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Leo Hartas Illustration LtdLeo Hartas Illustration LtdIllustration and creative professional Contact: Leo Hartas
ILLUSTRATION and CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL
with over 25 years publishing experience in creating, designing, authoring, and illustrating children’s books for the fiction and non-fiction markets.
My illustration is known for clarity of ideas, pictorial composition, imaginative visual story telling and warm and engaging characters. At the heart is a detailed, competent and sensitive illustration style.
Beyond my artistic skills I have extensive knowledge of all stages of the publishing process from initial project concept, through design to final production and sales. My focus is to facilitate client projects at every stage and to complete on time while exceeding expectations.
KEY PROJECTS and ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:
• Self-starting the Playrama brand of innovative card toys and greetings gifts.
• Illustrating and designing to production the graphic novel, Mirabilis – Year of Wonders by Dave Morris.
• Illustrating The 24 Adventure Island and Sam Silver series of children’s novels for Orion Books.
• Researching and writing the Game Art series of books for Ilex Press.
• Illustrating This Old House and the Haunted Castle books for Dorling Kindersley.
• Illustrating numerous Horrible Histories magazine features for Eaglemoss partworks.
• Creating maps and illustrations for game books series including Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy series by Puffin Books.
Traditional media • Adobe Photoshop • DTP • Web Design • Newtek Lightwave 3D • Paper Engineering • Construction Kit Design • 3D Modeling • Character Rigging • Character Animation