Alan Heighton

Alan Heighton - Designer

Doncaster, UK

Studied Graphic Design, got a First Class Degree but gravitated to Illustration as I thought illustration would be more Fun.

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I'm a UK based illustrator with a passion for draughtmanship. My work sits equally in a adult world and a children's world, peppered with humour. I strive to keep pushing composition with my works illuminating people, objects conveying infinite narratives put in front of me. Through my illustrations I deliver colourful works that are contemporary, bold, minimal, funny and engaging.

I'm a freelance illustrator who devours newspaper headlines, contemporary fiction, children's books and comics. Let's work together to illuminate your words. Let me take time digest the manuscript, start from sketch work up to the final cover. For me the cover is more about just packaging. Going into a bookstore becomes a gallery experience. Being able to contribute a cover is more a reward.
Chick Lit
Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Humor & Comedy
Short Story
Young Adult


  • Selected for “Creative Futures” with Creative Review magazine 2005

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