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This illustration was created for the New Internationalist Magazine - it accompanied an article on companies pushing Ed Tech into the classroom.

marc nipp 2017
illustration of Editorial Illustration created for the New Internationalist Magazine - for an article relating to Ed Tech.
illustration of Poster series showing the little guys fighting back!
illustration of Illustration we created for the Aug issue of @AvenueEdmonton Come out and explore the wide world of @edmontonfringe #YEGfringe #YEGevents
illustration of A kids cookbook we designed and illustrated for a local food festival.
illustration of Thi sis a graphic create to promote the Edmonton Poetry Festival's Outreach Educational Program. This illustration was featured on posters, postcards, bus boards, banners, projected at events.
illustration of This is an illustration that went alongside an article on Urban farming or Vertical Farming in Avenue Magazine. The illustration shows a building with many levels of crops growing under lights and being watered - while it is dark, cold and snowy outside.

Agricultural, growth, food, crops, hydroponics, urban.
illustration of Whimsical Artwork created for a
illustration of This is an illustration created for Owl Kids. The mama polar bear must jump from ice floe to ice floe to find her cub. It's an educational word search game for kids. Polar bear, north pole, snow, ice, winter, fun.
illustration of This editorial illustration was created for Venture Magazine. It is a spot illustration for an article on how small retail businesses can attract customers and compete against larger stores. 

Marketing, retail, chain, attract, butterflies, start up.
illustration of This is the third in a series of fantastic creatures I created for Dr. OldCoote's Compendium.

series, stripes, fun, book, aquatic, scales,
illustration of The second poster created for Professor Old Coote's Compendium of Curiosities. Pirate, fish, aquatic, tentacles, purple, youth, creature
illustration of Poster Illustration for a book idea I've got in the works, called Professor Old Cootes Compendium of Curiosities. The professor catalogues all the interesting creatures he comes across in his travels - these posters will highlight a few of the more interesting things he's seen.
illustration of Whimsical Artwork created for a
illustration of First of a 3 part exploration into retro robots, 1980's colours and patterns, retro technology.

A perfect Robot for the rumpus room! Let your dad dig out the family slides and let the Kodachrome goodness wash over you!

Record player, boom box, retro, tape cassette, audio, stylus, audio geek, fashion pattern.
illustration of Second of a 3 part exploration into retro robots, 1980's colours and patterns, retro technology.

A perfect Robot for the rumpus room! Let your dad dig out the family slides and let the Kodachrome goodness wash over you!

Reel to reel, retro, audio, audio geek, scissors, video, fashion pattern.
illustration of Last of a 3 part exploration into retro robots, 1980's colours and patterns, retro technology.

A perfect Robot for the rumpus room! Let your dad dig out the family slides and let the Kodachrome goodness wash over you!

Slide projector, speaker, retro, carousel, kodak, audio, audio geek, popcorn, fashion pattern.
illustration of This is a self promo illustration that I created for El Designo - it shows our mascot (ED) who is a Luchador wrestler lifting up a taco truck - because he is so strong and loves tacos!

Wrestling, orange, tacos, spicy, mexican, design, graphic design, logo, character, mascot
illustration of This is a promotional poster created to portray the mythical Green man - ready to fight for nature and the environment with his boxing glove! 

Tree, squirrel, eco, green, pink, leaves, trunk, ent, forest.
illustration of This Illustration was created as the map for a tour that happens once a year in rural Alberta, Canada. People are allowed access to specific agricultural and Industrial sites that are normally closed to the public.

Farm, industry, tour, tourist, family, rural, festival, infographic, information, map, crop, food, grow.
illustration of Whimsical Artwork created for a
illustration of This editorial illustration was created for Venture Magazine. It is a spot illustration for an article on how small businesses can use social media to complete with larger businesses. marketing, tweet, twitter, birds, start up.
illustration of This editorial illustration was created for Venture Magazine. It is a spot illustration for an article on how cities need to brand themselves in order to attract the citizens that the want.

