches Sundry pencil sketches

Creativity is not just 'work' to me. It's life!

PASSION I loved drawing as a child and earned an A1 in Fine Arts in my WAEC exams. I have since worked as an artist, graphic designer, publisher, and writer. I have also authored several publications for young readers. Creativity is not just 'work' to me. It's life! SKILL & STUDIO Being self-taught, I draw cultural inspiration from my social and literary environment and also learn from the works of past illustration masters such as Norman Rockwell and J C Leyendecker. This combination of local and foreign influences have given my work a unique quality appreciated and sought for by my clients. I am competent in the use of traditional tools of illustration: watercolours, gouache, pastels, oils, and graphite. In addition, my studio is technologically up-to-date. I am skilful in 2D digital art and particularly comfortable in vector graphics design and illustration. WORK HISTORY I have worked extensively in educational and comic book publishing. I have also serviced NGOs with rural women development and pro-democracy agendas. My list of clients include The Comics Hut, Lantern Books, CitiBank Nig Ltd, Macmillan Publishers, and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). MILESTONES In 2008, I was awarded the Children Illustrator Award for Africa. My work has been featured on the following professional galleries: IllustrationServed, BHF Network, African Digital Artist and Designers Couch. In 2010, My work was also featured in the list of ‘40 Amazing Examples of African Digital Artworks’. PORTFOLIO & RESUME Visit the following links to access my comprehensive resume or portfolio. http://olusolaakinseye.blogspot.com http://be.net/olusolaakinseye/frame http://www.linkedin.com/in/olusolaakinseye https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B7F12aqg0-RANzQyMjAxY2EtYWJmYi00YTBlL TgwMzQtY WE1ZjU0NjRmODE3&hl=en CONTACT +234 (0)8033510957, o_akinseye2007@hotmail.com, P. O. Box 10572, Marina, Lagos, Nigeria

GRAPHICS DESIGN STUDIO POWERED BY

Studio journal Online portfolio LinkeIn resume 2003-2009 portfolio

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REVI EWS TEST IMO NIAL SAN DPR AISE

“...attractive and lively illustrations.”
Noma Awards press release http://www.nomaaward.org/press2004.shtml

“The winning entry was praised for its composition and unusual perspective. The expressiveness of the main character portrayed the tension in the text perfectly.”
Macmillan Illustrator Award Jury http://www.writeforafrica.com/children's%20illustrator%20Award.html

“Your illustration is... a great work”
E-mail from Kelvin Biachi Author of storybook TORTOISE THE KING

“Great work. Nice colors.” “Your artworks are amazing, Olusola! Please keep it up!”
Comments from my Behance Network portfolio http://www.behance.net/olusolaakinseye

“I see vector work and I see digital painting. Two things I know from personal experience are excruciatingly difficult without buckets of talent to dip your brush into. Hats off- this is really good stuff.”
Uzo Olisemeka (comment on my BHF Network portfolio) http://bhfmagazine.ning.com/photo/albums/graphic-illustrator-olusola

“...you’ve got a cool & original way to make an ad. My compliments.”
Comment from my Zooppa.com portfolio http://zooppa.com/ads/samsung-galaxy-tab-video-contest/prints/its-go-time-3?fbid=gpjvxNae76M

“I can't decide which one I love the most! They are all that phenomenal!”
Comment on my DeviantART portfolio http://ayoola.deviantart.com/art/Suggested-cover-designs-182646631

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Client Description Media
Client: Platinum Tales Media: Pencil illustrations Digital painting

Description: Illustrated covers for storybooks

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Client: Samsung Mobile (thru Zooppa.com)

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Description: Ideas for print adverts Media: Vector illustrations Design graphics

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Client: Word of Mouth Marketing Association (thru Zooppa.com)

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Description: Ideas for print adverts Media: Vector illustrations Design graphics

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Client: Various clients Description: Sundry works Media: Digital painting Vector illustrations

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Client: A Nigerian family Description: Commissioned portraits Media: Vector illustrations

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Description: Ideas for adverts Media: Ink illustrations Digital painting

Client: Book campaign (thru Zooppa.com)

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Client: Various Description: Design with illustration Media: Vector illustrations Design graphics

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Client: Personal Description: Comic strip autobiography Media: Pencil and ink illustrations Digital painting Design graphics

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Client: Personal project Description: Character designs Media: Pencil drawings

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Client: Personal works Description: sketches Media: Pencil drawings

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