After studying Graphic Design and Illustration at Derby University,
I went to work for Usborne Publishing. There I designed and
created my first major modelmaking project, a picture book
called ‘Everyday Words’, which sold over a million
copies within its first 18 months of publication and has been
translated into over 35 languages worldwide.
The majority of my work to date has been illustrating children’s
books including: ‘Fairy Tales’, ‘Jobs People
Do’ and ‘First Dinosaurs’ (Usborne Publishing).
Other types of commissions have included museum exhibits and
pieces for marketing and advertising.
I now work from my studio in South Derbyshire, using a variety
of materials and techniques to create figures, props and sets.
In order to further streamline my work I also use digital
environments for my characters, and I have a photographic
studio which allows me to create every level of my illustration
Currently, I am working on models for another young word book
as well as digital illustrations for a bedtime story I have
written, ‘The Bedtime Boat’.
Oh, and I don’t have a pet crocodile, but I don’t
think my cat would have made such a good model.