I'm Ben Lambert, an illustrator with a passion for visual storytelling.
I love making art that's full of expressive detail and rich with little hints of story and wonder. My work encompasses digital painting, vector illustration, hand lettering, and custom type logo designs. I help clients bring their ideas, messages, and brand personalities to life.
Recently, I've begun work on my first graphic novel, Tangled Pines – a fantasy story for children focussing on a hero with Aspergers Syndrome.
Words from the blog
A female-academic-doctor-robot? Here's how I tackled designing a mascot for the Digital Ready program, run by the Tasmanian Department of State Growth.
Good design should be made to stand the test of time. But every so often, it's necessary to revisit an old project to bring it up to date with changing goals or industry trends. This is the story of how I approached one of my earliest logo design projects, and how it evolved alongside the business it was made to represent.
Ziggy's an awkward, introverted kid, and a bit of a worrywart. Being the centre of the story, I've spent more time thinking about how to communicate his personality than any other character.
Storyboards are a tool for planning out the key elements of a visual narrative without the added complications of detailed drawing and rendering. While they're rough and raw, there's a lot of problem solving going on even at this early stage.
I've been speaking about and working on the Aspire Project for quite some time now, and every so often I hear from folks who are eager to know how it's all going. Quite a lot has been happening behind the scenes, and things have progressed to the point where I can begin sharing more about our new story, Tangled Pines.
Creativity is always going to be a little mysterious, even to artists like myself. Every project and every client is different, but a basic understanding of the steps involved in developing a project does a lot to reduce the uncertainty inherent to the process. From early discussions to the final outcome, this is the approach I take to focus my efforts on solving the right problems, and giving the people I work with the very best results I'm capable of.
Definium is an advanced manufacturer of specialist technology solutions. They design, produce, and program Linux-based embedded systems for purpose-specific industrial applications. Discovering the essence of their new visual identity presented an exciting challenge. Here's how I did it.
Back in August of 2014, I set myself a crazy challenge to sharpen my figure drawing skills: draw one thousand gesture figures within a week.
The Aspire Project aims to inspire and empower children on the autism spectrum with a comic book that speaks to them at their own level. In November 2013, I gave a presentation at TEDxLaunceston about the history and inspiration behind the project, and what awaits it in the future.