Dean Gorissen

11:18 PM

Dean Gorissen has been illustrating professionally since 1992.

His editorial work has appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, and he is a frequent contributor to ‘The Big Issue’.

Commercially, he works in a range of techniques and approaches, enabling him to provide a tailored approach for a variety of corporate, retail and packaging clients.

Among other awards, his work has appeared in Communication Arts Illustration Annual, The Australian And New Zealand Illustration Awards and the MADC. Additionally, Dean has produced character designs for major food and beverage brands, as well as adapting his own character designs for Penguin’s best-selling 'Deadly' books by Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman for the Deadly animated series.

His children's book 'I got a Rocket!' written by Matt Zurbo and also published by Penguin, was short listed for the Crichton Award for Book Illustration and has also recently been produced as an animated television series with SLR productions and Taffy Entertainment. It airs on Network Ten Australia.

As well as other book projects, Dean has illustrated 'Ten Little Elvi' a counting book based on the "lives" of Elvis Presley for US publisher Tricycle Press.