Monday, 8 August 2022

Living Safely with Covid-19

Some ongoing work done for a London local authority. We're all enjoying our holidays and the blazing summer we're having here in the UK but Covid is still with us. Stay safe y'all!


Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Open University Research Project

 This was an intense day at the Open University in Milton Keynes. 10 different sociologists all reading and then discussing their research papers on the different aspects of food delivery riders. A whole new world to discover!

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Merton Meetings

Yesterday I was working for Merton council in southwest London. There was a buzz in the air, with the first staff conference since pre-covid times, hooray! Great to hear about their ambitious plans for the borough.

Thought I'd also post some previous work within the borough, these were all for the public health team before the pandemic.

Citizens Climate Change Assembly - Land Use

This subject was very emotive. Perhaps because the symbolism of Hereford beef cattle is a strong one in Herefordshire (not surprising really!), and being asked to eat differently, eg a more plant-based diet, is a very personal incursion into people's lives.

I think it's going to be a tough one to shift. The other two subjects of Transport and Buildings are equally tough to change because of the huge costs and massive infrastructure changes - and this all should have been attended to years ago (as they've been doing in Sweden and Germany). It's a mammoth task.

I found 'Regen Ben's' talk the most inspiring, because he was watching his farm flourish and he saw it happening in years not decades. My hat is off to him and all farmers who are adapting and trying to make nature flourish while keeping us all fed!

Friday, 10 June 2022

What Family Means to Us

I was asked to draw up this image after a recent workshop.

The dandelion imagery came from one of the participants: dandelions grow tightly together like a family unit, and then disperse as individual seeds, in order to establish their own new 'family'. 

What does family mean to you?

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Live Scribing for Oxfordshire County Council

A live scribing job I did yesterday in Oxford all about digital inclusion - hopefully this image will keep the conversation going, the good people of Oxford already have a number of great initiatives that are already well underway. 


Illustrations as Reminders

I was asked to draw some images to help guide staff through the process of their work for Cafcass (Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service).

Anyone involved in the family courts system knows that this is a very stressful period for families and their children, so hopefully these images help the workforce, and in turn help the individuals going through this journey.