Jason Brooks is an award winning fashion and lifestyle illustrator with great experience of working across a range of industry sectors, from major advertising campaigns to gallery exhibitions.
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Brooks has a wealth of experience working with advertising agencies worldwide on campaigns across all platforms from print to digital. He can also provide visuals for projects from social media content to murals and storyboards. He is happy to generate concepts as well as enhance ideas, and is very used to creating custom artwork in collaborative team structures.
Clients include: Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis Group, Saatchi & Saatchi, Mcann Erickson, Virgin Atlantic, illy, Finlandia, Veuve Cliquot, jo Malone, Lancôme.
Jason Brooks has exhibited his work in Tokyo, St Petersburg and Singapore, as well as New York and London with esteemed Gray M.C.A Gallery. His artwork is collected worldwide and over 70 of his prints and drawings are held in the permanent collection of London’s V&A Museum.
Jason Brooks’ cast of beautiful people lend themselves to cosmetics and makeup related imagery, from advertising and packaging to editorial ‘how-to’s’.
Clients include: Chanel, Coty, Jo Malone, Lancôme,L’Oreal, Revlon, Vogue.
Jason Brooks has provided handwriting for numerous publishing and advertising projects.
Clients include: Jo Malone,Laurence King Publishing, Revlon, 4th Estate.
Brooks’ experience of drawing live at fashion weeks in New York, London and Paris Couture underpin his flair for creating bold and impactful fashion imagery. His signature style continues to evolve in media ranging from paint and pencil to Photoshop and Illustrator.
Clients include: Chanel, Cartier,Elle, The Face, Gray M.C.A, Sunday Times Style,Visionaire,Vogue.
- CHARACTER DESIGN
Brooks’ imagination, figure drawing and sense of fashion and narrative apply naturally to character design.
Clients include: Lucasfilm, specifically the black and white casino scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE
Travel is a recurrent theme and source of inspiration throughout his artwork and Brooks’ depictions of glamorous people and beautiful locations lend themselves to advertising campaigns, posters, magazine covers, storyboards and editorials.
Clients include: Virgin Atlantic, Globe-Trotter, Ritz Hotels,Veuve Cliquot, Sunstar, Finlandia, Nespresso, Hedkandi, Martini, Peninsula Hotels, Hotel Du-Cap Eden Roc, Conde Nast Traveller.
Brooks has a large archive of illustrations that can be viewed on request as j-pegs and licensed in hi-res for interior design and retail projects.
Clients include: Mark’s ,Safta ,Peter Millard&Partners.
- LIVE EVENTS
Jason has hosted fashion drawing classes at the Society of illustrators, New York, as well as Somerset House and the Courthauld institute in London,and Messums Wiltshire. He has also hosted live drawing events with Chanel and drawn live at numerous fashion shows in London, New York and Paris Couture. He has hosted an ‘in conversation’evening at London’s V&A and Fashion Textiles Museums as well as at F.I.T and Rizzoli Books in New York. Each year he also meets students from Artcenter, Pasadena for a creative portfolio critique. Jason can be booked to host fashion drawing classes, create portraits for press events, or give talks related to art and design worldwide.
Creative concepts, design and illustration for over 100 Hedkandi music albums achieving sales of over 6m albums. Brooks has a proven flair for designing eye catching covers and packaging.
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 illustrations including Soccer, Skiing, Equestrian, Cycling, Running, Tennis.
- STORE WINDOW DESIGN
Brooks’ sees store window designs as three dimensional illustrations and is comfortable generating design concepts as well as executing finished artwork.
Clients include: Complete design and illustration for over 20 window concepts for illy coffee.
- 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
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 was particularly inspired by a formative trip to The Uffizi in Florence at age 6. An avid collector of American DC comics and Tintin Books in his childhood Brooks was also fascinated by the drawings of Saul Steinberg,Hockney and Picasso. In his early teens he received his first freelance commissions drawing maps and illustrations for sports companies. 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.