Monday, 24 October 2011

I've Tumblred - Phireflyer now lives here

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Nice things said about me in 5 Magazine by my dog pound gang at Lost My Dog Records

Taken from the article on :
What happened to that poor cartoon bird who lost his dog on your "middle period" artwork? I'd feel terrible if he was still wandering out there.

Thanks for your concern! I'm delighted to confirm that the bird is still very much alive and well! He still crops up on some of the banners we do from time to time and he's a permanent fixture on our Lost My Dog stickers which can be found wherever we've left our trail - towns, cities, nightclubs, record boxes, laptops, unsuspecting people... We owe a monumental amount of thanks to our fantastic designer Philippa Waite (of Phirefly) for the artwork - she remains one of our closest friends from back when we launched LMD in Loughborough and came up with a little series of LMD characters of which the bird was one. It's been quite incredible some of the response we've had to her artwork - at our early parties we would post up large A1 posters to decorate venues and by the end of the night they'd all have been stolen by people to take home!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

New Boys Pyjamas in store at Tesco

I primarily design kids nightwear for F&F Central Europe, but we're increasingly starting to design in common with the UK. This is one of my first joint-bought designs that is available in the UK, here

Monday, 29 August 2011

apple sauce brownies

Lots of apples on the tree + big wedding in 5 weeks = weight watchers apple sauce brownies.
The walnuts can do one though. Instead, this was a good way to use up the salted macadamias which were such a nice idea in theory but pretty grim in actuality. I think brownies are the workhorse of the treat world, equally suited to being passed around friends with coffee as heated up and teamed with vanilla ice cream for pudding.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Flickr 365

I've started a 365 self portrait project on Flickr. I'm not confident I'll keep it up but I'm going to give it a shot. Its good to have a challenge.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Spotify Big Chill Sessions Photography Mission

I was fortunate enough to be asked to take some photographs for Spotify for their backstage sessions at the Big Chill Festival 2011. It was a tiny, hot room full to burst with people but I managed to get a couple of shots I was happy with

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Monday, 13 December 2010

A Very Rene Christmas

I've decided to design my own cards this year at long last (don't we ALL look at the ones in the shops and think 'I could do better' then never actually do.) This year I was motivated to do so by the great working relationships I've developed and I wanted to do something special for all my loyal clients.
The design features my omnipresent hound Rene and, this being a non-commerical endeavor, is unashamedly inspired by Sanna Annukka and Eleanor Grosch, two illustrators I admire hugely.

Friday, 10 December 2010

1st Design in Store at Tesco

I started working with Tesco in May, and wasn't expecing to see any of my designs hit the stores until spring 2011 as thats what we were working on then. This one must have been pulled forward though. Its been a long time coming but its a real buzz to see my work at Britains' largest retailer.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New Designs at Delicious Couture

I was asked by the lovely Nicola T of Wags Boutique and Celebrity Big Brother to collaborate on a new range for her fab label Delicious Couture. Not only is Nicola a pleasure to work with, it was really refreshing to work on a fashion-forward edgy product. I can't wait to see how it is widely receieved.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Lost My Dog "5 Years and Still Looking" CD...

...Featuring my artwork is released in July, but here's a sneak peak courtesy of Pete Dafeet...

Friday, 30 April 2010

My Work Featured on legendary blog 'Print & Pattern' via Pink Light Design

Its so exciting to see my own work featured on a blog I use myself as an inspirational bible, above is a design I created for Mary Beth Freet's Pink Light Design studio. Full article here

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

I've got a new toy...

...A 50mm f/1.8 lens that is a cheap way to start playing with wide aperture. Perfect for capturing the kind of shots I love to take, naturalistic, low light still life and portraits. I had the perfect excuse to try it out this weekend at the Featherdown Farm in Herefordshire where we celebrated Phil's 30th birthday.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Branding badges and repeat prints feature on Next Girlswear garment

This girlswear garment currently available at Next features graphics and repeat prints I created. heres the original artwork below:

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

New Watercolour Butterfly Designs for Next Girlswear

Here are two handpainted watercolour designs I have done for Next Girlswear available here. Its tricky to produce artworks which have a true watercolour quality that can be commerically outputted with standard screen inks. I've developed a way of creating this kind of design which gives it a true painterly quality while only requiring standard output process with a limited number of screens.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Next Boys Embroidered Triceratops T-shirt now in store

Above, the original design created in Photoshop

I'm happy with the way this one has turned out almost exactly how I designed it. Available at Next