Haydn Symons

Illustrator based in Hampshire, UK

Why Self Confidence Is The Most Important Aspect For Any Freelancer

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Self confidence is one of the most important aspects for any freelancer, regardless of the field or industry that you find yourself. From illustrators like myself, graphic designers all the way through to branding consultants, self belief is crucial within freelancing endeavors. Why is this? Without self belief you question yourself, you don’t back yourself,...

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Animal Farm Illustrations To Be Featured By Bloomsbury

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Hey guys, how’s it going? I’m happy to announce that myself and Mat Klicz’s Animal Farm illustrations are going to be in a book in late 2018! I’m super stoked by this, and not only was it great to work with Mat, we have this great announcement too! After promoting the designs on social media,...

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Illustrated Map Of Hong Kong

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Hey guys! I’ve been super busy with new commissions recently, including a visual identity for National Museums Liverpool, and a creative collaboration of Animal Farm. If you want to take a look, they are all on my illustration portfolio. Today though I want to talk about my new illustrated map of Hong Kong! Illustrated maps...

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Sankofa Visual Identity – National Museums Liverpool

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Hey guys! I have been busy over the last few months working on some new illustration and design projects! I’m happy to announce this commission for The National Museums Liverpool. I created a visual identity for their exhibition The Sankofa: Connections and Collections. Sankofa is a word in the Akan language of Ghana that translates...

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How Big & Inspiring Goals Can Solve Your Creative Career Problems

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Do you want to level up your creative career? Have a hunger to reach the career heights that you desperately want? Alongside showcasing my new illustration work on this blog, from publishing, advertising to design commissions, I also publish monthly creative career tips and tricks, perfect for those of you who are thinking about getting...

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June Sketchbook Update

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Following on from last month’s sketchbook update, featuring landscapes, observational drawings and of course portraits (one of my favourite subjects to draw), this month is packed with even more to feast your eyes on! My sketchbook gives me a good excuse to experiment with different ways of working, and I always make sure I carry...

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New Creative Collaboration: Animal Farm

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a new creative collaboration with Mat Klicz, a London based graphic designer, who is passionate about branding and packaging design, which you can see more of his work here. We wanted to work on a project that was thought provoking, had a but of substance behind...

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May Sketchbook Drawing Update

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Hey guys! How is everyone going? I have been working hard recently on some new commissions (oohhh!), that I am really looking forward to showing you all! If you are new to my illustration work, from editorial illustration, gouache paintings to digital design, then do look at more of my work on my portfolio. Whilst...

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Business Card Design

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I have been super busy over the last few months; working on posters, branding projects and various illustrations (that I will tell you about very soon), and have recently created this business card design for Sheila Lemon. Sheila Lemon is a Global Business Builder from Hampshire, and I was asked to create a business card...

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Dance 4 Fitness Logo

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I have recently been asked by a local dance company to produce a brand new logo design for the start of their new dance term. This emerging company, that focuses on all forms of dance to keep adults fit (from tap, ballet to hip hop), approached me as they want to take their brand to...

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