Wednesday, 18 December 2013

New notebooks for Noodoll

I have recently created a new range of 6 pocket notebooks in collaboration with Noodoll, featuring characters from the 'zany zoo', a colourful menagerie of quirky animal/object combinations. These handy A6 sized notebooks are perfect for carrying in your pocket so you are ready to jot down those important notes at all times! Choose from Penguin, Giraffe, Kangaroo, Elephant, Fox and Cockerel. They are available to buy from my online shop for only £2.00 each.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Bike owls in Japan!

My Bike owl tote bags have flown across the miles to Tokyo! They are being sold at Loft department store in Shibuya, as part of the Poundshop's pop up Christmas shop, open from 29th November - 5th January. If you're in the area, take a look....loads of great products for affordable prices! My totes are also available online

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Three French hens

My Christmas card for this year is a graphic take on the three french hens from 'The Twelve days of Christmas'. The birds are featured decked out in the colours of the tricolore: red, white and blue. The cards are printed on a lovely quality gesso card and are priced at £2.00 each. They are available from my online shop and from notonthehighstreet. I will also be selling them at East London design show

Thursday, 28 November 2013

East London Design Show

I am very excited to be exhibiting and selling my work at East London Design Show, opening next week. Come and find me at Stand 47 selling a range of prints, books, stationery, cards, tote bags and more. The show is held at the Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane and opening hours are as follows:

Open to everyone
Thursday 5th December
12pm - 6pm
Open to everyone with late shopping
Friday 6th December
12pm - 9pm
Open to everyone
Saturday 7th December
10am - 6pm
Open to everyone
Sunday 8th December
10am - 6pm

It's a great event with loads of brilliant designers all under one roof and a perfect place for Christmas shopping. Entry is £5 for adults and £3 concs. Would love to see you there!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Illustration for Nautilus Magazine

Here is my recent illustration for science magazine Nautilus, this month on the theme of waste. The story is about a prehistoric worm that lived in dinosaur faeces! The worm might have been a food source to our early ancestors during the great extinction, as it did not rely on sunlight to survive. I spent a happy few hours sketching dinosaur bones at the Natural history museum, but alas I could not find any actual fossilized poo, or indeed any pictures of the worm! So here is how I've imagined it, similar to an earthworm. You can read the article here

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Prints for Fifty50 art

I have recently released two prints through Fifty 50 art - this rather vertiginous staircase-legged flamingo, and secondly, my menagerie of animals wearing designer jumpsuits! Both are available to buy through the Fifty50 art website, at various different sizes. Take a look!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Poster for COOP, Italy

Following on from my work for them last year, the COOP in Italy and Edizioni Corraini asked me to design and illustrate a poster for them on the subject of sustainability. Here is the final, very detailed piece! It contains lots of information on ways to live sustainably, including growing your own vegetables, eating in season, using renewable energies, recycling and using up leftovers. Here are a few details for a closer look. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Drawing tomorrow at the Museum of Childhood

In the future there will be dinosaur proof hovercars, everyone will eat sugary foods all of the time (even the dinosaurs), buildings will be made of gold, and spiders are huge and elephants tiny! This is what the future holds according to my 8 year old art director, Joe - and what a fun brief it was too!

Several weeks ago teams from my agency CIA and ad agency AMV BBDO met at the museum of Childhood to run workshops with children aged from 4-11 to find out their ideas of what our future world will be like. Some amazing ideas were born and then given to us illustrators to interpret. The artworks were on display at the museum on Saturday as part of the The Big Draw. It was a fantastic event with live drawing from fellow illustrators including Sarah Coleman, Jill Calder, Jessie Ford, Brian Grimwood, Stan Chow and Rose Blake.

Here is my piece and a few pics from the day. Incidentally there were some great bits from the brief that I didn't manage to include - people have no teeth (because of eating all those sweets), Australia is cold and rainy and Iceland is the hottest place in the world. Santa has moved to Australia. Great ideas, thanks Joe!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Illustrations for Oprah

Here are some illustrations I worked on for a feature about worrying for the October issue of 'O' (Oprah) magazine. They cover subjects as diverse as farting in yoga, superbugs and networking!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


I've recently returned from a couple of weeks break for my wedding and honeymoon in Italy! We had a wonderful day and the weather even held for us. Here are a couple of pics of the wedding invites being screen printed. We used a motif of our initials H and A combined into a heart shape - this was also used on the service papers and on little favour boxes which we filled with homemade fudge!

Thursday, 12 September 2013


The German edition of 'Sixty Impossible things before lunch' is out this week, published by Verlag Antje Kunstmann, and simply called 'Unmöglich?!' or 'Impossible?!'. As well as having a slightly different cover to the original, it has some new illustrations, as several of my 'Impossible things' didn't translate into German! Hence 'Flying pigs' became 'Flying words', and 'How long is a piece of string?' is now 'How long is a long cable?'. My flying pig is no longer flying but jumping over his own shadow, and I have also added an illustration of a jelly being nailed to a wall, something that I'm sure is impossible in any language!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sell, sell, sell at Selfridges!

'Bright Young Things' at Selfridges showcases emerging creative talents across the UK in their famous windows on Oxford Street. This year 'The Poundshop' collective was chosen to take over a window with a fantastic array of products all available for £1 or £5. My  'Hedgehog', 'Partridge pear' and 'Strange deer' greetings cards are here against the amazing background of rainbow coloured ribbons! They are also available in Selfridges concept store and Poundshop 8's online shop. Read more about Bright Young things here.