Alan Jones is an accomplished illustrator, artist and creative designer and has worked in the design industry all his life. He has a comprehensive understanding and experience of a wide spectrum of creative disciplines including illustration, visualising, character design and development, creative concepts, branding design & development, promotions, exhibition design, events, signage, point of sale design, conference design, retail development and project management.
He set up his own graphic design and marketing company based just outside of Wrexham over 15 years ago but has now left to pursue his career in his number one love - illustration.
He has illustrated a number of books, including a poetry book with over 30 black and white ink illustrations, 20 full-page watercolour illustrations for a road safety book, and numerous illustrated book covers. He loves drawing pets and has built up quite a following producing Pet portraits.
He was employed at LEGO UK in the Marketing Department working up to chief designer where he produced all creative work for everything LEGO UK did. One of the things he most enjoyed was the creation of "Captain Indigo" series. He was an imaginary LEGO character and with his trusty team had great adventures travelling the LEGO world in full-page comic strips, which Alan wrote, designed and illustrated for over 14 years.
Alan has worked on the original concept face design for "Henry the Hoover"as well as designing sets for the Conservative and Labour party main Conferences. He has produced concept illustration work for BBC Wales and has worked on numerous promotions one of which won the Best Promotion in the UK and went on to win Best Promotion in Europe for LEGO.
Alan is also an award-winning artist and has been commissioned by The Derwent Pencil Company to produce drawings that feature on the front of their sketchbooks and pencil tins, which are sold worldwide. He won an international competition to design and illustrate Derwent's Avatar for their social media and advertising.
His coloured pencil drawings have also been selected and sold in the NEWA (National Exhibition of Wildlife Art), which is the largest wildlife exhibition outside of London, and features work by international artists. It is a juried exhibition and Alan has been successful in exhibiting and selling for the past six years.
He works mainly in coloured pencil, graphite and ink, but can turn his hand to watercolour, acrylic and digital work. His style ranges from hyper realistic animal and pet portraits to black and white ink cartoon illustrations with a bit of humour and lots of things in between.
He is in the process of writing and illustrating his own children's books, so watch this space!