Creating an Illustrated Magazine Cover for Bulletin

By in Blog 28th Mar, 2016 0 Comments

Last month I was asked if I'd like to create an illustration for the cover of Bulletin - the monthly magazine for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). The brief included the magic words 'map' and 'board game' so I immediately jumped at the chance. The illustration was to be used to…

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Animation and Storyboards for Relate UK

By in Blog 29th Feb, 2016 0 Comments

Most projects I'm involved with I work pretty much solo so it's great when an opportunity pops up that means I can collaborate with someone else. Last year I worked on a fun animation project for the charity Relate UK and it was a chance to work with animator Andy Sykes (aka Hexjibber). Relate needed a…

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Creating a Christmas Illustration for the Leeds Corn Exchange

By in Blog 6th Jan, 2016 0 Comments

A few months ago I was contacted by the marketing agency, Anita Morris Associates, and asked if I'd be interested in producing an illustration for the Leeds Corn Exchange Christmas campaign. The Corn Exchange is an iconic building filled with independent businesses and boutique shops and of course I said yes on the spot! The brief…

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Getting started as a freelance illustrator

By in Blog 1st Nov, 2015 0 Comments

A few months ago I answered some questions about being a freelance illustrator for Creative Digest. This got me thinking about what I've achieved so far in the early days of my career and how I should write a blog post about it. Then this week a friend who works in a design agency emailed…

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Interviews with Creative Digest and Suitcase Magazine

By in Blog 2nd Oct, 2015 0 Comments

Last month I answered a few questions about my work for Creative Digest and Suitcase Magazine. You can read the Creative Digest interview here. Towards the end I was asked if there was any other advice I'd like to give to budding illustrators. I talk a bit about how being freelance is tough and the…

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Map Mural for Trinity McQueen

By in Blog 5th Jul, 2015 0 Comments

I was recently asked to paint a mural for Leeds-based marketing research agency Trinity McQueen. They had a big white wall in their new office that they wanted to brighten up and I was happy to come up with a colourful new design. The brief was to create a map full of their favourite Yorkshire…

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