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How to Commission an Illustrator: my process explained

Like most illustrators I’m frequently being asked to quote for commissions. Some requests come from Art Directors and Commissioning Editors who generally come armed with a brief, know all about what to expect, what they want and when they want it. However, many people...

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Illustrated Map Tea Towels

Due to popular demand I’ve finally made time to produce some illustrated map tea towels. The first one features my illustrated map of the British Isles: I didn’t just want to stop at one tea towel so I’ve also designed a couple more.  One...

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Cat Prints and Wholesale Catalogue

When I’m not drawing maps I also like to draw other things…..such as cats. Above you can see three new Silky inspired illustrated cat prints.  You can buy all three cat prints as a set or individually in my online shop.   This is a...

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Illustrated Board Game

Welcome to my latest and the first Blog post of 2019 which finds me in much reduced circumstances. I’ve had to relocate out of my office to another part of the house because of building work. Towards the end of 2018 I was commissioned...

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How to Find Work as a Freelance Illustrator

I would never claim to be an expert on how to find work as a freelance illustrator.  However, I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator for few years now with some success so I can offer a few insights into what, and just as importantly...

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Starting out as a Freelance Illustrator

Recently I’ve been asked a few times about how I started working as a freelance illustrator. So I decided to write this post to help anyone asking the same questions.  Below is by no means an exhaustive list. It’s based on what I experienced...

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