I’m a freelance illustrator and designer from the UK working in the realms of vector illustration, photo montage and manipulation, and mixed media. My work is influenced by contemporary graffiti and lowbrow art, along with almost anything from the natural world. As well as the great outdoors, I gain inspiration from the more bizarre world of humans. Walking around antiques shops is a favourite. It’s like a sensory overload a lot of the time.
There’s been an interesting trend recently in print and advertising work in particular away from the perfect symmetry and airbrushed cleanliness of vector art and back towards a looser form of hand-drawn illustration. I see it everywhere, from the middle pages of highbrow pop culture publications to the style sections of local broadsheets. And yet, it’s unexpected, especially so soon after the wave of vector art which swamped the print world just a few years back.