Say Hello & Contact Allan for all enquiries.
Allan Deas is an award winning illustrator & designer based in Barcelona, Spain. With more than twenty years experience in the creative industries he has worked for a wide selection of international clients across many areas for brands such as Twinings, Vodafone, Waitrose, National Geographic & Karl Lagerfeld. He has exhibited in major cities around the world & is always on the lookout for new & exciting projects!

BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Scotland, where he grew up and studied, Allan takes his inspiration from many things including travel, vintage packaging, posters, books & TV shows of his childhood in the 70s & 80s. His authentic style sees a variety of influences twist together in a cocktail of colourful detail, charming characters & a quirky sense of humour which bring his work to life in a way that’s hard not to bring a smile to the viewer’s face!

After graduating with a degree in illustration, printmaking & photography, Allan moved to London where he worked for many years as a graphic designer in the fashion industry before also turning his hand to professional illustration in around 2006 & has since enjoyed an excellent response to his style & creations. In addition to London, he also lived in Paris for a few years as well as a stints in Düsseldorf & Rome, all adding to his diverse experience & inspiration. Allan currently lives & works in Barcelona, Spain where he speaks the most excellent "Spanglish"! Si Señor it's verdad! 

Allan has been recognised by The World Illustration Awards & Communication Arts illustration Awards, being both long listed & shortlisted several times & recently won the Gold Medal for commercial illustration in the iJungle illustration awards 2021. His work has also featured in many design books from publishers including Gestalten, Victionary, Collins, Sandu & IdN. Allan continues to split his time between both personal & commercial illustration & design projects & is always on the look out for new and exciting challenges, consistently aiming to tackle any assignment with professionalism, passion & a keen eye for detail.

Contact Allan for enquiries about commercial work, collaborations or for more information.
Selected Clients

Allan's diverse illustration work has spanned Advertising, Packaging, Design, Fashion, Editorial & Publishing & he is pleased to have worked with such clients as:

Vodafone / Twinings / Lufthansa / Karl Lagerfeld /  Waitrose / Rimmel  / Camel  / Victionary / Carlton Dry / Specsavers / National Geographic / GAP / The Telegraph / The Guardian / EMI / Norwegian Air / Grazia / Heineken / The Big Issue / Louis Vuitton / Portobello Books / HP Sauce / Glasgow University / Virgin / Ellesse / Marks & Spencer / Bombay Sapphire /​​​​​​​
Awards

• Communication Arts Illustration 2022
        • Shortlisted for Unpublished / Self Promotion

• iJungle illustration Awards 2021
        • Gold Medal for Commercial
        • Merit Award for Self Promotion

• Creative Quaterly 66 - 2021
        • Winner & Runner up for Illustration

• World Illustration Awards 2021
        • Longlisted for Packaging

• Communication Arts Illustration 2021
        • Shortlisted for Advertising

• AOI Illustration  Awards 2014
        • Shortlisted for Design & Self Initiated Work​​​​​​​
Exhibitions

• Ilustrofest - Belgrade - 2021
• Secret 7" - London - 2020
• Chronicles in Colour ( Solo Show ) - Florence - 2019
• AOI Innovation Group Show - London - 2019
• We Draw - Illustration - Barcelona - 2018
• CHI & AMV BBDO Group Show - London - 2013/14
• Multiplayer Group Show - London - 2013
• Secret 7" - London - 2012
• nur@nt Milan - 2011
• Glug / D&AD - London - 2010
• Group Show AMV BBDO - London - 2010
• AOI Images 34 - London - 2010
• Noise of Art - London - 2009
• AOI Images 33 - London - 2009
• Refacimento - Portland - 2008
• AOI Images 32 - London - 2008
• Power in Numbers - Los Angeles - 2008
• Grafuck - Los Angeles - 2007
• Outsiders Wanted - Stockholm & Milan - 2007​​​​​​​
 Publications

• Creative Quarterly 66 - 2022
• All About Maps - Sandu Publishing - 2016
• Illustrative Branding - Ginko Press - 2015
• Map Mania - Pie Books - 2015
• Freistil - Schmidt Hermann Verlag - 2014
• Illustration 2 - Zeixs - 2012
• Poster Design 2 - Zeixs - 2012
• Images 36 - AOI - 2012
• Playful Type 2 - Gestalten - 2010
• Los Logos Compass - Gestalten - 2010
• Images 34 - AOI - 2010
• ARK - IdN - 2009
• Semi Permenant V2 - Design is Kinky - 2009
• Images 33 - AOI -
• If You Could... Diary - Hudson Beck - 2009
• Big Book Illustration 2 - Collins Design - 2009
• Images 32 - AOI - 2008
• Amelia's Magazine - 2008
• YCN Book 08 -2008​​​​​​​
  Allan busy at work in his studio
To Contact Allan

For work related enquiries or just to say hello please contact Allan direct at:


Tel: UK +44 7947 750 970   |   SPAIN +34 681 134 400


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Allan is a member of The Association of Illustrators.
For full terms and conditions for commercial projects please click here: T&C
Allan also continues to work in graphic design & has a strong interest in photography. Visit his sister sites Nice & South for graphics & print, Visual Magpie for photography.
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