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!