What's On magazine (Dubai) commissioned this cover illustration in the style of an Airfix kit for 'The Perfect Dinner Party', a feature about chefs competing with each other to host the best possible dinner party.
Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993, I've worked as both illustrator and art director. In partnership with other creatives I seek to inform, entertain and challenge using words and pictures - producing lively colourful children's books, illustrating newspapers and magazines, and helping to build global brands such as Virgin, Orange and Benetton. Whatever the client or medium, my aim is to grab attention and spark the imagination!
My work has featured in American Illustration, Graphik, Creativematch, Design Week, Advanced Photoshop and the AOI Images. In 2006 my images for Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class Suite received a Bronze Award from the Association of Illustrators and my recruitment ads for Ecolab were recognised with a GRAMIA (Grocery Advertising & Marketing Award).
In 2008 I illustrated The Rock Bible, which was awarded an editorial merit in the HOW International design awards. My work has also been shortlisted twice for the prestigious V&A Illustration Awards. I draw using a touch sensitive display - the Wacom Cintiq - then colour and finish my illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. I also use Adobe Illustrator to create sequences for animation. I live and work from a farmhouse in the Buchan plains north of Aberdeen (Scotland).