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Robert Carter
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Robert Carter is a multiple award-winning, illustrator. Born in St. Albans, England, he moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. He went on to study Art and Illustration, graduating from the prestigious Sheridan College School of Art and Animation.

A professional illustrator for nearly two decades, 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 its speed and flexibility.

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.


Arena Theatre

Alberta Venture

American Airlines

Atlanta magazine

BC Business

BBC Focus magazine

Benjamin Moore

Boston Business Journal

Boy’s Life magazine

Canadian Business

Chicago magazine

Claims Journal

Deliver magazine

Dogs In Canada

Grip magazine

Gyro Advertising

Harvard Business Review

Harvard University Press

Investment Advisor

Impact magazine

LA Times

Ode magazine

On The Bay

Outdoor Canada

Pacifico Beer

Penguin Publishing

Philadelphia magazine

Quirk Books

Ramp Creative Design

Scholastic Inc

Simon & Schuster

Star Tribune

Time Out Chicago

Volks Wagon

Washington Post

West Jet Airlines

White Wolf Publishing

Worth Publishers

Wunderman Advertisings


3x3 Illustration Awards Annual Pro-show: (2021 Silver Award, 2020, 2018, 2016, 2010, 2008)

Society of Illustrators LA Awards Annual: (2021 Gold Award, 2020 Patrick Nagel Award of Excellence, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 Bronze, 2011, 2010 Silver, 2009)

American Illustration Awards: (2021) Archive: (2019, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2009)

Infected By Art: (2021, 2020)

ijungle Illustration Awards: Book category (2021)

CreativeQuarterly: (2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2009-3rd place Best in Illustration awards show)

Hiii Illustration Awards: Best of the Best and Merit Awards (2020)

The Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards: (2020)

CanadianNational Magazine Awards: (2020 Best in Illustration Nomination, 2019 Best in Illustration Nomination, Silver for Best in Illustration 2018)

AppliedArts Illustration Awards Annual: (2019, 2009, 2004, 2002)

CommunicationArts Illustration Awards Annual: (2019, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006)

Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art: (2019, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005)

Creative Quarterly's 100 Best of 2018 (2019)

Society of Illustrators NY Awards Annual: (2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2007)

Society of News Design: (2018, 2017 Silver Medal, Awards of Excellence 2016, 2015 Best Sports page 2010)

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Very impressive portfolio of work!

Your work has gone to another level this past year.

Stay healthy, happy and strong.

Your works are beautiful and inspiring.

Please keep up the great work, and thank you.

Great to meet you! Your illustrations are super awesome!
How do you come up with your ideas?