Illustrations have always been an important part of my work. I enjoy developing different styles to complement my designs.

The House Between Tides

I illustrated the cover for the novel The House Between Tides, a beautiful and dark Scottish mystery by Sarah Maine.

Commissioned by FREIGHT BOOKS

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The Windmill

For me The Who represent energy and style. In this illustration I tried to represent both, combining the Pete Townsend’s signature windmill move with the mod target. The design placed highly in a competition run by fashion house Pretty Green.

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Renew Hanley

Nord are multi award-winning architects based in Glasgow and London. This illustration and set of promotional designs were commissioned to explain redevelopment plans in Hanley, to the local population. I used easy-to-interpret icons in the style of an instruction manual as an alternative to the complex architectural drawings.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

I created an Earth Day infographic to highlight some of Bloomberg Philanthropies amazing environmental work, widely shared across all social media channels.

Created at BUREAU BLANK

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Scottish Review of Books

I've illustrated two covers for The Scottish Review of Booksa politically themed image featuring British Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and David Cameron, and a portrait of author James Kelman.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN
Publication designed by Stephen Kelman

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The Porridge Drawer

I created woodcut-inspired illustrations for The Porridge Drawer, a commemorative recipe book produced for The Big Lottery Fund.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN
Designed with Craig Bickett

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European Vacation

I designed this Art Deco-inspired cover for a photobook as part of a personal project.

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Sit Nigel

I was commissioned to create this illustration of British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond by Hachette, for a potential future publication.

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The Evolution of David

When my brother got married I was honored to be the Best Man and collected a number of childhood memories for the speech. I later compiled these into an illustrated book as a gift.

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Brand Newark

You and Who are a clothing company who sell unique t-shirts that help worthy causes in cities across the country. I was asked to create a design for Newark, New Jersey, choosing to highlight the city’s industrial rebirth, and support local people in need.

National Health Service

These avatars were created for a publication for the UK’s National Health Service, educating children on sexual health issues.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN

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NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Iconography was an important part of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs' Paid Sick Leave advertising campaign. I developed these, along with art direction, in conjunction with designs by Natalie Mertz.

Created at BUREAU BLANK
Designed with Natalie Mertz

 

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Caledonia Dreaming

I created the cover illustration for Caledonia Dreaming by John KV Eunson, a humorous book about '100 Scots Who Changed The World, Not Always For The Better!', published by Hachette.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN
Publication designed by Stephen Kelman

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Marlene

Grey Matter from Moxie Comics is an anthology of stories, showcasing the work of some of New York's finest new comic book writers. I illustrated one of these graphic novelettes, Marlene, by the very talented Mariel Miranda. Marlene is a dark and slightly disturbing tale of obsession and death. Comic book review site Spandexless said, "the characters have an eerie aura to them. It is a horror story that Poe would pale to read."

Created with Mariel Miranda

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Boswell’s Bus Pass

In the 1700s diarist James Boswell embarked on a tour through the highlands and islands of Scotland with his friend Samuel Johnson and produced a noted travel journal. Almost 250 years later author Stuart Campbell retraced his steps, armed with a bus pass, and produced a humorous and popular travelogue of his own. I was commissioned to illustrate the cover for the digital edition of Boswell's Bus Pass.

Commissioned by FREIGHT BOOKS

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Cloud 9 Cats

I created the identity and marketing materials for cat sitting service Cloud 9 Cats.

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Get Set for Space

These illustrations were commissioned by Heriot-Watt University for inclusion in their space camp event. Get Set for Space was created with the aim of inspiring young girls to take an active interest in science. There were three divisions; space, technology and the environment.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN

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Off to Great Places

For our honeymoon Lynne and I were lucky enough to go on a roadtrip around the American Southwest. To mark the occasion I undertook a personal project to create a collection of our photography. Titled Off to Great Places after a reading at our wedding, the design and illustration were inspired by old WPA posters I saw in the National Parks.

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The Cathouse

A series of goth-inspired illustrations to decorate the restrooms of The Cathouse nightclub, commissioned by Nord Architecture. I took it as a compliment when the initial set were stolen in the first week!

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Glasgow Housing Association

Glasgow Housing Association is one of the largest social landlords in Europe. Over a number of years I have designed and provided illustrations for various public and internally facing publications.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN
Designed with Alison Pert

American Vacation

I designed this cover for a personal photobook featuring illustrations of buildings in the states we visited.

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NFTE

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is an international non-profit organization providing entrepreneurship education for young people from low-income communities. I created portraits of their supporters for their annual Awards Gala.

Created at BUREAU BLANK

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New Gorbals

I created a friendly, quirky and accessible illustration style for New Gorbals Housing Association, depicting the local population in familiar settings through four consecutive annual reports.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN
Designed with Alison Pert

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Song from the Sea

I created these designs to promote The Song from the Sea, a Visible Fictions production for infants, blending puppetry, music and visual storytelling. As a mix of hand-painted textures and vector details, the illustrations were great fun to develop.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN

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Eating In

I created a series of woodcut-style drawings to illustrate Eating In, a cookbook from Masterchef winner Sue Lawrence.

Created at FREIGHT DESIGN
Publication designed by Stephen Kelman

Financial Assistance

These modular illustrations were pitched for an advertising campaign to promote financial assistance on the subjects of debt, savings and credit.

Created at BUREAU BLANK