I was recently commissioned by Manchester City fc to illustrate their players for their Chinese New Year good will messages. These were used on gifts for fans in China, their website and on digital screens in Manchester City Centre.
I also worked with them back in 2012 for their City Kicks promotions where they were used on their website, match day programmes and for a permanent wall display inside the Etihad Stadium.
I really enjoyed this project and was very honoured to be invited to the ground for an interview about my work. You can see the video on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhzGF8eO4eM
The best bit of the project was when Man City showed me the videos of the players seeing their portraits for the first time.
Arsenal FC have commissioned me to illustrate their players past and present for use across their social media channels. More to show soon!
I have recently worked on player illustrations for Juventus for their match day promotions. These were used on their social media channels and on their official website.
I will have more work to show on this project soon...
I've been experimenting a lot lately with geometric designs and I'm really happy with the results.
More to show soon
I have always been intrigued by stained glass window designs and I thought it would be a great experiment to try and create my own illustrations using a similar style.
I picked Yaya Toure to illustrate because he had just scored the goal that had won Man City the FA Cup and I liked the idea of him being represented as a knight or angel figure.
I would love to do more of these type of designs in the future and I hope to have a real window made some day.
I had the honour of creating illustrations for the 2016 Charity Shield programme cover for the FA.
I'm really happy with the finished result.
ESPN commissioned me to create some drawn illustrations of the Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic for an article by James Horncastle.
You can view the page here: http://es.pn/218ka8N
Some of my football based illustrations of stars from the beautiful game
More to come soon...
I have taken part in two 'Patterns of Play' exhibitions and for each event I have produced a new artwork relevant to the theme. The latest show was in London and the theme was the European championships for which I reproduced the classic Gazza goal from 1996. I was even mentioned on TalkSport about the work,
The first of the exhibitions was held in Norwich at the Moosey Art gallery and the theme was Norwich football. I created a stained glass style illustration of Alex Neil which I'm really proud of.
BT Sport asked me if I would like to take part in their Champions league illustration competition #championsdraw.
I feel very proud to be involved in the competition which features some really great illustrators.
I really want to make it to the final but if I don't it was still great to be featured.
BT Sport commissioned me to illustrate the UFC194 fighters Aldo and McGregor for their huge title fight in Las Vegas on 12 December 2015.
I really enjoyed this project and I was really happy to use my geometric style.
I was recently commissioned by Talk Sport magazine to provide illustrations for their Real Madrid piece. This was the first issue of their new look redesigned style approach and I was really happy to be involved.
It was also a great feeling to see my illustrations on the homepage of the 'It's nice that' website
Trying out a new style which I really want to keep as simple as possible but produce a quality likeness. More to follow...
ESPN commissioned me to illustrate Real Madrid super star Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for data visual web pages they were building to highlight their amazing achievements.
ESPN did an amazing job of communicating the statistics of their achievements by creating parallax scrolling pages to animate the data. You can visit the sites using these links:
I recently worked with Creative Spark to create a series of poster designs for a Manchester United fc and Epson competition.
Fans from across Europe were asked to send in inspiring tweets about the team and then the players chose their favourite. The winning entries were then applied to the final poster designs.
You can see the players choosing there favourite here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWi_eyIlYeE
I had the great pleasure of being asked by Hull City Football Club to illustrate their squad for the 2014/15 season.
They plan to show one player at a time in their match day programmes.
More to show soon...
A fan of my work saw my Cantona playing card design and asked me if I could do one of his favourite All Blacks rugby player Richie McCaw. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and the prints looked great.
If you would like to commission me for a one off piece please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently had the great pleasure of being asked by Nottingham Forest to visit the City Ground for an interview for an football art feature in their match day programme. They gave me an opportunity to showcase a couple of my Forest based illustrations and I really enjoyed the whole experience.
I am a very big fan of Brian Clough and his whole philosophy of the game so I really enjoyed doing this illustration of him which also featured my favourite quote of his.
I have now been featured in the Man City, Hull City and Nottingham Forest programmes and I would love to be featured in more in the future.
SECRET 7” IS AN ANNUAL EVENT THAT COMBINES MUSIC AND ART FOR A GOOD CAUSE. They take 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and press each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. They then invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own 7” cover design.
I chose the song 'Grounds for Divorce' by Elbow to illustrate and I was very happy when it was chosen to be used in the show. I listened to the song about 100 times to find the best way I felt the cover could be represented. These are the lyrics which inspired my piece:
"...There's a hole in my neighbourhood,
Down which of late I cannot help but fall.
Mondays is for drinking to the seldom seen kid..."
I loved doing this illustration and I'm glad to say someone bought the cover (phew!). My wife and I travelled to London for the show and it was great to see my work sat next to some really amazing work.
The week before the World Cup final I was contacted by German Newspaper 'Sonntag Aktuell'. They asked if they could use my Muller and Messi illustrations in their paper for the day of the final. It was only when they sent the pdf visual that I realised they'd used it on the cover!
A great moment was when a German follower of my work said that he'd seen the paper and recognised my style of illustration.