Dave Hopkins is an illustrator with a very well established reputation, who specialises in all forms of line work.
His styles range from modern to traditional, incorporating pen and ink, pastiches of steel and wood engravings, and various woodcut styles, all in black and white as well as colour. He is highly regarded for his great attention to detail, always answers the brief, and is proud of the fact that he has never missed a deadline or had a rejection in his long career. Over the years he has won many awards for his work which spans every genre in the business.
His illustrations for the advertising industry have been seen in newspapers and magazines, on posters, on TV, as logos and also animated on the net. He has worked for clients such as Boots, Tesco, P&O, Lloyds, Yellow Pages, Johnnie Walker, Barclays, Abbey National, and most recently for Channel 4, and the popular PG Tips ‘Monkey’ campaign through Mother Advertising.
He has produced beautiful packaging illustrations ranging from biscuits to beer, from wine labels to whisky, for clients such as Waitrose, Grants, Haig, Schwartz, Robertsons, Whittard, Highland Spring and many many more.
His editorial work has appeared in every type of magazine from Penthouse to The Economist, from Mojo to The Grocer, and his illustrations are found in hundreds of books, both adult and childrens, both fiction and non fiction.
Unbelievably Dave still finds time to paint and draw for pleasure, where he can indulge his passion for music and helping young unsigned bands with their publicity and identities, particularly his own son’s band ‘The Dealers’.