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PORTFOLIO

& Resume
Visual Storyteller + Graphic Artist

2010
08033510957, 01-7743661
o_akinseye2007@hotmail.com
http://olusolaakinseye.blogspot.com
P. O. Box 10572, Marina, Lagos
Contents
Contents
3 Resume

5 Book Illustrations

11 Line Art

13 Portrait Illustrations

18 Portraits

22 Paintings

25 Comics & Cartoons

28 Graphic Designs

33 Creative Writing

34 Contact Information

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Resume
Resume
Olusola Akinseye loved drawing as a child. He earned an A1 in
Fine Arts in his WAEC exams. He has since worked as an artist,
graphic designer, publisher, and writer. He has authored several
publications for young readers.

Although he is self-taught, Olusola Akinseye has drawn cultural


inspiration from his physical and literary environment and infuses
the discipline of draughtsmanship from such illustration masters as
Norman Rockwell and J C Leyendecker. This combination of local
and foreign influences have given his art a unique quality much
appreciated and sought for by his clients.

As a graphic artist, he is competent in the use of traditional tools


of illustration: watercolours, gouache, pastels, oils, and graphite.
In addition, his studio is technologically up-to-date with the
newest addition of the Cintiq 12WX tablet set. Olusola Akinseye is
comfortable working in any form of 2D digital art and is an
accomplished vector graphics illustrator and designer.

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Resume
Resume
Olusola Akinseye has worked extensively in educational and comic
book publishing. He has also serviced NGOs with rural women
development and pro-democracy agendas. He has demonstrated
the ability to understand and aptly interpret technical briefs and
abstract details. A quality he developed while earning a degree in
Mathematics and a post graduate qualification in Computer Science
(University of Lagos, Akoka).

His list of clients include The Comics Hut, Lantern Books, CitiBank
Nig Ltd, Macmillan Publishers, and National Democratic Institute.

In 2004, a storybook he illustrated bagged an honourary mention


from the NOMA Awards jury. In 2007, he was short-listed for the
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awards, Switzerland. In 2008, he was
awarded the Illustrator Award for Africa by Macmillan Publishers.

He manages a comic book studio in Ikeja


and an home-studio at Obawole, off Iju
Road, Lagos State, where he accepts
commissions on freelance basis.

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Book Illustrations
Book Illustrations

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Book Illustrations
Book Illustrations

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Book Illustrations
Book Illustrations

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Book Illustrations
Book Illustrations

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Book Illustrations
Book Illustrations

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Book Illustrations
Book Illustrations

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Line Art
Line Art

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Line Art
Line Art

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Portrait Illustratio
Portrait Illustrations

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Portrait Illustratio
Portrait Illustrations

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Portrait Illustratio
Portrait Illustrations

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Portrait Illustratio
Portrait Illustrations

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Portrait Illustratio
Portrait Illustrations

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Portraits
Portraits

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Portraits
Portraits

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Portraits
Portraits

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Portraits
Portraits

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Paintings
Paintings

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Paintings
Paintings

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Paintings
Paintings

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Comics & Cartoon
Comics & Cartoons

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Comics & Cartoon
Comics & Cartoons

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Comics & Cartoon
Comics & Cartoons

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Graphic Designs
Graphic Designs

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Graphic Designs
Graphic Designs

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Graphic Designs
Graphic Designs

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Graphic Designs
Graphic Designs

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Graphic Designs
Graphic Designs

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Comic books
My comic book credits under The Comics Hut publications include scripting
for over 30 titles, adaptation of over 100 novels and storybooks and creation
of several comic book series for both culturally relevant African tales and
religious stories.

Anthology publications
A comic book adaptation of the Yoruba folklore Oluronbi and The Iroko Man
was published in the 2008 e Mediterraneo Africa Comics Anthology and a
comic book retelling of Isaiah chapter 53 was published in the 2007 Comix35
International Comics Anthology.

Copy writing
I developed copy for a line of
promotional posters for
Virtue Series comics. These
posters were distributed during
a publicity campaign in Lagos
State.

Character creation
Several fictional characters have being created during
my scripting career. These include Oba Agberaga and
Cunny Tortoise.

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Contact
Contact
MOBILE: 08033510957

HOME STUDIO: 01-7443661

E-MAIL: o_akinseye2007@hotmail.com

STUDIO JOURNAL: http://olusolaakinseye.blogspot.com

WEBSITE: http://olusolaakinseye.carbonmade.com

POSTAL: P. O. Box 10572, Marina, Lagos

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Creativity is not just ‘work’...
It’s LIFE. And I love it!