I’ve moved around a lot over the years but nowhere has felt quite like home as Manchester. This city has always felt so warm and welcoming – from the days out I’d spend here as a kid, the nights out in my teens and twenties – and now I have the privilege of calling this city my home.

This latest illustration is inspired by and dedicated to all the wonderful people of Manchester who have responded with nothing but love, strength and unity, in the face of the the horrific M.E.N Arena Bombing on Monday Night.

The Manchester bee is a proud symbol of the city’s hard-working past during the industrial revolution. The city was a hive of activity and the residents were often compared to busy worker bees. This symbol is just as relevant today as it was then.

This piece is being auctioned off by the good people at Art Battle Manchester, with 100% of the proceeds going to the #WeStandTogether Charity Fund to support the families of those injured or killed in the attack.

Edit: The Auction is now over and has raised a collective £37,750. This was then doubled by Vodafone Foundation bringing the grand total up to £75,000.

Doodle For Good Colouring Book

Doodle For Good is a funky coloring book for older kids and adults, featuring a collection of 24 line drawings by artists from across the globe, including one of my robot creatures! I’m real pleased to be a part of this project and feature alongside a whole load of talented artists.

The AwesomeBet: H is for Home

I recently got involved with an awesome new project run by We Heart Arts, which called for 26 different designers to create a letter from the alphabet, illustrating what they thought was the most awesome thing about life.

100 Houses Art Exhibition, Bristol

‘100 Houses’ brings together 100 national and international image-makers from illustrators to street artists in support of housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Given the theme of “house” each artist has produced a unique piece of artwork specifically for this exhibition, to launch at the vibrant, South Bristol Cafe/Bar, Tobacco Factory in November.

Daily Doodle is complete!

For those of you who missed the excitement last week – I finally finished my epic Daily Doodle project and completed my 356th illustration on Sunday 20th February, only a few weeks behind schedule. I’m still buzzing from crossing the finish line and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve burned through nearly 1,000 sheets of printer paper, 18 fine liners and more cups of tea than I can count…

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    Stina Jones is a Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Manchester, with over 10 years industry experience producing fully bespoke imagery for everything from print and web marketing campaigns, through to animations and artwork installations. Clients include BBC Digital, HTC Mobiles, British Airways, Ordnance Survey, Atkins Global, Access to Music Ltd, ValueMyStuff.com, Bitters 'n' Twisted Venues, among others.

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