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advertising

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corporate

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design

branding conceptual icons lettering logo maps movie props set design signs

editorial

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publishing

adult fiction book covers book jackets childrens books educational greetings cards publishing

subject

action aeroplanes alcohol animals bicycle birds boats body buildings cars celebration celebrity children cityscapes clouds computers crime crowds death dreams education environment explosion faces fantasy film fire fish food & drink glass globes hands health history industrial insects interiors jewellery landmark landscape london machinery magic men metals military money mountains music nature neon people places plants political relationships robots romance science seascape shopping skeleton skies space sport still life summer technology telecommunications tourism transport travel trees water weather women

techniques / style

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7 Blunders Hearing Attack / Men's Health Magazine

7 Blunders Hearing Attack / Men's Health Magazine

Extraordinary Images

Extraordinary Images

Mini Cabriolet Launch 1/ Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 1/ Ptarmigan

Fitness Prompter / Men's Health Magazine

Fitness Prompter / Men's Health Magazine

Hangover Cure / Men's Health Magazine

Hangover Cure / Men's Health Magazine

Beach Beer Bucket / Carlsberg

Beach Beer Bucket / Carlsberg

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Exploding Vial / Scholastic 39Clues

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Inception NYC / Euromoney

Hashtagable / Microsoft UK

Hashtagable / Microsoft UK

Zantac / Paling Walters

Zantac / Paling Walters

Emergency Weights / Men's Health Magazine

Emergency Weights / Men's Health Magazine

Taxi! / Self Promo

Taxi! / Self Promo

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Marble Track / Euromoney

London Boat Show

London Boat Show

TV Ball / The Knowledge

TV Ball / The Knowledge

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Science & Cocktails

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ABSA Accountant

Mini Cabriolet Launch 2 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 2 / Ptarmigan

Pringles Corner Wrap

Pringles Corner Wrap

The Roar Of Thousands Makes Me A Giant

The Roar Of Thousands Makes Me A Giant

Orangina Bus / BDHTBWA

Orangina Bus / BDHTBWA

Scrawny To Brawny / Men's Health Magazine

Scrawny To Brawny / Men's Health Magazine

City Scene

City Scene

ABSA / Make Online Payments

ABSA / Make Online Payments

Sphinx / Plascon Woodgard

Sphinx / Plascon Woodgard

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Merlion / Euromoney

Ballerina Cow / Cow Planet

Ballerina Cow / Cow Planet

Juggler / Men's Health Magazine

Juggler / Men's Health Magazine

Bacardi Festival / Billington Cartmell

Bacardi Festival / Billington Cartmell

Albert Hall Speaker Jive / New Electronics Magazine

Albert Hall Speaker Jive / New Electronics Magazine

Mini Cabriolet Launch Invitation / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch Invitation / Ptarmigan

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Skoda Stage Set

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Skoda Display

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Skoda Exhibition

Ka Poww Street

Ka Poww Street

Budweiser

Budweiser

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Unicycle Knights

Moby Dick Exclusive Books / Ogilvy

Moby Dick Exclusive Books / Ogilvy

Hedgehog Heaven SONY Playstation / TBWA London

Hedgehog Heaven SONY Playstation / TBWA London

Whale Book

Whale Book

Extreme Athlete Cricket

Extreme Athlete Cricket

Play To Win

Play To Win

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Neon Food / Men's Health Magazine

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The Empathy Effect

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Wired Bloke / Euromoney

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MPL / Euromoney

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Digital Plant / Euromnoney

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Elliot Removals

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CACM Robot musicians

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Bloomsbury SMEK

Content / Microsoft UK

Content / Microsoft UK

Under Water

Under Water

Love Hurts In The Desert

Love Hurts In The Desert

Extreme Athlete Turtle

Extreme Athlete Turtle

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Excercise Knights / Women's Health Magazine

Rock Chicken Poster / Self Promo

Rock Chicken Poster / Self Promo

Wings / Toyota

Wings / Toyota

Smek for President / Adam Rex

Smek for President / Adam Rex

Quad / Toyota

Quad / Toyota

Bargain Shares / Investors Chronicle

Bargain Shares / Investors Chronicle

iBall

iBall

Madame Butterfly / Arizona Opera

Madame Butterfly / Arizona Opera

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New Ways To Finance Trade

Balloon / Toyota

Balloon / Toyota

The Art of the Possible 4 / Microsoft UK

The Art of the Possible 4 / Microsoft UK

Graduation Ring / AOPA

Graduation Ring / AOPA

Golden Years

Golden Years

Spitfire / Self Promo

Spitfire / Self Promo

DeLorean

DeLorean

Pill Shield

Pill Shield

Born to Bingo

Born to Bingo

Phoenix

Phoenix

Mini Cabriolet Launch 3 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 3 / Ptarmigan

Seasons Frame / The Guardian

Seasons Frame / The Guardian

Times Weekend Supplement Cover

Times Weekend Supplement Cover

Guitar USA 2

Guitar USA 2

Medical Test Injection

Medical Test Injection

Mini Cabriolet Launch 4 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 4 / Ptarmigan

