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Join our 28-Day Branding Illustration Challenge

Opportunity closes: 5th Jun 2023
Type: Course
Based: West Midlands
Salary: Undisclosed

Website: inkygoodness.com
Instagram: @inkygoodness

A 28-Day Challenge to Create Your First (Or Next) Branding Illustration

This 28-Day Challenge will kickoff on Monday 5th June and will include:

  • Creative Briefs. We're inviting art directors and creative directors from leading design agencies to set you TWO Branding Illustration Briefs! These projects will be more involved than our editorial challenge - so be ready!

  • Prizes. We’re going to bring in prizes to provide even more focus and motivation for you to complete TWO Branding Illustration Briefs.

  • Challenge Programming. Over the course of 28 days, we’ll provide a step-by-step structure for how to tackle an Branding Illustration, from creative brief to research; concepts, client feedback, artwork and delivery!

  • Daily Check-Ins. If you’ve had a chance to join Inkygoodness for any of the courses or workshops we've run in the past, then you know how valuable these check-ins are going to be. Think about them as a “daily accountability” to keep you on track.

  • Weekly Break-Out Rooms. Meet and connect with other members each week to share progress, troubleshoot and get feedback.

  • Final Showcase. Share your final projects with the group in a Zoom session hosted by Lisa at the end of the challenge!

  • Award Ceremony. Join Inkygoodness founder Lisa Hassell on a live stream to celebrate our winner announcement!

And, as always, you'll be part of a supportive community of fellow artists and illustrators on the same path to grow and develop their creative skills.

This Challenge is perfect for Illustrators who:

  • Want a little extra support, motivation, and focus as you find your creative voice and develop your portfolio.

  • Love being a part of a smaller group or community as you take on things that may feel a bit challenging or overwhelming.

  • Are motivated by deadlines or a little friendly competition.

Let’s dive into the details:


Our next 28-day creative challenge will run from Monday 5th June - Friday 30th June.

Ask Me Anything Sessions, Q&A's + Masterclasses

To compliment the programme we are also hosting three Branding Illustration Masterclasses with leading illustrators. Expect to hear their advice on illustrating for brands, tips on developing your style, finding clients and building your portfolio; alongside a deep dive into their creative process on two branding projects. Plus Ask Me Anything sessions with leading art directors at two leading creative agencies.

More details TBA!

Masterclass Speakers

Hedof is the one-man creative studio of Dutch illustrator Rick Berkelmans. His striking illustration work is a thoughtful, well balanced composition full of candy coloured sceneries, suspicious characters and wonky shapes that reflect Rick's positive attitude and his studio filled with silly looking toys.

Christopher DeLorenzo is a freelance illustrator based in Massachusetts You’ve probably seen Chris’s work - it’s everywhere, from editorial to advertising to murals. His illustrations are smart, energetic, and elegant, and it’s hard to not get sucked into the worlds he creates. His clients include Google, Converse, and the New York Times. He's represented globally by Agent Pekka.

Maïté Franchiis a French illustrator working with eye-catching and pattern-filled digital compositions. Maïté works on a variety of projects ranging from editorial features, packaging projects, publishing and advertising campaigns as her stylish and dynamic character illustrations and bold tasteful colour palettes capture the eyes and imagination of a diverse range of audiences. Maïté has worked with great brands such as Kiehl’s, Huawei, L’Oreal, Adobe, and more. Maïté is presented by Folio Art in the UK, and Virginie in France.

Art Directors, Creative Briefs + Awards

We're inviting two art directors from leading design agencies to set out artists a live creative brief. We will drop each brief 10 days apart - and your time will be split into research, concept development, roughs and delivery of the final artwork.

With live workshops, group sessions, masterclasses and industry talks along the way, our 28 Day Challenge offers you an unrivalled opportunity to get feedback from our art directors whilst working on a live brief!

Each of our art directors will shortlist ONE artist each to join their talent roster for future creative opportunities and a further artist for a 1:1 Portfolio Crit later this year.

A full schedule for the challenge will be announced in early May.

Course Fees

£199 per person. Enrol now »

What Else Do I Need to Know?

The most important thing to know about this 28-Day Challenge is that this is going to stretch you - and that by committing the time you'll leave with TWO awesome branding illustration projects for your portfolio.

Use this Challenge to complete your first (or next) branding illustration a little bit faster and with more focus than doing it alone on your own!

Please note - due to the structure and format of the 28-day challenge, our industry talks and illustration masterclasses will ONLY be available to artists enrolled on the challenge.

Our brand new 28 day challenge will start on Monday 5th June at 7pm BST with a Kick-Off session led by Lisa. Then, the Challenge will end on Friday 30th June with our Award Ceremony!

How To Apply

Are you ready to take the challenge? Find out more and Enrol now »

We look forward to welcoming you on board!