Spring Has Sprung

Hope you've had a great Easter bank holiday! The last couple of months have been ultra busy! A lot of things have happened and there's some exciting things in the pipeline so here's a round up.

Firstly, I finished my design course! I received a Distinction* and I'm pretty chuffed with it. I also wrote an article on deciding to retrain and enter the design industry by doing an apprenticeship. Creative Digest very kindly published it and you can read it here.

I was recently commissioned by CityMag to design and illustrate four maps of different areas of Sheffield for their craft beer issue. I think it was around last autumn that I decided I wanted to explore editorial illustration. After contacting local magazines, a couple of months later, CityMag got in touch. I honestly did think it would take me a lot longer to get my first editorial illustration job. I've also been looking into doing map work so this really was the perfect job!

I'm currently working with a charity called Safe Partnership to produce some family illustrations for their school programme. It seems that I don't really do a lot of character work so it's been great to get out of my comfort zone and do something a bit different. 

I'm excited to say that I'll be part of another exhibition! The Artfelt programme, part of The Children's Hospital Charity, are putting on an exhibition at the Long Gallery and my River Cottage piece was chosen to go in it. More details to come.

I currently have some free time for illustration commissions, so if you like what you see and think we could work together, feel free to drop me an email at hello(at)linedotdesign.com