23-year-old Michael Driver graduated earlier this year from Kingston University with a first class degree in illustration and animation. His image, “Working Hard”, won a Wood Pencil at the 2015 D&AD Awards, answering the brief “Draw Yourself in Ten Years”. Astonishingly, in little over ten weeks he is certainly working hard. Represented by MP Arts, the freelance illustrator has already worked with companies including Absolut Vodka, Wired Magazine, The New York Times, The Telegraph and The Wall Street Journal.
Flicking through his portfolio I discovered the wonderful project, Wall of Wally. It is both a tribute to branding guru Wally Olins and a directory providing practising illustrator more exposure. Continuing my perusal, I also noticed that Driver contributed to the Secret 7’s exhibition at Somerset House, illustrating The Maccabees single ‘Go”.