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2018 has been a personally difficult year with the passing of my mum, Jean Manco, earlier in March. She was hugely inspirational to me and naturally I held her at the centre of my life, forever influencing my values and outlook on life.I was immensely...

I'm pleased to announce that I've launched a collaborative T-shirt project with artist Graham 'Paris' Dews - Brexit Sucks!For more information please visit your website shop - https://brexitsucks.co.uk/ For a long time I've wanted to respond to Brexit with a T-shirt design and Paris's artwork is spot-on! Graham...

Earlier this year I was pleased to be invited to be one of the judges of the Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards in the Site Specific category. There was a good quality of entries this year in this category but finally the winner is...

Earlier in May, 2017 I was pleased to be asked to run a zine workshop as part of the Diffusion festival's free DIY season at the Googlespace in Cardiff, facilitated by Buzz Magazine.We started with a quick discussion about Zine culture, historical background and production and...

Although we've been up and running for a few months I have yet to post news of Think Beautiful - my new design agency.  Think Beautiful Design Ltd was founded to offer up a host of services from website design to illustration - branding to...

It's been eight months in production but I'm pleased to announce that Are We There Yet?, A Day Trip to Banky's Dismaland and Other Stories, a photographic-documentary book I designed for photographer Barry Cawston is now at the press with copies expected in three weeks. While I've...

This summer I had the great opportunity to work with new client With One Voice. With One Voice is an Arts & Homelessness capacity building and exchange programme that follows the Olympic trail, including the Arts & Homelessness sector as part of the Official Olympic Culture...

It has long been an ambition to visit Edinburgh and despite visiting Scotland many times, finally this year I made it to this wonderful city in festival season. All thanks to my on-going art consultancy work for Wahaca. For this site it was a pleasure to work...

It's been a busy summer for my art consultancy work with Wahaca, first to report, from early August is the new site in Chichester. For some time I've wanted to work with Italian artist Gola Hundun and this space seemed like the perfect place for his style...

I've just launched a Mexican Art website store to showcase prints by some fantastic artists from Mexico City, Monterrey and Oaxaca. These young, up-and-coming artists often use traditional techniques such as wood cuts, lithography, etching and ceramics in contemporary ways.  This links with art consultancy work...