ROBERT CARTER was born in St. Albans, England, and moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. He graduated from Sheridan College School of Art and Design in 2002. Robert combines a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem-solving to create striking, vibrant, and textured illustrations and portraits with subjects ranging from the realistic to the surreal. Robert is an award-winning illustrator, some of which include: Altpick Awards Annual (2008), Applied Arts Illustration Awards Annual (2009, 04 & 02), Communication Arts Awards Annual (2008 & 06), Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Awards (2007), Luerzer's 200 Best Illustrators World Wide (2007) and Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (2007 & 05), and ) A selection of his work can be seen at his personal portfolio website www.crackedhat.com. Robert now lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Baden, Ontario, Canada.
7th Street Press, Across the Board magazine, Agency magazine, Alberta Venture. American Airlines; American Way & ON magazines, American Legion, American Prospect, Antithesis Common, The Art of Eating, The Artist's magazine, Backbone magazine, BC Business, Benefits Canada, Beer Advocate, Born magazine, Boston Business Journal, Boston Weekly Dig, BP, Briarpatch, CAA , Canadian Business, Canadian Dimension, Chicago magazine, CIO & CSO, City Weekly, CLB Media, Cooleh, Corel Painter magazine, Creative Source, Dogs In Canada, Dynamic Graphics Group, Dynamic magazine, EDGE magazine, Executive Buying Guide, F+W Publications Inc, Fast Forward Weekly, Fugue, Good Times magazine, Graphic Exchange, Grip magazine, Gyro Advertising, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Press, Hotsos Advertising, Investment Advisor, Impact magazine, IT Business Report, Juxtapose, Kitchen Sink, LA Times, MaoMao Publications, Microsoft Ideas, MSP Communications, My Own Devices, North Shore magazine, Nuvo, On The Bay, Outdoor Canada, Penguin Publishing, Presbyterian Today, Puncture Vine, Ramp Creative Design, RAZOR, Scholastic Inc, Soapbox Design, Synthesis magazine, Time Out NY, Washington Post, Weekly Reader, White Wolf Publishing, Worth Publishers, Wunderman Advertising, among others including multiple private portraiture commissions.