Awards

  • Vogue/Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration
  • V&A Museum Book Illustration Award 2016, London Sketchbook.
  • Author and illustrator of ‘Paris Sketchbook’ ‘London Sketchbook’ and ‘New York Sketchbook’ (All available from the Laurence King website)
  • BA Hons in Graphic Design and Illustration / St Martin’s School of Art
  • Master of Arts in Illustration / Royal College of Art

Clients & Services

Jason Brooks provides custom illustrations, artwork and design for projects across a range of categories including :

  • Beauty

Clients include Chanel, Revlon, L’Oreal, Lancome, Coty, Jo Malone.

  • Fashion

Clients include Vogue, Elle, Chanel, Cartier, Visionaire.

  • Lifestyle & Travel

Clients include Virgin Atlantic, Globe-Trotter, Ritz Hotels,Veuve Cliquot, Sunstar, Finlandia, Nespresso, Hedkandi, Martini, Peninsula Hotels, Mont Blanc.

  • Advertising

Clients include Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis Group, Saatchi & Saatchi.

  • Art

Jason has exhibited his work in Tokyo and Singapore as well as the Cheryl Hazan Gallery in New York, and Gallery 8 in London with renowned fashion illustration specialists Gray M.C.A Gallery.

 Film Character Design

Character design for the black and white casino scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with Lucasfilm

  • Window Design

Complete design and illustration for over 20 windows for illy coffee.

  • Publishing

Jason illustrated and authored the ‘City Sketchbook’ trilogy including London, Paris and New York Sketchbooks with Laurence King Publishing, London. His work has also appeared in books including 100 Years Of Fashion Illustration, New Icons of Fashion Illustration and Fashion Illustration Now.

  • Sports

This is a new category with projects pending covering sports including Soccer, Skiing, Equestrian, Cycling, Running, Tennis.

  • Calligraphy

Jason has provided handwriting for numerous publishing and advertising projects.

  • Licensing

In addition to the above Jason has a large archive of illustrations that can be viewed on request.

  • Live Events

Jason  has hosted drawing classes at the Society of illustrators, New York and Somerset House in London. He has also hosted live drawing events with Chanel and drawn live at numerous fashion shows in London, New York and Paris Couture.

  • Museum Collections

Over 72 pieces of Jason Brooks artwork are held in the permanent collection of London’s V&A Museum.

About Jason

Jason Brooks was born on 23 February 1969 in London and grew up in Brighton, England. He began drawing and painting avidly as a small boy and collector of American DC comics and Tintin Books.  In his early teens he received his first freelance commissions drawing maps and illustrations for sports companies. He went to school in Brighton and took A levels in Art, History of Art, Geography and English Literature. His parents are both artists who gently encouraged  his burgeoning obsession with drawing and making pictures.

Later Jason graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from St Martins College in London in the 90’s where he began working regularly for British Vogue after winning the Vogue Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration.

While at St Martin’s Jason began travelling widely each holiday filling colourful travel sketchbooks with drawings, painting, notes, and collages. He won a bursary and further award for a project exploring Mayan archaeological sites across Mexico and Central America and made trips to Turkey,Morocco,Kenya, Italy, New York and across Europe and travel has remained a recurrent theme throughout  his career. Living in the Portobello and Notting Hill area of London in the 1990’s was also a formative time for his aesthetic style to develop.

After graduating with a Masters Degree in illustration from the Royal Collage of Art  Jason continued working with magazines including The Face, Vogue, Elle and World of Interiors as well as illustrating glossy club flyers for cult London club Pushca and a long running series of cd covers for Hedkandi selling in excess of 6 million albums. He also made drawings at the Couture Shows in Paris for the Independent Newspaper and illustrated reports from London fashion week for Elle and New York fashion week for Visionaire. These experiences provided an education and foundation for his later career.

Jason is particularly noted as being among the first fashion illustrators to embrace and pioneer  computer technology in his field. The glamorous and aspirational world he presents in his work  is a combination of life experience and imagination, and has provided a means of communication for a wide range of luxury and lifestyle brands.

Jason’s first book, Paris Sketchbook was published in 2013 and began a series of colourful travel journals depicting different cities around the world. It’s follow up London Sketchbook was published in Spring 2015, and went on to win the V&A Museum Book Illustration award in 2016, and more recently in 2017 ‘New York Sketchbook’ completed the ‘City Sketchbook’ trilogy. All were conceived, written, researched and illustrated by Jason, an intense project that has enriched his repertoire of styles and archive of images.

Each year Jason delivers commissioned artwork to clients around the world, and enjoys adapting his style to lend glamour, creativity and his distinctive illustrative design style to a wide range of advertising and commercial projects.

In 2017 and 2018 he was chosen to exhibit work with renowned GRAY MCA Gallery in galleries in New York and London as part of a continuing collaboration that is expanding his work in the context of fashion illustration as a collectible and sought after art form.

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