By day I'm an I.T. Project Manager, but at night I have creative itches that need scratching!
At school in Hong Kong I enjoyed writing but my first love was design. Returning to the UK I completed an Art Foundation (KIAD), a BA in Industrial Design (Loughborough) and a Master’s in Design Strategy (Brunel).
At Uni I started writing. First poems; then sketches; a sitcom and finally an unfinished novel. I was bumbling along nicely when babies came along (two boys). Through them I rediscovered the wonderful world of the children's picture book, found it wasn't just the Mr Men (my childhood staple and still a winner), and that there was a place for a guy like me that loves to write and draw.
To date the writing/illustrating combination is most evident in Squiggle, stories illustrated with a single continuous line that changes from people, to animals, plants and objects and allows the child to follow both story and line. Squiggle led to my first commission from Autumn Publishing to illustrate a drawing activity book for children.
I do too, Hong Kong's got a very special place in my heart. I was about 6 when we moved out there. You're right, I was in the 1st form during 1988-89, it was the year of the mock US presidential elections, but I was in Nansen... but I was in the debating society, were you?
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