Joel Lardner is an Illustrator and graphic artist based in the UK. His constantly evolving practice has spilled onto newspapers, book jackets, fashion advertising, T-shirts, and even snowboards.

Recent authorial projects have included collaborations with photographer Dan Tobin Smith (The Krystal World) and an investigation of storytelling via the tradition of illustrated picture books (The Queen of Spades).

Ornament and pattern feed Lardner’s enthusiasm drawing and graphic art. This provides a way of understanding the themes of beauty and decay that permeate his work. He is currently exploring new opportunities and directions for illustration in his role as Senior Lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth.