Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Electric Vehicle Architecture

The latest illustration commission for Mercedes-Benz Next magazine required a touch of animation to bring to life an article on E-mobility and vehicle architecture. After getting the illustration signed-off I created a short After Effects movie loop then reduced it further to a small gif to sit on comfortably on a website. You can see both the basic gif and the more developed vimeo clip animation above.


Here's a cover and spot illustrations for Independent Banker Magazine on the future of banking and your own personal robo-advisor to deal with your hard cash. It was a fun commission coming up with a friendly robot figure, a sort of amalgam of current robo tech and the stolen eyes of V.I.N.C.E.N.T. from Disney's Black Hole movie. You can see the work on the site here with previous and related work for IB Mag.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Life After Man

Here are the latest illustrations for the current issue of BBC Focus for the cover and a spread on the theme of Life After Man. The brief was to depict scenes of London reclaimed by nature after some unspecified extinction event befalls humanity. Good news for deers at least. This issue came with two different cover designs to see if the readership fancied a design overhaul, I personally prefer the cleaner existing Focus layout but then I would as it shows off the illustration more. You can see all my work for BBC Focus on the site here.

Monday, 23 January 2017


Here's an illustration I did quite a while ago now that's only recently been published. It's a cover for the UCLA Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Annual Report 2016. The brief was to focus on telepathology in particular, the practice of using telecommunication technology and data transfer for swifter diagnosis and research. See the illustration on the site here with related works.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Montreal 375

Get those liquid-containing vessels at the ready, it's time for the Anna Goodson Illustration Agency annual coaster promotion. Here's my illustration for this year's theme, a tribute to the great city of Montreal on the eve of the 375th anniversary of it's foundation. Always loved the inspired architecture and sci-fi weirdness of the '76 Olympic Stadium so it dominates my composition as it does the skyline. See previous coasters on the site here.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Found Wanting Video

Phew, 2017 at last! First post out of the gates is for a new animated video for the band First Congress' latest single Found Wanting. The style runs with the Egyptian themed single artwork and mashes it up with petrolhead biker imagery all in support of a sassy performance by UK dancer Yasmin Ogbu. The video was great fun to make in a short amount of time. Once the style and treatment had been decided, with the band's driving force Tom Van Can, and Yasmin's green screen performance footage was edited I'd create scenes in After Effects on the fly adding a real sense of spontaneity that was refreshing. You can see the video here or on youtube and follow the band through the First Congress website. See all the artwork created for First Congress here.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Axles To Grind

Here are two editorials for a spread on heavy truck safety in Car and Driver magazine in the U.S. The brief was to create an illustrated take on a recent horrifying incident in New York state involving an out-of-control truck, a jam of vehicles and a bunch of heroic individuals. It can be watched here if you wish, thankfully there were no fatalities. You can see the work on the site here with other Car And Driver commissions.

In The Future

Here's a new future-themed cityscape cover illustration for HGI Magazine showing the fast paced change of the industrial and investment landscape. Some cool driverless cars in there too! You can see it on the site here with related work to check out.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Computer Brain

I have brains on the brain today with yet another illustration depicting the ol' grey matter in technicolour. It's the latest BBC Focus cover looking at How Technology Is Rewiring Your Brain, yes, yours. There's also an iPad cover animation to go with this one. See all the Focus related work on my site here.

Defeating Dementia

Here's a recent illustration for Nature Journal on How To Defeat Dementia. It was a tricky brief as the article focused on three courses of action in particular and the image needed to represent those along with dementia in a sensitive way. I came up with this damaged, maze-like brain illustration using a more graphic approach than usual and I'm pleased with the outcome. You can see my other work for Nature on the main site here.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Genetic Superhero

Here's a recent cover illustration and iPad animation for BBC Focus magazine on the theme of Genetic Superheroes, those unsuspecting folks with super DNA that may hold the key to ending disease. See more Focus work on the site here.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Found Wanting

Here's a new cover illustration for the upcoming single from First Congress called Found Wanting. The illustration was inspired by imagery of Ancient Egyptian gods and weighing scales, supplied by band leader Tom Van Can, and evolved into a kid Anubis on a see saw. Go figure. Click the links to see more artwork for First Congress' other singles Good Problem and The First.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Logistically Speaking

Here's a cover illustration for the Mercedes-Benz innovation magazine Next. It's a look at the next phase of intelligent logistics where products essentially navigate their own way to the recipient as delivery vehicles communicate with each other. Postman Pat would love it. You can also see the work on the site here.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Here's some personal work that's been gestating in the quiet gaps for a while now. They're two serene, vaguely post-apocalyptic, sci-fi scenes inspired by some Californian photography I took in LA and beautiful Big Sur. I'll let the illustrations do the rest.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Tyranno-Focus Rex

Here's the latest cover illustration for BBC Focus magazine roaring across the newsstands whilst taking a peek at the last days of the dinosaurs. See more Focus cover work on the site here including last year's issue on Jurassic World.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Impact Investing

Here's a cover illustration for Wealth Management magazine on the subject of socially responsible 'impact' investing, or spending your green on green. You can see this and related work on the site here.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Infinity Plus One

I recently took on a fun commission to create the artwork for American family hip hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's new album, Infinity Plus One. Working with the artist Cactus Skidoo the brief was to create illustrations that reflected the 'intergalactic space funk' of the music and a child-like wonder for the cosmos. The artwork is primarily for the packaging with the CD design itself based on the Voyager Golden Record launched into space on the classic '77 mission. The packaging also features glow-in-the-dark elements on the front and back. You can see the artwork on the main site here.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Showreel 2016

A new motion reel is up at the site to check out showcasing all the latest animated work from the last year or so. Thanks to Bokhari Records for the great tune, R-Type (my fave arcade game!) by Mark E.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Spaceman and the Nanobots

Here are two new BBC Focus covers and iPad edition animations to cast the eyeballs over. Most recently is a lone lunar astronaut illustration for a Q+A Space Special issue and before that a cover on Nano Medics beavering away inside the human body. You can see more cover work for BBC Focus on the site here.