Portfolio: Tobias Hall

Tobias Hall studied Illustration at Coventry University; and currently works for restaurant chain Zizzi as in-house designer.

Tobias Hall studied Illustration at Coventry University; and currently works for restaurant chain Zizzi as in-house designer.

Where did you train, and what did you specialise in?

I studied Illustration at Coventry University. 

What are your favourite tools?

When I’m drawing an illustration by hand, I mainly use pigment liners of varying weights. The majority of my work is put together in Photoshop though, where I’m a sucker for a Soft Light layer setting. 

What techniques do you use most?

I always start a piece by hand and then scan it into Photoshop to add colour and texture. Recently, I’ve introduced a far greater tonal range to my work, blocking out areas with the Pen tool and using the eraser and opacity to blend them in. 

What’s your favourite piece you’ve created?

I’d have to say Bound, which accompanied a poem in Popshot magazine. I like it’s simplicity.  

Which clients have you worked for?

I’m currently the in-house designer for Italian restaurant chain Zizzi, but I’ve also created pieces for Seattle magazine and The University of Pittsburgh. 

Bound


To accompany a poem in Popshot Magazine called 'When I say I have come to love you' by Gregory Heath, about someone who feels faited to continue loving their partner despite how badly they are treated.

Garlic Mustard

To accompany an article about invasive plants for Seattle Magazine. The article touches on Garlic Mustard and it's relative permanence once allowed to thrive.


David Rushida

It was impossible not to get inspired by what happened in London this Summer. This is one of a series of illustrations that I created focusing on iconic reactions to winning gold at London 2012.

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Mo Farah

It was impossible not to get inspired by what happened in London this Summer. This is one of a series of illustrations that I created focusing on iconic reactions to winning gold at London 2012.


Gizzi

An illustration of TV chef Gizzi Erskine for Zizzi. This was printed on to window vinyls for the launch night of Gizzi & Zizzi's collaborative menu.


Rhiannon

One of a series of 'Relievo' type experiments i'm working on at the moment. They're inspired by nineteenth century examples from Franklin Type Foundry.

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Zizzi Cichetti Menu

I'm lucky enough to have designed Zizzi's entire menu suite, for this one I decided to use bespoke hand lettering to light-heartedly explain Cichetti to the consumer.