After graduating from Ravensbourne College of Art & Design in 1985 I worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. A couple of years later I flew to New York and stayed there for four years. I found work with Conran’s, Liz Claiborne Inc, the New York Times and the New York Transit Authority to name a few. When I returned to England, everyone was using computers so I had to make some adjustments!
The 80’s boom was over and that, coupled with the need for digital expertise, meant I had to diversify. As a result I’ve done everything from mural painting and oils on canvas to Photoshop editing and illustration. I’ve researched, written, designed and illustrated a series of children’s historical activity books, produced wayfinding signs for the National Trust, built e-learning courses, used my calligraphy skills in Body Shop promotions and created some pie packaging for Marks and Spencer. Other clients have included The Independent, the V&A Museum, the British Museum Press, Savills Estate Agents and Greenwich Borough Council. I work in anything from linoleum to Adobe InDesign. If I need to use a medium I’ve never tried before, I’ll learn how to do it!
Hopefully my folio shows this diversity. If you want to see more, go to the Behance link below where you’ll find the bulk of my work.
I now reside with my wife in St Leonards-On-Sea. Thankfully with the internet making the world much smaller I don’t need to live near London to find work, although I enjoy exploring the city and experiencing its constantly evolving nature. Things I love doing include being part of my local church, visiting historical sites both here and abroad, being inspired by other creatives and spending time with my children.