For over a decade I have been focusing on character design, conceptual design and storyboards, injecting movement and life into my art and finishing it with rich textures and colours, regularly posting examples on my blog.
I relish developing original concepts, bringing strong ideas to any project I'm involved with yet I also have a very flexible style, enabling me to seamlessly adapt to existing licences allowing me to work on a wide range of projects.
As well as professional experience I continue to build my own stories and characters in my free time, continually sketching out ideas and often developing them into fully fleshed out worlds alive with characters.
Alongside illustration I have a keen interest in writing, photography and a huge passion for film. My interest in computer games has also developed as the advances in technology have resulted in fewer restrictions on what can be implemented on screen to a degree where there is arguably more freedom here than cinema can afford.
As well as my blog, I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Some designers find appealing and visually stimulating characters a challenge, but having been heavily influenced from an early age by a wide range of European comics, this is a task that I've always felt very comfortable working on.
Striking and eye-catching design is the secret to selling an original concept. Bringing together elements such as typefaces, composition and color, strong design work will enhance your products image in its chosen market.
I very much enjoy dreaming up suitable environments for different projects. The collaborative development of a functioning ‘world’ forces the design process surrounding any environment to evolve and change much like their real world counterparts.
So I'm now an 'award winning director' of short films. Which is nice.
Ever since seeing E.T. as a child, I have been entertained and influenced by the stories and visions of numerous directors and as my interest has developed I’ve made the fist tentative steps into this medium with the following shorts, winning Best Comedy at the 2012 Film The House competition for Early Bird.
Whilst still only a hobby it draws on my experience in other fields and the fresh approach to problem solving and crafting imagery benefits my creativity immensely.
I'm constantly scribbling and doodling in my growing collection of sketchbooks, and I try to work up some of these into fully finished pieces as long as work and family aren't getting in the way. I post the most recent works up on my blog as often as I can with a view to getting feedback and later adding the best work to my portfolio. My blog can be found via the following link.
I can also be found on facebook and twitter.
I have had the fortune of working with a great deal of talented and creative people in the past and felt that it was only fair to share their abilities with others who could benefit from their talents.
Paul Parkes is a gifted writer and the creator of the BAFTA nominated animated series 'King Arthurs Disasters'.
Andy Hickenbottom is one of the most talented 3D modelers i've met with a gift at creating flawless character models.
Andy T Is a talented musician and composer with a fascination with fleeing.
Jon Lycett-Smith Is a skilled illustrator with a varied CV.
SPZERO76 Is a graffiti artist who speaks funny for a northerner.