News

Celebrating 10 Years in Business

My little design business is celebrating its 10th Birthday this week!

It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’d like to thank everyone who has been a part of it – for all the commissions, collaborations, referrals, advice, and just generally being awesome and supportive over the years. I wouldn’t be in business without you!

Here’s to the next 10 years and beyond!

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Events

Infohackit: Communicating Science with Infographics

One of my favourite things about designing infographics is that I always get to learn something new! This was very much the case whilst taking part in Infohackit Manchester. The hackathon style event, hosted by Made Agency, invited participating Designers and PHD students to create compelling infographics, all within a timed 12 hour period.

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Reviews

Top 5 Pens for Illustrating

I’m a big believer in the best pens being whatever you have to hand, as when you have an idea any pen will do! I’ve seen some amazing pieces created with some of the cheapest biros, so not having “the right pens” shouldn’t be an excuse (unless you’re attempting to paint a mural with nothing but an old potato).

That being said, I get a lot of people asking me which pens I use for my sketchbook and hand drawn work – so I thought I’d share some of my favourites in a blog post.

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Sketchbook

Sketchbook Stuff vol 7

I’ve been neglecting my sketchbooks a bit lately as my iPad and Apple Pencil combo has become more convenient for rough work.

My sketchbooks haven’t disappeared from my workflow though and I’m still using them for playing with traditional media and enjoying time away from my screens.

Here are a few favourites since my last post.

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News

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for the year ahead. Here’s to making 2017 an awesome one!

I’ve got a lot of plans in the works for this year – more creating, learning, and generally aiming to make this year bigger and better than the last! I’m also booking in new commissions for the coming months, so if you’d like to work with me get in touch.

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Projects

Work in Progress: Critter Series

Sometimes I like to go back through my old sketchbooks and pick out odd doodles to develop into something more. I’m quite fond of the little robot squirrel which popped up a few times in my sketchbooks last year, so I’ve been playing around with the design and making plans to develop it into a new character series. 

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Projects

#ArtDrop Manchester

Over the past few months I’ve been leaving Free Art packs in various locations in Central Manchester for people to find and keep. Each pack contains a limited edition (1/10) art print, stickers, and a handwritten note to the recipient.

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