Being creative and making images is great fun. In fact for me, it’s the best kind of fun!
I create images using a large amount of photography, scanned media, hand drawn elements using all manner of pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk pens, paints, inks, prints, discarded materials, found textures, digitally generated illustrations, and graphics and assemble everything within a computer. I blend traditional techniques with digital technology.
Just about everything I create starts with drawing . Drawing is critical to my creative process, from getting initial ideas down on paper, to further development of ideas, right through to the finished article. I very much believe that there is a natural energy and beauty in traditional techniques that are contained within the marks that are made by the various tools and mediums which are used, and it is why I still hold tight to a certain amount of traditional processes within the development of my digital illustrations and graphics. It is something that is very much prevalent through all the imagery that I make.
In terms of digital graphics, artwork and illustration, if you are looking for that personal touch and something a little bit different, then you have arrived at the right place.
The imagery that I produce can be printed on many varying materials from giclée canvas and paper prints, on wallpaper, vinyl banners, foam boards, posters, stickers and clothes etc. The ever advancing technology in sophisticated printing techniques means that there aren’t that many things you cant do in terms of printing graphics these days.
Large graphic visuals can make a huge impact on the environment in which they are placed. More often than not they are used for communication purposes connecting people to a place, object or an idea etc. They can establish a series of different moods and generate certain reactions, from the subtle to the outlandish. Large graphics can turn a boring corner into a funky space to work or hang out, or can be a subtle, welcome and pleasant addition to all manor of different rooms, spaces and venues.
Digital Graphics can also be produced for company screen savers to display over a series of devices, business cards, flyers, posters, large banners, projections, just about anything you can imagine. If you are interested in having some personalised graphics produced then please get in touch. I would be interested to hear your ideas.
Perhaps you are looking for a one off image that will be unique to you or your company, home or establishment in the form of a commissioned piece of artwork. The commissions that I undertake are a lot of fun. They are extremely personal to each individual / individuals with hidden messages in the imagery and graphics that are unique to the narrative based around each piece. The artwork can also be designed to suit a colour of a specific room, tailored to the environment of which it will inhabit.
If required, I will arrange a photo shoot and come and capture the images needed in terms of getting a usable and unique set of photo’s of the subjects who will be appearing in the artwork.
Repeat pattern wallpapers or indeed one off block graphic wallpapers can make a bold and striking impact to any interior. If you are interested in a unique personalised artwork, please get in touch and let me know your thoughts and ideas.
Graphics are also a great way to spice up a website that would otherwise perhaps be text/info heavy and not very attractive to the viewer! Liven up your website with purpose designed graphics, made to intrigue and entice your visitors and enliven their viewing experience.
I believe that logo design should be fresh, clean, simple and impacting.
A logo should stand out and speak about your identity as an organisation and/or individual and be a simple bold statement about whom it is that you are and what you are offering. It is a big part of your brand identity, from coffee shop to rock band.
*The word “brand” is derived from the Old Norse brandr meaning “to burn.” It refers to the practice of producers burning their mark (or brand) onto their products. – *Wikipedia)
If you would like to find out more about how I work, please get in touch via the contact page for further information and pricing.