Conceptual - unexpected - playful
I enjoyed drawing from an early age and studied illustration at college, but it took many years of working as a graphic designer before deciding to specialise in conceptual illustration.
I synthesise the brief into its basic elements then begin sketching until an idea appears. At that point I switch my pencil for a mouse and start the process of working it up on the computer.
Trying to offer a new solution to familiar topics.
I support animal welfare organisations with my work - feels good to be able to engage with a wide audience and spread a message for good which supports the incredible work that these people do on the ground.
I created a series of 100 icons to support the release of a new eye medication in the U.S. - there were a lot of overlaps within the topics but the icons needed to be easily readable but very distinct from one another.
It’s a pencil and a mouse! I used to paint but I like the efficiency of working digitally - for me it’s about the simplicity of communicating an idea rather than the medium.
I can work pretty much anywhere - started out working on the train with a laptop during my daily commute - now it’s a trestle table in my home studio but it’s still no frills - white desk, sketch book, iMac.
I create children’s books which overlaps with illustration but is for a very different audience and I get to work with publishers around the world.
Quentin Blake - very different from me but I marvel how he can get so much personality from so few marks.
Nope - if anyone saw the quality of my sketches it would be ‘game over’.