I have undertaken various illustration projects from book covers, concept artwork for computer games companies, design annuals all the way to Editorials, I have also written tutorials for digital artistry magazines and developed designs for corporate branding and promotional materials.
I still paint and work on private commissions, thus allowing me to explore my painterly side.
I have in-depth knowledge in Adobe Photoshop & Corel Painter,
My on-line portfolio can be viewed at www.austinillustration.net
I am currently being represented by the prestigious Artist Partners Agency and my Publishing portfolio can be viewed at www.artistpartners.com
My work is also featured in Ballistic publishing “Exotique 3, world’s most beautiful CG art”
ImagineFX have also listed me as a featured artist and ‘Top rated’ artist
The Wall sound studio
Faber & Faber
Oxford University Press
Simon & Schuster
D C Thomson
Corel Painter Magazine
Jun 2001:Newi library, Wrexham
Jul 2001:New Designers, London
Dec 2001:"Emergence" Wrexham arts center
Feb 2002: Weaver art gallery, Chester
Jun 2002:Yale Memorial gallery, Wrexham
Jul 2002:Theatre Clywd North Wales open
Jan 2003:Oreial Gallery, Wrexham
July 2009:”only children play with toys” Culture club
March 2014 Asia contemporary Art fair Hong Kong
Oct 2014 Asia contemporary Art fair Hong Kong
March 2015 Asia contemporary art fair Hong Kong
May 2015 Affordable art fair Hong Kong
Oct 2015 Asia contemporary art fair Hong Kong
March 2016 Asia contemporary art fair Hong Kong
May 2016 Affordable Art Fair
June 2006- 2016 “Venture Hong Kong” Digital Art Director/Trainer
The opportunity arose for me to relocate to the new studio in Asia and become a big part in its making.
My Role has evolved to handling promotional materials, advertising campaigns with celebrities, Training of new Digital artists and Photographers and the grading of the photographers diplomas,
I work along side my clients to design their artwork giving them a tailor made bespoke Art Piece
I oversee and develop all the digital departments throughout Asia and monitor all the artwork that is produced
I have also earlier this year received my Six consecutive Gold award, the only person in the company world wide to do so.
Because of my achievements within the company, I have been asked to write and deliver workshops.
I have also written segments in the Venture diploma which is now a registered educational certificate.
Aug 2004- June 2006 "Venture UK” Digital artist
I handled all the digital artwork that left the studio, as well as meticulous retouching, I worked closely with the photographers to generate specific shows which were tailored for our clients, I had to constantly generate new ideas for the "styles" of our artwork to push the boundaries, so as a company we remained one step ahead of our competitors.
I was also asked to design artwork to launch a new cutting edge product, which is now in circulation in the uk and abroad.
Six pieces of my own artwork have also been chosen to appear in the 2005/06 collection and because of this I was the first Digital artist in Venture to gain a Gold award.
I was also responsible for the upkeep of the servers and archiving of data In addition to the above duties I also played an important role in assisting the photographers with their Diplomas and Pcert's.
Feb 2002 Dawn Austin Illustration
I had assistance from the Prince's trust to set my own business as a freelance illustrator. I still work freelance on many different projects from private commissions to jobs that my agent has sourced for me.
I work mainly in digital for my publishing works, using Photoshop; I scan in my own drawings, photo's and airbrush and manipulate them. For my private commissions I use a variety of media from paint, charcoal, pencils to the sewing machine.
Hobbies & Interests
My main interest is drawing and painting, Aside from this I am an avid collector of dolls and 80's vintage toys, I collect Mattel's "Barbie" collectibles, Robert Tonner's Tyler Wentworth Range and The Asian Ball joint Resin dolls Known as "Dollfies" in addition I also collect my little pony's, Care bears and strawberry shortcake.
I have my own showcase of collectibles photographed and digitized by myself at www.dollygoodtime.com