character development

character development, cartoons, illustration

Illustrations

Illustrations

Gary draws characters from surf wear, sportswear, girl’s sleepwear, and corporate characters, from baby products to scary monsters...and everything in-between. Gary has illustrated for global brands on every continent around the world.  He has established a dedicated group of clients who have returned to him for his handwork for over 25 years.

SAACKE ‘Bernie’ character

SAACKE provide a range of burner and boiler combustion systems. They wanted a character that represented their excellent service and maintenance team. Not only did we dress Bernie ready for work in his corporate uniform, but we armed him with a mobile phone and red tool box! Bernie regularly gets up to all sorts of things in the office and out in the field and each design has him running, standing, jumping, driving and even flying to attention!

SAACKE ‘Bernie’ character cards

SAACKE provide a range of burner and boiler combustion systems. They wanted a character that represented their excellent service and maintenance team. Not only did we dress Bernie ready for work in his corporate uniform, but we armed him with a mobile phone and red tool box. Bernie regularly gets up to all sorts of things in the office and out in the field and each design has him running, standing, jumping, driving and even flying to attention!

Testament Trumps card game

An Old and New Testament Biblical character card game was designed for children of junior school age. The brief required that each character was portrayed as a modern character that young children today could relate to. The cards were then professionally printed, wrapped in cellophane and included a POS barcode for retail sales purposes.

Voltcom character

Voltcom Construction design, project manage and construct overhead power line and cabling solutions for major utilities providers including Transmission and Distribution Network Operators. They wanted a character to represent the tough work they do and opted to go with the traditionally tough character of a bull-terroir. We dressed him in safety gear to look the part.

SAACKE ‘Bernie’ character

SAACKE provide a range of burner and boiler combustion systems. They wanted a character that represented their excellent service and maintenance team. Not only did we dress Bernie ready for work in his corporate uniform, but we armed him with a mobile phone and red tool box. Bernie regularly gets up to all sorts of things in the office and out in the field and each design has him running, standing, jumping, driving and even flying to attention!

Natal Sharks

A South African provincial rugby team know throughout the world, this character was designed to represent the famous Durban surf and Sharks Board. The ‘Sharks’ were the first provincial team to adopt a character and we feel privileged to have been the original developers of this brand, now used not only on the team uniforms, but sought after vast range of memorabilia and products.

Ashes Restaurant menu

Found on the beachfront of the famous Manly Beach, this well-established ‘landmark’ café Bistro, Ashes asked us to revamp the logo along with a ‘surf dude’ character to be used on the kids menu and take away coffee cups.