Artist Spotlight: Graeme Neil Reid
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How many years have you been a freelance illustrator?
Three years full time, but most of my adult life I’ve produced work part time.

How reliable are you?
The usual stock answer of never missed a deadline. I worked in marketing and design before going full time in illustration and it’s an excellent grounding in hitting a deadline and making sure the client is happy.

What can your work be applied to commercially?
Well, I’d hate to think it would only work in one area, so far I’ve produced editorial, book publishing, TV commercial, comic strip, fantasy gaming and computer gaming art. I like to think my style and varying approaches to creating my art helps to make it marketable to a lot of different uses.

Who are your top clients?
2000AD and Judge Dredd from Rebellion, the Radio Times, Harper Collins, Virgin Media and DC Thomsons.

Apart from illustration what other skills do you have?
I’ve completed Batman Returns on the Sega Mega Drive.

What’s your favourite sandwich filling?

Graeme Neil Reid
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7817 556 592

Graeme Neil Reid is a Scottish artist living and working in Fife, Scotland. With a strong sense for traditional skills, Graeme is as easily at home creating unique illustrations on… Show more.

Message Graeme Neil
Profile updated 11th May, 2021
Member since 1st February, 2010
I employed Graeme as the sole illustrator and designer on The Dangerous Book of Heroes. The quality of his work was excellent and he was great at understanding what we at HarperCollins needed, and at doing it quickly too. It was a complicated project, and the drawings needed to be historically accurate as well as engaging for the reader and Graeme was particularly good at paying attention to the details which were important to us and the author. The project was on a tight timescale and he rose to the challenge, producing everything in time and to budget, with great creativity, speed and care.
— Clare Hey, Senior Editor HarperCollins