19 March 2018

Winning Hiker

Big ups to our super fabulous in-house animation team Dog and Rabbit who have won the best TV/Film Graphics Award in the British Animation Awards announced last week. The film titled 'Hiker' is a one minute ident for the Travel Channel featuring a little man and an excited goat animated to scale over video footage shot in Dawlish Warren in Devon.


This is a very prestigious award to win in the animation industry and we couldn't be more proud. Check out the film in all it's superb glory over here.


15 March 2018

Clay Disarray

It's Friday and to end the week at CIA we have the good news of welcoming Lizzie Campbell better known as Clay Disarray. As her name implies, Lizzie is a clay artist. She mostly creates amazing and very realistic movie posters in various genres, generously doused in humour. But it’s her apparent penchants for darker themes which excite us the most! We can't wait to see her handmade models move in animation. 

Clay artist

14 March 2018


Neoclassicism with a twist! This is humbly how we would describe David de las Heras's unique style. He creates perfect harmony between shadow and light. With a narrative approach, David’s endearing and expressive portraits have led him to an exhibition at the Art fair “Drawing Room” in Madrid, a real treat for the eyes! 

Painterely Illustrator

8 March 2018

International Women's Day

There is no better way for us to celebrate Women's International Day than by sharing the work of a talented female artist. Whooli Chen offers limitless creativity in her work. Her surrealist universe seems to be ruled by the unconscious mind where floating objects tell us a story “I like adding elements of surrealism in my works because it represents more room for interpretation”. We love her delicate style, calming colour palette and the whimsical spirit of her work. Whooli’s keenest strength lies in her untouchable finesse and sheer skill of application. She has the power to move even the most stoic of humans. 

Painterely Illustrator

5 March 2018

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Sam Gilbey has made it onto the cover of The Guide, the Guardian’s weekend magazine, with a portrait of Krysten Ritter as Marvel’s heroine Jessica Jones. His hand-rendered realistic digital paintings have already attracted prestigious clients such as Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, as well as officially licensed posters for  Marvel’s Avengers, Universal Studios and Monty Python. Stay tuned for Jessica Jones Season 2 (8th March on Netflix), the actress even shared the cover on her social media!

Painterely Illustrator

2 March 2018

New Artist Ruby Taylor!

It's Friday, and what better way to send you off into the weekend than with a new artist announcement! Ruby Taylor collects inspiration in everything around her, but is especially drawn to old printed ephemera, vintage illustration and hand painted signage. Colour plays an important role in her work and each colour palette is meticulously selected resulting in her distinctive style full of warmth and fun in equal measure. She has worked with clients such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Tory Burch and Adidas.

illustrators, prosecco, characters, colour

2 March 2018

La crème de la crème

Simon Spilsbury has been busy working for the very British online store Beyond Bespoke, exclusively selling 'Brands of Britishness’.

Simon created a portfolio of quintessentially British characters to be used across the brand, launched by an animation voiced by the inimitable Henry Blofeld. He is even self-promoting some sketchbooks for the occasion!

Humour Illustrator

1 March 2018

The Third Half

This is the second exhibition of the year for illustrator Stanley Chow, renowned for his portraits of stars from sport, music, television and film. This time he will be showing his work at Manchester’s football museum, celebrating the football moments and players that have inspired and influenced him. “Curated by Stanley Chow” started on Wednesday 28th will also include objects from Stan’s personal collection of football memorabilia. Come in to support your local artist! 

Vector Illustrator

28 February 2018

Rebel Women Who Changed the World

Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time in Carlton Kids’ “What Would She Do?” Book, illustrated by renowned artists included 3 of our CIA illustrators, Susan Burghart, Anna Higgie & Jonny Wan. From Joan of Arc to Jane Goodall, learn about powerful and inspiring women with incredible life stories throughout history. Each profile concludes with a "What Would She Do?" scenario that applies the subject's attitude to a relatable situation. Not just a man’s world anymore.

22 February 2018

Mason London

We are delighted to welcome some fresh blood here at CIA. Known under the mysterious pseudonym of Mason London, Joe Prytherch can turn any project into something cool and energetic, referencing popular culture with a mix of sensitive observational work and punchy, humorous surrealism.

Hugely influenced by hip-hop and underground music, it’s as the art director for the online music platform Boiler Room that Joe started his career before becoming a full-time illustrator and animator. His style has already been adopted by brands like Nike or Adidas and record labels such as Stones Throw among others. He’s even proven himself as a one-man powerhouse of animation, producing an entire music video from scratch in 6 weeks.

Digital Illustrator