Circular snacks

Bake crisps from Oddbox veg. Make kitchen ink (onion skin, carrot, turmeric and paprika, tea). Pay a visit to Fibrelab, who are making paper from hospitality waste. Draw odd veg crisps with kitchen ink on paper made from towels. Why? Well, it’s for the latest episode of Studio Snack, the … Read More

On National Illustration Day

Thanks to clients who saw uses for my loose, gestural drawing before I did, what started by accident through a studio booklet about drawing as part of my design practice, has become a thing in its own right. Here, clockwise from top left: A staff portrait wall at Bowen Craggs … Read More

Getting my eye in

A recce. On foot. With a sketchbook. Surely not, when the brief is to produce a simple sketch map and we have search engines? Well, it’s not as overdone as it seems… There’s good practice – I can’t use an image for illustration reference that may be in copyright. And there’s … Read More

Grow your own snack

The alpine strawberries and cherry tomatoes I grow in my urban garden rarely make it indoors. I eat them like sweets. So Grow your own snack is the latest Studio Snack podcast episode with creative collaborator Narcis Sauleda. Harvest a snack, pour a cold drink and listen to historical trends … Read More

On show

My sketching work is on location, on communications and in discussions. But this Summer, it’s also on show – at three East London exhibitions… Three giclée prints from my project Dispatches from a Small World have been in Newham Kaleidoscope, a showcase of over 80 works by 40 artists. The exhibition … Read More

Illustrating a scone with ambition

Studio Snack is a five minute food podcast about design. A collaborative project with fellow designer and neighbour Narcis Sauleda, it’s a creative playground of research, experimentation and ideas. Each episode has some nerdery, an experiment and what it all tells us about our design practice. This month, for the … Read More

The story of the Christmas sketchwalk

This year, by way of a Christmas greeting, I decided to sketch London places with Christmassy names and make them into a little book. The project turned out to be more complex, and more interesting, than I’d thought… The sketchwalk is made of several smaller sketchwalks, after meetings, between errands … Read More

Coming up: roses

My lockdown project turned blog has sprouted a collection. Dispatches from a Small World reports from my urban garden in sketches. There have been forays into garments and cards. But there are enough sketches now to find themes for products. Hello roses! A classic, you would think – but approached … Read More

The Bowen Craggs portrait wall

Teamwork… Last year, I drew portraits of everyone at Bowen Craggs, and a self-portrait, for its online celebrations. This year, I’ve drawn two new people. Now, there’s a portrait wall. In that, there are two things: That you can’t see the join between my work and the Bowen Craggs team’s … Read More

Products from projects

The Christmas gift guide… Two of this year’s projects have generated large bodies of illustration work: 26 Habitats and my lockdown project turned illustration blog Dispatches from a Small World. So “What else can we do with these?” questions have come up. Et voilà: Christmas cards from my Dispatches from … Read More

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