About me

I am an illustrator based in Brighton, down on the UK’s south coast where I live with my little dog, Leo. I love messing about with pencils, brushes and ink - in fact any kind of mark-making is complete magic to me! As an illustrator, my aim is to create impactful images that bring subjects to life with colour, texture and my hand-drawn style. 

I am heavily influenced by alternative comics, old-school skate graphics and old-fashioned schoolbook illustrations - think Daniel Clowes meets Jim Phillips meets Ladybird books.

Previous clients have included Virgin Atlantic, Plan International and Sambrook's Brewery. In 2015, I published my first book with Ebury Press, Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle: A Celebration of the Islands Around Britain. I also run my own online shop, Big A Band Store, selling t-shirts, pin badges and other illustrated goods.

In addition to my work as an illustrator I am also an experienced designer and have a sound technical knowledge of print-processes and preparing artwork. Commissioning Art directors can expect a professional, organised approach to projects resulting in unique, bold hand-drawn artwork. 

If I can help you with any of your projects please get in touch!

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Phone: +44 (0)7782 300 904
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