Julian Burford is a freelance illustrator specialized in custom illustration work, brand identities and iconography.
He started drawing at the age of four and never quit. His professional career began working as an illustrator at MediaMonks in 2007. He spent six years honing his skills Illustrating, designing, sketching and storyboarding for global brands and campaigns. He set up his own shop in 2013 from which he’s had the pleasure to work for brands like McDonalds, Nike, ING, Wired Magazine and many more…
Julian spends his days sitting in his office, illustrating all sorts of things while listening to Chopin: Opus 28, Prelude no. 4 in E Minor performed by Idil Biret
Wesley Ter Haar
• CEO MediaMonks
"Dribbble superstar and digital to the core, but with so much more. Has managed to developed a unique and eye-catching style while still managing to be a creative chameleon when it comes to briefs. Highly recommended."
Ed van Bennekom
• Art Director at N=5
"Julian is a highly talented illustrator and a great guy to work with. He did an excellent job on our NosePost project for Dutch Telco KPN."
• Creative Director at JWT
"Working with Julian is just the guarantee of amazing outcomes. Versatile, fast, fresh, self-demanding and everything with an ego-free personality that makes him an extremely easy guy to work with."
• CEO at Slugbooks"Julian is the most talented illustrator I know - he always delivers icon concepts that I hadn't considered, with color and detail of someone with a lifetime of experience at his craft."
• CEO DoTell
"Julian went above and beyond the initial scope set in the project. The DoTell icon is brilliant and gets compliments on a daily basis. We are looking forward to working with Julian again in the near future."
Wilfred den Hertog
• CEO WeLikeMilk"Julian is a passionate, patient and hard-working craftsman. He took our directions and translated them beautifully into a wonderful new logo. We couldn't be happier!"
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