I've enjoyed working in publishing for 35 years and am constantly exploring new subjects and techniques to keep me on my toes and my style fresh. I've illustrated best-selling picture books for major publishers - one example of which is Fairies, for Carlton Books, which has been reprinted 19 times and made hundreds of thousands in sales.
I have a down-to-earth approach and am very easy to talk to. Each project is greeted with enthusiasm and I enjoy discussing and developing ideas together with authors. We talk through how the image would work and I provide a pencil rough. I’ll then add the light and magic!
I'm delighted to say that I provide a full service - both design and illustration. Whether it's for a cover only, a picture book, or a typographic interior - I'll work with you from concept to delivering files ready for Print or as ePubs.
Look out for my trusty assistant on any video calls - Oskar the Bearded Collie!
- BA (hons) Graphic design (1st Class)
- MA Fine Art
Alongside my employments as a designer, I've loved to experiment with new technology through my illustration work. I took the plunge into becoming completely freelance in 2014. Always playing, my skill set continues to expand. The most recent years has seen the publication of four paper engineering titles, and soon, an interior design project book.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable job with lots of freedom to explore exhibition and animation work as well as producing marketing material in brochure form for the university.
Oxford University Press
Book design for a wide variety of subject matters - from schoolbooks to trade children's books. No matter what the subject, I'd strive to make it as enticing and pickupable as possible. I worked closely with, and commissioned, illustrators and photographers.
Designing layouts and commissioning illustrators and photographers for the senior levels of the Reading World scheme.