Sean Freeman

"It's really gone off this year," declares Sean Freeman, the brains behind design studio There Is, and one of the most exciting and innovative illustrators to emerge from the UK in recent years. He's right: with a striking nationwide project for the Department of Transport plastered across the capital's buses, and festivals up and down the country, not to mention a stunning back-catalogue peppered with work for the likes of Nike and VH1, it was only a matter of time before the 23-year-old designer got himself noticed.

"It's been a weird snowball effect," he reflects. "I was working full time and doing my personal projects in the evenings, then the first commission came in from The New York Times. It was a really small piece, $250 - I thought, 'Wow! You can actually make money off this.' Then the next piece came in from Esquire mag, and then another piece came in, and another."

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