I'm Quentin Devine, an Artist, an Animator & Designer living
in Surrey, England. I work with all mediums, creating a wide
range of individual projects.
So if you need a super special designer,
please get in touch!.
Dave tv channel asked if I could carve 5 footballers into
brazil nuts and I said "yes".
It was a challenge, but I think I got there in the end?
The tiny scale of the work was insane and the nuts proved
very brittle and oily.
I had to carve Gazza, Gary Lineker, Beckham, Shearer and
I was really excited to be part of this HUGE project for
Sky Arts, to hang in London's National Gallery! Dozens of
viewers sent in their self portraits and it was my task
to create a giant Mona Lisa Mosaic using all the self portraits.
The final mosaic was 85 times larger than the original.
The process was quite similar to my coin art below, but
on a much larger scale (the final montage being 5M wide
and 7M tall on a 14M tall easel!)
To coin a
I was asked to design a promotional art piece by the team
They wanted something to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday,
so I came up with '2p or not 2p'. This in turn, made me
think of the concept of using coins, rather than paints
to create art. I decided to concentrate on faces and it
grew from there. I love how viewers have to study each piece,
rather like a magic-eye poster, before they 'see' the face.
Paddy Power, the bookmakers wanted to put a jockey on the
famous Uffington White horse, so I got the task of designing
Using the curves of the actual
horse, I formed a jockey in the same style as the chalk
horse. It was large scale, challenging project, but it was
a lot of fun!
Roy the Redeemer
I was given a new challenge to design this GIANT monument
of Roy Hodgson, to try and help guide the English football
team to Euro 2012 glory.
The biggest challenge was for
my poor computer, to deal with another Paddy Power design
of such grand scale!
I worked alongside a leading evolutionary biologist, to
take 2 average human beings and 'evolve' their image for
3 different possible future senarios.
The piece was used to help promote the launch of Season
3 of the hit TV drama 'Extant'.
Get Fit Kwik
Kwikfit needed some infographics for their latest PR campaign
and I was given the responsibility of illustrating an overweight
guy doing several exercises with a tyre.
It was a fun play on their company name and on the many
thousands who make 'get fit' New Years resolutions.
Samsung wanted to update some past icons to a how would
they look today, to help promote their Galaxy Note 4.
I was given some direction by the fashion/historian expert
and I went away and basically had to update the 6 icons
to how they would currently look?
After a few hair changes, resizing and clothes changes on
each character, everyone was happy.
The National Lottery were launching a Christmas Millionaire
campaign and I was given the task of producing 13 Million
pound notes, with 13 prominent UK characters.
They were used in many national
press publications, to help promote the campaign before
Many of my previous projects invloved using food to create
These are just a selection of
a few of the jobs I've previously done.
To help promote the start of "Extant" on the Syfy
Channel, I was asked to develop a concept by the great Dr
I had to take her ideas of a future were robots play a huge
role in society and bring them to life.
I enjoyed working with Maggie again and was pleased with
the final result.
I was asked by ThePoke.co.uk to create the creepiest pumpkin
I had only carved a traditional
pumpkin face before this one, but was sure I could do it
justice. I filmed the carving and you can view it here.
TV Channel Yesterday wanted to update some old portraits
and make modern history.
They chose several characters
and I was asked to bring them up to date. I enjoyed this
project and it got a lot of publicity.
I do quite regular graphics for William Hill bookmakers.
The majority of their images are for social media purposes,
such as Facebook or Twitter. But every so often a large
print job comes along.
You can always guarantee one thing with every William Hill
job. . . It'll be wacky, wild and right up my street!
I was asked to design a pub-wrap, 12m tall by 15m wide,
to promote Red Stripe Beer at the Notting Hill Carnival.
The wrap had to fit around the KPH pub.
We settled on a design I made of a Jamaican Sound System
and I was really pleased with the end result.
Drama TV gave me the task of designing 5 'aged' books, to
promote an upcoming new series of Great Expectations.
The books were for a photo shoot with 5 models made up as
Gold TV illustrations
I was asked to make several illustrations for a series of
infographics for Gold TV.
The comedy channel wanted me to illustrate the Top 10 signs
that you could be turning into your father!
I could relate to a lot of the illustrations, being a father
of 3 myself!
Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation
that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing
I was asked to photoshop several popular UK landmarks, in
an awareness campaign which highlighted the 'what if it
was on YOUR doorstep?' approach.
Hailo asked me to redesign some London roadsigns, to portray
a more accurate image of what drivers have to look out for
and avoid while driving in London.
Basically, it's much safer Hailing a cab, than attempting
to drive through London by yourself!
This was another fun project to be part off.
I design and Illustrate many Infographics for Blinkbox,
from Tesco. I use many varying styles on each project, which
are then used to promote a particular movie or tv series
on social media sites and mobile devices.
My very clever wife signed a publishing contract for her
first book and I developed an accompanying CD ROM and did
all the required illustrations (hundreds!) and cover design.
The book explains how colour
coding helps young people with autism to generalise lessons
already learnt. Read more about it here.
I have made SO many animations and professional presentations
over the last 12 years. Gif's, PowerPoint's, 2D, 3D, but
the majority of my animation and presentation work is created
I fell in love with Flash when
I worked for Mattel, back in 2000 and I have used it almost
every day since! (Apart from holidays, of course)
I have always got 2 or 3 animations
on the go, and always 20 more waiting in my mind. These
are just a VERY small random selection of stills.
I was asked to work alongside the wonderful space scientist
and government adviser, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, for Eden
I spoke with Maggie and she described
how she imagined a real alien would look like.
She provided me with a helpful
sketch and I worked closely with her until we had achieved
I met my wife Adele, while working with adults with disabilities
in America. I left Ireland to be with her in England and
a few years later, I'm an interactive designer and my wife
is working with Autistic children.
She was always asking me to make
little games to help teach and motivate individual children.
One night it dawned on us! Why don't we make software that
all children can use? So we made our awarding winning SEN
assist CD ROMs.
My wife directed the project,
telling me what worked and if I could make it, while I made
it look as attractive and appealing as possible.
I had a bad first experience of Shakespeare, as it was taught
SO poorly. We were handed a book and told to read. I read
Shakespeare in my own time and had to work very hard at
it. I always wanted to make it easy for others to learn
Shakespeare and my wife knew Shakespeare VERY well, as her
father used to read the bard to her as a baby.
So using the same model we had
developed for SEN assist, the award winning EARLY Shakespeare
was born! My wife Adele abridged the script and I designed
everything from the animation, to the website, leaflets
Early Shakespeare is now being
used in many schools around the world!
Land of Ire
A couple of years ago I was granted National lottery funding
to create a trailer for a personal animation project.
"The Land of Ire" was something
I'd been meaning to make for some time and the funding was
the green light to do so.