Category Archives: Illustration & design

Artwork. Commercial illustration, private commissions, etc.

Observational Comedy Illustration

Here’s the artwork I created for the cover of this years Last Laugh Sheffield Comedy festival, being held up by the very funny Phil Jupitus  who asked why the acts had no eyes…

I was about to tweet back with an answer when I realised I didn’t have one. Why did I draw all the acts with no eyes?  After tracing it back to 2012, or thereabouts. I remember took over from another artist on the festival who drew everyone with no eyes, so I was just continuing on the tradition.

Festival acts banner from 2012

It still didn’t feel like an excuse, so even though it’s not on the brochure I thought I’d oblige…

Can you guess who is who?

Illustration, inspiration & Design

Illustration commissions.

Black and White Illustration

Creative and resourceful thinking are part of the process of creating imaginative  illustration –  the thinking time to get the ideas flowing It’s in the prep.

Illustration often offers a greater level of flexibility than stock photography. Sketch proposals can be generated quickly, then refined to get a very specific message across.

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I often get asked to do artwork to very tight deadlines, mostly to get artwork to the printers and meet submission deadlines. You might think commissioning original illustration work on a quick turnaround might sound a little crazy, but it really depends on the brief.

With a tight deadline, preparation is everything. From the concept design to final piece, it’s easy to fall into certain traps.

I’ve been an illustrator and designer for as long as I can remember, Working with people all over the world, providing them with design ideas as unique as they are.

Good illustration design aids good business, providing  the confidence to present a public image with integrity and verve, and also win new customers. It’s my passion to engage people with good design across all media, whether providing an illustration commission, animation or a cross branded print  campaign with online marketing and website.

With over 18 years industry and design studio experience and a dedication to researching the latest design trends and web technology, it’s not just about creating a look and feel , but solving design problems.

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