Florian Garbay

Florian Garbay - Designer

Bordeaux, France

Experienced iIllustrator specialized in middle grade fantasy cover books and semi-realistic illustrations.

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I have been an independant illustrator for two years now, working exclusively on middle grade books with dragons, pirates or stranges monsters. Before I was able to do my dream job as an illustrator, I graduated in an art school degree then worked as a graphic designer for five years. I never stopped drawing and I like it so much I choose to quit my job. Half a week, I teach in art school and hope to spread joy and passion for art to my students.

About the work, it is as important for both of us to know every aspects of a project before starting to work.
As soon as we agreed for a budget and a schedule, I can start to work.
First, we validate an artistic direction.
I'm used to show a rough sketch of a picture seen in the book and I improve it to a finished color illustration through a few steps that I will show you to be sure we are both ok on how the scene is depicted.
I can follow your instructions if you have a precise idea about an aspect of your book or I can gives you propositions that I think will be a fit for the target you have decided on.

This one confirmed, I draw every pictures seen in the book following the same steps seen before.
Languages
English
Fiction
Middle Grade
Non-Fiction
Music

Certifications

  • License

Work experience

Drawing instructor

ESAA Aquitaine and E-artsup Bordeaux
September, 2017 – Present (over 2 years)

I teach academic drawing, inking, perspective, rough drawing technic for interior design and digital colorisation.

Freelance illustrator

Self-employed
May, 2017 – Present (over 2 years)

I worked on various projects like :
- Character concept art for video game industry
- Background concepts and illustrations for video game industry
- Music band covers
- Children book cover and interior illustration
- Various other illustration jobs

Graphic designer

french ministry for internal affairs
June, 2012 – September, 2017 (over 5 years)

I was in charge of designing communication supports.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Le voyage extraordinaire: Voyagez dans nos mondes imaginaires (French Edition)

ISABELLE ARNE

Voyagez dans nos mondes imaginaires. Avec la participation de Pistachette, Kizu, Ckoms, Bouroune.

Voyagez dans nos mondes imaginaires. Avec la participation de Pistachette, Kizu, Ckoms, Bouroune.

Dragon Canyon: Level 1: Fire of Four

Kristin Glasbergen

Sorrel wants to run around like the other kids, but a foot deformity -- and her hovering mom -- just won’t let her. The only place she feels free is in Dragon Canyon -- a video game where she becomes Cerulean Wave, a strong blue dragon. But when she meets the rest of her dragon team the four strangers struggle to work together and soon the problems they wanted to escape resurface in the game. ... read more

Sorrel wants to run around like the other kids, but a foot deformity -- and her hovering mom -- just won’t let her. The only place she feels free is in Dragon Canyon -- a video game where she becomes Cerulean Wave, a strong blue dragon. But when she meets the rest of her dragon team the four strangers struggle to work together and soon the problems they wanted to escape resurface in the game. ... read more

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Kristin Glasbergen
Florian was a delight to work with. His communications were prompt and professional. His designs exceeded my expectations and I'm thrilled with the final project. Our timeline went longer than planned because of a health issue and Florian generously extended the project to accommodate me. I recommend Florian and would happily work with him again.

Kristin Glasbergen, November 2019


Bretigne Shaffer
Florian was an absolute joy to work with! His work is beautiful and impeccable, and he also works very quickly. He is always very responsive to requests for changes, and understands right away what I am looking for. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a talented and professional artist.

Bretigne Shaffer, October 2019

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