Kyle Bean is a London based illustrator, art director and maker. He creates playful, concept-driven imagery for a variety of editorial and commercial projects as well as installations for fashion brands and events. Kyle’s work is usually characterized by a whimsical and meticulous reappropriation of everyday materials and handcrafted techniques which often straddle the boundaries between illustration, sculpture and set design. Kyle particularly enjoys problem solving and developing appropriate and witty solutions to project briefs.
As well as working on smaller projects alone, Kyle regularly enjoys collaborating with still life photographers and other makers. Kyle was recognized as an ADC Young Gun in 2011 and has since exhibited in a number of shows across Europe showcasing Kyle’s passion for communication through tactile media.
Wallpaper*, Financial Times, Vogue, Diesel, Wired, New York Times, Selfridges, Hermes, Liberty, GQ Magazine, Viewpoint Magazine, VMAN, Louis Vuitton, Scientific American, Design Museum, CUT Magazine, Computer Arts, Peugeot, Time, Lloyds Bank, Men’s Health, Gucci, Nature, Fast Company, The Guardian, Whole Living, The Atlantic, Matthew Williamson, ICON, Intercontinental Hotels, MODUS, Mr Porter, EasyJet, Google, Prudential, Esquire, The Gourmand, Greensource, Moo, Kinfolk, IDEO