Commissioned Illustration -
Life size side profile of World war 1 M4 Sherman tank.
Visually stunning environment designed to encourage exploration, imagination and creativity of how cramped life inside the tank was for working personnel.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2015
Sandstorm commission/collaborated with Staunch Industries designer Will Beeslaar to develop this distinctive Africa tyre-track print for a collection of canvas bags.
The canvas hand-printed exclusively for us in small batches by an artisan screenprinter in Nairobi.
There are two colourways both of which will use our tan canvas as the base.
The first 'Desert' uses closely matching inks to give a subtle pattern effect, seen here on the Tracker workbag.
And the second colour way, 'Rumble', seen here on the Weekender, is a punchier combination of greens.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2015
*Beinn Ghlas is a 1,103m (3,619ft) mountain in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. Situated on the north shore of Loch Tay, it is part of the Ben Lawers Range. The Gaelic name means "grey-green mountain", a reference to the colour of the mica-schist that makes up the bulk of the hill and falls as a scree on its south-western side.
*The Mountain Goat Co-lab adventurers - consisting of Janeanne Gilchrist Will Beeslaar, Matt Brown, Mike Guest, and Roger Cox
IN THE 1930s, Beinn Ghlas in Highland Perthshire was the centre of the Scottish skiing universe, and some of the first ever Scottish ski races were held on its slopes. The construction of purpose-built ski resorts at Glencoe and Cairngorm in the 1950s caused the crowds to drift away, but now, thanks to a resurgence in the popularity of ski touring, the area is back on the map. In the Spring of 2013, five friends set up camp at Beinn Ghlas and set out to ski some of its historic lines. This film tells their story - and the story of the people who skied there before them.
Mixing rarely-seen footage from the Scottish Screen Archive with stunning contemporary cinematography, The Beinn Ghlas Project shows how a mountain once packed with skiers wearing tweeds and plus fours is now becoming a playground for a whole new generation of backcountry enthusiasts.
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2015
From the remote heights of Stac Polly in the Highlands to Rob Roy’s Bathtub on the Falloch River, here are 10 Scottish gems you may not have heard of. They are among 100 stunning places featured in a lavish new guidebook by the most respected of Scottish travel writers, Peter Irvine.
Commissioned to photograph various locations in Scotland capturing the spirit of the place for the production of Pete Irvine published coffee table book Scotland the Best 100 Places.Art Direction, Photography, Retouching2015
Can I Make You Want Me- is a photographic project which focuses on the forgotten pets who have spent long periods of time in Edinburgh Dog and Cat home. Shoot for a 48 sheet poster campaign, annul reports and branding collateral.
Janeanne Gilchrist's strikingly intimate portraits of these animals - thought to be the 'least likely to be adopted' - capture their differing personalities and complex emotions.
Shot in the aesthetic of old master portrait paintings, these stunning images are laden with visual drama. Gilchrist's unique approach creates powerful and compelling shots which, it is hoped, will lead to these forgotten animals being adopted.
The images also highlight the disturbing realities of man's imposition of his will on the animal world: the clipped ears of the Staffordshire bull terrier are surgically altered for aesthetic reasons; the shaved body and missing leg of the collie is an example of the cruelty inflicted upon him.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Photography2015
EDCH - Care Takers
Since it was founded in 1883, The Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home has been caring for lost and abandoned dogs and cats. They try, wherever possible, to find new and loving homes for all the animals and are passionate about what they do and how they do it. They aim to show that pet ownership, although challenging at times, can be one of the most rewarding things you can do.
Commissioned to photography the staff without whom the home would not function.
To capture the staff as working people within the home that the public can identify with, to show their devotion for the lives of all the animal residents within the home.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Photography2015
Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary (SGS) was established in 2008, and is an independent charity with no ties to, or funding from, the racing industry.
It is devoted to rescuing and rehoming greyhounds and lurchers in need.
We were commissioned to rejuvenate the illustration’s, logo’s and identity for use across their own collateral.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2015
The Fish Salmon & Trout Utility pouch- inspired design of native fish of Scotland.
These amazing creature’s are surrounded by a rich web of myth and culture in Scotland and beyond.Using our bags everyday on things like, stashing money, art equipment, used as travel wash bag for toothbrush, soap, bike bits, fishing tackle, surf wax, make-up, even our Go-pro’s are getting stored in one.
Designed for great versatility, and built to be very robust, while looking great!Art Direction, Fashion, Illustration2015
Staunch "Magic Aquatic" collection was created out of the all the time we had between surf sessions. Our aim is to make you "persevere". Its exactly the fact of surfing the sloppy cold grey crappy waves! Working hard, persevering the cold, the constant surveillance of weather charts and moving swell maps, not to mention doing all those push-ups to stay in shape! All that work for just that one sloppy wave. But don't worry, one day, the waves will get good & we will be there...
For more info check out STAUNCH INDUSTRIES online.Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design2012
Kelpie – Our signature design comes from folklore and mythical tales of a water horse in Celtic tradition Kelpie, or water kelpie, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form. Some accounts state that the Kelpie retains its hooves when appearing as a human, leading to its association with the Christian idea of Satan.
