The Russian Ballet Collection
This series of classic ballets performed by the Bolshoi Ballet was jointly promoted with The Daily Telegraph. All very last minute I was given the task of packaging the series in time for the Christmas market. I commissioned Sharon Pinsker to paint a series of water colour images depicting each ballet. The Daily Telegraph were so pleased with the result they ran a special competition to win a set of signed art prints of Sharon's work and got more subscribers that ever before in such a competition.
Spheriks 26 Part CGI TV series
With a love of new challenges Andy Frain (Manga) gave me the opportunity to work in the CGI animation field when Slave Productions hired me to art direct 26 episodes of a children’s series called Spheriks which was commissioned by FIFA for the World Cup. I always remember this project was a mind blowing experience in so much as I was designing sets, styling and lighting them and then able to move around them. It’s nothing special now but at the time it was the early days of CGI.
At 16 my very first job was at illustration agency artist partners. I worked as a runner and loved every minute of it. I got to meet some amazing people in particular Christine Isteed who was one of the agency staff. I met some top illustrators, and generally found the whole thing inspiring enough to want to go to art college and form a career in the arts. Years later I was in a position to commission many of those illustrators and later still be commissioned by my good friend Christine now MD to create marketing imagery for the company including a new logo brand.
Yoga / Pilates
For a while I became a Yoga and Pilates designer for friends who decided to teach the art.
A friend who set up a up market dry cleaning service asked me to create some art based images to hang in his shops as well as use on brochures and publicity material. The canvas prints worked so well that some of his customers were asking to purchase them.