Wiggle sans is a hand-drawn animated typeface created as a personal project
Olive is a Lot of Things!
Olive is a Lot of Things! is an interactive storybook app for a pre-school audience, currently in development. The art and story are created by me, with the interactive elements being developed by Creative Technologist Tim Crook.
Through Olive’s vivid imagination we see her undertaking a variety of exciting and colourful jobs - as a deep-sea diver, a jungle adventurer, astronaut, and artist. As Olive undertakes each of her imaginary jobs, she encourages the young reader to count the stars in the sky, draw pictures with her on an easel, and identify the colours of the bright fishes in the sea.
At the end of the story, we identify some of the main objects, animals and people we have seen in the story and the reader is encouraged to match the correct phonic sound to each of these words. Olive’s story encourages the reader to use their imagination, and encourage their parents to join in with their pretend games too.
Vitally, Olive picks a diverse range of jobs in her imagination, free of gender stereotyping or limited notions of ‘suitable’ games for girls. Olive is a bright and and imaginative girl, and as a main character can appeal to girls and boys alike.
The Creature in the Lake
Another fictional breakfast cereal created for a personal project. An early version of this illustration appeared in the It's A Marshmallow World exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden.
Part of a self-initiated project to design a range of cereal boxes for imaginary cereal I would have loved as a kid.
The 'Sugar Frosted Planets' box is an updated version of a design I first created in 2008, which was published in Uppercase Magazine's 'food issue'. It also appeared as part of the It's A Marshmallow World exhibition at Larry's Corner in Stockholm, Sweden.
Bloom's Fortress: The Emerald Bell is an interactive graphic novel for the iPad, developed in partnership with Tim Crook. The first prototype of the app was created for my final year project at Camberwell College of Arts. The story is co-written by myself and Neil Clarke.
Bloom's Fortress is an ongoing project: for updates, please follow @bloomsfortress on Twitter.
This video shows the making of the initial prototype of the app. Currently I am working on the final artwork.
A Halloween-themed addition to my series of illustrations titled 'Girls'
Oh What a World!
An illustration created for the Illustration Friday blog on the topic of 'Melt'