Using our bags everyday on things like, stashing money, art equipment,
used as travel wash bag for toothbrush, soap, bike bits, fishing tackle, surf wax, make-up,
even our Go-pro’s are getting stored in one.
There uses are endless... we are sure you will enjoy them!
Designed for great versatility, and built to be very robust, while looking great!
Art Direction, Fashion, Illustration2015
Staunch 2013 Kelpie Magic.
Commissioned. Vector illustration.
Graphic designs for upcoming apparel samples, Spring 2013.
Depicting the Magic North Sea Kelpie.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2013
Legendary Glasgow skate/surf/snow shop, Clan Skates, are with no doubt one of the last original, independent, inner-city, always friendly skate shop. With great power comes great responsibility... A fantastic opportunity to work for a reknowned shop.
Clan skates also has a surf school. I was able to apply the new logo to some apparel design. Overall a nice job.Art Direction, Illustration, Typography2013
Wolf SUP Surfer
Commissioned illustration for Staunch.
Vector illustration, featuring a SUP surfer dressed in sheep skin.
Graphic designs for upcoming apparel samples, Spring 2013.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2013
Exploring the underwater world with a collection of vector illustrations.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Portraits of my favourite pro surfers: Rob Machado, Mick Fanning, Mark Occhilupo, Andy Irons, Dane Reynolds and Kelly Slater.
Vector illustration.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Sea Shepard Blood for Blood.
Vector illustration - Personal, non-commercial.
What can I say about Sea Shepherd? Ruthless, tactical, inspiring, provocative, inspirational.
As a surfer, diver and all round wild man, this is a subject very close to my heart.
Art Direction, Illustration, Journalism2013
FISH FISH FISH
Commissioned custom-designed logo, featuring vector illustrations.
Working within a set pallet of corporate colours for fishing lure company Mahi-Mahi and dark shark mascott designs.
New website in progress.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2013
Illustrations done for Voltron Force style guide.
© The Gild London
© 2012 Beeslaar THANKS FOR VISITING!Character Design, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Personal, non-commercial, vector illustrations.
Anatomical study of a crabs and lobsters.
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2013
Commissioned custom-designed logo. Vector illustration.
Working within a set pallet of colours. Design incorporates a clumsy cowboy accidentally lassoing himself.Art Direction, Icon Design, Illustration2013
Lego Mini Figure illustrations
The Gild developed a style guide for Lego Mini figures, which will act as guidelines for the making and licensing of products. I was commissioned to do the targeted illustrations with a specific look and feel. Intense work but rewarding results.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Vector Illustrations for Hot Wheels.
© 2012 BeeslaarArt Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Staunch Scotland mapArt Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Vector illustration for film promotion.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Vector illustrations of a series of motorbikes.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Commissioned by Initials Marketing to do illustration work for Naked Urban surf project.Branding, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Collection of designs used for Staunch clothing range 2011Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Commissioned wall papers and fabricsArt Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Work done for Alpine bikes.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Staunch surfboards Surfboards commission.Art Direction, Creative Direction, Graphic Design2012
Commissioned Kelpie fabric.Art Direction, Furniture Design, Illustration2012
Hardwords websiteArt Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Tiso Technical Logo Logo design for Tiso Technical signature product rangeArt Direction, Game Design, Illustration2012
Illustrations examining the ultimate and essential survival tool kit to survive the Apocalypse. In a world falling apart and infested with Zombies, this would be the ultimate arsenal of weapons and tools to keep you from harm's way and safely out of reach from the hungry hoarding undead.
Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
The Thistles and The Bees.
Personal, non-commercial, vector illustration.
Depicting the relationship between the humble bumble bee and the Scottish thistle. Repeating pattern. This design has universal use. Example shown is for wall paper or fabric print. Can come in a variety of colour ways and sizes. For further info, please contact me.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2013
Commissioned illustration by Tsusko, for Strathclyde University.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
STAUNCH COLLECTION 1 represents an integral spiritual part of living in Scotland. One of the most frustrating places to surf in the world! The dirty North Sea must have the worst waves in the world.Be assured of no big barreling waves, not many crazy ripping maneuvers, no tropical climate, no surfing in boardies, no hot chicks in bikinis on the beach and almost no crowds!!! Some people say you have to be nuts to go out in that, some say why bother, give up, move to Australia. But for the few that stay here this is our slice of heaven. We love it. We would like to celebrate and share it with everyone... East coast, West coast, North coast.... we have it all, this is a new surf frontier.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Big Five Series of designs based around Scotland's big five wild animals.
Vector illustration, design and apparel.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration2012
Depicting my own fascination with aviation. Featuring prop planes layered with modern day jet fighters. Repeating pattern. This design has universal use. Example shown for wall paper or fabric print. Can come in a variety of colour ways and sizes. For further info, please contact me.
Personal, non-commercial, vector illustration.Graphic Design, Illustration, Print Design2013
Commissioned Custom designed logo.
SBO focuses all its effort on highlighting the issues around climate change, reducing our consumption of natural resources and our overall dependancy on oil.
Art Direction, Illustration, Typography2015
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