Akta-Vite koala character illustration
Posted 5 years ago and submitted by Elise Martinson | Share link: http://illo.cc/49801


Akta-Vite is an Australian made nutritious chocolate food drink which has been on Australian shelves since 1943. Looking to invigorate their vintage label with bright and modern graphics, they approached me with a brief for a koala character illustration to feature on their labels. Initially the koala also had a very vintage feel but eventually evolved through the feedback process into something modern with an organic, textured feeling.

The feedback process was really helpful and I enjoyed aligning the goals of the team at Akta-Vite with the feedback I received from the very experienced illustrators at the Watermark studio.

The new labels will be rolling out in the coming months, can’t wait to see them!

Also in other news, I finally updated my HAI portfolio to reflect all the new illustrations I usually post in news and forget to copy across Please take a look.

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Elise Martinson
Kogarah, Australia
Tel: +61 400731002

Elise Martinson’s journey into art began at an early age, with the excitement of her pre-school friends over one particular silver astronaut painting spurring her on. These days … Show more.

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Profile updated 5th April, 2019
Member since 1st May, 2012
Black Swan Art Prize finalist, 2010 KokoBlack Drawing Prize finalist, 2011 Stamp Design People's Choice Award, 2012 SWATCH TTR Art Rules Competition Finalist
Lindt & Sprungli, The Perth Mint, AGSX, Rock Ridge Dairy, Coles,
We chose to use Elise as an artist for our labels because of the care and attention to detail that she puts into every piece of artwork. We found Elise easy to work with and prompt with changes and feed back regarding the artwork in progress.  We loved how she was able to bring the label ideas to life and add the finishing touches that make an ordinary label extraordinary. Our experience with her was very professional and we would defiantly recommend Elise to another business or individual.
— Cherylynn Bos, Rock Ridge Dairy