Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year everyone! This little graphic was created in Illustrator using retro colours, Bodoni Poster and Impact fonts. Hope you all have a great year.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Birch Tree Died...

This design was created using pyrography - or wood burning, where you use a hot iron tool to burn into the wood, in this case birch. It creates a unique hand made effect but is quite tricky to control. I enjoy creating designs using non digital methods and like to try out more unusual mediums to produce graphic work.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012


A 3D illustration created using the extrude and revolve tools in Illustrator CS. The shadows and background were also added in Illustrator. Cheers!

Friday, 21 December 2012

A Christmas Gift

Merry Christmas to all my followers and visitors to my design blog. I created this design in Illustrator with the aim of producing a simple, minimal graphic using just red and white. I also added some depth with graduated tints and an outer glow on the box shape.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Time is on your side

This new graphic was created using the 3D tools within Illustrator CS. I decided to use a single colour palette and use shading and depth to form the letters. I think it has worked quite well and the message is still clear? The typeface is Meta Plus Bold.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Call Me

A paper cut design based on the modern phrase "call me" but using old style paper cups and string to deliver the message. No computer was used to create this design - all elements drawn and cutout by hand which adds to the hand made feel.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Go your own Way

A minimal, single colour graphic created in Illustrator. The type is angled and skewed to create a hint of perspective. I also allowed the type to bleed off the edges to give a bit more interest. The font is also simple - Helvetica Light.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


The spiral is one of my favourite shapes and appears in nature in many places from shells to galaxies. This design was inspired by this fact and was created in Illustrator. The font for the Nature logo was custom drawn.

Monday, 10 December 2012


Another hand cut paper design with the letters and shapes forming a cup cake.
All elements are cut from paper and glued down, and the final result is then photographed.
The process is much more fun than working digitally and you get a nice hand crafted look.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Shoot for the Moon

A paper cut design based on the famous phrase 'shoot for the moon', which basically means aim high or go for it! All elements cut by hand from paper with the moon background cut from a metallic silver sheet.

Monday, 3 December 2012

See... Hear... Speak

A paper cut design based on the ancient Japanese phrase 'See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'. All elements drawn and cut by hand using just paper and scissors.

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