After completing a degree in graphics at St Martin’s School of Art in the early 80s, Gary started work as a freelance illustrator and visualiser, but moving image was his favourite kind of work and he soon became involved with production design and storyboards.
Drawing has always informed Gary’s ideas and his approach to any project. Much of his early illustration required a dynamic use of colour, with light and shade creating atmosphere and conveying the feeling of movement in still form. This way of working has evolved over the years and Gary now embraces a full digital approach, where drawing has its place amongst the multitude of image making possibilities.
Gary works to bring ideas to life through the use of the usual software suspects – Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter – all of which are sometimes used in unlikely combinations to bring the very best to a project. He is no stranger to cutting out and collaging images from video footage, bringing the work of other illustrators to life, making 2D look like 3D, and turning the difficult into the possible.
Gary has completed briefs for The BBC, ITV, Cambridge English, The Point, EuRA, Further, Archant and more.