I feel very fortunate to have my career as an illustrator. It started way back in the mid 1980’s. I was working as a freelance graphic designer when I heard that local publishers Ladybird Books sometimes used freelance designers. I managed to get to see the art director there. In amongst my portfolio of design work I had included some of my illustrations. To my delight one of the illustrations caught the art directors eye. He thought that the style might suit a series of books that they were considering doing. That series was The Masters of the Universe. I was asked to do a couple of sample illustrations for it, and given a few of the Mattel toys to use as reference. I was absolutely thrilled when Ladybird and Mattel liked and approved the samples, and I was chosen as the illustrator for the books! Since then I have gone on to illustrate books for several leading publishers over the years, including a great many Thomas the Tank Engine storybooks for Egmont Publishing. I love doing what I do, and continually strive to make the next project better than the previous one.
Cartoon, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Logo Design, Pencil, Realism, Whimsical
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Health, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Maps, Mystery, Nature, Sci-Fi, Sports, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Vintage / Retro, Youth