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Kim McGillivray
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advertising colour design editorial publishing subject techniques / style


advertising characters posters product type design typography


black gold


conceptual customisation lettering logo maps packaging


editorial lifestyle


adult fiction book covers book jackets publishing


airplanes animals boats buildings children cityscapes death environment eyes faces fantasy food & drink hands history horses landmark landscape lips men mountains music nature people places plants political portrait relationships religion romance science seascape sex skeleton sport telecommunications theatre trees water wings women

techniques / style

19th century 50's architectural collage decorative digital etching ethnic figurative flat tone hand drawn handwriting humourous japanese line oriental painterly pastiche photo illustration retro texture victoriana


Kim McGillivray is an experienced illustrator who creates distinctive imagery, in a variety of media, for a host of international clients in publishing, press, design & advertising. His work in an ongoing exploration of mixed media imagery, thoughtfully matched to content.

Kim has provided illustrations to complement writing by Iain Banks, Muriel Spark, Peter Carey, Irvine Welsh and Gil Scott Heron- amongst numerous others. Many years of experience mean that Kim can absorb a text and thoughtfully translate it into an effective cover or feature illustration.

Kim has, additionally, created weekly editorial illustrations for national newspapers that were conceived, written and illustrated by himself. Whatever the level of visual / conceptual contribution that you require, Kim strives to make a difference to every challenge he embarks upon. His imagery is not only effective in print, it could be brought to life on screen too- because, whatever the medium or project, complementing storytelling with tailored imagery is Kim’s passion.

Previous clients include:(UK & US): Penguin, Pan MacMillan, Random House, Transworld, Headline, Time Warner, Harper Collins, Canongate, Scholastic, Kraken Opus, Simon & Schuster plus other publishers throughout the world.

Editorial: The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Scotsman, The Sunday Times, Sunday Herald, MOJO, GQ, New Scientist, easyJet Traveller, BBC Music Magazine and Boat International.

Design / Advertising: Standard Life, The British Council, Union Advertising, BAT, Nat West Bank, McKinseys, WWF, Wolffe Design, and Glenallachie Whisky.