Iain Denby

I…

studied

furniture design at Leeds College Of Art at the end of the 70s and went on to make hand-made furniture to commission with a local cabinet maker. Two years later I became a kitchen designer

won

the 1987 Zanussi ‘Kitchen Designer Of The Year’ award –a national competition with 5K prize money and a funky custom-made silver trophy. I was a kitchen designer for 12 years.

learnt

my trade using traditional perspective set-ups and marker rendering techniques on an A0 sized drawing board. I was hugely influenced by the great futurist artist Syd Mead and the slick illustrative styles employed by car designers of the 80s.

played

bass guitar in a pop/rock band during the 80s. We supported Lionel Richie (hello?) for three nights at Birmingham’s NEC. I was also Bill Nelson’s (of Be Bop Deluxe fame) bass player for a short period of time -recording his 1986 album ‘Getting The Holy Ghost Across’ after touring America and Canada.

migrated

over from illustrating domestic interiors to architecture gradually during the 90s and switched from using traditional techniques to digital around 2000.

joined

The Society Of Architectural Illustration in 1992 and was awarded Fellowship in 2000. I was one of the first to introduce the society to the wonders of creating architectural images digitally.

enjoy

running regularly. I’ve run eight marathons and one ultra-marathon in the last ten years. I’m also a UKA Leader in Running Fitness and a Pose Method Running Technique Specialist.