Jane Bowyer’s graphic illustrations and designs have a simple, clean feel to them. Taking a minimalist approach, her works are made of simple shapes and lines and using a limited color pallet. But the result is always playful: a pop of color and a smiley face.
The graphic designer and illustrator specializes in web design, branding, and print, working independently on a freelance/consultancy level. “Working on creative projects for clients from a range of industries and disciplines, Jane’s focus is to make effective, thoughtful work that has a positive impact on the client and end user,” reads her website.
“My work is split between design and illustration,” she went on to explain in an interview with Lecture in Progress. “Personally, I’ve never seen them as two separate disciplines but that’s the way the industry and clients view them, so I’ve had to make a distinction between the two when it comes to pricing. But I approach design and illustration briefs in the same way.”
Speaking about her interest in art and design, Bowyer admitted her love of art sparked early on. “I think I knew from a young age that I wanted to do something in the arts and I’ve always felt more comfortable working behind the scenes than standing center stage,” she said. “It was actually my high school art teacher, Mr Lee, who suggested graphic design as a career option. He sold it to me as ‘being able to make posters for a living’. I’ve always said if the design thing doesn’t work out I’d make an excellent wedding DJ.”
Take a look at some of her vibrant designs.