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illustrator Adrian Cartwright offers a bespoke illustration service to customers in the UK and internationally.
Illustration styles lean towards a technical end with information illustration and "How to" graphic illustrations.

Planet illustration was established in 1990, and has worked with companies like The Royal Society and NHS London in the UK, and internationally Sony Columbia Pictures and Apple Inc.


Reviews (17)

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Phoebe Lindsley

8 February 2018

Completely professional, reliable and pleasant to deal with. Went above and beyond what was needed for the project and would definitely recommend to anyone.


Robert Boyd

20 June 2017

Adrian was both patient and thorough. He mastered our brief and produced dozens of illustrations for us, all of which are spot on. My advise is don't bother shopping around, if you like what you see, go for it. More...


Lesedi Motaung

15 June 2017

Adrian assisted Nanagar Comics at a fast rate... Now we have options of illustrators to illustrate our Universe


Jowita Emberton

31 January 2017

I have worked with Adrian on a few projects for some of my clients. The work he's done was great! He pays attention to details, is reliable, friendly and professional. I'd definitely work with him again.

Highly recommended!


Danny Gregory

6 May 2016

Adrian provides a fantastic service for whatever your needs are. He is flexible to budgets and deadlines, with detailed consultations to ensure he gives the best possible results. The final products are always of great quality and I would definitely recommend. More...


Sara C

7 April 2016

I have recently worked with Adrian on a sizeable job for one of our clients. I loved the look of his work so thought I'd give him a go. His response to my initial enquiry was quick and his price competitive. He's easy to work with and produced all of the work, on-time to a very high standard. I would definitely use him again when the need arises and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others. More...


Mark Robinson

21 March 2016

We have know and used Planet Illustration for a number of years. We find the input at briefing, comms during development and the final illustration(s) for the job all to be of the highest level. We are happy to recommend Planet to anyone looking for high quality illustration work. More...


Adrian Cartwright

23 October 2015

Celebrating 25 years as a Freelance illustrator, planet illustration is the next step in providing a professional illustrator service with high quality illustrations for Adrian Cartwright.
As an employee of Planet, I can say it's the best job in the world, and with the advancements in design over this time, I'm looking forward to see what the next 25 years will bring.


Yusuf Muhammad

9 September 2015

Adrian is really easy to work with. Professional and proficient service. Quality illustrations too.


nigel wilkins

3 September 2015

Just completed my first project with Adrian -- I and my client are delighted with the result and look forward to future projects going just as smoothly!


Elbow Marketing Ltd

14 February 2015

As a marketing company, we are always looking for talented people and experts in their field to support the work we do for our clients and top of that list, every time, is Planet Illustration.

Adrian Cartwright is so passionate and knowledgeable about the work he does for his clients he often goes above and beyond to ensure that he not only nails the brief but far exceeds both ours, and our clients expectations.

This level of quality is demonstrative in his portfolio with Planet Illustration providing drawings and info graphics for some of the biggest brands in the world.

A personal favourite are the technical drawings Adrian does for the engineering and manufacturing sector - the level of detail and accuracy is amazing considering the ease with which the final drawing is digestible.

I would thoroughly recommend Adrian and Planet Illustration.


Nick Ovenden

16 December 2014

As Design partner of NO-MO Strategic Marketing and Design Llp, I commissioned Adrian to produce five highly detailed maps for a Borough Council, based references from OS maps and other diagrams. Adrian interpreted what was needed very quickly and produced the final illustrations without any stress or problems.
He is a good, proactive, communicator, letting his clients know when the job will be ready. One of the few suppliers that I don't have to chase day by day!


Andy Enon

14 August 2014

I've used Adrien on a couple of occasions for illustrations for proposed construction projects.

He has come up with quality work when given very short deadlines and the vagest of briefs.

I couldn't recommend him more


Matt Edwards

13 August 2014

Planet literally saved our bacon!

We're a small film production company and needed a number of important illustrations producing.

We'd passed the work to our usual contact and the quality of their output was seriously missing the brief we had. We needed to get this situation fixed and fast.

I looked online for someone who was local to us in Derby and was impressed with the quality of Planet's portfolio. We needed a quick turnaround but also some consultative advice on how to achieve a general look for what was a high calibre client.

Despite being apprehensive about using someone new, Adrian at Planet Illustration literally couldn't have helped us more. He provided what I'd consider to be a proper old fashioned end to end service, delivering on time and most importantly on budget.

There was lots of salient questions asked about the brief and ideas given, which prompted us to produce in my mind a far better overall product.

I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian at Planet Illustration to anyone else who needed good quality illustrative work producing. FilmEditGo have built up a very good working relationship, whereby Planet now do all of our illustrative work.

Matt, Creative Director FilmEditGo



12 February 2014

Very professional, great imagination and a perfectionist. Everything I seek when looking for any business. Thank you for my fantastic business material. I will definitely use you again and recommend you. More...



10 February 2014

We've commissioned Planet for numerous projects over the years and have always been impressed with the results. Adrian always delivers high-quality illustrations on time as represents excellent value for money for our clients.


Andy Rudkin

10 February 2014

We've commissioned Planet for numerous projects over the years and have always been impressed with the results. Adrian always delivers high-quality illustrations on time as represents excellent value for money for our clients.