Fun is Near

Fun is Near

Loaded Cover / AOPA

Loaded Cover / AOPA

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Waterparkk

Castle Lite

Castle Lite

Smek Day

Smek Day

Scale

Scale

Line Up

Line Up

Big Wolf Law Firms / Legal Business Magazine

Big Wolf Law Firms / Legal Business Magazine

Loading DPS / AOPA

Loading DPS / AOPA

Black Bull

Black Bull

Google Glass

Google Glass

Men's Health Fitness Awards

Men's Health Fitness Awards

Flying Truck

Flying Truck

Bulk Cover / AOPA

Bulk Cover / AOPA

Steampunk

Steampunk

Globe Balloon

Globe Balloon

Fitness Traveller / Men's Health Magazine

Fitness Traveller / Men's Health Magazine

New Twickenham Roof

New Twickenham Roof

Different Places

Different Places

MF Ice Candleman

MF Ice Candleman

Sure Promotion 1 / Men's Health Magazine

Sure Promotion 1 / Men's Health Magazine

Zippa De Skazz

Zippa De Skazz

New Label Campaign / Oak Village Winery

New Label Campaign / Oak Village Winery

Phone Peel / Mobile Communications International

Phone Peel / Mobile Communications International

Mzanzi Magic

Mzanzi Magic

MooZoom / Self Promo

MooZoom / Self Promo

Aeroplane Hat Man / Self Promo

Aeroplane Hat Man / Self Promo

Everything On Sale

Everything On Sale

Elvis Is Found / Hasselblad Competition Winner

Elvis Is Found / Hasselblad Competition Winner

Smile! / Self Promo

Smile! / Self Promo

Cactus Cleaning / Men's Health Magazine

Cactus Cleaning / Men's Health Magazine

New Label Launch Nescafe Gold / Dynamo

New Label Launch Nescafe Gold / Dynamo

Carla Chicken Children's Book

Carla Chicken Children's Book

Carla Chicken Children's Book

Carla Chicken Children's Book

Creative Cat / The Recruitment People

Creative Cat / The Recruitment People

Guitar USA

Guitar USA

Jeremy Mansfield / Ogilvy

Jeremy Mansfield / Ogilvy

Bird Dog Cow Cow Planet

Bird Dog Cow Cow Planet

Elvis Cow / Cow Planet

Elvis Cow / Cow Planet

South Africa First National Bank Democracy

South Africa First National Bank Democracy

IBM Cityscape

IBM Cityscape

Music Brain / BBC Focus Magazine

Music Brain / BBC Focus Magazine

Singing Penguins / Self Promo

Singing Penguins / Self Promo

Football Planet

Football Planet

Running Robot / Men's Health magazine

Running Robot / Men's Health magazine

Cycling / Men's Health Magazine

Cycling / Men's Health Magazine

Global Cow / Cow Planet

Global Cow / Cow Planet

Turkey / Supply Management Magazine

Turkey / Supply Management Magazine

Sure Promotion 2 / Men's Health Magazine

Sure Promotion 2 / Men's Health Magazine

Model Cards / General Motors

Model Cards / General Motors

Turandot / Cleveland Opera

Turandot / Cleveland Opera

Mini Cabriolet Launch 5 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 5 / Ptarmigan

Waiting For A Call / Self Promo

Waiting For A Call / Self Promo

Muscle Core Construction / Men's Health Magazine

Muscle Core Construction / Men's Health Magazine

Mini Cabriolet Launch 6 / Ptarmigan

Mini Cabriolet Launch 6 / Ptarmigan

Biography

Having worked in the advertising, marketing, photography, and allied creative design industries since 1984, Barry Downard's business is based on providing creative visual solutions and concepts (photography, illustrator, artwork and design) to advertising & design agencies, and publishers.

Trained as an interior designer, Barry designed houses, shop interiors, exhibition stands and fashion shows, played drums and worked as an art director before drifting into fashion and advertising photography. Exposure to all these varied creative disciplines provides for excellent background knowledge informing the love of detail required when constructing his illustrations.

In 1993, Barry became inspired by the story-telling possibilities of digitally manipulating his photographs, and developed a style of photo-illustration. Subsequently, he has broadened his skill set to include cgi modelling and rendering. Although Barry’s style is generally photo-real and surreal, he has a broad and diverse range of influences, including Klimt, Robert Longo, Michael Sowa, Gary Larson, Greg Crewdson, Arthur Rackham, Ernst Haegel, and Lane Smith, to name just a few.

Barry's technique consists of taking lots of photographs (shot by himself, supplied by client, or stock images), or cgi renders, and throwing them into a Picto-Snaffle-Matic machine, stirring it up with a generous dose of fun, and sticking it all together with computer glue.

Barry has had 3 illustrated children’s books published (Simon & Schuster, NY and Milk & Cookies Press, NY), and has worked with major ad agencies from Moscow to Los Angeles, as well as numerous publishing clients (both magazines and books).
He has had solo exhibitions of his work, at Soho House Club (London), and several South African art galleries. He won a gold and a silver “RX Club Award” (New York) for work done for Glaxo Smith Kline (Paling Walters), and has won a prestigious South African “Loerie Award” for Photography Craft, as well as 6 Natal Newspapers “Silver Quill” awards for Photography Craft, and he won the South African section of the 2001 Hasselblad International Competition.

Clients: BMW-Mini (UK), Pringles (USA), Budweiser (UK), Orangina (A.G. Barr) UK, BDH (Manchester), Ogilvy (South Africa, Moscow and UK), Old Navy (USA), Danone (USA), Skoda (Germany, Blumberry (Berlin), Microsoft (UK), Nestle/Nescafe (UK), Billington Cartmell (UK), Planters (Kraft Foods) USA, Mercedes Truck Division (UK), QBO BellPottinger (UK), SAAB (UK), Vauxhall (UK), Carlsberg (UK), Ola (Unilever SA), SONY Playstation, TBWA (London), Glaxo Smith Kline, Paling Walters Targis, Simon & Schuster (New York), Mens Fitness UK, The Knowledge (The Times), The Economist, Hodder (UK), Arizona Opera, Cleveland Opera, De Beers, Durex (SA), Jupiter Drawing Room (SA), Scholastic Books (Omnibus Australia), Sun International, Nike (SA), and Yamaha (SA), amongst others.

Barry is passionate about animal welfare and biodiversity conservation concerns, and a percentage of proceeds of sales from all he does is donated to animal welfare.

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