Hello, I'm an illustrator from Shropshire, UK. Having developed a love of drawing as a youngster fuelled by Beano comics and episodes of SMart I honed my skills at the University of Derby when completing a degree in Visual Communication Illustration.
My job is to create illustrations that allow clients to visually communicate ideas to their audience. This requires a firm understanding of a clients' needs before commencing on the creative part of the job in order to produce work that is relevant to them. Consequently, one of the perks of being an illustrator is getting to learn about different industries, news stories, businesses and people.
Once a firm understanding of the clients' needs have been established my work aims to communicate the message to the viewer quickly and efficiently. Often this involves adopting a direct approach characterised by bold shapes and flat colours. When appropriate a subtle dose of humour can be added to give the message a more lasting impact.
Whether producing work for print or the web working digitally allows the illustrations to be resized easily without losing image quality, which is particularly useful for projects such as logo designs or illustrations for editorial or advertising where they are to be used across multiple platforms.
To discuss a project or commission an illustration to meet your needs please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Derby City Council | Haymarket Publishing | Redactive Media Group | Think Publishing | The Financial Times | The Independent | The Sunday Times | TES | University of Derby
Exhibitions to have featured my work include:
19 Sep-13 Oct 2019: The Art of Activism, theprintspace Gallery, London
21 Jan-7 Feb 2019: 21 Years in the Making, University of Derby
28 Jan-11 Mar 2018: 20 Years of Illustration at Derby, University of Derby