Originally trained in fine art and traditional painting techniques, Alexander Jackson went on to study Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, where he developed a more graphical style. Influenced by pop-culture, film, music, animation and a very broad range of visual art, his work often deals with responding to mainstream media, while at the same time showing a keen interest in character.
He has produced editorial illustration as well as work for comics, children’s books, illustrations for short stories, book covers, portraits and murals. His children’s book, Jenny’s Bath, was acknowledged by 3×3.
Apart from illustration he spends his time being involved in musical projects including fronting an Edinburgh based experimental rock band, Heavy Weather or Invaders from Space. He also writes and is still painting.
Clients include PUMA, BBH, Gerald Duckworth, Cracked Eye magazine, The List magazine, The Skinny, NHS Scotland