Lewis Campbell, storyboarding, animation and illustration

We’re very happy to introduce a new addition to the Illo family; London based Lewis Campbell specialises in storyboarding, animation and illustration, he prides himself in being able to respond to a brief with passion and imagination.  

Not only can Lewis produce quality storyboards, animations and layouts but he also has the ability to problem solve and work in different styles and mediums. 

Find out more about this below..

When did you start illustrating?

Technically I started Illustrating in 2002 when I graduated from Art college at the RCA. But it’s not quite so cut and dry. I was doing the odd little illustration job or exhibition during Art college, developing my style etc. Over the years I’ve continued to develop my practice as an artist and illustrator - exploring related disciplines such as storyboarding, comics and animation.

Who has been the most supportive in your illustration career, perhaps your teacher, family, friends?

My family have always been there for me, with encouragement and support.

Did you always think art was something that was going to be a major part of your life?

At school, art and drawing seemed to be the one thing that came naturally. In addition this feeling, my father was a graphic designer and would offer lots of advice for image making. So art was always there for me.

What is your favourite subject matter to illustrate?

I love depicting animals in the context of imagination and fantasy.

How would you describe your style?

Modern Illustration with a classic painting, comics and fantasy influence.

What is your favourite collaboration to date?

My recent illustrations for The Portuguese Story - Wine (above) were a lot of fun to create.

What interested you about being represented by Illo Agency?

That Illo would be great advocates for my work whilst increasing my exposure to interesting clients further than I could by myself.

Do you have a favourite author, film director, or designer?

There are so many great authors, but I’ve recently enjoyed Hilary Mantel and I’ve always loved the imagination of Iain M Banks. David Lynch is a director that is always making interesting - if not immediately accessible films. Finally , the work of comics artist and designer Katsuhiro Otomo is astounding.

Are you working on any personal projects you can share with us?

I have for a graphic novel an idea called Hell Bar. I’m writing and drawing it in tiny stages when I have some spare time.

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, do you have a favourite?

I enjoy listening to the Making Sense podcast, The rest is History, The Bancroft Brothers animation podcast and Real Dictators.

If you have any questions or a specific project in mind, please do get in touch: [email protected]

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