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    Kevin Mercer

    Continuing with our designer/illustrator theme, I present the work of Kevin Mercer. As a freelancer Mr Mercer’s past projects include advertising, editorial illustration, book illustration, brand strategy, logo design, packaging and hand drawn type. On top of freelancing he is now teaching Illustration at The University of the Arts.

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    Leighton Hickman

    Leighton Hickman currently works at Dreamworks Animation as a visual development artist. But he also teaches, mentors and is a dab-hand at landscapes. He worked on ‘The Croods’, Dreamworks’ latest animated movie on show. If you visit his website, you’ll see his excellent paintings, which full of rough brush marks yet still feel true to life. You can see the 50’s animation influence in his striking character designs, which are superb. Pop over to his website and have a look at the incredible versatility and top-drawer talent Leighton has on display.

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    Roxanne Daner

    Roxanne Daner is based in Los Angeles, where she works as Lead Designer for Ludlow Kingsley. Her excellent design skills are very apparent, but for me her illustrations are the show-stopper in her arsenal. She has a unique, intelligent retro style. It is versatile enough to be used for all kinds of projects, from children’s books to product skins and editorial purposes to boot.