Jacky Winter grows by 5

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Published:  April 2, 2012
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Jacky Winter grows by 5

Our friends at The Jacky Winter Group have just invited five new illustrators to be a part of its Melbourne posse. The newbies include Allison Colpoys and MaricorMaricar to the Jacky Winter Group, Eirian Chapman and Steph Hughes to The Hatch (the emerging artist incubator) and Bob Shields to The Bowery (the technical and traditional agency).

Here’s what Jacky Winter Group had to say about its new members: (we’ve taken the below bios from the Jacky Winter website):

Allison Colpoys
It all started with a Multimedia degree. While Allison was swimming in a world of movement, she fell in love with typography and illustration. She soon dived into the world of print and publishing, conquering Simon & Schuster in London and Morrison Media up north, followed by a large stint at Penguin Books Australia. If you have fallen dangerously in love with a book cover over the last four years, chances are that Allison designed and illustrated it. Although book covers are her spiritual home, Allison’s talent for warm, expressive illustration is just too darn good to be confined to that space. She’s ready to be unleashed, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.

MaricorMaricar
The Sydney superstars are a twin sister duo who specialise in handcrafting intricate and detailed type and illustration using the two aforementioned materials. Often whimsical, sometimes tongue in cheek, MaricorMaricar are obsessed with colour and patterns and hunt them down everywhere. They’ve racked up a client list that includes the likes of WIRED UK, ESPN Magazine, Esquire, Unicef, SBS and Universal Music. All things considered, we’re not surprised. This pair can certainly do things with thread that will make your grandmother flushed with envy.

MaricorMaricar

Eirian Chapman
Eirian’s jewel encrusted illustrations are influenced by her design background and unrivaled fascination with shapes and colour. When not drawing sexy geometric ladies, she also likes to create elaborate hair combs for make-believe characters. With this much loveliness, it seems natural that she’s illustrated for clients such as Oglivy & Mather Singapore, Tank Design, Story Communications and Poketo.

Eirian Chapman

Steph Hughes
Her right hand is famous. Why, you ask? Because as it’s her drawing hand, it is comparatively much larger than her left. Steph attributes this to years of creating chaotic and intricate line drawings, which range from bustling suburbs and long faces, to geographically questionable maps. It all spawned from her obsession with making gig posters for her 300 bands, and now she finds herself illustrating for people such as the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Golden Plains and ABC. Speaking of which, if her name sounds familiar, it’s probably because Steph has a double life Triple J presenter.

Steph Hughes

Bob Shields
This very lovely illustrator can not only wield ink and pencil like an absolute champion, he has the ability to make you feel warmer than a baked bean toastie. With extensive experience as a freelance artist within the advertising and graphic design industries, Bob is the kind of guy you can trust to make your ideas come to life. Bob’s fun fact for the day is that at the comparatively late age of 27, he left his safe-but-boring career as a buyer in the frozen food industry for a bit of illustration romance. Best decision ever.

Bob Shields

Thumbnail image: MaricorMaricar

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