Beyond Wallpaper: Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Following on from an earlier illustration, I created this new wallpaper for Beyond.  This time it centres around the phrase 'beyond your wildest dreams', so I created a weird, dreamy letter art design. I also used a minimal colour palette (which isn't as easy as it looks) and added a layer of texture.

Official Harry Potter Pottermore Infographic: Draco Malfoy

Potter more asked me to create a graphic to commemorate one of the most popular characters in the Harry Potter universe: Draco Malfoy. Growing up with Harry during their years at Hogwarts, Draco truly lives up to his family name by taking every opportunity to oppose Harry. But in the end? Well, you should know how he turns out!

Official Harry Potter Pottermore Infographic: Dobby

Another opportunity to create a graphic for Pottermore - this time honouring Dobby, the mistreated house elf of the Malfoy family. The quote comes from a defining moment where Dobby gets a chance to exact some payback on his cruel master.

Beyond 4 Year Anniversary 3D-Printed Lego Set

This is a project I decided to do, partly to celebrate Beyond's 4 year anniversary, but mainly to practice at 3D model making.

My idea was to create a 3D object that represented how the company had grown over their 4 years - My first thought was to create a 3D ornamental sculpture - but I wasn't happy with the results and it proved problematic to print out. So, I decided to go with a custom Lego set.

The first step was to create the bricks - this was actually much harder than its sounds and it makes you realise how fine and consistent the tolerances are real Lego pieces! Building the model (in Google Sketchup) was relatively easy - the hard part was getting the sizes right to allow for the material when 'clicking' bricks together.

Next, the many many many attempts to print them out. Each time I'd have to adjust the model, or try a different approach to the print settings, with supports, without etc etc. Eventually, though, it all came together, and I printed them out in a few colours.

The interlocking worked well and the model could be printed at normal resolution without supports.

Wanting this to be as close to the feel of a real Lego set as I could, I then went about creating the box and instructions graphics, created in Adobe Illustrator.

With everything ready, I purchased some white lidded blank boxes, and had the slip-cover graphics printed at high res. And here is the finished results!

Official Harry Potter Pottermore Infographic: Herbology Do's & Don'ts

More work for - this time a celebration of the birthday of Professor Sprout, the Herbology Master. This one was aimed more at social media specifically, so we designed it in a square. Love doing this one with more hand-drawn graphics - I wanted to give it an impression of being more like a text book entry. Great fun to do!

Official Harry Potter Pottermore Infographic: Famous Slytherins Through the Ages

Another great opportunity to provide some work for - this time showing some of the most famous Slytherins through the ages. Never knew Merlin was in Slytherin! This was used as part of Pottermore's House Cup, where fans vote & compete to get their favourite house the most points. The winner receives a prize - this time, my infographic!


This is my very first real attempt at creating a complete 3D model and then producing it as a printable kit, complete with moving parts and the ability to print in multiple colours.

It's been a steep learning curve, from learning to create 3D models, to buying a printer and learning what works and what doesn't - but finally here's the results.

I'll be creating a video shortly outlining more details and how it came to be - but for now, here's some more images.



Official Harry Potter Pottermore Infographic: Defence Against the Dark Arts

This is the second of my official Harry Potter infographics, commissioned by - the Harry Potter social / gaming / news site, originally set up by J K Rowling as a home to expanded development of her works.

This work focuses on Defence Against the Dark Arts, asking which of the cannon's Professors you would want to be taught by yourself.

This piece required more illustration, as it was calling out for 'portraits' of each of the characters. And it needed a darker feel (due to the subject matter) than the Cybil Trelawney infographic - so I went with a darker parchment and mixing some red into the colour palette.

You can see it via the Pottermore social media channels

Official Harry Potter Pottermore Infographic - Sybil Trelawney

I was recently contacted by, the Harry Potter social / gaming / news site, originally set up by J K Rowling, as a home to expanded development of her works.

They found my Harry Potter infographic from a couple of years ago, and asked if I'd like to create some new content for Pottermore - I said yes immediately!

This is the first one, featuring some true or false facts on Sybil Trelawney, the strange Professor of Divination at Hogwarts. Its been featured so far on their social media channels

I devised a style that tries to emulate the world of Potter, with elements of ancient and new working together. I did this with an ancient parchment background overlaid with vibrant colours and some contemporary illustration.

It was great fun (and an honour to do!)

Board game art: Pleasant Dreams final print unboxing photos

Nearly 2 years ago I was approached by board games designer Aerjen Tamminga, who was planning to create several games and wanted to know if I'd be interested in helping. I loved his ideas, and thus began a fantastic journey working with Aerjen, with a view to primarily creating his card game, Pleasant Dreams.

We created a lot of artwork, brainstorming ideas and refining a style - and just over a year later, we had completed all the artwork he needed to proceed with his business plan.

The next step was launching a Kickstart Campaign, which was hugely successful and provided him with more than enough money to put Pleasant Dreams into production. (Check out the page including the Updates tab, which has lots of background into the production, with some of my concept sketches)

Today was a great day, and the end of the journey - when my copies of the final printed version arrived in the post.  Here's some photos of the unboxing some of my favourite pieces of work - the quality of the printing is excellent - which I know Aerjen worked hard on with the printer to get right.

Many thanks again to my mate Aerjen - here's to all your future games and continued success!

You can check out Pleasant Dreams and buy your own copy at


Illustration: Life, the Universe and Everything

This is the third in my series of reimagining beloved Douglas Adams book covers in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series.

In the third instalment, Life, the Universe and Everything, we again centralise around Arthur Dent, who seems to be an unwilling observer of bizarre occurrences, which just seem to happen around him whether he likes it or not.

Here, we see him in one of his rare happy moments in the stories, flying through the air above a ravaged landscape, terrorised by the flying party that pillages it for booze and snacks.

We see Arthur about to collide with the flying party, and on it we can just see the feet of Ford Prefect and Slartibartfast as they cling to edge for dear life, unable to get in without a bottle.

Illustration: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Here is my reimagining of the second book in the classic Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book series - this time its The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

In this cover, I again focus around Arthur Dent, who is the book's main protagonist. We follow the adventures of a hapless Arthur, as he gets continually presented with an unsatisfactory Universe that never really seems to meet his approval.

In this moment, we find him finally back on Earth, but sadly millions of years to early due to an unplanned time-warp. He stands watching the burning forests and the faint distant wreckage of the Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B, and in the foreground... Crude Scrabble tiles?

More to come!