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Motion & Animation

Gary Neill / Data breaches across borders

Gary Neill’s recent commission, an editorial illustration for Canadian Lawyer magazine, with options on how the legal profession can respond to cross border data breaches.

Gary Neill / WWI innovations

Gary Neill created this animated light bulb with a skull inside and various weapons circling around it from a previous commission for The Boston Globe about key innovations that occurred during WWI. Neill’s .gif is part of an ongoing series looking at how editorial illustration can work in digital publications and social media feeds.  

Gary Neill / America’s alpha male

Gary Neill illustrated an article for The London Business School Review on what people will do not to feel out of control. The article identifies society’s need to elect an alpha male to maintain the illusion of control. Neill’s editorial illustration of Trump at the podium in front of a red backdrop; his shadow looming large as a primate […]

Gary Neill / Ransomware attacks and cyber insurance for Lexpert magazine

Lexpe Gary Neill created a series of editorial illustrations for Lexpert magazine on ransomware attacks and cyber insurance.  Neill’s illustrations are featured in a blog post showing different sectors such as business, sport, technology, health, motion, and opinion. The illustrator’s vibrant and compelling style conveys the threat of cyber attack with strong visual concepts, bold color and […]

Gary Neill / Repairing genetics for The Economist

Gary Neill recently created an editorial illustration for The Economist for an article on genetic repairs to DNA in embryos. Neill’s colorful graphic of a strand of DNA’s double helix, inserted into a cell by the gloved hand of a lab scientist, appeared in print and online to promote the article to the newspaper’s 21-million Twitter followers.  

Illustrator Gary Neill / NEW WORK / NEW WEBSITE

There’s been a huge update over at with a new site design, lots of new work and an animated section too. Put the kettle on, make a brew and take a look when you can.


Following on from my nomination in the V&A Illustration Awards I was asked for my two penn’orth on the industry.

Gary Neill Illustrates THE JOURNALIST Magazine

A recent commission from Surgery Creations for the front cover of The Journalist magazine. The issue discussed the impact and influence that the brutal press coverage had in the Brexit debate.

Illustrator Gary Neill / Economic recovery – The Economist

Recent commission for The Economist about some positive signs of growth in the global economy.

Illustrator Gary Neill / DNA & ATHELTIC PERFORMANCE

Recent illustration for an article about whether some people are genetically more suited to become elite athletes or if it’s all about the training.

Illustrator Gary Neill / WEALTH MANAGEMENT COVER

A recent commission for Wealth Management magazine looking at the range of possible actions Donald Trump may take when in office. The fact that no-one really seems to know for sure whether this gamble will financially pay off or not was the key theme behind the image. Some of the initial roughs are below.

Illustrator Gary Neill / NEW BLOG POST

New blog post looking at the process and ideas behind a recent commission for The Nation.

Illustrator Gary Neill / THE NATION / FOREIGN POLICY

A recent commission for The Nation about the Obama administration foreign policy and how this may change under the next administration.

Illustrator Gary Neill / THE ECONOMIST / PENSIONS

A recent commission from The Economist that accompanied an article that discussed falling returns for pensioners on their retirement plans.

Illustrator Gary Neill / Animated collaboration

This is the beginning of a series of animated collaborations working with @mrgrifter who has done a splendid job in making my editorial illustrations move with humour and fluidity.

Illustrator Gary Neill / Mind Invasion

Gary Neill was part of ‘Mind Invasion’ a collage show at the Observer Building in Hastings, England. The show was a major survey of contemporary collage with close to 500 works exhibited. The opportunity allowed Gary to return to a simpler, analogue, way of making imagery.

Illustrator Gary Neill / VARIETY MAGAZINE

The lovely people over at Variety Magazine are big fans of illustration and use a wide range of great illustrators in a range of styles. I was lucky enough to work with them on a recent article about the one year anniversary of the Sony data hack and how Hollywood had adapted to this threat.

Illustrator and Animator Gary Neill / Animated experiments

This is part of an ongoing series where Gary is exploring how to animate editorial commissions previously used in print. Each animation loops in order to be able to work within social media news feeds or possibly magazine content that also has to work on tablet devices.

Illustrator Gary Neill / Your money or your data.

Recent commission for The Economist about ‘digital highwaymen’ encrypting an individuals data until they pay a ransom.

Gary Neill / Animated Experiments

I have recently begun experimenting with animating my work, trying to use motion to enhance how a concept is revealed to a viewer. These works in progress are currently being parked on a tumblr site before hopefully being unveiled on my new website in the new year.

Gary Neill / When Saturday Comes

Recent commission for the excellent When Saturday Comes magazine discussing the danger of moving some competitive English Premier League football fixtures abroad.

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