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April 30, 2013 - No Comments!

Communication Arts Illustration Award win

I'm pleased to say that the winners in the Communication Arts Illustration Awards 2013 have been announced, and I'm lucky enough to be counted among them in the Advertising category.

The Communication Arts competitions are among the most prestigious in the visual arts industries, publishing the best work from around the world since 1959, so it's a little bit of a big deal for me. I won an Award of Excellence for my work on the Audi Quattro campaign for Kempertrautmann, and I'm honoured to be among some truly great work this year. I've already been sent this year's annual and it's an amazing collection of some of the best work from last year across a whole range of categories. Well worth a look if you can get your hands on one.

March 27, 2013 - No Comments!

Thanks to SAS London

I was invited down to SAS London the other week to give a short talk to some of the assembled staff about my work, and how I'd gotten from A to B in my career over the last few years. As someone who spends the vast majority of my time working on my own, it's always great to get the chance to get out and spend some time visiting great agencies, and the guys down there, especially very talented Design Director, Michael Dowell, made me feel incredibly welcome. As luck would have it, London is one of my favourite places so it was a great excuse to take a few days off and go for an overdue visit.

The first half hour was spent briefly chatting about my early influences and how I wasn't aware of them until I'd been out on my own for a while, how I was drawn to type related work, and spoke briefly about a few recent projects from brief and concept, through to final delivery. Afterwards we had a quick Q&A before it was about time to knock it on the head and let folks get back to work. Or more likely, before they fell asleep.

Thanks once again to Michael Dowell for the invitation.

January 30, 2013 - No Comments!

Where I work

One of the problems with working from home is that you often feel like you never really 'go to work'. Either that or you never feel like you leave.

Recently, I started to feel like I needed to organise my workspace more efficiently and wanted to create an office that I'd feel comfortable spending a large proportion of my time working in. The only choice for me was to visit Vitsoe as I've always coveted the Dieter Rams designed '606 Universal Shelving System'. It really is a simple, hassle free solution to organising all my odds and ends, and the good thing about it is I'll be able to add to it as the years and my needs change, as the system is the same as it was in 1960 when it was designed. Perfect and worth buying just for the ingenious spirit levels! Artwork by Von and Craig Ward.

August 20, 2012 - No Comments!

Los Logos 6

The latest book in the popular Los Logos series from Gestalten will be out in mid-September and features a selection of my logo work.

This series has traditionally been an invaluable resource to pretty much every designer I know and it was a pleasure to be involved. If it's half as good as all the others, it'll be great.

See the book here.

June 19, 2012 - No Comments!

New website

You've probably noticed I've got this lovely new website.

I'd love to take the credit for it but unfortunately I can't. I enlisted the help of two of the best in the business to help me get this site up and running and the dream team of Studio Mister and Mayfield stepped up to design and build it respectively. Seriously, if you're looking for some beautiful online work, you really can't do much better than these two.

Design: Studio Mister

Development: Mayfield

June 11, 2012 - No Comments!

Art Director’s Club silver

An image I created for Audi to illustrate the grip an Audi Quattro has to the road has been recognised in the 2012 Art Director's Club Awards for Germany.

It won Silver in the Print category, and also gained a separate Commendation in the Out-Of-Home category. It's a piece I'm very proud of so I was very humbled to be told of the win.

Art directed by David Scherer and Bastian Adam of Kempertrautmann, you can see the winning work here.