Justine Beckett
, `alikhel New Zealand
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Contact details
Tel: 0064 212 687588
Brief Summary
My background in graphic design is apparent throughout my work. I like using strong colour and strong composition with simple but sophisticated imagery, usually within a concept or narrative. My work is generally hand-drawn and then digitally coloured.  I feel my clean naïve style and bold striking colours engage viewers on a direct and emotional level. My illustrations poke fun at reality with compositional awareness and understanding of subject matter being prevalent. Humour, drama and the melancholic all make an appearance in my work.
My client list currently includes:

Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Boston Globe, Time Warner Book Group, Random House, The Independent, Mail on Sunday, The Scotsman, Royal College of Nursing, Munich Bank, Norwich Union, English Heritage, Canon and Yellow Pages (NZ).
Awards and Recognition
2011 – New Zealand Art Show 

2011 – Rotorua Creative Art Trust Art Exhibition

2010 – Rotorua Creative Art Trust Art Exhibition

2009 - Featured in Images 33, Association of Illustrators UK

2007 - UK Benchmarks Awards (short listed)

2007 - Flair Illustration Winner, www.creativematch.co.uk

2007 - Featured Artist, Xfuns Creative and Design Magazine

2005/2006 - Featured in Lurzer’s Archive: 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide

2005 - Best Design Awards Finalist, Design Institute of NZ

2004 - Featured in Images 27, Association of Illustrators UK

2001 - The Macmillan Prize for Childrens Picture Book Illustration (third)

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