thomas paterson
I am a freelance illustrator focussing on conceptual illustration, taking imagery and themes and subverting them to create new meaning in intriguing and thought provoking artworks, working for clients such as The New York Times, The Guardian and The Economist. I studied BA (Hons) Illustration at Falmouth University where I achieved first class honours. My many interests include cooking, playing games, writing and poster design, all of these influence the artworks I create. I like to challenge myself with self-initiated projects while sticking to strict deadlines, upcoming narrative projects including The Odyssey and Shoreline.


AOI's Illustrator of the month - August 2019

Winner of the AOI Member Award at 2019 World Illustration Awards.
'The Arms Trade is Booming and Buyers are spoilt for choice' - The Economist

Outstanding Achievement in Illustration from Falmouth University

Client list: The Guardian, Nature Magazine, The Economist, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Tierra Kitchen, Red Panda.