I am delighted you want to find out more about me personally, however please talk to my agents about commissions as they handle all of that for me. I look forward to working with you.
Benji Connell

Benji Connell

About
Benji’s clients love the passion he has for exploring these narratives, his attention to detail and his collaborative style of working. He takes their ideas and pushes them further, and through his line work the warmth of the human hand is always present.

He has a BSc in Architecture from Queens University, Belfast, and a Diploma in Architecture from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. Influences include Ralph McQuarrie, Geoff Darrow and Moebius.

Approach


Viewing illustration as a means of storytelling, Benji either draws on paper and scans it in, or works directly in Procreate. He uses Photoshop to bring the piece together, crowning the visual narrative with a bit of colour.

Styles


Whether he uses a loose and expressive drawing style, or one that’s tighter and more accurate, Benji infuses his line drawings with details that convey the energy and atmosphere of the setting he’s creating.

Awards


2014 – Royal Society of Ulster Architects – Alan Barnes Award
2018 – Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture – John Kinross Scholarship


SELECTED CLIENTS:
BDP, Hawkins Brown, New Champion Management, Oh Yeah Music Centre, Motive Peak.
 
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