Editorial Illustration is a big part of my practice, utilising my skills as both a conceptual thinker and my efficiency in creating quality work. I have honed my practice to fit around tighter deadlines without having to compromise on final finish and producing something unique to perfectly compliment any article or theme.
the U-turn king
Commissioned by A1 Majalla Magazine
AD Sara Loane
This political illustration depicts the u-turn culture of the current UK leadership. In a political landscape which has given us three different Primeministers in such a short space of time, I was glad to work on something that jabs at the the current political affairs of the UK.
Commissioned by ETHOS Magazine
AD Fiona Shaw
This was a very open brief to respond to the slogan 'Don't just make it business as usual, make it good business' with a vintage ad inspired look. I decided to interpret the phrase 'Good business' as a diverse team working environment that functions as a well-oiled machine. Depicted as the front of a building in a lovely orange and deep sage green with a variety of employees working. I wanted to make sure that no one felt like the boss and instead show a balanced workforce, adding subtle surreal elements such as the file pulley system, the coffee poured from above and the hammock workstation. The finished illustration shows an idyllic work environment with hints of retro flair, my idea of 'Good business'
Saudi Arabia's hand in football
Commissioned by A1 MAJALLA MAGAZINE
AD Sara loane
With the influence of Saudi Arabia on football, and especially their hand in turning Newcastle United into a top Premier League club, I was commissioned to visualise their part to play in the sport. I went with a strong simple image of a Saudi embellished keeper's glove rising from the dunes making a quality save, hoisting the football proudly against the warring elements.
Best of both worlds
Commissioned by VSO - Kin Magazine
AD Umisha Bhatia
This double-page spread for the VSO supporters magazine was all about Permaculture and Volunteer Chris Evans' work in Nepal, both in-person and remotely during the pandemic. I was pleased to work on an illustration that allowed me to include my portraiture and environment work together. This brief required an accurate depiction of farming in Nepal, down to specific vegetables they grow and the equipment they use.
A Rotten Orchard
Commissioned by Popshot magazine
AD Glynn Perkins
Created for the magazine Popshot, I got to work with poetry and build on the abstract imagery within the text. I wanted to use the imagery of the poem as a framing device for the poem itself. I particularly gravitated to the idea of an abyss opening in the bedside wall where the thoughts of the author are kept.