As part of a sponsorship from Adobe and their New Creative campaign I was asked to create a self portrait based on the idea of combining the artist with the art by overlaying an illustration onto a photo.
This is my self portrait and process video.
Photography and filming by Harry A'Court from Inject Design.
Special thanks to Luke Doig from Inject and Matt Jackson from Affectors.
Mythology themed illustrations for an Affectors group exhibition up on the rooftops in Surry Hills, Sydney. Photography collaboration with Mark Townsend.
Photos of opening night by Georgia Drew
Read an amazing review of the event from Ace at The Plus Ones HERE
This illustration was inlayed into a Shapers Inc surfboard shaped by Roger Titcombe from Realsurf. Art directed and filmed by Harry A'Court from Inject Design. This project was sponsored by Adobe and we presented this project at the Adobe Create Now Roadshow alongside Affectors and donated the board to the Sustainable Coastlines charity to be auctioned off to raise funds to keep our beaches and coastlines clean.
To purchase a Mermaid surfboard or a board with another design visit and enquire at : www.shapersinc.co.nz
To purchase a mermaid art print visit : www.ginakielshop.bigcartel.com
I created the logo typeography for Flight Coffee's re-brand by Inject Design.
Creative Direction and design by Harry A'Court at Inject.
Peace and coffee photo by Melissa Moss
Line illustrations for Pique Skin to be used on packaging and throughout the brand. Dripping, flowing liquid honey, passionfruit oil flowers, crystals and spikes to represent the exfoliating texture of cinnamon and flowers to represent the emergence of milky soft petal skin.
"Mask meets scrub for a delightfully peculiar skin treat"
It's so good you can actually eat it.
Get some - www.piqueskin.com
Made in New Zealand.
Salted Brittle Caramel, New Zealand Hazelnut, Madagascar and Chilli Lime Nuts packaging illustrations for The Wellington Chocolate Factory.
The Salted Brittle Caramel bar won the 'sweet thing' Cuisine Magazine Artisan award 2015!
Branding, photography and Web by Inject Design.
A tattoo flash inspired series.
Prints for sale at my online store
Archival Giclee prints with HP Vivera archival ink on warm-white, cold pressed, 308gsm Hahnemule German Etching paper.
This was a project for an Affectors multi-sensory event called Common Sense based on the theme of the five senses.
I wanted to explore the body as a living breathing and moving canvas. Using body paint I decorated Aleisha with a floral skeletal design to represent the life force: We grow, we bloom, we wilt and we die. Then using Photoshop I added illustration to the photo allowing the flowers to grow and explore the world through the bodies own senses.
Filming - Harry A'Court from Inject Design
Photography - Ashley Church aka Dinosaurtoast
Model - Aleisha Robertson at Kirsty Bunny
Makeup - Jax Meyers from Inject Design
Music - 'Down Town Funk' by D:UNK
Sponsored by Adobe
Typography and illustration for the cover of The Generosity Journal based on a quote by Brené Brown.
Thanks to Harry A'Court from Inject Design for the photos of the process.
I created this piece for an exhibition at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco and LA. The show, ReDiscovery', was based on Daft Punk & coincided with the new album release.
Inspired by the hypnotic sensory sounds of Daft Punk. The three figures, possessed by an electronic organism, feed off each other's ecstasy in the moment of transformation, from human to machine.
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G motif gloss embossed cards, white on white, perfect for doodle greetings. Thanks to Inject for the design!
With ink brushwork on paper and digitally painted hyper real detail I created the blackbird illustrations and the hand painted logo type for the cover of the Fat Freddy's Drop album Blackbird to sit alongside the design work, layout and creative by Inject Design.
This project won a Tui Award at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards for Best Album Cover of the year.
To enquire about the blackbird surfboard contact - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Photography and illustration collaborations.
Image 1 - Featuring Ariel Urlich @ Red 11
Image 3 - Featuring Bay Berger with Makeup & Hair by Verity Griffiths and photography by Garth Badger.
Image 3 - Featuring Ariel Urlich @ Red 11 with art direction and photography by Garth Badger.
An illustration created for Be Genki, a beautiful organic skin care and self care brand. This illustration was printed as a 6 x 3 metre thick fabric wall hanging/mural. The Lilly pad and Butterfly silhouettes left black for writing space.
May the wind blow, may the moonlight know your name - Ryan Adams
Wellington themed illustration for Capital Magazine.
Subscribe to Capital Mag and get the tea towel!
Lover's Hand Print All Over Me
Purchase the shift dress and other items here - PAOM
Illustration for the cover and beauty spread for Remix Magazine Issue #81. I recieved photographs of Zippora Seven by Garth Badger and added illustration. Extending hair with subtle colours and feathers, flowing strands, typography for the title page, tattoos and adding wispy eyebrows and an american indian inspired painted mask to the cover image. Keeping it subtle, loose, tribal and free spirited. Blurring the lines between what is real and what is illustrated.
Photography by Garth Badger @ Theivery
Makeup and hair by Katherine Gould with Mac and O&M
Model Zippora Seven @ N Model Management
Illustration by Gina Kiel
Featuring Meadowlark and Swarovski Jewellery
As part of my Adobe Sponsorship I held a guest takeover of the Adobe Australia and New Zealand Facebook page sharing the process of this line-based digital illustration.
This piece was based on Creative Instinct and inspired by the connective, spontaneous, organic and psychedelic nature of marble dye which, to me, is a lot like how creativity flows.
A big thanks to Adobe Australia & New Zealand, Bec Aitkin and Matt Jackson from The Drawing Book Studios, Affectors and Tori from Edelman.
Three from a series of illustrations based around power and the objectification of the female form within a commodity culture. Combinations of traditional and digital mediums. Exhibited in various group exhibitions around the world.