Hello!
My name is Daniel Shubin, I'm a Russian graphic designer now based somewhere in Eastern Europe. My main areas of interest are character design, magazine graphics, posters and editorial illustrations.

I always open for cooperation.

for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
Esquire Magazine
for Esquire Magazine 2021
HOME BAKED cake mixes
HOME BAKED cake mixes
The character for cake mixes and package design
for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
Cover for a storybook
Cover for a storybook
I have made a cover for storybook of my friend Rodrigo Oliveira / Brazil
ILLUSTRATION FOR THE COVER OF SIBERIAN NEFT MAGAZINE
ILLUSTRATION FOR THE COVER OF SIBERIAN NEFT MAGAZINE
GAZPROM NEFT PJSC / www.gazprom-neft.ru Producer: Eugenia Antonova, Head of Visual Communications
ILLUSTRATION FOR THE COVER OF SIBERIAN NEFT MAGAZINE
ILLUSTRATION FOR THE COVER OF SIBERIAN NEFT MAGAZINE
HOME BAKED cake mixes / CHOCOLATE TASTE
HOME BAKED cake mixes / CHOCOLATE TASTE / USA
The character for cake mixes and package design
Greeting card for Oilman`s Day | Gazprom Neft
Greeting card for Oilman`s Day | Gazprom Neft
GAZPROM NEFT PJSC / www.gazprom-neft.ru Producer: Eugenia Antonova, Head of Visual Communications
NEEDFUL THINGS by Stephen King
NEEDFUL THINGS by Stephen King
The story is set in the small fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, where a new shop named "Needful Things" opens, to the curiosity of the townspeople. The story starts out in first person with the narrator greeting the reader and moves to third-person, introducing each of the book's diverse cast of characters and their complicated histories. Castle Rock's citizens then begin to come into Needful Things, each of them drawn by an item they want more than anything else. They are all greeted by the seemingly kind old man claiming to be from Akron, Ohio (a possible reference to Acheron), Leland Gaunt, and they all ignore the sign hanging in his shop, "Caveat emptor" ("Let the buyer beware"). One person after another buys the treasures he has in stock, paying surprisingly low prices and performing small "favors" (pranks) at his request. The person doing a prank usually knows the target, but has no real quarrel or relationship with him/her. Little by little, the pranks worsen existing grudges between the townspeople until they start turning against each other or themselves, nearly bringing about the violent destruction of the entire town.
for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
Songs of freedom
Songs of freedom
The illustration for IRPC / International reggae poster contest
Art for an article about UTUBE
Illustration for Esquire (Moscow) / Feb 2020
Art for an article about UTUBE
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Customer: unitedtraders.com Producer: Daria Ofitserova
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Customer: unitedtraders.com Producer: Daria Ofitserova
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Customer: unitedtraders.com Producer: Daria Ofitserova
Visual metaphors / Ekaterinburg city
Visual metaphors / Ekaterinburg city
In general, I like to combine different signs and symbols in my work to cover the topic. The first thing I try to identify the most expressive objects related to the topic, and then come up with an idea how to combine them in an interesting way into a single composition. Just like in the illustration “Ekaterinburg” I presented crown with a bullet hole, the crown itself also resembles the letter E (reference to the name of the city). As it is well known, it was the Bolsheviks (communists) who killed last Russian Emperor Nickolay the second with his whole family. The city is not proud of such a chapter in its history, but it is an important event for the whole country, moreover my home and my institute are located near the places where this happened and I could not help but tell about this.
The trap
The trap
The personal project
For WWF / 2019
For WWF / 2019
The illustration for article about COVID-19
The illustration for article about COVID-19
GAZPROM NEFT PJSC / www.gazprom-neft.ru Producer: Eugenia Antonova, Head of Visual Communications
Tula city
Tula city
A few words about Tula. What does an average Russian know about this city? Tula represents Tula honey-cakes, Tula samovars (such kettles to boil water on charcoal) and the famous Tula weapons. Weapon-smiths made fantastic high quality and beautiful weapon both blade and fire weapon. We connect two simple images and get the image that is much stronger in its influence.
for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
Jack of Hearts for Playing Arts
Playing Arts is a collective art project that gathers designers and illustrators from all over the world with an idea to express their vision of an ordinary playing card using personal styles, techniques and imagination.
Look on BEHANCE
Criteria in illustration

I was asked once in an interview:
"How do I know that this illustration is of high quality? Some like it but others don't.
There's got to be something objective, proving the high quality of the image."


