Hello 🙂 I’m a London-based, full-time freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
As a professional illustrator I’m focusing on fiction and have published multiple projects with Oxford University Press’ educational division; stories of vikings and warrior queens, planetary pioneers and mystery beasts, grief, ambition, adventure, terror and triumph.
I like to work using a mix of traditional and digital media, typically from sketchbook to Adobe CC. I like to allow each project to dictate the terms of it’s realisation – I don’t really have a fixed style of illustration, the end result typically depends on the story and the media chosen. I would love to work on more books for all ages, from babies to adult fiction.
Influences include childhood favourites like Asterix, Tintin and 2000AD – indeed comics remain a passion. Illustrator crushes are numerous but he greatly admires Lorenzo Mattotti, Alexis Deacon, Mike Mignola, Lisbeth Swerger, Lu Yanguang, Tin Can Forest… it’s a long list.
Though I show little of my work as a graphic designer on this website, I take huge pride in working with some wonderful regular clients, including:
- Girlguiding UK
- Classics for All
- Elton John AIDS Foundation
- Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
- Carrot Communications PR agency
- The Social Element social media agency
Work includes promotional materials, training manuals, books, working organisational documents, newsletters, UX design and email marketing.
I was born about quarter of a mile (a flint-stone’s-throw if you like) from a Norfolk beach, so spent an utterly idyllic childhood playing wide-eyed at huge skies, the glorious sea, dunes, woodlands, meadows and wheat fields with my older brother and sister. The neighbour’s horses grazed our lawn and our own angry goose Quackers chased our postman. I owe my family everything.
Now in south-west London, I live with my amazing food-anthropologist wife Mukta and an array of dogs that we regularly foster from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. When we’re not working I’m watching movies and cartoons, reading comics, learning Swedish for absolutely no reason and putting myself through a sort of hell trying to write fiction.
As of September 2018, I work from Make Space Studios in Waterloo.
I am so proud to be represented by Davinia at the Andlyn literary agency which specialises in children’s media.
How to contact me
All work enquiries via Davinia – firstname.lastname@example.org