Champion! Magazine – Hellboy Family Tree
After the popularity of the Marvel Universe Family Tree series, iPad comic magazine Champion! commissioned me to illustrate the Hellboy Family tree in the same style. I provided illustrated icons for each character, while their design team handled the actual design and layout.
The issue went live in February 2012.
Illustration / Self-Initiated
I produced this vector illustration of the armour from Iron Man 3 as a bit of fun in my spare time.
Branding / Print
I provided a logo, business cards and website design for London based jewellery company Charme Accessories. They requested something floral and delicate but without looking old fashioned, and were very happy with the results I delivered.
Print / Digital
Glyph were hired to produce the branding, printed materials, signage, advertising and website for the SpringsTec Fair 2013, an international exhibition for industrial spring manufacturers held in Stuttgart, Germany.
I worked as part of the design team on the entire project and was involved with all aspects, but my main role was the design of the brochure and website.
This illustration began life as a poster for a Twisters Bar Halloween event, but was ultimately rejected in favour of something else. I was still happy with it, not least because it was my first entirely digital illustration.
In 2011 I proposed a new brand identity for UK comic retailer Ace Comics. My approach was to create something sharp and contemporary that would appeal to both established comic fans and newcomers to the medium.
Unfortunately the new identity was never used due to financial reasons within the company.
Sudbury Rugby Club
Glyph were hired by the Sudbury Rugby Club for some print design work, and I was charged with the task of injecting new life into their mascot: Sudbury Sam, the Rugby Man.
Originally introduced in the 1980s, the character had fallen out of usage at the club and an entire generation of new youth players weren’t aware of him. Given free reign for rejuvenation, I decided to transform him from the dumpy, beer-swilling joke character to someone that younger players could actually aspire to.
Broad but lean, strong but friendly, and still cartoony and mis-proportioned enough to be fun, the final product took inspiration and features from the original but added a whole new aspect to him which was much appreciated by the club.
David Stone Art
Digital / Front-end Development
Website for my Dad, David Stone, who is a very talented oil painter.
It’s an extremely basic portfolio site offering a simple lightbox gallery for his various series of paintings.
View the site by clicking here.
Red Pepper Marketing
Through my work at Glyph I drew a series of illustrations of children’s toys in a bright and child-like style for Red Pepper Marketing. Each toy represented a different service that they offer. I went for an especially simplistic style to give them a sense of friendly lightheartedness.
Photography taken when I used to be in a band. We’d all get together in the drummer’s home made practice studio (his parent’s garage that was ‘soundproofed’ with lots of layers of carpet and egg boxes) and jam for hours, fuelled by beer and cigarettes.
After posting them on my Flickr account they were noticed and some of them subsequently purchased by a design studio in London for use on a major UK music body’s website.