Quest Talk: Martin Colyer


For the first time I think I had chance to go see an art director, which was Martin Colyer who also gave us a lot of advise on promotional peaces we made to send off.

When he started to work, it was very early age for technology, there no easy way how to reach artists as it now, there was also no such a thing as illustration course in 1976.  Radio Times was one of the first places he went to work and also worked on old magazine “The Listener” that now has vanished.  Colyer  told that he has passion of finding people who are more talented than him, that is people he really enjoys to work with. To be more experimental in news paper or magazines for small sections he likes to use new illustrations who do not get a lot of chance.  When he hires an illustrator usually he tries his best to give them enough time to work on, but sometimes in emergency ot get just two days to work on. For the style, he likes to keep variety, some graphics some traditional to be mix in, to make more interesting to reader.

Overall, it was amazing time meeting an art director who was very kind and humble person, moreover, getting a lot of advise how to work with art director was very useful and I was very grateful.

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