Greg Coulton

Greg Coulton – Designer

Professional Illustrator and Graphic Designer, specialising in ornate typography (modern and vintage), iconography and visual story telling.

Overview

I am an Illustrator, Designer & Typographer, with over 20 years experience in the creative industry. I've had the great fortune of working with some fantastic brands and publications. Working with David Copperfield on his History of Magic book was a real pleasure, whilst being invited to create cover art for the classic Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde was a great honour.


My process begins by reviewing a brief with the client, really getting to understand what they want to achieve, and adding my thoughts and creative advice where appropriate. From here I begin a period of research into the genre and any style references provided by the client.

This is followed by a number of concept sketches, subsequently presented to the client. Together we would discuss the different creative routes, and filter the work down to one composition that achieves all the success criteria outlined at the start. A happy client is my number 1 objective!

I would then move forward to creating final art - be it hand-drawn or vector graphics, ultimately supplying the client with print-ready artwork and source files.

My creative process is one of open collaboration. I strive to make my clients feel we've created the artwork together, and the finished product is something we will both feel proud to shout about!

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History
Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Dec, 2012 — Present

I'm a professional Illustrator & Graphic Designer, with over 20 years industry experience. In that time I've been lucky enough to work with some exceptional clients, be it start ups or major international brands. I can help you create pretty much anything you require, from concept stage and brief refinement, right through to 'ready-to-go' artwork. My services include: Logo Design, Branding, Label & Packaging Design, Key Visuals for Advertising (small and large scale), Bespoke Typography, Portraits, Hand Drawn Illustrations, Art and Creative Direction.

Various London-based design/advertising agencies

May, 2001 — Present

Portfolio

The Craft

John Dickie

'Convincingly researched and thoroughly entertaining' - Wall Street JournalTHE TIMES BEST BOOKS OF 2020'This book shows that, despite rumours of demon dwarfs, piano-playing crocodiles and world domination, the real story of the Freemasons is one of male eccent... read more
An illustrated, illuminating insight into the world of illusion from the world’s greatest and most successful magician, capturing its audacious and inventive practitioners, and showcasing the art form’s most famous artifacts housed at David Copperfield’s secre... read more
'Although this beautifully designed DIY manual is full of twists, the emphasis is on comedy . . . but the extraordinary Holmes can pull the heartstrings too.' THE TIMES Welcome to The McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts - a luxurious, clandestine colle... read more
'Robyn Young realistically evokes the brutal world of the late fifteenth century, and interweaves a gripping tale with a highly original take on Richard III and the Princes in the Tower. Provocative and grounded upon impressive research, this is historical fic... read more
A Want of Kindness

Joanne Limburg

Longlisted for the Historical Writers Association debut novel award 2016.Every time I see the King and the Queen, I am reminded of what it is I have done, and then I am afraid, I am beyond all expression afraid. The wicked, bawdy Restoration court is no place ... read more

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