Let's just put aside for a moment that the illustration is a work of art, an individual product of the artist's work, and a matter of artist's taste. It is theoretically possible to use any created image as a cover or a poster. It is hard to distinguish the criteria of good illustration. There is no perfect recipe. However, we can say positively that the image should satisfy objectives effectively. For example, if this is a poster, then the idea the illustrator is trying to make here depends on his work with the format. A poster is taken in from a distance, like any other outdoor advertising. Thus, fine details can interfere with the reception of the idea. On the other hand, if the size of the page allows, why not fill the image with details? It will be more interesting to look upon the page. This is the way the artist helps the reader perceive the text of the article more efficiently and remember the information received. The illustration helps reach effectively the client from the customer through a cover of a book or a funny character on a package of cookies.
We all live in an era of visual oversaturation. Every minute Internet users exchange billions of images. However, only a few become legendary memes because their creators were able to get in the mood and find an artistic solution that echoed in our hearts and made us share this picture with friends. That is why, efficiency (success) of an illustration, how well it helps meet the goals (push up sales, scare in pages of books or laugh on the Internet) are objectively very important criteria for its high quality. All that relates to the visual part and technique is highly debatable.
Hi! It`s nice to meet you!
my e-mail: d.shubin@outlook.com
danielshubin.com. 2020.
DANIEL
I'm a Russian graphic designer now based somewhere in Eastern Europe.
My main areas of interest are character design, posters, magazine graphics,
and editorial illustrations.
I always open for cooperation.
SHUBIN
Playing Arts is a collective art project that gathers designers and illustrators
from all over the world with an idea
to express their vision of an ordinary playing card using personal styles, techniques and imagination.
www.store.playingarts.com
Esquire magazine
Esquire
for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
for Esquire Magazine 2021
The personal project
OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY WORKER`S DAY
The illustration for Siberian Neft Magazine
The social mood.
Ekaterinburg city.
ILLUSTRATION FOR THE COVER OF SIBERIAN NEFT MAGAZINE
The character for cake mixes and package design
Home backed
The Illustration for reggae poster contest
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Weekly illustrations for MEDIUM.COM
Cover of a storybook for my friend Rodrigo Oliveira
Maiko
The warrior
The cover of Siberian Neft Magazine
The Illustration for Esquire (Moscow) / Feb 2020
The unicorn
Soccer
The trap
The queen
Digital postcard for defender of the Fatherland Day 2019
The greeting card for Oilman`s Day | Gazprom Neft
The illustration for WWF / Russia

Criteria in illustration

I was asked once in an interview: "How do I know that this illustration is of high quality? Some like it but others don't. There's got to be something objective, proving the high quality of the image."
Let's just put aside for a moment that the illustration is a work of art, an individual product of the artist's work, and a matter of artist's taste. It is theoretically possible to use any created image as a cover or a poster. It is hard to distinguish the criteria of good illustration. There is no perfect recipe. However, we can say positively that the image should satisfy objectives effectively. For example, if this is a poster, then the idea the illustrator is trying to make here depends on his work with the format. A poster is taken in from a distance, like any other outdoor advertising.
Thus, fine details can interfere with the reception of the idea. On the other hand, if the size of the page allows, why not fill the image with details? It will be more interesting to look upon the page. This is the way the artist helps the reader perceive the text of the article more efficiently and remember the information received. The illustration helps reach effectively the client from the customer through a cover of a book or a funny character on a package of cookies. We all live in an era of visual oversaturation. Every minute Internet users exchange billions of images. However, only a few become legendary memes because their creators were able to get in the mood and find an artistic solution that echoed in our hearts and made us share this picture with friends. That is why, efficiency (success) of an illustration, how well it helps meet the goals (push up sales, scare in pages of books or laugh on the Internet) are objectively very important criteria for its high quality. All that relates to the visual part and technique is highly debatable.
Hi! It`s nice to meet you!
Your message will be sent to d.shubin@outlook.com
Hi! It`s nice to meet you!
my e-mail: d.shubin@outlook.com
danielshubin.com. 2020.