A long time ago in a land far away (well, quite a few years ago in the North East of England)...
A young lad left college with an HND in Advertising/Design, with a specialist subject of illustration.
Realising there was no work left in the North East, he took the road South looking for fame and fortune. That didn't happen so he settled for a job as a junior in a graphic design studio in Central London where he quickly learned how to wield a pencil, Rotring Pen, Magic Marker, paintbrush, airbrush and many, many cups of tea, sometimes all at the same time.
When trouble hit the studio, he hit the road and strode out alone into the big, scary world of advertising and graphic design, knowing that he had been trained well by his previous master. Along the way he collected clients such as Coca Cola, Safeways, United Distillers, Lloyds TSB, John Smiths, Barings Bank Scholastic books and many many more.
After a few years his tools of the trade were becoming blunted, dried up and clogged, he needed something new. This came to him as a shiny piece of plastic, metal and electronics. It was called an Apple Macintosh computer and this opened up a whole new world to him. No more carrying around bags and folders of various hardened concoctions needed to ply his trade and more importantly, no more multi-coloured handkerchiefs when his nose was blown after a full day of airbrushing.
Everything he needed was in one small, very expensive bag carried delicately in his hands.
Having been trained as an illustrator it was one small step to retouching, then onto artwork and web design, but never forgetting that he was there to serve, for the greater good.
Now settled near Dorking in Surrey, that very expensive bag sits in the corner of a very expensive studio which houses a very expensive computer containing very expensive software with very expensive updates, now older (but not much wiser) he still likes new challenges.
Hopefully his story will continue a little while longer, but in the next few pages a pictorial history of his working life is laid out before you.
If you find anything of interest, please get in touch - always there willing to please, on time, to budget and graphics tablet at the ready.
Who knows where the next commission will take us...