Creating a map for the Wildlife Trust

By in Blog 10th Nov, 2017 0 Comments

Earlier this summer I was approached by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. They had started a new project called 'The Carbon Landscape' and needed an illustrated map to highlight the region. The Carbon Landscape is a corridor of nature reserves and green spaces situated between the urban areas of Wigan, Salford…

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Designing Mazes for Children’s Books

By in Blog 29th Aug, 2017 0 Comments

Over the past few years I've been asked to illustrate and design several maze puzzles for children's books and magazines. At first I was quite daunted with designing a maze from scratch as I'd never done it before. But as I've created more I've discovered it's something I really enjoy creating. I like creating the…

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Planning a design workshop for teenagers

By in Blog 25th Jan, 2017 0 Comments

At the end of last year I was asked by the Ahead Partnership if I'd be interested in delivering a workshop at a local school. The workshop was to be part of an enterprise day aiming to connect students with local businesses. I didn't know much about working as a freelancer when I was at…

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Creating an illustrated food map of Italy

By in Blog 30th Oct, 2016 0 Comments

Back in July I was approached by publisher's Hodder & Stoughton to design a map of Italy that showed all the different types of food produced in the country's regions. The map was to be used in Gino D'Acampo's new cook book 'Gino's Hidden Italy'. Working from a big list of food types I started…

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