Anthony Calvert is a freelance illustrator and editorial designer.
He has been interested in publishing since age 12, when he designed the local school newspaper – The Spence Gazette – on an Apple IIGS.
Thirteen years (and several yearbooks) later he completed a BA Graphic Design (Hons) at the University of Canberra, where he also designed the student magazine Curio.
In 2002 he moved to the UK to pursue a career in editorial design. From 2003 to 2005 he worked as senior designer on Performance Bikes magazine.
From 2005 to 2007 he worked for FHM magzine – the UK’s biggest selling men’s magazine and winner of the PPA International consumer magazine of the year award. As deputy art editor he gained experience across all areas of magazine production – from concept development to approving final proofs – while working to maintain and evolve the visual style of the magazine.
He was also responsible for generating visual concepts for feature, fashion and cover stories; art directing photo shoots; working with the marketing department to design promotional materials and maintain brand consistency across different platforms. He worked closely with the pre-press team to deliver the highest possible production values and print quality.
Anthony is presently based in Sydney, Australia, where he enjoys playing beach cricket, attending life drawing classes and working for various freelance clients (including ACP – Australia’s largest publishing company).