Fully Illustrated is actually just me, Michael Heald! I spent many years working within large agencies and then finally launched Fully Illustrated just over 10 years ago to pursue my dream of working exclusively within the games industry. 10 years later and I still love every day!
I encourage everyone to get in touch no matter how large or small your project. I founded Fully Illustrated with a view of working heavily with Indie’s and I understand how limited budgets can be. From one off UI designs and websites to fully fledged game art packages that span months, I’m always interested!
The world is a big place and even though the web has brought us all closer together, understanding different countries and different cultures is key to providing the right creative solution for each market. I’ve worked with most territories around the world, but the majority of my clients are based in the US, China and Europe.
UI and design work in general forms the backbone of Fully Illustrated’s work and with such a vast degree of experience that spans over a decade, the right solution is never far away!
Creating characters and the world’s within which they live for video games, brands and books is what makes Fully Illustrated tick. There is an unmatched magic to bringing a character to life!
Fully Illustrated has had the honour of creating some very well known brands over the last decade such as Discord, Giants Software, Torn Banner and the Cocos 2D. Branding is a big part of what Fully Illustrated offers!
Fully Illustrated not only assists other studios with their games but also develops original IP too. Wulverblade is the first big release which is hitting Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Steam in 2017!
Game trailers and logo idents through to character animation and 3D artwork, Fully Illustrated has a wealth of experience to offer and you can see examples of this work right here.
While these sorts of thing are never something to focus on when working on a project, its always nice to receive a nod of approval from the world. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to earn quite a few awards and press features, but here’s a few snapshots from a small selection of them.
Walking into the cosy Fully Illustrated studio is like walking into a slice of gaming history. Arcade machines, consoles, games and gaming merchandise are everywhere! There are literally hundreds possibly thousands of games here that provide a deep level of inspiration for every project. The collection also acts as a reference library too. Very handy indeed when you need to be thinking about a particular gaming mechanic, style or genre.!