Design & Art Direction
Binny is an award winning versatile strategic creative consultant. Binny has worked across a large range of mediums to create unique and inspiring branding campaigns. Through market research and competitor analysis Binny works with the client to create the right brief and market positioning. She then will create an original tailored solution, and ensure it is implemented to exacting specifications.
Illustration & Textiles
Binny’s Illustration and surface pattern design can be found across a vast range of applications including: Restaurants, Fabric, Packaging, Advertising campaigns, Wallpaper, Books and Magazine Editorial.
Illustration & Textiles for Children
With a touch of the whimsy and a feel for the surreal, Binny Talib’s work transports her audience into a magical journey of childhood dreams. At the heart of her illustrations is a youthful freshness and naivety that will create childhood memories that will linger for a lifetime.
Binny is an award winning illustrator, textile and surface pattern designer whose hand-drawn and playful illustrations have secured licencing deals across major Australian and international children’s clothing brands, children’s toys, interior design, books, album covers and greeting cards. Her personal collections continue to grow, from developing her own children’s clothing label to an expanding collection of interior and fashion textiles.
Her warm Australian spirit is embraced internationally and she is currently working with brands and publishers in New York, previously her work has appeared widely across the US, UK, Japan and Australia.
Binny’s illustration career has flowed on from a design background as an agency Art Director and Creative Director and an honours degree in Visual Communications.
Binny’s Wallpaper Collection can be purchased here.
Available here for iTunes.
Press & Interviews
ORIGAMI HEART, REVIEWS
There are some lovely reviews, here are a few of my favourites:
Adelaide Now DIANA CARROLL
Kabuki is a hipster rabbit-boy who wears a smart blue bow tie, drinks only the best snow-pea tea, and trims his vegetables into little hearts. At home, and in life, he “likes everything to be just so”. He is content but lonely, living in his “burrow in the sky, among the clouds of a metropolis”. This oriental make-believe world is populated by cats and rabbits and foxes.
Origami Heart is a delightful tale about love and trust and friendship that will appeal to readers of all ages. The conversational narration fizzes with wit and charm, and the illustrations have a vivid sophistication with wonderful layers of creative detail. Fans of Sneaky Sam will recognise Binny’s distinctive hand-drawn style in this beautiful book, which won three international awards. Reading Origami Heart, alone or to a little person, will make you happy.
The Little Bookworm
This charming picturebook by … Binny is delicate, delightful and different. Every year the stylistic range of Australian picture books deepens – we’re in a golden age!
Starts at 60, KAREN JONES
There is one word for this book. Exquisite!….This is such a simple yet profound story. Illustrated in vintage colours and style, yet it deals with loneliness, isolation and expectation in the human heart. Children are not exempt from these feelings, and it is possible to see the beginnings of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with Kabuki’s preoccupation for order and neatness.
I loved this book, not just because I could identify with Kabuki and his sense of loss when Koko did not arrive on the promised visit, but because although it is a simple story, it is a useful tool in order to engage with small children as they deal with their feelings, obsessions and the disappointments of a grown up world. Even though sad, Kabuki can rearrange his feelings by turning his heart into an origami plane – and that is what brings joy back to him. The book escapes sentimentality, although it invoked strong feelings in me even as an adult. It is so skilfully written, and although short in length, it would be a wonderful addition to any child’s library.
Binny herself is an award-winning textile designer and artist. Yet she has so clearly written about feelings and setbacks and reveals that she also has an astute understanding of human nature. I loved this book and believe it would be a treasure on any child or adult’s bookshelf.
The Design Files Interview
Wallpaper review Design Sponge
Kids Books review Sneaky Sam
Wallpaper review Sydney Morning Herald Domain
Sneaky Sam App review by Kirkus
The Perfect Flower girl Book review
Advent App Review by Mashable here
Sneaky Sam App reviewed By Babyology
Advent App Review By Crazy Mikes Apps Here
Wallpaper review by Babyology
Wallpaper review by Candle pop
Interview for Mcgrath Magazine, read online here
Interview for Illustrators Australia Outline Magazine, read the online PDF
Binny’s client list includes:
Hodder Books UK
Scholastic New York
Blue Apple Books
Marian Heath Greeting Cards
Allen & Unwin Publishing
Pearson Education Publishing
Curtis Jones & Brown Advertising
Siegel gale Advertising
Mc Cann-Erikson Advertising
Jack Morton Advertising
Bird Cow Fish
Go Home Junior
Kahn Lucas USA
The Print Market
Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong 2016
The Fraser Studios
Wards 17 & 18 Callan Park Rozelle Sydney