Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Live jobs - in person !

Phew, they're back - actual live jobs, with 3D people !

This was for the Camden Disability Action group with Camden council yesterday, this was the first of three sessions I've been asked to cover. They want to create an employment service together and give more disabled people the chance to get into work that they enjoy.

The most upsetting part of yesterday was hearing about the effects of long-term bullying on people's mental health, as well as the continuing stigma that people feel about disclosing any mental health conditions. 

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Healthy Relationship Programme

Some drawings for a short film introducing participants to a course on preventing domestic violence. The main aim of the course is to stop young women becoming victims of domestic abuse, and for them to develop a ring of confidence. 

Commissioned by Positive Psychologist Angela Birch. This is a tricky subject to visualise so it was good to work collaboratively. Angela had some great visual metaphors that I received gratefully!

The course has already been in use across London and the next one is starting in Lewisham in the coming weeks. 

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

RSPB Workshops - The next Big Campaign for 2022

What will it be? Over the next few days I'll be covering 3 workshops for the RSPB in order to come up with ideas for future campaigns. The ideas are under wraps, but here are some questions that started off the conversation, plus themes that the teams will be exploring:

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

The latest COVID-19 Under 18s video, hot off the press!

This whole period has been stressful and isolating and at times I've just been so darned depressed - but making these videos and seeing them come together with the editing talents of Richard Lohan always cheers me up!

So sit back, relax, get some snacks, and enjoy the video!


Asking the right questions

These drawings were commissioned by an organisation to encourage staff to dig deeper when asking children and young people about their identity and what is important to them. 

A lot of things are not obvious when it comes to diversity and inclusion, so asking the right questions, in the right way, can really help someone open up and talk more about what matters to them.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

All about Vaccines

This is another short film made for Merton Covid-19 Champions, helping to encourage more people to come forward for that all-important jab. Here's hoping that the walk-in venues that have opened recently make it easier for people too.

Monday, 28 June 2021

Illustrations: Values in Action

Some recent work to illustrate internally an organisation's value system in action, and how this makes a difference to real cases in the family justice system.

The images had to be meaningful both for the workforce and the children and families it works with, so the aim was: colourful, friendly and positive! 


Friday, 25 June 2021

More Covid-19 work

A mixture of pre-drawn and live work, for a southwest-London local authority. Time for all us adults to get vaccinated. I've just had my second jab, so feeling a bit relieved!


Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Spot Illustrations

Some recent work for a project about Family Group Conferencing and its long-term impact on both people's lives, and social work practice:

The images will accompany a blog telling stories about FGC over the last 20 years and how it has helped empower families to help each other.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Water Dragons Competition 2021

Water Management: it's a hidden world of leaky pipes and smelly sewage works - not sexy at all! - but water is life, and we all rely heavily on these amazing engineers and clever scientists, helping us manage our waste and keep our drinking water clean and flowing.

This competition was set up by the Future Water Association to promote innovation and share ideas in the water management industry. 

More on Future Water Association and their competition here: 

Covid Champions - Mental Wellbeing

This is the 3rd in a series of 8 films to help young people in southwest London deal with the current situation - as let's face it: it's a confusing and difficult time! I drew the images to illustrate the narrative.

Thanks to Richard Lohan for editing and bringing the film together.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Climate Change Conversation, Jersey

All the ideas here, weeks run clockwise from top left:

 Thanks to Irenie Ekkeshis from the New Citizenship Project for asking me to illustrate this project.


Climate Change Jersey

Below I illustrated 2 more weeks of the Climate Change Conversation for the island of Jersey.

More info on the project is here: https://www.climateconversation.je/about/

Sea grasses are our underwater friends - we definitely need to plant more of them!

More on a current (amazing!) project here: https://www.projectseagrass.org/seagrass-ocean-rescue/

Central icons designed by:

Climate Change on the island of Jersey

A project commissioned by the government of Jersey and the New Citizenship Project:


This was a citizen's assembly held over several weeks to discover both the opinions and interest of the local population in tackling this weighty subject.

These are the first 3 out of the six weeks: 'Heating',  'Travel' and 'Why talk about it?'

The central icons were designed by: 


Thanks to Irenie Ekkeshis from NCP for commissioning me.