Professional, business, cities, snow globes, attract, marketing, young.
illustration of This Illustration was created as the cover for a tour that happens once a year in rural Alberta, Canada. People are allowed access to specific agricultural and Industrial sites that are normally closed to the public.

Farm, industry, tour, tourist, family, rural, festival.
illustration of This Illustration was created for CKUA Radio Station's Annual Report. We had a bird theme throughout the annual, the birds were created with pen and ink/brush and scanned. Then I converted them to vector art and added bright textured patterns. The birds were placed into scenes that helped communicate what the text was saying.

Bird, music, radio, retro, free, alive, fun, pattern, texture, collage.
illustration of This Illustration was created for CKUA Radio Station's Annual Report. We had a bird theme throughout the annual, the birds were created with pen and ink/brush and scanned. Then I converted them to vector art and added bright textured patterns. The birds were placed into scenes that helped communicate what the text was saying.

Bird, music, radio, retro, free, alive, fun, pattern, texture, collage.
illustration of These are a set of three stickers I illustrated for an El Designo promotional product. All three: wrestler, robot and alien were printed on die-cut white sticker stock and given away as a marketing piece.

Stickers, limited colour, clean design, logo, figure, character
illustration of These 2 illustrations were created for a magazine spread and featured fantasy landscapes that would be amazing to travel over!

Sci-fi, fantasy, flying fish, rockets, tentacle, adventure, travel, subdued colour, brown.
illustration of This illustration was created for the Edmonton Poetry Festival and featured the headline
illustration of This illustration was created for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. The festival wanted a wild west feel to it and was located in Edmonton, Alberta - we created this totem pole of western characters armed with books, pen and ink and spoken word poetry.

Poetry, pattern, texture, font, text, wild west, muted colour, characters, female, strong.
illustration of In this poster I created a black silhouette of a poet, and the words coming out of his mouth form a  balloon and float him away into a world of fantasy.

Balloon, shadow, flying, writing, bubble, float, wings, character.
illustration of This poster was created for the Whyte Avenue Artwalk, and shows the artists creating art on the street while consumers walk by and view their wares.

Artist, coffee, shopping, dad, painting, easle, woman, weekend, festival, fun, sunny, warm.
illustration of This is a character illustration I created for a line of greeting cards, the colour palette was limited to blue and brown and each character was created to invite people to look inside the card and find out a bit more about them.

Greeting card, people, muted colour scheme, isolated, clean, funny, humour, party, personal.
illustration of This is a character illustration I created for a line of greeting cards, the colour palette was limited to blue and brown and each character was created to invite people to look inside the card and find out a bit more about them.

Greeting card, people, muted colour scheme, isolated, clean, funny, humour, party, personal, cat, birthday.
illustration of This is a character illustration I created for a line of greeting cards, the colour palette was limited to blue and brown and each character was created to invite people to look inside the card and find out a bit more about them.

Greeting card, people, muted colour scheme, isolated, clean, funny, humour, party, personal, gnome, grumpy.
illustration of This is a character illustration I created for a line of greeting cards, the colour palette was limited to blue and brown and each character was created to invite people to look inside the card and find out a bit more about them.

Greeting card, people, muted colour scheme, isolated, clean, funny, humour, party, personal, space, planet, nerd, geek.
illustration of This is a character illustration I created for a line of greeting cards, the colour palette was limited to blue and brown and each character was created to invite people to look inside the card and find out a bit more about them.

Greeting card, people, muted colour scheme, isolated, clean, funny, humour, party, personal, coffee, love, fantasy.
illustration of This illustration was created to promote a movie at the Metro Cinema. The poster shows a battle between tanks and planes on one side and insects on the other - a peaceful land stands in between.

Insects, battle, glider, anime, movie,  flying,
illustration of This illustration was created to promote the showing of ET at the Metro Cinema. The scene shows when ET called home and his friends arrive in a spaceship to pick him up.

Beam of light, space, sci-fi, phone, telephone, Reeses Pieces, candy. light, bright, forest
illustration of This illustration was created to promote the showing of GREMLINS at the Metro Cinema. 

