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OVERVIEW OF WORK

Thanks for popping by. I’m renovating here, so it’s a work in progress. The 24 Styles are now 21 and the work is being rearranged – perhaps even as you browse. If lost, please consult the Search icon at the top right. 

Illustration

Illustration is 60% educational work for adults and children, and 40% other, more general work.

Design

Whether to put some work under illustration or design – solved by going with both-and, where there’s overlap.

Walkie-Talkies

My new direction as a film artist: these are films edited, animated, written, or in development/production.

Case Studies

Dave Britzius

animation | character design | website icons
online courses  | image retouching

Dave and I met in 2007 when he was looking for an illustrator/designer to help with the online courses he was planning. We worked on these together, and later I designed an avatar for him to use as a signature element.

Later still, Dave expanded his high-end computer business and went into building aircraft simulators. So he needed a new avatar with an animated scarf blowing in the wind. Most recently, I designed a cover for his e-book on how to construct your own simulator. This also involved some retouching of the photo of his simulator already built.

Jeanne Welsh

 yoga cards | instruction booklet |
toy | package design | e-book 
 

Together with Nia Thorpe, Jeanne van der Merwe co-founded Calm Classrooms.

Now, as Yoga for Classrooms and Yoga for Kids, Jeanne brings yoga to schools using classroom materials in the form of 35 yoga cards and a teacher’s guide contained in a custom-designed box. Later we added an e-book as well. The project has grown since then and is now a training course.

Since a calm child is much more teachable, the learning experience benefits the teacher and the class. 

GIZ and UNICEF

adult education | animations | comics

For POEMA, I did illustrations for several books since 2015 and a poster,  as well as animations for coursework modules. Our clients were UNICEF and GIZ.

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) creates capacity in governments and empowers communities internationally to carry on the work themselves.

UNICEF is known for its work supporting the welfare of children living in poverty.

Swala Aerospace

artist’s impressions | explainer video | whiteboard animation | website design

Swala Aerospace is John Hollaway’s company in the UK. The work began with a diagram of the seven stages of the Swala spaceplane flight; then, several ‘artist’s impressions’ of the craft: first the Swala and then the prototype, ‘Baby Swala’, which is to be constructed as a proof of concept. 

Next, we produced an 11-minute film to sell the concept to funders, and finally a website, www.swalarlv.com. I can’t wait for the lift-off!

Centrepeace

 logo and general corporate id | newsletters | course materials | script, costumes and props for play | website 

Louise van Graan invited me in 2012 to help her set up an organisation  empowering Early Childhood Development teachers. We developed the logo first, then worked out the corporate identity for teaching materials for the workshops, as well as enrolment forms, courses, flipchart designs, and flyers. 

A script for a short play followed, all about fear and the reactive mind, and I designed props and costumes. Once the workshops were going well, we issued a monthly. Tragically, Louise succumbed to cancer in 2013 and her work abruptly stopped. I live in hope that it resumes. 

One World

 animated teasers | folder designs 
cd covers | banners | illustrated  dividers for folders
One World is active in helping countries to manage and become resilient to the effects of climate change, with constrained resources with a focus on a science-policy-development interface. RCCP for whom I did the conference materials featured here, is a subsidiary.
The conference prepared delegates attending COP15 in 2007.