As an illustrator, you’re often asked to pitch for work (along with a thousand other hopefuls!) by supplying a specific sample of work (free of charge, of course.) This one was for a large and well known New York based publisher of children’s books. I didn’t get the job unfortunately, but I thought the cute […]
Rocket Design in London recently asked me to create some animal characters for a new range of chocolate bars in Tesco. The designers at Rocket are always great to work with, providing me with a concise but ‘open’ brief to see what I could come up with. Animals to illustrate had to be native to […]
Well, my new site is finally up and running so it’s time to get blogging again! My years spent as a visualiser and finished artist in advertising finally paid off when I got to illustrate and design the cover for Canadian author Tom Doganoglu’s latest novel, ‘Omega Squad’.
Okay, okay. So I’ve been a little slack on the old blogging front. I’ve got plenty of excuses ready, all of which look a tad lame when I commit them to print. So let’s move on. It’s been quite a few months to say the least. The world seems to be crumbling down around our […]
As an illustrator, being able to draw does actually help, but it’s still only half the battle. Keeping your clients happy is the other half. I’ve just been working on some characters for a large sweets company in Germany. Now they weren’t sure if they wanted to change their existing characters just yet, so they […]
I’ve been working on quite a few projects lately for half a dozen clients and Murphy’s Law being as fickle as it is, they all came in at once! This image was for a new range of own brand cereals for a UK supermarket. I seem to be drawing a lot of monkeys these days. […]
Well, the whole cake to be more specific. I’ve just finished working on a range of characters on cake boxes for Tesco including this one – The Teddy Bear Cake. Others included a Ballerina Cake, a Horse Cake, a Cheeky Monkey Cake and a Caterpillar Cake. In your stores now!
Every year we get asked to illustrate the Teddy Bears Picnic poster for Sydney’s Westmead Childrens Hospital. It’s an honour and a pleasure.
Book and CD cover for Hinkler Books’ Animal Songs series.
Another of those quick turnaround jobs for Mother & Baby magazine. Briefed in the morning, sketch approved by lunchtime, artwork in the afternoon.
Polar Bears love Ice Cream. Not a lot of people know that.
I illustrated all sorts of characters on all sorts of packaging for Iceland Frozen Foods in the UK for many years.
Another of my ‘monthlies’, this time it’s Mother & Baby Magazine.
Well actually he’s now ‘goneth’, but I illustrated this little fella twice a month for two years for the UK’s Mac Format magazine before cutbacks in their budget forced him into retirement.
I thought I’d better get the ball rolling on this blog and upload some images! I was asked by the advertising agency J Walter Thompson in Melbourne, if I’d like to contribute to a book they were putting together called ‘Change the World – 9 to 5’. As a freelancer, you get plenty of requests […]