Projects - web consultancy design & animation work

Wallace the dog - example frame from final animation of character, superimposed on some original sketches

Animated dog for an early learning children's iPad app created by Priddy books. I was asked by the client to articulate and animate the Wallace dog character, referencing various rough sketches and still scenes from existing books. More...

Frame from the animation - cover of The Bedroom Secrets of the Masterchefs by Irvine Welsh

Promotional animated trailer commisioned by Random House Books. A short animated film trailer intended to promote the release of a book by Irvine Welsh. Characters and scenes were modelled in 3D, animated and rendered down to a stark black and white, reminiscent of film noir or comic-book art. More...

Felix discovering the object that will lead to his global adventure

Promotional animated trailer commissioned by Vintage Originals, an imprint of Random House Books. The idea was to design an animated trailer to be used within a micro-site to promote an upcoming release via email, web and traditional media. Various incidents from the book were used as inspiration for a simple sixty second promo, featuring a cartoon character animated against a variety of rendered 3D backdrops and environments. More...

3d Illustration of a panavision camera in outline before being filled

Monotone vector illustration of a Panavision film camera. I modelled the camera using several photographs for reference, trying to keep as close to the real thing as possible, without adding unnecessary details. More...

Photo of the completed machined aluminium casing for a mini server designed to encode and stream realtime video

Industrial hardware casing design for a mini server. This project involved creating custom casings for a range of mini servers designed to encode and stream realtime video. The designs were produced in collaboration with the CNC machinist to produce a well-ventilated, hard-wearing case from anodised aluminium. More...

Oblique screengrab of the proposed redesign of A-bike.co.uk website

Proposal for a website revamp. A-bike.co.uk is a commercially successful website which currently has an outdated and difficult to maintain structure. I was asked to consult on a proposed rework intended to introduce web standards, decrease load times and improve site structure, to increase sales and make ongoing maintenance and updates easier. My suggested solution is pictured above. More...

Detail of the cover of Winterborne, featuring the outline of a crow flying on a white background masking a photograph of a winter forest

Book cover design commission. The initial brief was very open and consisted of three words - "winter", "forest" and "crow". This layout sprang to mind almost straight away. I dug out some photos I'd taken in Galloway Forest to use as background and then drew the b├ęzier curves for the vector mask, referencing some stock shots of crows and ravens. More...

Reuters Insight frontpage displaying the squarified treemap data visualisation tool

Interactive infographic for Reuters. Reuters developed a community site called Reuters Insight, "helping businesses to discover and understand new overseas markets". On part of the site, the client wanted an interactive visualisation of complex data using a squarified treemap and I was called in to develop it. More...

Oblique shot of a frame from the latest Guinness advert, from The Assembly Rooms website.

Video showreel site for a film editing company. The Assembly Rooms needed a means of showing prospective clients and directors the showreels of their editors, in the best possible quality. The site and backend I created has been active for almost ten years, and has been flexible enough to expand as new editors have joined the company. More...