Thursday 28 November 2019

World Wide Wonder

Here's a recent editorial for PM Network magazine on their pick of the wonders that the World Wide Web has brought us so far from 'Gangnam Style' to Crowdfunding with a few cat videos thrown in for good measure. You can see this and related work on the site here.

Monday 25 November 2019

Beating The ABRSM Drum

I've had a very busy year working with the ABRSM and designer Kate Benjamin on numerous cover illustrations for their prodigious music exam publication output. This is the latest selection of artwork mostly covering Percussion and Strings with a sprinkle of Piano and Specimen Aural Tests. The creative brief opened up for the Percussion series with a bolder graphic approach being adopted while a more 3d abstract scene worked well for the Specimen Aural Tests illustration. Always enjoyable commissions and more to come in 2020! You can see all the previous work for ABRSM on my site here.

Wednesday 13 November 2019


Time to go 'Shreddin' The Gnar'* with this film poster design for long-standing US Winter sports filmmakers Warren Miller Entertainment's 70th anniversary release Timeless. This was an exciting commission to work on being a bit of an over-the-hill, make that fall-down-the-hill, snowboarder myself. The collage illustration came together over a few rounds of the usual frenzied Photoshop mix of painted textures and photography, a great selection of which was supplied featuring the stunning locations and incredible athletes. Along with the overall typographic design I also created the main title logo in 3d and animated it for the film's breathtaking Mont Blanc intro shot. Hopefully I pulled the job of with the requisite amount of 'Steez'*. You can also see this on the main site with related work here.

actual snowboarding parlance spoken by people.

Monday 4 November 2019

All Systems Go!

Here's a recent techie cover illustration for IBM Power Systems magazine showcasing their new virtual servers on IBM Cloud. This is a good ol' Photoshop mix of 3d, photography and layered texture mayhem. You can see this and previous work for IBM on the site here.

Friday 1 November 2019

Instant Inspiration

October has managed to fly by without a single blogpost so I'll try and make up for it before 2019 is finito. First up is a little bit of press promo. Was great to get invited to feature my work, along with a mini-interview, in the latest Computer Arts issue for the Instant Inspiration page. It's an Instagram thing! You can check mine out here.