Portfolio: Darel Seow

Darel Seow is a London-based illustration originally from Singapore.

London-based illustrator Darel Seow, originally from Singapore, loves to tell stories through his work, and particularly enjoys drawing animals. Here, he tells us more and shares his portfolio.

Where did you train?

I am currently studying illustration at Central Saint Martins.

What techniques and approaches do you use most?

It's always about the idea for me. I spend too much time thinking! The style follows after, chosen to best illustrate my concept.

What materials and tools to you work with most?

I like working with line so my trusty pencils and pens are a favourite, especially when doodling. I tend to finish them off digitally, though.

What clients have you worked for?

I've designed for Threadless, DODOCase and Gap.

Who are your biggest influences?

I love the work of Charley Harper, capturing the essence of nature with the simplest of forms.

What are you working on now?

I'm currently working on a children's book.

What is your dream commission?

Probably something related to the Natural History Museum.

Singapura is inspired by the rich fauna indigenous to Singapore.

Am I A won the Dysfunctional Families Challenge on Threadless.

Sandy the Lion and Bubbles the Snow Leopard (see next slide) are part of an ongoing series exploring childhood imagination.

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The Woods was selected as part of the inaugural DODOcase design challenge.

Oh Carp.

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The Pen and the Sword explores the enduring battle of brawn and brain.


Furniture is a series of taxidermy objects, inspired by Freud’s essay on The Uncanny.

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