Jason Brooks, Pop Art Illustrator

06/21/2010 | By Shaun Laakso

Coloured by his vivid memories of people and places, digital illustrator and vector artist Jason Brooks injects a large amount of pop art cool into his stylized fashion, lifestyle, interior and travel images. Brooks’ brilliantly executed and visually stimulating artworks have inspired a whole generation of upcoming vector art talents.


The power of Jason Brooks’ vector illustrations lies in the wonderfully descriptive depictions of a hi-style, jet-set universe full of models, stylish clothes and design, exotic dream locations. Jason Brooks is without a doubt one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle illustrators. He is renowned for being one of the first artists to embrace and popularize computer technology in this field. His glamorous and inspirational illustrations and vector artworks can be seen anywhere: in fashion magazines and advertising, on album covers, posters, billboards and packaging.



Brooks was born in London on February 23, 1969. He grew up in Brighton, a city on the south coast of England. Brooks started drawing and painting at a very young age and received his first freelance commissions in his early teens. He studied graphic design at St. Martin’s College London where he won Vogue Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award for fashion illustration in 1992. Later he started working regularly for the British Vogue. As he traveled a lot, he kept track of his experiences in wonderful travel journals. Travel has been a persistent theme in his artworks and his adventures continue to inspire his vector artworks.

Jason Brooks later got a Master of Arts degree in illustration at the Royal College of Art. He did a series of assignments drawing at the fashion shows in Paris for The Independent Newspaper. Since then Brooks has done fashion series of the shows in New York for Visionaire and London Fashion Week for Elle. His artworks were chosen as visual identity for record labels, most remarkably for Hedkandi, which achieved sales of over 6 million albums featuring his famous vector girl artworks.



Every year Jason Brooks completes a series of projects for prestigious clients and brands around the world. This modernist pop art illustrator welcomes the experience of working with companies, art directors and people who share his energy, sense of style and creative spirit. His clients include renowned brands like Coca-Cola, Coty, Carlsberg, Ellesse, Finlandia Vodka, Audi, British Airways, BRB, Globetrotter, Guerlain, L'Oreal, Saatchi & Saatchi, Mark's Inc, Martini, Nike, Ritz Hotels, Ruggeri, Mercedes Benz, Mont Blanc, Niemann Marcus, Publicis, Tali, Safilo Sunglasses and Veuve Clicquot.



Jason Brooks’ distinctive visual language has changed the vector art world and illustration industry. As one of the pioneers of vector illustration, he set the standards of fashion drawing. His digital illustrations of the most beautiful girls against a backdrop of exotic locations or design settings are lovingly rendered with a lot of attention for details. Using his own rich imagination and travel souvenirs, Jason Brooks was one of the first illustrators to take advantage of the creative software of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. His cutting-edge iconography is created with a stylist’s eye for arrangement and balance. Brooks breathtaking girls look like contenders for the eye-candy role in a James Bond movie. The richness of his vector compositions provides both a powerful visual impact and eye-catching elegance.