I am loving a 90’s vibe at the moment. These dancing characters are grooving back to a time when pastels and neons were all the rage. I’m enjoying working with movement within flat vector shapes while also playing with geometric patterns and character design.
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Heres a selection of birds from my archives. I like pushing an illustration to its most simple form. Sometimes the result is more graphic and sometimes the result is more representational. I try to make shapes that work at a small size (such as an icon) but also look interesting when used at a large […]
Love comes in all different shades. This was something I played around with for valentines day. Are you in fluffy love or pirate love?
This is what fairies would look like if I had my way. I like the idea of fairies having a global appeal. So that kids, teenagers, and adults can all enjoy them. Whenever I use pink I try to balance it out with blue staying away from gender colour stereotypes.
Wishbone Design Studio make great bikes for kids. These bike bells are part of an Endangered Species edition. With seven designs to choose from, they make a colourful edition to any bike. Simple designs can take awhile to get right. I work in a way that is creative and enables me to have fun playing […]
Karma Cola is a great tasting fair trade drink born in New Zealand. The clever folks at Karma Cola teamed up with me and Special Group to create some feel good imagery. Karma Cola’s original recipe combines cola nut from the Boma village in Sierra Leone with vanilla bean grown by the Forest Garden Growers […]
How do I draw people? I’m always mixing this up. I like the more graphic and simple ways to stylise a person. But sometimes adding a bit of humor and personality can be fun too.
What can I say… I like maps. I like looking at maps and I like drawing maps. It brings together my love of simplistic imagery and travel.
This is an image that represents home to me. I think Gareth Morgan would like to live here too.
Here is a selection of kooky characters from my archives. Character design is something I enjoy. These designs were done for various creative projects. Clients included Spark, H2GO, Red Bull and Whizz Fizz.
The flute and the violin are two instruments I know well. I learnt how to play both as a child and have had a fondness for them ever since. This was a fun job. I got to illustrate my two favourite instruments for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
This was the cover for Metro’s Cheap Eats edition. It shows a map of Auckland with some of our favourite spots to eat. And while we are on the subject of Metro mag – here are some internal illustrations I did for a column about how to be a man – Drink craft beer and […]
I spent 5 weeks in Japan as part of an artist residency at Studio Kura in Itoshima. Itoshima is a farming community that uses traditional techniques to grow rice, vegetables and an assortment of grains. One of my lasting memories is of cycling through the rice fields while bugs of all sorts dive bombed me […]
Hand drawn type can add personality to a project. I like the way type can be illustrative and tell a story. Here is a selection of some of the fun type I have done over the years.
Rest In Pets make biodegradable cardboard caskets designed to bury your loved family pet in dignity and style. I had the honour of working alongside Rest In Pets founder Mat Bogust and designers at Curious in Auckland to create the packaging design for this new and innovative range of products. Rest In Pets website
I like to take a recognisable object, like a piece of fruit, and see how I can simplify it in an interesting way. Here is a selection of delicious items which are good enough to eat.
Are you a dog lover or a cat lover? I designed these tea towels for the SPCA’s Cupcake Day Fundraiser. 100% of the purchase price of the tea towels went towards funding the SPCA. Thankfully the design proved so popular that the tea towels sold out and raised a good chunk of cash to help […]
Born To Move is a Les Mills initiative aimed to get children moving. I worked alongside Les Mills to create illustration over photographs. Creating a fusion of fun and fruity illustrations to interact with designs across a range of printed and web media. Born To Move encourages kids to have fun while learning skills for a […]
Hubbards make breakfast time fun. These kids cereals are designed to entertain kids while they eat. Sketches on the front and back of the pack (as well as inside) take kids on an adventure without having to leave the breakfast table.