Illustration Work 1986-to date

Illustration Work.

From 1986 to 2004 I worked as an illustrator. This involved drawing images to commission that would be used in diverse contexts.

I drew images that were used in publishing. This included many book covers some of which I have included here (See ‘Book Covers’). I also did the graphic design work on these book covers.

Many of my illustrations were used in editorial contexts. I produced illustrations that were used on the covers of many magazines and periodicals (See ‘Magazines’). I have also produced images that illustrated feature articles in many newspapers, periodical and magazines in Ireland and abroad. I have included a selection of these under the title (See ‘Editorial’)’.

I created images for three dimensional environments, for example, I was commissioned and completed a series of images that were scaled up, printed, mounted and joined so as to create a three dimensional environment into which the viewer could be immersed (See ‘Heritage’).

This was work was commissioned by Event Ireland Ltd. The story that was illustrated was the siege of Waterford by Oliver Cromwell and his New Model Army in 1649 and 1650.

This exhibition lasted from 1998 to 2011 when it was decided by the powers that be to rehouse the exhibition in a smaller venue. It is not known what happened to the panels.

I also drew up images that were used as corporate logos, for example, I designed the logo for Temple Bar properties in 1991, and this image was used by this entity as their corporate logo for twenty years before the company was wound down in 2014.

I have also drawn images that were used for animated credit sequences for television programmes.

I have included a small selection of my work as an illustrator in this section.

Chris Reid July 2015