Hi, I'm David Owen, iIllustrator and graphic artist. Welcome to my portfolio site. Amongst these pages you'll find some of my work in the creative industry, as well as personal pieces. Feel free to take a look around.
Visual art has been a love of mine for as long as I can remember. I was raised surrounded by the hills and trees of the countryside in rural Mid Wales. It was an ideal place to grow up, though I barely noticed at the time. I spent my days indoors, playing video games, drawing and painting. I attended school and college locally, pursuing the creative subjects, ultimately resulting in qualifications in Art, Design & Media Communication.
Subsequent to my graduation, I spent a few years in the career wilderness doing bar-work and shopkeeping; doodling in receipt books and notepads while at work, painting canvasses and designing posters and flyers for gigs in my spare time. Perpetually inky-handed but unsatisfied on the whole, it took me a while to work up the courage and accept that professional art & design was all I wanted to do. I took the step into self employment in 2010, and it's flown by. Over this time I’ve worked on a variety of different and interesting projects for a wide range of clients. It’s contributed to a very colourful and varied portfolio.
I'm married with children, and still work in a small and beautiful community, but for a much wider client base. I hold a true passion for my work. I still draw because I enjoy it.