kimfolio The web portfolio of Kim McGillivray, illustrator.


I am an experienced illustrator with an open-minded approach to image-making. I have provided artwork to many international clients in publishing, press, design and marketing.

My illustrations have complemented the writing of Iain Banks, Irvine Welsh, Muriel Spark & Gil Scott Heron, amongst others. Many years of experience mean that I can absorb a text and thoughtfully translate it into imagery for an effective book cover, editorial feature or brand story.

I have also contributed weekly illustrations for national newspapers- in collaboration with regular columnists and with my own satirical series. I can, therefore, make a creative contribution to projects in many forms and media. Increasingly, I'm exploring the creative possibilities of motion imagery on screen.

I bring this experience and expertise to Art College education and have, for several years, overseen and delivered programmes in Illustration and Communication Design (at degree & diploma levels). I'm happy teaching in the studio or lecture theatre (and now online), as well as providing the wider requirements of higher education (assessment, feedback & pastoral care).

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Clients include:
Press:New Scientist, MOJO, GQ, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, INK, Sunday Herald, Holyrood, Big Issue & others....

Publishing (UK, US & worldwide):
Penguin, MacMillan, Random House, Headline, Transworld, Time Warner, Harper Collins, Picador, Canongate, Little Brown, Scholastic, Farrar Strauss & Giroux, Orion, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hyperion, Opus plus others in China, Canada, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Norway & Finland...

Design & Marketing:
Whitespace, British Council, McKinseys, BP, Safeways, Brew Dog, Wolffe, BAT, Yes Scotland, Union Advertising, TBWA GGT, BV Group, Geometry, Redpath, Still Waters Run Deep, Nat West, Standard Life...