Editorial Illustrations For Stern Magazine

I was commissioned to create some illustrations for Stern Gesund Leben (which focuses on topics around health). The illustrations were used alongside an essay on making personal resolutions.

I have included the final illustrations, rough sketches and the final magazine layout created by Stern.

Sketch

Sketch

Final

Final

Magazine

Magazine





Travel – Spain

I’ve found that a great source of inspiration comes from travel and adventure – when the warmer weather arrives here in the UK I start imagine what adventure the Summer ahead might hold. Getting a break from working on projects everyday seems to allow a bit of space in my mind for new ideas and a fresh perspective when returning home.

I was looking back at some old photos the other day and found this selection I took in Spain last year. I don’t always look at the photos I’ve taken straight away, but often months or even years after I like to look at them and be reminded of the experiences.


Icon Set

One of my favourite things to work on is icons, I hope I will always find opportunities to make them. Part of that reason is that I really enjoy the process of coming up with ideas, making small sketches and the process of refining ideas, that process of refinement I think is really crucial whilst making icons, in my opinion they need to instantly communicate a clear message in order to be effective and be useful to the user. Being a graphic designer to me has become more about what other people get from my work, I always like to ask does the work or project have a purpose? and is that purpose truly useful or helpful in some way, icons are an amazing tool that I believe are really helpful, they help us we communicate not just efficiently but often in a fun and playful way.




Summer


When the Summer arrives here in the UK I start to crave the sea and adventure – I’ve put together a selection of videos which help inspire me and allow me to escape even if I’m still at the desk on hot days.

Please follow the links to these stunning videos

The Working Artisans’ Club – Daniela Garreton

David Carson – All For a Few Good Waves

A quick getaway to Hawaii’s North Shore with Stephanie Gilmore




Process

I wanted to share a bit of my process when working on an assignment. I always start on paper with a pencil – as you can see in the photo I came up with 4 rough sketches, the theme was art meets science – The Spark of Life. Once a sketch / idea is approved I move onto the computer and draw up the shapes, first in monochrome then I’ll pick a colour palette and add that last.



My Four Favourite Films to Fall Asleep to

The nights are drawing in so I thought it would be the perfect time to share my Four Favourite Films to Fall Asleep to.
It’s not that I don’t like these films but I find them all quite slow
but also soothing, I have fallen asleep to all of them at some point.

I hope you get the chance to watch them all the way through or even enjoy a snooze half way them.

My Four Favourite Films to Fall Asleep to

1. Lost in Translation

2. I Am Love

3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

4. My Winnipeg

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