I wanted the poster to have more of a christmas feel - so I used snowflakes and turned the red ones in symbolized gremlins. The main headline was a font that looks like stitched yarn - it reminded me of Christmas sweaters.

Movie, Christmas, snow, cold, night, snowflake, gremlin, horror.
illustration of This illustration was created to promote the showing of a horror double feature at the Metro Cinema. The scene is a blend of two movies - one is set in a haunted house while the other is about witches.

Purple and green, stripes, horror, haunted house, witches, scared, halloween,
illustration of This illustration was created to promote the showing of Labyrinth at the Metro Cinema. The scene is a Labyrinth with the girl looking for her baby brother. The Labyrinth fades in the goblin kings head and the word Labyrinth can be seen in the illustration.

Fantasy, movie, goblin, maze, family, muppets, kids, travel, adventure.
illustration of This illustration was created to promote the showing of Pirates at the Metro Cinema. The scene shows the pirate ship floating in a giant teacup - set on a small table. A cannonball is shot from the ship and has cracked the cup!

Pirates, crown, english, gold, tea, ship, sail, clay, animation,
illustration of This character was created for a newspaper ad to promote our Illustration and Design studio.

Top hat, cane, eating, stomach, creepy, monster, blue, spot illustration.
illustration of This Illustration was created for an Annual Report it covers  many pages and shows a city map that the viewer is navigating.

Map, annual report, productivity, motion, movement, maze, direction,
illustration of The Robo-wrestler

An exploration of layering and combining separate elements to form a cohesive whole, this is my digital version of the abstract metal sculptures your see in yards around town.

Robot, pac man, metal sculpture, sci-fi, future, edgy, science fiction, silk screen
illustration of This illustration is the poster for a rural food festival held outdoors in northern Alberta. There are lots of textile and wood patterns used, stylized and simplified shapes are used to create food, tents, people and attractions.

Foodie, farming, agriculture, rural, restaurant, food truck, eating, foodie, fun, kids, tents, out doors.
illustration of This Illustration was created as a promotional item for my Illustration studio. This mask is loosely based on native american spirit masks and shows a meld of animal and natural elements combined in the mask.

Pattern, texture, mask, stylized, blue, two tone, line texture, north american, native, ethnic.
illustration of This illustration was created as a promotional poster for my Illustration studio. The image shows an upside down squid who's arms transform into the branches of a tree. The illustration was used as a template for painted wood posters.

Squid, nature, blue, die cut, clean, environmental, eco, green.
illustration of This illustration was used on posters promoting a fictional Zombie wrestling league in Edmonton Alberta.

Zombies, horror, green, rotten, wrestling, action, eat, survive.
illustration of This Illustration was created for large scale information signage that is installed near multi-use trails. The Illustration shows how a Bioswale works and how the rain water would be contained instead of overwhelming city sewers.

Information Graphic, map, technical, labelled, info, signage, rain, water, run off, sewers, drainage, trees, plants, gravel.
illustration of This Illustration was created for large scale information signage that is installed near multi-use trails. The Illustration shows how a Rain Garden works and how the rain water would be contained instead of overwhelming city sewers.

Information Graphic, map, technical, labelled, info, signage, rain, water, run off, sewers, drainage, trees, plants, gravel.
illustration of This illustration was created for a large infographic map showing highlights of an area north of Edmonton Alberta. We needed to create a clean but engaging map of the area and interesting illustrations to draw people into the map.

Map, stripes, agricultural, farming, rural, fun, road trip, tourism.

Profile

Marc is a veteran in the graphic design field, with over 20 years experience. During that time he was an instructor at MacEwan University, launched a greeting card line, self-published a science fiction book and co-founded the award winning graphic design & illustration studio El Designo. Marc's clean bright illustration style has been used by publications throughout Canada, his greeting cards sell in boutiques from Vancouver to Toronto and his corporate clients span Canada & the United States.

Style/Techniques

Caricature, Cartoon, Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Logo Design, Montage, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Technical, Texture, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Anime, e-Learning

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Portrait, Posters, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Toys & Games, Travel, Wildlife, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Masculine, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding