I was commissioned by the Brunswick Review to create a set of three concept-driven illustrations to accompany an article about Singapore’s “cryptic” think tank.
The article is about the Singapore government, which employs a team of futurists. It is their job to use foresight to anticipate, envision and respond to crisis. They don’t seek to predict or eliminate uncertainty but develop an anticipatory capacity.
I was commissioned by Nature magazine to create a series of illustrations for their Outlook supplement about women's health.
The feature looks at many aspects of women's health, including conditions that affect only women, or more women than men, as well as those with different symptoms in the sexes.
I was commissioned by You Magazine to illustrate a feature about financial abuse.
Financial abuse involves someone controlling every aspect of their partner's finances, leaving them isolated and trapped. The article discusses how financial abuse can be just as destructive as physical violence but often goes unnoticed.
Here is a selection of editorial illustrations commissioned by a wide range of magazines and newspapers. These range from smaller illustrations to double page spreads and covers.
I enjoy the challenge of capturing the essence of an article within a single image. I am also often asked to create series of images, visually setting the tone across an entire feature.
I was commissioned by Boundless Magazine to create a series of illustrations for their ‘Winter Wonderlands’ feature. The feature focuses on the best locations to visit during the winter season.
The full page opening illustration combines various winter locations within a snow globe and hand-drawn typography. For the spot illustrations, I was asked to create a panoramic scene highlighting the six featured destinations, including Lapland, the Italian Alps and Vienna's Christmas markets.
A project inspired by the W. B. Yeats book ‘Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry'.
Originally created as a self-promotional piece, the illustrations went on to be featured in the Computer Arts Illustration Annual and the Society of Illustrators exhibition and book.
I created these gift bags for American stationery and greeting card retailer Papyrus.
The illustrations feature a variety of luggage label and stamp designs, printed on eco-friendly bags.
My illustration ‘Underground Fashion’ was exhibited as part of the London Places and Spaces exhibition at the London Transport Museum.
The brief was to capture something of London’s unique character using the city’s places and spaces as inspiration. The London Transport Museum Shop also sold the illustration as a poster and framed print.
I was commissioned by Real Simple magazine to create a series of illustrations for an article entitled ‘Gossip: A Field Guide'.
The feature discusses different kinds of gossip and the psychology behind it.
I was commissioned by an advertising agency to create a series of illustrations based on facts about sleep, for social media usage by a sleep-aid company.
I thought this subject matter would lend itself well to a layered "fuzzy felt" fabric aesthetic.
I created the cover illustrations for ‘Love Fortunes and Other Disasters’ and 'Love Fortunes and Other Disasters', written by Kimberly Karalius.
The books are published by Swoon Reads, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing focusing on young romantic adult fiction.
This work originally started as a self-initiated project on the theme of music, playing with a Bauhaus-inspired style.
I was then commissioned by publisher Rocket 88 to develop one of the illustrations for use as cover artwork for a book by Mick Jones, founder of the band Foreigner.
I was commissioned by CSMA Club Life magazine to create a series of illustrations for their ‘Travel Tribes’ feature.
The feature focuses on different ‘travel tribes’ - who they are, how they like to travel and where they go. The full page opening illustration combines elements representing the individual tribes.
For the spot illustrations, I was asked to create fun characters to represent each type. The tribe names include ‘The Free Birds’, ‘The Bargainistas’ and ‘The Super Swishers’.
I created this series entitled '20/20' to feature on a range of items including prints, cushions, clocks and tote bags.
I worked with Giants and Gentlemen to create a series of illustrations for Scaddabush, an Italian restaurant chain in Ontario, Canada.
The illustrations were created to be used in many forms, including posters, menus, website, social media and large scale as window decals (photo via Toronto Life).
When I am not working on commissioned illustrations, I like to explore my own ideas and experiment with different ways of creating images.
Here is a selection of self-initiated artwork.
I worked with brand design agency Identica to create illustrations for antivirus and internet security software packaging.
The idea was to give the packaging a real sense of meaning, style and personality. I was asked to make fresh, visually striking artwork which would have impact on the shelf.