Robert Carter is a multiple award-winning full time professional freelance illustrator. Born in St. Albans, England, he moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. Robert began his journey into the world of art from the get-go, constantly doodling and sketching anything and everything. He went on to study Art and Illustration, graduating from the prestigious Sheridan College School of Art and Animation.
Working as a professional illustrator for more than a decade, Robert's style combines a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem-solving. He creates striking, vibrant, and textured illustrations and portraits ranging from realistic to surreal.
With a background in traditional oil painting Robert applied those skills to the digital realm, teaching himself the digital painting medium. Which is now his preferred method of working, for it’s speed and flexibility.
Taking a short hiatus from illustration in 2013, Robert went back to Sheridan College to study Computer Animation, graduating with honours.
Robert would like to continue to explore and expand his work, continually striving to improve himself and his art. He now lives and works as a professional freelance illustrator in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
BBC Focus magazine
Boston Business Journal
Boy’s Life magazine
Dogs In Canada
Harvard Business Review
Harvard University Press
On The Bay
Ramp Creative Design
Simon & Schuster
Time Out Chicago
West Jet Airlines
White Wolf Publishing
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Communication Arts Illustration Awards Annual (2014, 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2006)
Creative Quarterly 30 (2013)
Creative Match: Flair, Best Illustration Award ( 2012)
American Illustration Awards Annual Archive (2012, 2011 & 2009)
Altpick 6th Awards Annual – 1st place single (2011) 2nd place series (2009, 2008)
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles 48 – 2nd place (2011) (2010)
Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators World Wide (2011, 2010 & 2009)
Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art (2011, 2010, 2007 & 2005)
3×3 Illustration Awards Annual Proshow (2010 & 2008)
Society of News Design: Best Sports page Design (2010)
MaoMao Publications Source Illustration Book (2010)
DWAA Excellence in Illustration (2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007)
Creative Quarterly 17 – 3rd place Best in Illustration awards show (2009)
Applied Arts Illustration Awards Annual (2009, 2004 & 2002)
Society of Illustrators LA Awards Annual 47 (2009)
Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Awards (2007)
Black Book AR100 Awards Show (2007)
The Artist’s Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition (2007)
Applied Arts: Young Blood: New Talent Commanding Our Attention (2006)
Artists & Graphic Designers Market Handbook (2006)
Conflux 3: International Art Show (2006)
Kenneth R Wilson Memorial Award for Outstanding Illustration (2004)
Graphic Exchange Art Award (2003)