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Bit of a backlog of new work since joining wonderful Simon and Schuster early this year…
 

A Gift to Remember HB

 

 
 
This was amazing to work on, got to make a big ‘set’ to photograph!

 

Of Love and Other Wars HB


Currently designing the PB, very exciting!
 

Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog etc HB


Really pleased with this one, the artwork is just a sketch I did to try out the idea and we ended up using it!
 

Stay Up with Me HB

Printed on soft touch with spot varnish on the letters and windows, we actually proofed this, looks good!

 

Paige Toon PBs

Vector illustration

 

A Vintage Christmas ebook

Vector illustration

 

two different wartime books


 

A collection of covers with lots of sky!


 

Bad Mothers cover ideas (not used)


Ink and digital illustration


 

OTHER WORK

 

Thank you robot

Lino cut

 
 

Hand lettering


 

Moon

Mono print

 

Let’s talk about

Vector illustrations

 

Owls

Character development (private commission)

Mixed media illustration

New style, hopefully for some greetings cards if I find the time!

Pencil drawing

Self portrait study for a painting I want to do. Hand’s a bit weird!

Woodblock printing and sewing

Getting VERY excited about wood carving, I made this dress for myself and pencil cases for some special people.

Digital illustration


Quick character sketch of Jet and Arlo!

Design and vector illustration for children


I’m designing and illustrating some first experiences books devised by some very clever, cool ladies! Can’t really show you anything yet, here are some incidental little characters. Such a lovely project, really enjoying it!

 

RECENT WORK

Pen and ink illustration

Coloured digitally. For Simon and Schuster

Character development

Cover design and vector illustration

Development work:

 

And final cover and spine:



Character development for Carlton Books

 

Cover design and vector illustration


A set of print and digital book covers for Simon and Schuster.

 

Children’s book design and vector illustration

My cover design, think the final one is different


A non fiction book I designed and illustrated for Carlton Books, loved working on this, it’s older and MUCH longer than any other kids books I’ve done!

 

Illustration – pencil drawing



T shirt illustration for a Kate Miller-Heidke tour, commissioned by the ridiculously talented Sharon Chai http://www.eyeflyhigh.com/ . This is a drawing of a photo she art directed for the album cover. I scanned the pencil drawing and separated it into 2 colours for screen printing.

 

Illustration – mono print


Illustration for a children’s theatre production: ‘Blown Away’. And some other suggestions I provided for colour etc.

This was lots of fun, I used one of our little side tables as a plate, rollered ink onto it, laid some paper over the top and did some line drawings.

Initial prints

Early ideas (too young)

 

Typography


Collected letterpress letters I was going to use for a leaflet design for Macmillan but I didn’t in the end!

 

Digital illustration


Yay – finialist! Last minute entry to the Stylist cover design competition (seriously last minute – started the night before and finished in my lunch break!)

I tried out a new style – pen and ink drawing scanned and tweaked and then coloured in digitally.

 

Digital illustration


Bear character ideas

 

Typography


Some typefaces I made for a recent freelance project, just put together quickly through http://www.yourfonts.com/  No numbers, whoops!

 

Cover design


Case designs for Hemmingway audio books.

Some of the covers all printed and finished

 

Typography


My version of Futura – ‘Meltura’!

 


Skinny typeface – ‘Jethro’

 


Chunky typeface – ‘Arlo’

 

Vector illustration



Commissioned by Beetroot for Southside trains magazine

 

Illustration – pen and ink


Illustration commissioned by Stylorouge for ‘Words for you’ , a CD of poetry read by famous voices

 

Digital illustration and model making


A panorama to be used on the goatland website. And below is a model I made which wasn’t really suitable but was good fun!

 

Illustration – pencil drawing


Commissioned by Stylorouge

 

Vector illustration


Illustration for a leaflet asking young people to get urine tested for Chlamydia with the added incentive of possibly winning an iPhone. Don’t know why I did such strange looking noses . . .

 

Digital illustration


Illustrations for the Hillingdon annual report, working with the talented Jimmy Young http://www.jimmyyoungdesign.com/

 

Pen and ink drawing

Commissioned by Sharon Chai at Stylorouge, my drawings were printed onto special colour changing paper for a special limited edition of the album ‘As day follows night’

And here they are with water on!