Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work - Chuck Close

Paul Ryding is a Belfast-based commercial illustrator whose work continually examines the human figure; what can be expressed and communicated, sometimes involuntarily by the topographical landscape of the face.

He has also continued to promote ethical practices within the Illustration industry as a lecturer and an external adviser for the Association of Illustrators. He has also held several talks on contemporary illustration as well as writing for a number of journals including Varoom magazine. 



Kesselskramer, WIRED, Adidas, Santander, Foreign Policy, BBC, Toronto Marlies, The Guardian, Politico, Creative Review, Drygate, Fortune Magazine, Spiegel & Grau, Easyjet, Modus, Brewbot, Bauer Media, Desert Companion, American Airlines, Random House, Institutional Investor, Sharp Magazine, ALM Media, INK publishing, Prospect Magazine, ESPN, Archant Media, Holland & Barrett, Cincinatti Magazine,



"The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration" - Anova (2009)

"Illustration Now! Vol.4" - Taschen (2011)

"Becoming a Successful Illustrator" - Bloomsbury (2013)