Tom McLean

A passionate online illustrator based in Cambridge looking to help you create a visually engaging message.

Live Online Illustration!
I specialise in live illustrating your message while you talk. Now online I can simply jump on any conference call and add some much needed fun and colour.
What is a Live Online Illustrator?
Zoom and other video conferencing programmes are great tools, but after almost a year of constant use they are starting to stagnate and audiences are not engaging
I can change that, live illustrating your talk or conference adds a novel animated experience to your message, that can be easily shared and saved. 
How does it work?
What this consists of is simply me joining your call and through a shared screen, live illustrating your message in a fun and colourful way from my iPad. You would then get a finished high quality digital illustration that you can share, and an animation of your illustration being made. If you want to take it any further I can offer other illustration and animation services to help communicate your message.
I have helped a range of clients through what has been a challenging year for everyone, drop me an email if you would like to add some much needed joy to your call.
Example of a Finished Live Illustration and Process Video
Clients Include
"Tom executed the vision for a video on our annual plan beautifully. Smooth communications, super creative execution, and wonderful illustrations throughout. Tom is super talented and I look forward to working with him again in the future."
 Aanjalie Roane, Director of Communicators, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers Canada
Previous Live Illustrations
Have some more questions? Get in touch!
Email asking for a free consultation call where we can discuss how live illustrations could spread some joy to your business.
Thank you!
Some Testimonials
"Tom was an absolute pleasure to work with. I couldn't have been happier with the illustrations he drew for my book, and I plan on hiring him again many times in the future!" 
Phil Torres, Author and Scholar,
"Tom was so easy to work with, really quick with communication, and his live drawings added an exciting creative element to the Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk 2020! We look forward to working with him again at future events."
Clare Arnstein, Centre Co-ordinator, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
“Tom was recommended to me by a colleague.  His use of animation to bring his graphic notations to life boosts your reading of the illustrations. This feature is added value, especially whilst we can’t hold live events.  A viewer can still have the pleasure of seeing the image produced before their eyes.
Tom is very patient and works quickly and efficiently, leaving room for feedback. He responsive at short notice and we’d be happy to work with him again.”
Akua Obeng-Frimpong, Arts Development Officer, Community Services, Cambridge City Council

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