Illustrator | Greeting Card Designer | Comic Artist
Microbes is a fun and educational book for children between 7-12 years old. It includes six chapters including bacteria, virus, fungus, algae, archaea, and protozoa. The book contains many zany and amusing characters that help engage the child's attention and imagination. The information is broken into easily digestible chunks, with explanations of new terminology. This is a great tool for any child (or adult!) fascinated by science, germs, and cells.
Check out the Microbes book blog for interesting information on microbiology, as well as happenings leading up to the release date. www.microbesbook.wordpress.com
Microbes is due to be published in the beginning of December, but available to pre-order mid-November from Amazon, Waterstones and my publisher, Thunderstone Books, http://thunderstonebooks.com
I was commissioned by Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) to produce illustrations for their upcoming "Baby Blether" project.
The idea is to ask parents and carers to communicate with CYPCS through the eyes of their baby; to ‘blether’ with their baby and send them the baby’s view with a photograph of what their baby sees. i.e. something they are playing with, looking at, eating etc.
The process of doing this activity will help adults think about the child’s view, their world, and how it can differ from their own. They will also be communicating with their baby as they do this. The child is their own person, with their own views, thoughts and feelings.
The final illustrations I created for the project follow an adorable baby monkey engaging with different objects. Before the start of the project, I sent CYPCS three different sample animal illustrations. These illustrations were created to show my ability to produce thoughtful and emotive depictions, which reflect a positive relationship between babies, and their parents or carers.
I created a front cover and a maths activity spread for Peasy Publishing. They requested a mascot for the front cover, and the inner pages to be monochrome with restricted imagery, so the child isn't distracted from learning.
This past year I've been creating a fantastic new range of greeting cards. These thoughtful and beautifully designed cards are colourful and contemporary in style, and are made with the intention to bring a smile and joy to the receiver. The range consistency uses a 5x5" square format. The hand drawn style message of every card is centred, with relevant imagery circling the text. The majority of the cards uses textured shadows and shading to give a hand rendered touch to the designs.
I design, illustrate and hand create greeting cards and envelopes. I inject humour into my designs because I love to create visual artworks that delight and amuse. I also offer personalised cards that you can request through my etsy page.
I was commissioned by Star Editions to create a range of greeting cards for them to exhibit at Progressive Greetings Live, May 2016 -the only international greeting card show in Europe.
These four portraits and selection of hairdressing tools are self-initiated illustrations, and convey one example of my adaptive digital style. I’ve used a combination of limited colour palettes as well as black line art to convey clear, simple but effective imagery.
Lost & Found
I am currently collaborating with conservation scientist Diogo Veríssimo and Laure Cugnière, a conference coordinator at Society for Conversation Biology, on a conservation and wildlife story-driven project titled Lost & Found. We hope to reach a diverse audience beyond those that already have an interest in wildlife by celebrating not only the amazing wildlife but also the people that made it all happen.
My role in the project is to produce one-page digital comics to supplement and support these stories. The Lost & Found comics give a quick visual overview of the stories to anyone interested to know how these species were rediscovered. In this fast-paced digital world, we need a quick way of getting our message across and this highly familiar format is ideal for that.
The Lost & Found project will be launched on the 22nd of April, Earth day, as part of the Earth Optimism Summit (http://earthoptimism.si.edu/) organized by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, USA (https://www.si.edu/).
In March of this year, I moved from London to Manchester. I'm documenting my new life in the form of a weekly webcomic.
Bright Ideas Ltd.
Bright Ideas Ltd. commissioned me to produce activity colouring sheets for children. Each sheet is monchrome, A3 in size and follow a specific theme.
My Style Activity Sheet
Jousting Activity Sheet
Signal Flags Activity Sheet
Football Fans Activity Sheet
I was commissioned by Itsy Wedding Favours to design and paint five wedding themed stickers. These designs act as examples for possible personalised name and artworks a special couple can request for their wedding.
Advertising agency TBWA\LONDON have asked me on several occasions to produce storyboards and idea visuals for their pitches to clients such as McDonalds and AirBnB.
Jenna Lister from Clayplaylondon commissioned me to create a logo for her company, that offers pottery/ceramic workshops and classes to children and adults.