I'm Calvin Innes. I'm a freelance illustrator, designer, cartoonist, artist and animator. I'm also a published children's author, with books available in the UK, USA and across the internet. I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, and now split my time between freelance illustration, running my animation studio (My Little Big Town) and running my web & graphic design studio (GizMedia). I'm always looking for new projects to work on, so drop me an e-mail and I'll get right back to you with a quote.
I write and illustrate children's books, as well as creating illustrations for clients across the world. You can see my work in books and on merchandise in the UK, USA and Europe as well as further afield in Japan, Austalia and beyond. My artwork and designs can also be seen on numerous websites, ranging from company mascots, to poster designs, promotional illustrations and web graphics.
While the majority of my work is on children's illustrations for books and commercial use, I also illustrate comic books, graphic novels and freestanding artwork (canvas paintings). Some of my past clients include The Brownies, UK Guides, Rainbows, The Sea Life Centre, Bakkavor, Endsleigh Insurance, National Trust For Scotland, plus dozens of other business' and individuals. Many of my clients I continue to work with on new projects as they arise.
I've worked on a huge range of projects ranging from character & mascot design for business' and sports teams, children's book illustrations, commercial poster design and advertising illustrations, website designs & web graphics, plus animations (both traditional and Flash) for use on the web and television. I work with several other authors, creating illustrations for their books as well as illustrating my own short stories and books.
I studied for TV & Film design for 4 years at University, where I developed my storyboarding and drafting skills. I also began working with various animation techniques.. Shortly after I 'went freelance' I founded my design studio and animation studio, which now work with numerous clients from all corners of the world. I now live and work in Yorkshire in the UK, with my fiance and two cats (Hendrix & Koko).