The Work

January 29, 2019

Upgrading WordPress & using blocks

What is WordPress 5 and is it worth upgrading? Let me try to explain that in under five minutes, and hopefully showing how quick and easy it *should* be to use.
December 5, 2018

Christmas Card Campaign 2019

Every year I do a 'Christmas Card Campaign'. It's a very enjoyable way of doing a bit of marketing, doing my own Christmas cards (well, postcards). I've been doing it on and off since my days at university. It was always intended as a bit of fun but has really become useful in the last […]
November 23, 2018

Performer Publicity

Poster and flyer design for performers and theatre productions.
November 12, 2018

Getting the most out of a WordPress Website

This week I've done a short video to answer the most common questions I get asked regarding WordPress websites. In it I talk about what WordPress is,  how to get the most out of a WordPress site and how no two sites are the same. I also briefly discuss what to do when the questions […]
October 30, 2018

Ecommerce website for 'At The Kitchen'

Just finished an eCommerce website for at the kitchen, a great new Kitchen space in Cheadle Hulme (Greater Manchester) offering cookery workshops to all ages and tastes.  I met with owners Angela and Craig who already had a website, but it wasn't quite doing the job they wanted, to see how I could help.  The story of […]
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

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 […]


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