There is more work to be seen on my illustration page. The illustration folio features work that does not use existing photography and is heavily pictorial. You can visit it here.
A little bit about Tracey Gibbs: Graphic Designer & Illustrator
(BA Graphic Design)
Growing up on a farm with a mum who owned a craft shop creativity has always come naturally for me. Although as a child I toyed with ideas of becoming an actress, an interpreter and a vet, it was making things that was the common thread through my childhood. After my 12 years of schooling I signed up for an art course at TAFE, there were no grades and unlimited supplies, it was the perfect combination to encourage imagination and construction. After this I chose to further qualify my skills with a Graphic Design Diploma from Curtin University, Perth, Westen Australia - it was a very natural progression for me.
Since graduating (and actually also during my stint as a student) I have been quite obsessive about drawing, painting and combining traditional mediums within my designs. I took these skills to my career in publishing design and now freelance full time. I have designed over 100 books (many of which I illustrated the covers myself).
Working with authors and publishers is an adventure and at the end of it, you are rewarded with a tactile, tangible and most likely, ever-lasting artifact. My input on a title ranges from a simple cover design, to elaborate endpapers, illustrations, typesetting and jacket arrangements. The big projects are definitely my favourite. I have been fortunate enough to comprehensively design many artbooks, cook books and photographic coffee table books. These feel like giant jigsaw puzzles; fitting text around image and vice versa.
My uniqueness as a designer is my illustrative background, many of my design works draw their strength from these roots, combining illustration and design to hook the target market, and of course, satisfy you- the client. The diversity of this job is a large part of what keeps me hooked! I am currently focussed on design for publishing so if you have a project in this realm would like to chat about contact me at email@example.com. Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.