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Full name

Akinboye ’Sunkanmi

Title

Illustrator

Location

Lagos, Nigeria

Blurb

Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Comic book artist. I use illustration as a means to recreate my world as it could be.

Biography

I am a Nigeria-based Illustrator, specialized in sequential art, character design & concept art. My work explores narrative and African storytelling through traditional and digital illustration.

My practice has led me to work for clients such as YouNeek Studios Maryland, USA, publisher of the critically acclaimed E.X.O Graphic Novel & the award-winning Malika; Warrior Queen, Farafina Magazine, Onward Paper Mill, True Tarpan UK, FansConnectOnline Limited; the creators of the award-winning Afrinolly App, and CSED; publishers of the first ever Nigerian sports-themed Graphic Novel; Nigerian Golden Legends.

Experience

Assistant Creative Director

YouNeek Studios

Maryland, USA · Nov 2018 – Present

Developing character designs for animation, overseeing creative production pipeline, providing sequential & cover art/pinups for graphic novels & comic books, designing merchandise for the brand

Creative Director

Linebug Studios

Lagos, Nigeria · February 2018 – Present

Creative Direction, communication design, Illustration

Communications Support Officer

Pedabo Associates Ltd.

Nigeria · September 2014 – January 2018

Corporate brand management, Corporate Communications & Social Media, Communication design and Quality Control.

Acting Creative Head

Brandconnectmedia

Lagos, Nigeria · November 2013 – April 2014

Graphic design, Vehicle & product branding, website templates, magazine layout design, advert posters, billboards designs for web and print production. Digital Press operations and management.

Assistant Creative Director

Footwork Design Studios

Lagos, Nigeria · 2004 – 2007

Storyboarding for T.V. and radio, Illustration, Digital colouring & character design for comics books, brand development, photo-retouching, print design.

Education

BA Hons Graphic Design

University of Benin, Benin City

Edo State, Nigeria · 2007 – 2011

Best Graduating Student

Ordinary National Diploma (OND)

Yaba College of Technology

Lagos, Nigeria · 2001 – 2003

Clients

Puetrak Concepts ltd Onward Paper Mill Plc Litramed Publications Farafina magazine Panaramic Entertainment Pandora Comics. Street Media Ltd Wheels n Rims Ltd Ovetta Sportiff, UK Mustard Seed Communications YouNeek Studios USA Nigerian Culture Kids Search For Common Ground

Skills

Illustration, Adobe Photoshop, Character Design, Concept Art

Specialties

Digital Painting, Comic Book Art, Character Design, Art Direction, Creative Writing, Corporate Communications, Communications Design

Awards
2015 Artist of the Year , Comic Panel Awards
2011 Best Graduating Student in Academic Performance , University of Benin, Nigeria.
Elsewhere