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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 comic books and graphic novels. 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 featured on CNN Africa, Mashable, Forbes and BBC, released August 2015, 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

Communications Support Officer

Pedabo Associates Ltd.

Nigeria · September 2014 – Present

Corporate brand management, Digital marketing, 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

Ordinary National Diploma (OND)

Yaba College of Technology

Lagos, Nigeria · 2001 – 2003

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

Puetrak Concepts ltd Onward Paper Mill Plc Litramed Publications Farafina magazine Panaramic Entertainment Pandora Comics. Street Media Ltd Wheels n Rims Ltd True Tarpan UK Mustard Seed Communications HBC Media Solutions Adic Insurance YouNeek Studios USA

Specialties

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

Skills

Illustration, Digital marketing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

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