About
Owen Gildersleeve is a designer, papercraft illustrator and set maker. His illustrations often play with light and shadow, frequently combining multiple-layered papercuts with graphical forms and hand-rendered typography. He also enjoys collaborating with photographers, animators, and stylists to help bring his ideas to life. Owen's playful, hand-crafted creations won him a prestigious ADC Young Guns 9 award in 2011, and have seen him produce illustrations and designs for an array of international clients. His work has been exhibited in London, New York, and Tokyo. A University of Brighton graduate, he is now based in London where he works from a shared studio.

Owen is also part of the Evening Tweed design collective, a member of Many Hands and a drummer for the bands Owen & The Eyeballs and Old Mayor.


Clients
Ben & Jerry's, Rolex, Cadbury, The New York Times, Wallpaper*, Royal Mail, The Guardian, Global Blue, Harrods, Procter & Gamble, Wired, The British Council, Maersk, The Tate, Nestea, Scientific American, Gap, NSPCC, Lactofree, Money Magazine, Morr Music, Motilo, I.D. Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, It's Nice That, Anorak Magazine, and more.

Agencies & Publishers
Wieden + Kennedy, Fallon, Lost Boys international, VSA Partners, Conde Nast,
Isobel, Portobello Books, Frog Design, Magpie Studio, Keller Maurer, Designersblock,
Vic & Olivier Publishing, If You Could, YCN, and more.


Awards
ADC Young Guns 9 Winner / 2011 / Art Directors Club, New York
TDC 55 Winner / 2009 / Type Directors Club, New York


Talks & Workshops
Many Hands D&AD New Blood Workshop / 28th June 2012 / London
Apple Talk: Owen Gildersleeve / 26th March 2012 / Apple Store, Regent Street, London
How We Got to Where We Are Now: Evening Tweed / 2011 / Brighton University


Exhibitions
A Family Affair / 24th May 2012 / Fallon, London
A Baker's Dozen / April 2012 / Ted Baker, New York
ADC Young Guns 9 Exhibition / 13th Oct - 3rd Nov 2011 / Art Directors Club, New York
Pick Me Up / 16th - 27th March 2011 / Somerset House, London
Hello London / 2nd - 30th August 2010 / PARCO, Tokyo, Japan
Turn Up the Colour / 30th July - 30th August 2010 / Analogue Books, Edinburgh
Who's In Charge / 5th - 16th July 2010 / Dreamspace Gallery, London
Fallon Festival / 10th - 13th May 2010 / Fallon, London
Pick Me Up / 23rd April - 3rd May 2010 / Somerset House, London
Interiors 2010 / January 2010 / Birmingham NEC, UK
TDC 55 Winner / 2009 / Type Directors Club, New York
Square Up the Year / December 2009 / NO:ID Gallery, London
The Decked Project / August 2009 / Stolen Space Gallery, London
Story Motel / May 2009 / Owl & Lion, Edinburgh
Cut It Out / March 2009 / Open Space Gallery, Beacon, New York, USA
It's Nice That // Original Format / September 2008 / The Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth
Into the Woods / June 2008 / Free Range, London


Press & Publications
Owen Gildersleeve: Paper cuts / Computer Arts Magazine / 2012
Paper, Wood And A Few THings We Found / Elephant Magazine / Summer 2011
Digital Arts Feature / Digital Arts Magazine / April 2011
Hello Uk Graphics! / Pie International, Japan / 2010
Issue#4 / Carne Magazine / July 2010
Five Illustrators to Watch this Year / Computer Arts Magazine / May 2010
DareDevils / Anorak Magazine / March 2010
Interiors 2010 / Mix Magazine / March 2010
Papercraft: Design And Art With Paper / Gestalten / September 2009
London Eye: Owen Gildersleeve / Quotation Magazine / April 2009
Tangible: High Touch Visuals / Gestalten / January 2009
Typomofo: Type Morphing Into Forms / Page One Publishing / December 2008
Stereographics: Graphics In New Dimensions / Victionary / October 2008
Graphic 12: Customise This / Bis Publishing / 2007


Online Press
Occupy
Grain Edit
FormFiftyFive
It's Nice That
Computer Arts
Strictly Paper
The Strange Attractor
Inspiration Lab
Notes From the Underground
Pattern Pulp