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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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How to survive when you’re working from home

Working from home has lots of advantages and probably just as many disadvantages depending on what you do, how you like to do it and what sort of person you are.  I’ve been working from home for quite a few years and I love...

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Lake Agnes Tea House Hiking Map

This is one of my most recent personal projects, an illustrated map showing the Lake Agnes Tea House Trail near Lake Louise in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.  We visited Western Canada for three weeks last summer travelling north from Calgary to Jasper via Banff...

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Julie Klassen's Map

Historical Style Mapping for Julie Klassen

With the publication of the latest book by the US author Julie Klassen I can now share the illustrated historical style mapping I designed to accompany her latest novel, ‘The Bridge to Belle Island‘. The brief indicated the rough size, shape and geographical location...

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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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