Jason Brooks (illustrator)
Jason Brooks is a world renowned illustrator widely credited with being one of the key initiators of the boom in computer led fashion drawing of the 1990s into the present time. Based in London, Jason Brooks has worked with many well known companies and brands around the world.
He grew up in
Brightonon the south coast of England. He is quoted as being inspired by American comics, Michelangelo, Saul Steinberg, David Hockney, Schieleand Picasso, particularly his printmakingand etching.
He first began working as an illustrator on a freelance basis while studying Illustration at
Central Saint Martinscollege, London, and went on to take a Master's Degree in illustration at the Royal College of Art. Whilst at college he won the Vogue/Sothebys Award for fashion illustration.
After leaving the Royal College, he began to get work as a fashion illustrator, mainly on the strength of his travel sketchbooks from journeys through Europe and Central America. He produced illustrated reports for the Independent Newspaper from the Couture Shows in Paris as well as the shows in New York for Visionaire and Max.
During this time he also produced a series of flyers for Pushca, a leading organisation in the London club scene. These brought his illustrations to a wider audience each month as each themed party demanded a new piece of artwork.
He is now an illustrator based in London, where he produces images using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, sometimes combined with more traditional fine art media.
Hed Kandi / Fierce Angel
One of Brooks' most famous clients is the dance label
Hed Kandi. Brooks designed illustrations for over 50 CD covers as well as promotional material. When Hed Kandi's founder Mark Doylestarted a new label, Fierce Angel, Jason Brooks followed. However, on July 27, 2007, [http://beta.hedkandi.com/News/Pages/JasonBrooksReturns.aspx Hed Kandi announced] that Brooks had returned to work with them. Meanwhile, the artwork for the Fierce Angel compilation "Fierce Disco Vol 2" suggests that Jason Brooks no longer creates artwork for Fierce Angel. [ [http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0012NOLRM Fierce Disco Vol 2 at Amazon.co.uk] ]
Other notable clients
*Editorial - Vogue, Elle, Sunday Times, Visionaire, The Face, Conde Nast, Traveller, Max
*Corporate - Coca-Cola, Saatchi & Saatchi, Nike, Smart Cars, Orange,
* [http://www.jason-brooks.com Official site]
* [http://www.jason-brooks.com/bio_text.html Biography]
* [http://www.folioart.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=artist&artist=110 Jason Brooks images at the Folio illustration agency]
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