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Edmonton Poetry Festival

EPF Outreach Poster

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This illustration was created for the Edmonton Poetry Festival in order to promote their Education Outreach programs. EPF strives to help children free their voice through poetry and express themselves within their communities.

marc nipp 2017

Junior Chef Cookbook

A kids cookbook we designed and illustrated for a local food festival.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Children, Children's Products, Education, Family, Food, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Edmonton Poetry Festival Bird

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.

Keywords: Graphic, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Icons, Youth, Urban, Branding

© Marc Nipp

Urban Farming

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Architecture, Editorial, Food, Food/Beverage

© Marc Nipp

Lumberjack

Whimsical Artwork created for a "Explore Summer" art exhibit. The main Lumberjack character is having a party with his forest friends and listening to some retro tunes on his log boom-box. Lumberjack, forest, pine tree, beaver, ghetto blaster, retro, party.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Nature, Wildlife, Youth, Environmental

© Marc Nipp

Arctic Animals

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Education, Nature, Toys & Games

© Marc Nipp

Small Retail Business

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.

Keywords: Cartoon, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Architecture, Editorial

© Marc Nipp

Dr. Octopus

This is the third in a series of fantastic creatures I created for Dr. OldCoote's Compendium. series, stripes, fun, book, aquatic, scales,

Keywords: Whimsical, Vector, Children, Family, Fantasy, Posters, Sci-Fi, Technology, Vintage / Retro, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Pirate

The second poster created for Professor Old Coote's Compendium of Curiosities. Pirate, fish, aquatic, tentacles, purple, youth, creature

Keywords: Graphic, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fantasy, Posters, Sci-Fi, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Creature Poster

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.

Keywords: Graphic, Whimsical, Vector, Children's Books, Fantasy, Mystery, Posters, Sci-Fi, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Fishing

Whimsical Artwork created for a "Explore Summer" art exhibit. The main fisherman character is trying to catch "the big one" while his moose head canoe has made a new friend with the lake monster! Fisherman, lake, water, canada, canoe, paddle, moose, seaweed.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Children, Leisure, Nature, Sports, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Retro Robot 1

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Fantasy, Futuristic, Industrial, Sci-Fi, Technology, Vintage / Retro, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Retro Robot 2

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Fantasy, Futuristic, Industrial, Sci-Fi, Technology, Vintage / Retro, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Retro Robot 3

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Children, Fantasy, Futuristic, Sci-Fi, Technology, Vintage / Retro, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Wrestling Character

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

Keywords: Stylized, Vector, Character Development, Children, Masculine, Youth, Edgy, Branding

© Marc Nipp

The Green Man

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Character Development, Children, Nature, Sci-Fi, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Rural Road Trip Map

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Education, Family, Food, Information Graphics, Maps, People, Agriculture

© Marc Nipp

Motorhome

Whimsical Artwork created for a "Explore Summer" art exhibit. This family is on a summer vacation in their retro motorhome when they run across Bigfoot! One of the passengers even tries catching flying fish from the back of the camper. Vacation, road trip, camper, retro, mountains, trees, landscape, summer.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Adventure, Children, Family, Fantasy, Holidays, Travel, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Social Media

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.

Keywords: Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Stylized, Whimsical, Concept Art, Vector, Humor, Editorial

© Marc Nipp

City branding

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.

Keywords: Cartoon, Design, Digital, Figurative, Whimsical, Vector, Architecture, Editorial, Lifestyle

© Marc Nipp

Rural Road Trip

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.

Keywords: Collage, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Family, Food, Leisure, People, Agriculture

© Marc Nipp

Radio Station Annual Report 2

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.

Keywords: Collage, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Annual Report, Children, Family, Wildlife, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Radio Station Annual Report 3

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.

Keywords: Collage, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Animals, Annual Report, Music, Wildlife, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Sticker Design

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

Keywords: Logo Design, Stylized, Vector, Humor, Children, Comic Book, Masculine, Youth, Edgy

© Marc Nipp

Fantastic Landscapes

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Vector, Humor, Children, Family, Fantasy, Landscape, Nature, Wildlife, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Poetry Festival Poster

This illustration was created for the Edmonton Poetry Festival and featured the headline "Words on a line". I created a collage/montage where there was a fishing boat using the headline to lure and catch fish - symbolic for attracting people to the festival. Poetry, fishing, line art, pattern, texture, ocean, font, text,

Keywords: Collage, Montage, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Adventure, Nature, Posters, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Poetry Festival Poster 2

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Adventure, Character Development, Children, People, Posters, Vintage / Retro, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Poetry Festival Poster 3

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Family, Fantasy, Leisure, Portrait, Youth, Edgy

© Marc Nipp

Outdoor Arts Festival

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Texture, Whimsical, Vector, Family, Landscape, People, Posters, Youth, Urban

© Marc Nipp

Greeting Card

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Character Development, Children, Greeting Cards, People, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Greeting Card 2

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Animals, Children, Children's Products, Food, Greeting Cards, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Greeting Card 3

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Character Development, Children, Children's Products, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Greeting Card 34

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Children, Children's Products, Family, Greeting Cards, Sci-Fi, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Greeting Card 4

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Children, Children's Products, Food, Greeting Cards, Food/Beverage, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Movie Theatre Poster

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,

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Anime, Adventure, Futuristic, Posters, Sci-Fi, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Alien Movie Poster

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

Keywords: Stylized, Texture, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Family, Fantasy, Posters, Sci-Fi, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Gremlins Movie Poster

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Family, Fantasy, Posters, Sci-Fi, Youth, Urban

© Marc Nipp

Horror Movie Poster

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,

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Posters, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Fantasy Movie Poster

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Children, Children's Products, Family, Fantasy, Posters, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Pirate Movie Poster

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,

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Adventure, Children, Family, Fantasy, Posters, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Magazine Ad

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Character Development, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Youth, Edgy

© Marc Nipp

Annual Report Design

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,

Keywords: Stylized, Vector, Annual Report, Corporate, Editorial, Maps, Financial, Urban

© Marc Nipp

Robot Poster

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

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Children, Children's Products, Fantasy, Industrial, Posters, Sci-Fi, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Outdoor Food Festival

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.

Keywords: Collage, Montage, Stylized, Vector, Family, Food, Nature, People, Food/Beverage, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Spirit Mask Blue

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.

Keywords: Caricature, Collage, Montage, Stylized, Texture, Vector, Fantasy, Nature, Portrait, Masculine

© Marc Nipp

Eco - Squid Poster

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Animals, Children, Fantasy, Nature, Posters, Wildlife, Youth

© Marc Nipp

Zombie Wrestler

This illustration was used on posters promoting a fictional Zombie wrestling league in Edmonton Alberta. Zombies, horror, green, rotten, wrestling, action, eat, survive.

Keywords: Stylized, Whimsical, Vector, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Youth, Edgy

© Marc Nipp

Information Signage

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.

Keywords: Design, Stylized, Technical, Vector, Editorial, Education, Information Graphics, Maps, Environmental, Urban

© Marc Nipp

Information Signage

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.

Keywords: Stylized, Technical, Vector, Botanical, Information Graphics, Maps, Nature, Environmental, Urban

© Marc Nipp

Infographic Map

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.

Keywords: Design, Stylized, Technical, Vector, Editorial, Family, Information Graphics, Maps, Agriculture, Environmental

© Marc Nipp

Biography

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

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