About

A love for words and beautiful images led Sean Freeman to explore a harmony of both through THERE IS, a design studio specializing in creative typography, illustration & art direction – joining forces with creative partner & producer Eve Steben.
Based in sunny East London, Sean & Eve create award winning typographic treatments and illustrations for a varied range of clients globally from advertising to music, editorial and publishing; with the work being featured in numerous books and magazines. Their work is known to be as powerful as it is unique: a dynamic and organic fusion between elements.
Forever curious, Sean is constantly exploring new ways of approaching his work, embracing happy accidents and with a passion for visual storytelling, type, textures and everything in between.

Awards

  • Type Directors Club 2015

    Certificate of Excellence • The National

  • CA Typography Annual 2015

    Award of Excellence • & Short Film

  • CA Typography Annual 2015

    Award of Excellence • Patak’s

  • D&AD Global Awards 2013

    In-Book

  • CA Typography Annual 2013

    Award of Excellence • TIME, Bin Laden

  • CA Typography Annual 2013

    Award of Excellence • Audi

  • Type Directors Club 2013

    Certificate of Excellence

  • Type Directors Club 2013

    Certificate of Excellence

  • Graphis 100 Best in Design 2012

    Gold Award

  • Type Directors Club 2012

    Certificate of Excellence

  • Art Directors Club 2011

    Young Guns 9 Winner

  • CA Typography Annual 2011

    Best in Calligraphy

  • CA Typography Annual 2011

    Best in Hand Lettering & Posters

  • D&AD Global Awards 2010

    In-Book

  • Creative Review Illustration Annual 2010

    Best in Book: Advertising

Clients

  • 4 CREATIVE

  • CIROC

  • GLENLIVET

  • MOMENTUM FILMS

  • SONY

  • ALL CITY MEDIA

  • CITROEN

  • GOMEZ

  • MOTOROLA

  • SUPRA

  • ALPHA ZULU TANGO

  • CLEAN & CLEAR

  • GREEN DAY

  • NEW YORK LOTTERY

  • TBWA

  • AMBROSIA

  • COCA COLA

  • GUINNESS

  • NEW YORK MAGAZINE

  • THE CHRONICLE REVIEW

  • AMON TOBIN

  • COMPUTER ARTS

  • HARPER COLLINES

  • NEW YORK TIMES

  • THE DECEMBERISTS

  • ANOTHER PLANET

  • CREATIVE REVIEW

  • HAVAS WORLDWIDE

  • NIKE

  • THE GUARDIAN

  • AUDI

  • CRITERION FILMS

  • HAYMARKET

  • OGILVY & MATHER

  • THE LONDONERS

  • AXE

  • CROWN PAINT

  • HENNESSY

  • PATAKS

  • THE NATIONAL

  • BAND OF HORSES

  • DDB

  • HODDER & STOUGHTON

  • PENCILS OF PROMISE

  • THE NEW REPUBLIC

  • BBH

  • DIRECT LINE

  • JACK DU ROSE

  • PLAYSTATION

  • THE ROYAL MINT

  • BIOGEN

  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL

  • LANA DEL REY

  • PUBLICIS

  • THE TALENT BUSINESS

  • BLOOMSBERG

  • DROGA 5

  • LENOVO

  • RANKIN

  • THINK!

  • BON MAGAZINE

  • ENERGY BBDO

  • LEO BURNETT

  • REAL SIMPLE

  • TIME MAGAZINE

  • BRANSTON

  • ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

  • LONDON OLYMPICS

  • REDLIGHT MANAGEMENT

  • TIMEOUT

  • BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • EXPEDIA

  • LITTLE BROWN

  • ROME SNOWBOARDS

  • VOLT MAGAZINE

  • CALIFORNIA LOTTERY

  • FOREIGN POLICY

  • MAXIM MAGAZINE

  • SAATCHI & SAATCHI

  • WEIDEN + KENNEDY

  • CAPITAL RECORDS

  • FORTUNE 500

  • MCGARRYBOWEN

  • SAATCHI X

  • WIRED

  • CHANNEL 4

  • GALAXY

  • MICROSOFT

  • SID LEE

  • WRIGLEY

Exhibitions

  • SIAM Center

    Interactive installation, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015

  • KK Outlet – Art Relay

    Collective Exhibition, London, UK, 2012

  • Art Directors Club – Young Guns 9

    Collective Exhibition, YG Awards, New York, US, 2011

  • Bangkok Design Festival

    Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010.

  • Don’t Believe The Type

    Trapped in Suburbia, the Hague, Netherlands, 2010.

  • If You Could Collaborate

    A Foundation Gallery at Rochelle School, London, UK, 2010.

Publications

  • Advanced Photoshop Magazine

    March, 2010

  • Communication Arts

    Typography Annual, 2013

  • Computer Arts Projects

    Become a Master in Typography, 2010

  • Creative Review

    Illustration Annual 2010

  • D&AD 13

    A Selection of the Best Advertising and Design in the World

  • D&AD 09

    A Selection of the Best Advertising and Design in the World

  • D&AD Student Awards

    2007

  • Digital Arts Magazine

    New British Design: The Best Illustrators for 2009

  • Digital Arts Magazine

    Perfect Portfolios: Sean Freeman, 2009

  • It’s Nice That

    If You Could Collaborate, 2010

  • Illustration Now! 3

    2009

  • Lemon Poppy Seed

    Multitasking Creativity, 2008

  • Lodown Magazine

    Sean Freeman: Typographical Creationism, 2009

  • Los Logos Compass

    2010

  • New Ornamental Type

    Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age, 2010

  • Novum: World of Graphic Design

    Sleep when you’re dead, 2012

  • Playful Type 2

    Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts, 2010

  • +81 Plus Eighty One

    Creators on the Line, 2011

  • Selected A

    Graphic Design from Europe, 2010

  • The 3D Type Book

    2011