Great ideas, took my vision and made it become a reality. Super excited to see his work on our storefront!
Great work, got the concept 100 % and created a beautiful artwork. Thanks again!
Incredible design detail and creativity! Definitely coming back to work with this designer again!
Great Work! Really Captures the Scene in the Chapter!
- Kat B.
Idgis did a great job for us. She was responsive, creative and effective. She listened to our needs and was willing to adjust her designs according to our feedbacks.
- Isabelle Gao
How jon 83 started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
British Bodyguard Association
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
The British Bodyguard Association is the dedicated association for dedicated and aspiring security professionals. We publish an annual printed Journal which offers commentary and features on topical issues happening across the globe and affecting security professionals, with an emphasis towards those working in the protection sector.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We're looking for an original illustration of a samurai warrior in a protective stance/pose. Our membership organisation has a strong brand identity and this illustration needs to represent the ethos and values of selfless protection. It will be used in our upcoming Journal, possibly incorporated into the cover design, if strong enough. The illustration can be of a single character or depicting a scenario but the Samurai character needs to be the main feature.
The ethos and values of modern day bodyguards were originally conceived during the era when the Japanese samurai prevailed. Therefore we want the image to be iconic and inspiring. We would like to see designs in a traditional Japanese style, such as woodblock or inks but also open to more abstract submissions too.
This illustration could potentially be used as the main cover image so consideration needs to be given to the colour palette. A masthead and text will be overlaid so a restricted palette would probably work best with more muted tones. The design must be in portrait orientation for this reason also.
The accompanying two images are both rendered in styles we like and think would be suitable. The pose of the kneeling samurai is particularly strong as it shows a composed and determined character, calculating his next move while defending off the attackers arrows - which is akin to a modern day bodyguard providing a physical shield between themselves and their principal.