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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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kitchen garden map

Kitchen Garden Map

As a follow on commission from the illustrated hotel grounds maps I designed for Exclusive Collection I was asked to draw an illustrated kitchen garden map for Lainston House. The brief for the map was that it needed to be simple and yet easy...

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illustrated fantasy map

Illustrated Fantasy Map

It’s been a very busy year for me and in between illustrated map commissions I’ve not really had much time to write any blog posts. However, I’ve made time to squeeze in a quick post about the illustrated fantasy map commission I completed for...

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Lancashire & Hampshire map prints

In between client commissions I always like to have a personal project on the go and these are two of my most recently completed projects – two new illustrated map prints, one featuring Lancashire and the other Hampshire. I have a deep affinity for...

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Contemporary UK Innovation map

I was commissioned by the Engineering Consultancy Hoare Lea to design a contemporary UK innovation map for the ‘Shaping my city’ feature in their client-facing magazine Exploare. ‘Shaping my city’ is a feature where Hoare Lea talk about some of the landmarks and influential...

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Cat Christmas Cards

Now available to buy colourful and cheery cat Christmas cards to help you spread some furry, festive cheer this Christmas. 2020 has been very a strange and unsettling year but happily that isn’t going to stop the Christmas celebrations and well-wishing over the next...

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London Canal network map detail

London Waterways Canal Map Print

Since designing the original England and Wales folding canal network maplets for the Canal and River Trust, I’ve been asked many times if copies of the London Waterways Canal map was available to buy.  Thanks to ‘lockdown’ I’ve had a bit more time on...

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