I’m an artist living just outside of London, originally studying Animation at university - I was always drawn more towards the storyboarding and illustration side of things. A lot of my work is inspired either by old hand drawn print for branding or by vintage movie posters for my illustrative work.
Now, I work in the coffee industry by day and design by night. My work is heavily influenced by storytelling through visual analogies and symbolism. For example, one of my most popular illustrations was one I entered at The London Coffee Festival in 2017, it is an image of a Portafilter with a coffee plant growing through it to produce espresso It’s also my logo up there at the top of my pages.). The ideology behind it explaining the contrast of the vast amount of years it takes to grow coffee trees only for a twenty-ish second shot of coffee - A delve into our daily demand for coffee as a commodity and highlighting how easy it is to forget the labour and work behind the process.
That’s the idea behind a lot of my work, heavily influenced by my day-to-day in the coffee industry, but as a whole I love to create work that holds a certain amount of irony in nature or certainly a clear message to tell.
Recently, I’ve been exploring working through mixed medium - sketching atop photos to further provoke the imagination, I’ve also begun to dive into the branding world by exploring type and print. My illustration really is a tale of two halves.
I’ve also started delving into the world of pins and patches - essentially the ever-growing demand for wearable art alongside posters and prints. Be sure to stop by my store page to take a look.
England, United Kingdom.