Duration: Since 2003.
Staff: I work alone as a freelance illustrator, represented by Private View Illustration Agency.
Education: MA in illustration from the Royal College of Art, London; 1st Class BA (Honors) in visual communication from Glasgow School of Art.
Cultural Influences: London markets, bric-a-brac, Flickr, vintage picture books, old buildings, Glasgow city centre, antique shops, vintage posters, printed ephemera and found scraps, tickets etc., retro film posters, London Underground and the Tate Modern.
Environment: I live in South London where I work from home in a small studio which contains my desk, my laptop, hundreds of coloured pencils and two sets of bookshelves full of sketchbooks, paper, photographs, magazines, newspapers and books of reference images. The walls are covered with collected pictures, notes, scraps and found images that provide a little inspiration when needed.
Philosophy: My aim is to create colourful, detailed imagery using a hand-rendered approach and simple materials— graphite and colour pencils. However, it's also important to make time for sketchbook work, where I can be more playful and allow images to evolve by being more experimental and incorporating a broader variety of materials.