I created these prints for an exhibition. I chose Frida Kahlo and Cleopatra as the first two subjects in an ongoing series of strong women in history. I wanted to present them in a glorified way which is why I chose an art nouveau type composition. They’re available to order – please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested.
Cover illustration and typography for Wild Journeys by Bruce Ansley, published by Harper Collins New Zealand. Lovely to work on some landscape from my homeland for a change!
Art direction for Alimentari by Linda and Paul Jones. Published by Hardie Grant Books Australia.
Art direction, illustration and layout for Made-Up, by Laura Jenkinson, published by Hardie Grant UK. I got all nostalgic and channeled Jem and the Holograms for this. A really fun book to work on and I'm pretty sure I can do a mean smokey eye now.
I did the botanical illustrations for these labels for Moore's Gin of Distillery Botanica. This is the first bottle in a series I worked on. Art direction and design by Jack Rodgers.
These are a couple of typographic book covers I did recently for Smith Street Books. The first, How To Say I Love You by Celeste Shelly. The second Change-Makers by Matilda Dixon Smith with pin-up illustrations by Emma Munger.
Personal work. Portrait of Mathilda (played by Natalie Portman) in the film Léon: The Professional.
This is a series of self-help books I’ve worked on over the last five years or so. Written by Harriet Griffey and published by Hardie Grant UK. I art directed, designed and illustrated each one and I’m a thoroughly happier, calm, creative, confident and more organised person because of it! Thank you Harriet!
Art direction, hand lettering, illustration and layout for A Lot On Her Plate by Rosie Birkett, published by Hardie Grant UK. A gorgeous collection of recipes by Rosie and beautiful photography by Helen Cathcart. A joy to work on!
I worked with the guys at Fly to create six limited edition bottles for Pump water. Pump collaborated with a selection of lifestyle brands and consumers could participate online by creating a personal lifestyle collection to match their chosen Pump bottle. Photography by Jared Clark.
Bolder is the brain child of Helen Cathcart (photographer) and Dominique Afacan (writer) and celebrates inspirational people over 70. I designed the branding and web design for the Bolder blog. I also art directed the book which will be published by Hardie Grant UK in September.
Book design and illustration for Rome, by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi. Published by Hardie Grant UK. Photography by the brilliant Helen Cathcart. I salivated my way through designing this book. Some really lovely recipes and beautiful photography of Rome too.
This is some pitch work for an Australian publisher. I didn't actually get the job but I was really pleased with how these illustrations turned out.
I illustrated this cover for Harper Collins. The brief asked for a rousing propaganda-style illustration featuring some iconic Australian women. I wanted the typography to feel part of the illlustration so I hand rendered part of it to bring it all together.
I created this illustrated logo for Distillery Botanica. You can visit the distillery and gardens where they make the gin blends. The logo was created to highlight the three stages – Grow, Distill, Savour. Typography and art direction by Jack Rodgers
Illustration, art direction and layout for Spare Change by Iona Bain, published by Hardie Grant UK. A clever wee book with great practical advice for saving money that was surprisingly fun to work on. I'll always jump at the chance to illustrate Dolly Parton.
Some of the logos and I've created in the past. In order of appearance:
Rat in the bowler hat: for London specialist publisher, Paradise Road.
Bolder: for anti-ageism blog Bolder.
Pipe smoking cat: Self promotional logo.
Ballet: for Bluebirds Ballet School in London.
Huffer: I spent some time freelancing at Huffer and these are a few of the artworks/logos I created.
One of my favourite movies of all time.
I'm currently honing my storyboarding skills. Here are a few examples of practice frames.
I spent time as Group Art Director for Ink Global publishing in London. I oversaw the team of ten art directors and designers and also personally worked on a range of magazines the company produced. Here's a selection of work from Eurostar's Metropolitan magazine, PrivatAir magazine and Germanwings magazine.
I created a suite of icons for 2 degrees. They’re used throughout their media – digital and print marketing.
Harper Collins asked me to create an illustrative version of their famous fire and water logo to celebrate 130 years of publishing in New Zealand. The illustration incorporates New Zealand author names and titles from over the years. A lot of fun to work on if you like puzzles. Which I do!
A selection of botanical illustrations for an ongoing personal project.