For an article about our connected world and how our most common devices; phones and tablets, are becoming invisible as people adopt wearable devices, with apps and technologies that link wirelessly with us.
For Bulletin magazine, the journal for Speech & Language Therapists; the article is about collecting evidence based research, and making sense of all the information that is available to therapists to make informed decisions.
This article was all about bringing a group of people together inside a company for an intensive period of work; a 'Design Sprint', to achieve something substantial, by condensing major steps in the process, into a short space of time.
For Issue 257 of Net Magazine, i was proud to work on an illustration for this serious article about living and coping Depression in the developer community.
Illustrations for an article on famous figures who have odd/unique credits to their name; Winston Churchill is said to have prepared for difficult negotiations by sticking a hatpin into a cigar and smoking it until the attention of the entire audience was on the impossibly long ash. Charlie Chaplin who was famously asked to design a banana peel gag - he did so in his own irreverent style. And Sophia Lauren, who said "everything that you see, I owe to spaghetti" - referring to her figure.
A DPS and Spots, for an article in the Dutch technology magazine 'Emerce'; about the new era of connected/wearable technologies and their app ecosystem.
An illustration to accompany an article about creative block and being creatively drained.
I was invited to work on this image for the launch issue of the redesigned 'Net Magazine'. The article discusses the sometimes misplaced geek stereotypes of developers/programmers, internet memes and the risk of conformity. I wanted to capture the humour and extremes of these stereotypes bringing the memes and geek-culture imagery together in one illustration.
Illustration for an article on Dr Dre and his 'Beats' brand; which is expanding into the 'subscription music service' space, with it's Spotify competitor, 'Beats Music'.
For an article about the value of good people skills, in particular being a good listener!
For an article about Synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway (Wiki).
Two illustrations for the November '14 issue of Men's Health Australia about Crowd sourcing to get stuff done, and kitting yourself out with Golfing gadgetry.
A fun spot illustration for an article on using 'Kanban' (the Japanese for 'sign board'); a productivity and organisational technique pioneered by Toyota in the 1950's. I chose to focus my illustration on a key principle from the article, "most of our brain is wired for processing visual information".
To accompany an article about time management and the monetary value of your time as a freelancer, this illustration is an exaggeration of those principles...and also a good excuse to draw a KitCat Clock!
This issue's cover story is all about 'Future Food'; lab-grown meat and edible insects...yum? I was delighted to be ask to create the Cover, aswell as a Full-page, Half-page, and Spots illustrations dotted around the issue.
Some years ago I created an eccentric character of a Wine Connoisseur for Apropol; it was well received and recently they asked me to revisit this character for a new series of images about quality control in wine and beer.
Monthly spots for the Discovery Channel's magazine, three spots that link back to mini articles which all share a similar theme.
In order: AMPT (Automated Magazine Page Turner), Wild West, Cube Sats, Assassinations, Weird Memory Aids, Social Media Emergencies
For an article about pooling research and expertise in the field of speech and language.
My second illustration in the monthly ‘Voices’ column of Net Magazine; this essay studies the relationship between members of a team working ‘remotely’, and how to get the best out of that team. I interpreted a dysfunctional distributed team, how there can be great difference as well as distance in teams. With special attention to making sure the characters mirrored each other while making it apparent they were in two separate locations.
Cover and DPS for a special edition of the Post Office's 'Talk Magazine' with a quiz inside. The idea was to capture the feel and excitement of a game show.
These are a small selection of the various spot illustrations for Wired UK, who i have enjoyed working with on their eclectic stories, since 2011.
In order: Hackathon, Miky Lee, Biological Concrete, Matmos, The Quiet Revolution in Medicine, How to Prepare Raw Meat, Teacherbots.
These are a small selection of the monthly How-To spot illustrations for GQ Germany that i worked on for over a year. Each article needed a 'before' and 'after' image representing the 'right' and 'wrong' way to do something, the topics covered were largely DIY in nature.
In order: How-To; Remove a Wall Plug, Paint your home, Make the most of your space, Install a Ceiling Fan, Unblock the sink, Paint Furniture.
To accompany an article about the giant 'Fatberg' (blockage of fat) in the London sewer system last year; it was predominantly made up of fat and wet-wipes. The AD wanted an old B-Movie feel to the illustration, playfully eerie and disconcerting, while sticking to the reality of the story. Yuk!
From issue #4; a large project over several pages, for an article about the modernisation of the Norwegian Police infrastructure. This illustration represents the various new technologies and strategies discussed in the article, and overlays that info on top of a city-quarter. The scene i created in the first image, depicts a scenario where criminal incidents occur around the city quarter and the Police units act together using the new technologies to arrest the perpetrators.
To accompany an OBOS article about the Irish economy and the effect the Euro has had on Ireland.
Illustration in issue #209, January 2013, for an article about Procrastination; how we can waste time surfing the internet, and riding the wave of procrastination to thoughts of all things unrelated to the task at hand.
For the April '13 issue of OBOS magazine, this full page illustration was for an article all about balconies; how todays balconies differ from the lush urban green spaces of the 50’s.
In OBOS magazine, April 2012, to accompany an article about the state of the Euro and Norway's economy.
An article about the excesses of the 80's and the chances of them occurring again in the future. The AD wanted an illustration to capture the iconic nature of 80's Wall Street, and i was all too pleased to deliver that, complete with large cell-phones, sharp suits, briefcases, and Mercedes Benz 500SL convertible circa 1985.
This was a manual for employees of the Norwegian winery Vinmonopolet, detailing how the staff would use a new digital workflow and computer suite. My task was to create an inspiring cover and dynamic spot illustrations to depict various scenarios.
A little job i did for an inspirational Hacker Monthly article, written by Matt Might about his unique personal experience creating a fitness program for becoming strong enough to lift up his son Bertrand & wheelchair! The article illustration ended up being used as the cover image for the issue as well.
A full page illustration for Vegas Seven’s ‘Storytelling’ issue (issue #137). The article was about a kind of modern day cowboy; a guy that parked where he wanted, and kicked the car 'boots' (clamps) off his tyres, his rebel nature 'getting the girl'.