About me

I’ve been in the creative industry for over 25 years, originally as a graphic designer in London, working my way up to Creative Director of a Shoreditch-based branding agency. My next step was going freelance, coinciding with the big move from The Big Smoke to The Great Outdoors in rural Hertfordshire.

Much as I love design, a few years ago I decided to put down the mouse and pick up a pencil. It was the first time in years and I enjoyed it so much, the mouse has since been most neglected. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to work on some lovely illustration projects for some equally lovely clients!

The process from the initial brief, through the development of ideas and sketches in collaboration with clients, to the finished illustration, is a well trodden path for me. I still use my design skills when brainstorming ideas for what I’m going to draw, and my understanding of how my illustrations will work on the page makes life easier for the book designers I’ve worked with.

The “101 Things to Do…” book series was a great project to be involved with. As a mum I have read my fair share of bedtime stories so have first-hand experience of what visually appeals to kids. I’ve also used my illustration skills as part of logos and branding projects such as The Bear Hotel in Dorset.

I’m lucky enough to work from my studio in Hertfordshire, and when I’m not scribbling away I enjoy putting on my wellies and getting out with Hamish, our bonkers chocolate Labrador. Said crazy creature was the inspiration for my latest venture ‘The Pawsonality Pencil’ – pet portraits that don’t just focus on your pets good looks, but capture the unique things they do to make us love them so.

If you like what you’ve seen of my doodles and would like to discuss how I may be able to help with your project, or you’d like a ‘Pawtrait’ with a difference, please use the Contact Form to drop me a line…