Friday, 15 October 2010

NEW Christmas card design


1 of the designs for a new christmas greetings card range. Merry Scarfmas everyone! ...maybe I should have drawn blankets, this weather needs more than just a scarf.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Illustration Friday - old-fashioned

False Teeth // photoshop, mixed media
John told me how his grandma had false teeth which were so brittle, she sat with them on her knee. Once they fell off and their dog ran off with them, hid under the welsh dresser and chewed them to bits!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Sovio wine label design competition


Entry into the Sovio wine label design competition in association with FAD. A variation on the GotWine labels I did a while back, these sadly didn't make the final 10 but there was some stiff opposition. Check out the finalists at Sovio Top 10

Monday, 6 September 2010

The Wisdom of Old Age

A page from my new design portfolio!
The booklet is made up of a series of different postcards, each designed around a humorous true story from an elderly person. The styles for each postcard are inspired by handwritten letters, drawings and photos people would have send to one another before the invention of email and computers. The final outcome was to inspire people to send more personalised, meaningful messages to one another.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Illustration Friday - Atmosphere

This is an old piece from a set project to design the cover for the Radiotimes magazine to celebrate 45yrs of satellite links. As you can see, my imagination ran away with itself a little here...

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Design portfolio

I thought it was about time I did a bit more design work... here's a sneak peek at my portfolio front cover

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Nepal

Sorry for not posting anything over the last few months, I've been in Nepal! What a beautiful country... I think I've fallen a bit in love with the place. I took a sketchbook so watch this space for some new illustrations.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Illustration Friday - Propagate

This is an old illustration I made in my 2nd year of Uni. It's inspired by a train journey I took and like all train journeys, seemed to last a long time. The seat infront was worn away and there were lots of families with small children trying to stop the boredom by colouring and laughing.

Monday, 8 February 2010

The Day the Saucers Came


Another inspired image taken from a poem in Fragile Things. If you can find a copy, read this poem, it's amazing; I've shorten it down just to be able to explain the image.

"That day, the saucers landed... You didn't notice any of this because you were sitting in your room, not doing anything, not even reading, not really, just looking at your telephone, wondering if I was going to call."

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Pages from a Journal found in a Shoebox Left in a Greyhound Bus Somewhere Between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Louisville, Kentucky

This is another inspired illustration from a story found in the amazing Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. With possibly the best story title I've ever come across, the artwork is inspired by a diary entry found in the journal...

"Thursday the 31st There were blueberries growing wild by the side of the road. A red thread was caught in the bushes. I'm scared that I'm looking for something that does not exist anymore."

Saturday, 30 January 2010

University of Huddersfield gallery feature



Was browsing the University of Huddersfield website and look what I found! My work is been featured to help promote the Communication Arts and Design course. Check out the work produced by this year talented graduates at www2.hud.ac.uk/ada/gallery/commdes/index.php

Sledge Illustrations

Little Dragon - 'Scribbled Paper' CD design.
Amazing illustrator currently living in York. Check out her other brilliant designs at www.hannahledger.co.uk

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Other People

Loosely inspired by the book Fragile Things, Other People is about a man who meets a demon in a room which he knows must be hell. "...its eyes were a demon's eyes: they had seen too much and gone too far, and under his gaze he felt less important than a fly."