The Work

October 19, 2018

Book Illustration for Arthur Bostrom - Good Moaning!

"I’d long been an admirer of John Cooper’s artwork, so when I needed an illustrator for my first book, John was my first choice. His work was always inventive, and often greatly improved on my original ideas. He can work fast, to a deadline, and can adapt quickly to a change of plan. Working with […]
April 18, 2018

Branding Design - Fresnel Theater (USA)

A brand design is more than just a logo. It's a representation of what the product or service is – what it stand for. With a good brand should tell you what what it's selling at a glance. A good brand tells a story. Matt and Krista were looking for a designer for their new […]
April 17, 2018

New web design for Comedysportz Manchester

ComedySportz in Manchester recently had a web design relaunch to showcase their comedy shows and workshops. I'm one of the players, so it was important to make  the online presence reflects the right balance of fun and professionalism.  The new website design is 'sporting' a customised version of the WordPress twenty seventeen theme,  which is the […]
April 17, 2018

Get help and support with WordPress

I've been working with some clients who have run into bother with their websites and needed a bit of WordPress support. Their sites had become slow and unwieldy,  so like like a landscape gardener I went in to trim the grass and cut back the overgrown weeds. Code was re-written, badly set up page builders […]
February 15, 2018

Illustration, HTML5 and E-learning

I've recently completed new illustration, HTML5 games for the online e-learning platform, Manchester Children's University Taking their original content from the older flash format and converting it to new standards was a challenge, but also a great opportunity to get really creative with illustration, and I wanted to push the boat out on this one […]
January 4, 2018

Getting a new website

Building a great website in WordPress for Liverpool comedy club.
December 18, 2017

Christmas card illustration - The Sock Monster!

Most years I do my own Christmas card illustration artwork. What started as a way to show off back when I was a student, has now become a tradition of sorts. “You don’t need big ideas, you need cheap experiments” said Micheal Schrage, talking about innovation in a digital economy, but he might as well […]
November 1, 2017

Autumn design illustration update

Time for an update of my design illustration portfolio. Here are some of the projects I've been working on in the last few months. From logo illustrations to hand drawn artwork and a corporate live event project. It was a joy to work again on Wentworth music festival redesigning the logo, look and feel of […]
April 24, 2017

Graphic Design Update

Crikey, this blog is really old now, but I'm keeping it here for reference.
January 9, 2017

Make updating your website easy peasy with My top 5 WordPress tips

Here's my 5 of top tips to make your experience with WordPress a good one
April 13, 2016

Graphic design for business cards

My clients are awesome, but then some projects are just a pleasure to do.  Madison Cooper (no relation) has been doing yoga since she was a child, and trained at a Yoga school in India to gain her teaching qualification so she could return to Manchester and set up her own business teaching 'Hatha-Vinyasa flow'. With it's growing popularity there are […]
January 19, 2016

Quick turn around. Illustration design on a half day deadline.

What can get done in a day, or even half a day? I've had a few illustration designs recently that had very tight deadlines, mostly to get the artwork to the printers and meet submission deadlines. You might think commissioning original illustration work on a quick turnaround might sound a little crazy, but in truth, it might […]
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