Eirian

Chapman

My name is Eirian Chapman. My work is all about conceptual ideas, humour and narrative.

I’m a strong advocate for the climate, sustainability and animal rights. It’s important to me that I work with clients who feel the same. I make art and illustrations for advertising, editorial, retail and digital spaces. I enjoy making art people can see and use in their everyday lives.

My studio is currently in Phillip Island, because I love living by the ocean. In the past I’ve lived in Berlin, Brighton (UK) and Melbourne. I studied communication design at RMIT. That was where I learned about the foundations of design, typography and more importantly, illustration.

I spend a lot of time walking, because it allows me to think away from the computer screen. The highlight of my day is a walk along the beach in the morning.

It’s really important to dedicate time to personal work because it allows me to explore new mediums and ideas. Lately in my personal work I’ve been exploring digital painting on my iPad pro and flexing my skills on Procreate. Recently I’ve also been playing around with painting on wood to see my work on 3D forms.

Here are some pages from my sketchbook. I love drawing with Posca markers.

Most of my work starts with pencil sketches. I scan these in and work out composition in Photoshop. From there I move them over to Illustrator to re-draw and colour—although this process has simplified since I’ve started using Procreate for the sketching stage.

While I’m not doing client work, you can probably find me sewing and designing my own clothes.

One of the most challenging jobs I’ve ever done was painting a mural for the first time at Jacky Winter's old office on Sackville street, Collingwood.

Not long ago I illustrated a campaign for Uber Singapore with Black Sheep. It was all over the walls of the Singapore metro system and I was lucky enough to go there and check it out in person.

One of my favourite projects recently was artwork for the Zoo Twilights events held at the Melbourne Zoo over summer. The excitement when I see my favourite band playing alongside my artwork is THE BEST.

One of my all time favourite projects were ‘Lost in London’ themed limited edition bottles I created for Schweppes. I was excited to see them in supermarkets all over the country.

I’m most known for my use of colour and graphic shapes. I really loved creating these spot illustrations for Monocle. It felt great to be in a magazine I’ve always admired.

That’s me! If you want more, check out my full folio and Instagram. Got a brief? Contact me and the good folks at Jacky Winter.

With Jacky Winter you work directly with the artist alongside a hands-on producer—it’s a power-up for your artwork commission.

With Jacky Winter you work directly with the artist alongside a hands-on producer—it’s a power-up for your artwork commission.

With Jacky Winter you work directly with the artist alongside a hands-on producer—it’s a power-up for your artwork commission.