I’m an imaginative designer and illustrator who loves to tell stories and communicate ideas with clarity and vibrancy. I have 20+ years of experience of producing design solutions from initial concept through to print or web delivery. I solve design problems with innovation, bringing colour, warmth and creativity to every project.
I live on the wild North Yorkshire coast but work UK wide. I'm a fair-weather sea swimmer, I love colour and pattern, enjoy singing and running (not at the same time), collect children’s picture books and have an imaginary pet swan called Alan.
June 2011 – Sept 2022
Out of the Ark Music
Managing a small team of designers, I was the in-house design lead and brand guardian delivering the design, illustration & art direction of dozens of products (from concept to print delivery), UI and content design & illustration for sparkyard.com (a complex subscription-based platform for primary school teachers) and managed the design of many successful social and marketing campaigns.
1997 – 2011
2003 – 2006
Clients include: Electric Angel Design, Tesco, Scarborough Borough Council, Peter James Jazz, Welsh Gold, Captain Cook Museum, LICC, Minerva Press, Out of the Ark, Kairos Ensemble.
Designer producing bi-weekly arts magazine, educational books and a literary magazine.
InDesign • Photoshop • Illustrator • After Effects • Sketch • Team management • Content Management Systems • Project management • Art direction • Email marketing • MS Office • Writing & communication skills
University of Brighton
Graphic Design (2:1)
York College of Further & Higher Education
Art & Design (Distinction)
Scarborough Sixth Form College
Art, Design Technology, Maths