Hi! My name is Brett Dorrans. I'm an illustrator from Glasgow, although I studied at Edinburgh College of Art. I still live in that city amongst piles of pens, paper and ink.
I love vivid colours and playing with whitespace, and I design for print, the web and a variety of new media.
My interests are broad and eclectic and I draw from disparate influences including science-fiction, literature, philosophy, science and popular culture. Sometimes I find it hard to switch my brain off.
When I'm not doodling I can usually be found playing one of my numerous instruments (badly), cooking, listening to audio books or settling down with a cup of tea and some biscuits.
I love working with people who share my enthusiasm. If you think you might be one of them, feel free to drop me a line.
Design for Print
Design for the Web
Posted by Brett on September 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm — permalink
Kate Hansen, a painterly friend who works primarily with images of breastfeeding women and their children, has had her self-promotional Facebook profile deleted for “obscenity” after uploading a picture of herself breastfeeding her kid. Breastfeeding is not a sexual act and breasts are not inherently sexual objects. Declaring them obscene is insanity.
There’s a Facebook group titled “Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!” that already has just under 260,000 members – so it doesn’t seem that Facebook really cares. Are tits really obscene? Will my Facebook be deleted for a stylised representation of a fanny in place of David Tennant’s face (Doctor Hoo)? Stupid.
Posted by Brett on at 9:30 am — permalink
This dude takes a broken bass guitar and combines it with a broken piano to invent a really weird detuned instrument that sounds awesome. I want one.
Posted by Brett on at 8:18 am — permalink
I’m currently conducting research for a project, and this video caught my eye. Although it’s not quite my usual aesthetic I think it’s brilliant. Really atmospheric.
Posted by Brett on at 2:13 am — permalink
When I created this new portfolio website a few months ago I figured “hey, if I want/need a blog, I’ll just outsource it to something like Posterous or Blogspot or whatever!”
Turns out that’s not really a viable solution when I want to upload recent work and have it visible. It seems that people don’t tend to click “blog” on the “about me” page. Not that I blame them, since that blog’s empty.
Anyway, here’s my new blog, nicely integrated into my website. To celebrate, here’s some recent work: a business card commission.