I've worked as a freelance illustrator since the mid 1990s, and more recently also crossed over into surface design.

I love the challenge of answering a brief and finding a clear, clever, visual solution whether it's for a complex text or idea or just to provide an appropriate beautiful image.

I've been a visiting tutor at many UK Art Colleges and specialise in Professional Practice.

Originally from the North of Scotland, where I grew up on a tomato farm, I lived in London for twenty five years and now live in Northumberland. 

 

Clients have included:

BBDO, BlueQ, Boden, Boston Globe, Duncan Baird Publishers, Family Circle (USA), Hallmark (USA), Harper Collins, Illustrated Ape, Land of Nod, Marketing Week, Norvartis, Publix, Quarry Books, RSPB, Real Simple, Red, Running Press, Sainsbury's Magazine, Selvedge, Tigerprint, Trader Joe's, teNeues, Two Four Digital, World Wildlife Fund, Yoga Journal 

 

Awards

Luerzer's Archive - 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2016/17

Luerzer's Archive - 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2013/14

Creative Quarterly CQ35 Awards - Runner Up

American Illustration 32 

Awarded the Pilar Junosa Grant to study at Joan Miro's graphic art workshops at Pilar and Juan Miro Foundation, Mallorca, 2009

A one minute video showing what I do and who I am. Made for 2012 Surtex - the annual New York Surface Design Fair.

Please mute your sound if you don't wish to hear Bach!