July 11, 2022
Card Game Illustration

Over the last few months, I've collaborated with Prof Martin Fitgerald at the University of Bradford, creating illustrations for a card game titled' 'Capturing the Sun'. The game is designed to help with cognitive restructuring (a term used in CBT) and is aimed at people with long-term psychiatric conditions. Based on the Mouri folk tale […]

July 6, 2022
'Futureproofing' graphic design with The Children's University of Manchester

I've just completed work on the Childrens University of Manchester learning platform. As a freelance graphic designer, I was first brought in to work on these projects they were created in Flash around 12 years ago. Today, in what's now the final iteration of the website, all the content has been converted into either HTML5 […]

June 29, 2022
Character Design: Tech Detective

I was approached by a design agency in Manchester to illustrate robot characters for their client, a tech company who were looking for something quite specific. I had the free rein to come up with suggestions of robots that would best suit their brand. Out of the ideas I suggested they opted for the detective […]

May 30, 2022
Website Design with WordPress 6

In the last few years, WordPress has gone from strength to strength. I last did a video on WordPress when version five had launched, and now WordPress has 6 even more layout features, making it even more powerful as a website designer's editor of choice. While new features like page templates and new layout blocks […]

May 23, 2022
Illustration and video animation

I recently worked with Gorse Hill Studios, creating illustration and video animation for schools on the subject of CCE (child criminal exploitation). For the brief, I had text descriptions of scenarios that can happen in CCE . Animatics were created - roughly sketched storyboards with movement - so the client could see what the end […]

April 13, 2022
Buzzing with Character design.

This is Liza Bee-nelli, the mascot for the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival. The character design is a reimagining of the Fringe Mascot from 2017, when she was first introduced to promote shows. For this new version, I started with a pencil sketch in ClipStudio, then took it into Affinity Designer, my new favourite playground for […]

March 29, 2022
Live drawing the BCorp conference

A full day of capturing an event, as is happened. Live drawing, graphic recording, it has many names, is the process where an artist (me!) draws quickly to capture an event as it happens. This is often talks, discussions and Q&A's, visually representing the themes and subjects that are spoken about. Like taking minutes, but […]

March 2, 2022
Edinburgh Festival Publicity

Heading off to the Edinburgh festival this year? Need posters, flyers and a social media pack for all your online stuff? I've got you covered. How about some illustration to really make your idea pop out? Edinburgh is a tough space to promote in at festival time (I should know), publicity needs to be super […]

March 2, 2022
Character Design

A selection of character design work from books and publicity. 

March 1, 2022
Illustration for video production

Teaming up with animation and CGI company, The Outset. Providing the illustrations for this promotional video on place-based innovation See also: The Outset. Motion graphics work

March 1, 2022
Branding & Graphic Design: Making Presentations

Making Presentations is a training company that specialises in presenting skills, online and face to face. The design work, logo, icons and deck slides are all bespoke. This is communication design, where the artwork has a very specific job to. The icons are more detailed illustrations, to keep online attendees engaged longer. The series of […]

March 1, 2022
Graphic Design- Posters

Posters for events, campaigns and promotions. We work a lot with the live events industry where design needs to be high impact. We provide posters alongside branding and social media packages.

March 1, 2022
Isometric graphic design for maps

Isometric design is a form of 3D drawing that's ideal for maps and infographics. The location in this example is Wasing Park in Berkshire. The event theme was 'enchanted forest', so the fantastical elements are placed around the outside, to keep the informative elements clear. See more graphic design styles here.

February 24, 2022
Speed Portraits.

Looking for a caricaturist or event artist? Here's a sample of my speed portrait work. These photos were taken at Art Battle Manchester. I've done speed portraits for a few different types of events, which I can turn around pretty quickly. Getting an event artist is a great way to give attendees something permanent that […]

February 7, 2022
Manchester Open Exhibition 2022, list of artists and work

Here's a list of all the artists and work at the Manchester Open Exhibition 2022, at Home. NO. ARTIST NAME ARTWORK NAME PRICE 1 Amy Mizrahi The Great Escape £4,200.00 2 Emma Reynolds Community Action - Peaceful Protest is a Human Right £35.00 3 Natasha Klutch Visit Britain £300.00 4 Mike Thorpe Got a ticket […]

January 20, 2022
Distance - A comic strip diary about life during Covid.

Get Distance books 1 & 2 Collecting strips both collections in softcover. 106 pages.UK Delivery £24.95 (inc P&P) Update Jan 2022 New Distance strips for 2022 - Read them here The first 100 strips - Read them here Update Dec 2021. Distance at Manchester Open Exhibition 2022. Artwork from my 2020 comic strip diary about […]

December 17, 2021
Live recording at the firefighters conference

Busy times and places. A few weeks back I spent 2 days live recording 'Firefit', the national UK firefighter's conference. They got in touch back in Sept via one of their speakers, the brilliant John Parkinson who coaches and mentors folks in the firefighting service. I'm always curious so it was great to hear talks […]

December 17, 2021
Distance at Manchester Home Open Exhibition 2022!

This weekend I'm dropping off my artwork for the Home Open Exhibition 2022 in January. Don't mind saying I'm super chuffed to be picked for it, and I sincerely hope that no pandemic related grimness gets in the way of an amazing exhibition. Home is Manchester's independent gallery and cinema, a very popular cultural hub […]

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