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I love books, and for 3 years I worked as a book seller part time. Becoming an illustrator heightened my love, and it is my sole purpose to one day design book covers for publishing houses and see them in print and in store. In the mean time, I make do with creating my own responses to already published classic tales, and here are some that I have already completed for my portfolio. I hope you enjoy.

P.S. If you are a commissioning AD or editor for a publishing house and like what you see, feel free to contact me HERE.

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I was lucky enough to be recently interviewed by Computer Arts Magazine for their ‘My Design Life’ section in Issue 211.

If you haven’t managed to pick up a copy yet, then here are some pictures of the one I picked up. You can see me in my rather chaotic looking studio!

 

 

 

 

I am currently busy working away on a personal piece of work to create an animal alphabet poster. Using a fairly limited colour palette  I have also given myself a vague deadline of mid February to finish. In the meantime look out for little looks at the animals as I go along. Also, fee free to suggest any animals particularly low down in the alphabet. I like your suggestions!

 

I just wanted to take some time to wish you all a Happy New Year! 2012 was a great year for me professionally, with some great clients under my belt, and lots of new industry friends and contacts made. I want 2013 to be bigger and better both personally and professionally. Maybe get my wish at doing a book cover or two, and also take part in an exhibition…. Unlike last year though, I am not going to make a huge list of things to achieve, but just let it all happen and see where the year takes me. A holiday would be nice though!

I am currently working on my very first animal alphabet, which I hope to turn into a HUUUGE poster next year, as well as a series of new greetings cards. My first is the anteater, which has been sitting in an old sketchbook for a good long while. It’s nice to have finally done something with it. I will try and update you as the alphabet progresses, but for now, enjoy this little guy.

Recently, I have been stuck in a creative rut, which is never fun. I decided to take some action, and after reading this article by illustrator Simon Wild, I felt suitable inspired. I made my list, and am now randomly working my way through it to see what happens. Today, after deciding how much I loved boots (I own two pairs of desert boots and a pair of chelsea boots as well as many others), I decided that I would draw some of the ones that I own. The resulting illustration reminds me of people queuing for a service.

 

Hello! I just wanted to update you all on a few things that have been happening lately.

Firstly, I am happy to announce that two of my cushions with Ohh Deer and a number of other Ohh Deer products are now available to buy online at Urban Outfitters. I have my Tiger Kitty and Spring Flower up for sale.That’s such a great opportunity, and thanks go to Jamie and Mark of Ohh Deer for their determination in getting stockists like that under their belts. Also, happy birthday to Ohh Deer too, who turned 1 last weekend. What an exciting brand they are, and I am happy to be involved.

Secondly, I want to give you all fair warning that I will be selling at the Crafty Fox christmas market on Saturday 8th December. It will be at the Dogstar pub, in Brixton between 11-5pm. I look forward to seeing Jamie Mills and Sandra Dieckmann there on the day too. Please see the flyer below for more info.