Cartoons are timeless and give INSTANT impact to any business!
I've been creating original vector characters, mascots and logos for countless satisfied clients and I can help your business when it comes to creating your own original cartoon creation too.

Looking to boost the image of your business?

Johnny Depp a tad too busy to front your latest campaign? Angelina Jolie a bit out of budget? Why not use a cartoon character instead! Cartoon characters are fantastic marketing tools if you want to attract the right customers and liven up your marketing. They are fun, positive and create lasting appeal for companies and products alike. Famous brands such as Michelin, Green Giant, McDonalds, Twitter or even The Olympic Games can't be wrong, can they?
A good cartoon character will do, and be exactly what you want - with all the star quality. As the face of your company, they will always turn up on time and never demand yellow jelly beans on tap. They might even make a few of your customers chuckle in the process!
I can update an existing character, or create a brand new mascot to promote your product, brand, or service. Cartoon mascot design also goes hand-in-hand with my cartoon logo services. A cartoon logo incorporating your character or mascot is the perfect way to brand your business, blog or website and get those sales and web traffic flowing!
As it happens, creating appealing cartoon mascots, logos and characters is my speciality where the only limit is your imagination; people, animals, aliens - nothing is impossible in the world of cartoons!

I pride myself on having worked with some high profile clients whilst also being a small, nimble and productive company that can give your cartoon the quality and attention it deserves.
My ethos is to provide the best quality cartoon illustrations possible for those who appreciate the value of sound, considered design.

So if you're looking for professional custom cartoon tailored to your exact specification, then look no further!

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A full package of files, ready for web and print and scalable to ANY physical size with zero loss in quality
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Unlimited concept modifications - I'll keep drawing until you're happy (within reason!)
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Excellent value for money! My competitive rates aren't expensive and greedy, nor are they 'cheap' and rushed!
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Additional character poses at even better rates
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Full, exclusive image rights for your company
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Agency expertise and professionalism - minus the middle man!
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1-2-1 customer service from someone that cares! I aim to keep things transparent, simple and straightforward for you
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A large range of print solutions - large or small, just ask. I occasionally work from inside a large print house so chances are I can handle that for you too!
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Lifetime support - I'll be here to help long with anything you need after receiving your final files
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And best of all: Quality, experience, knowledge and reputation.
Using my years of experience in design fundamentals, I'd love to help you take your business to the next level and bring lasting appeal. If you're not sure what you want, drop me a line anyway and i'd be happy to help you create something with max appeal for your business image!

Why give your business less than it deserves?
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Emma has worked with the Celebrity Chef Aldo Zilli organic baby food project since the initial concept stage. Always ensuring we meet our production deadlines and exceeding all expectation, she has been able to interpret our design ideas down to the finest detail without even meeting our in-house team in person. Friendly, fun and a pleasure to work with, we are looking forward to expanding the BabyZilli range and brand with Emma's invaluable input.
Emily Woodward. Baby Zilli Project Manager.
I want to say that I'm impressed with your breadth of knowledge and level of professionalism.
Darrin Bentley,
What I really like about Emma's designs are that they display approachability with a touch of fun and humour, which is often lacking in photos or on business marketing materials.
Carol Chadwick - PanelMaster UK
Thank you so much for all your help, you have really been so kind and have truly grasped the essence of our brand. Everyone that's seen the cuddlers absolutely loves them!
Bilyana Apostilova,
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Emma Knowles (The artist formally known as Anderton)
Freelance Cartoon Illustrator and artist • Bolton, UK
+44 (0)7734706948
(Please e-mail me for mailing address or to schedule a Skype or FaceTime call)

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    Featured Brief: Hired by the UKs leading logistics company, this brief required a life-size update of their existing health and safety mascot to motivate staff with a lighter hearted approach to a serious message. The company were so pleased, they then re-commissioned more poses and a staff t-shirt design.
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