After working with author Emma Trevayne and publishing house Simon & Schuster in 2013 on 'Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times' I was asked again to collaborate on her latest work 'The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden'.
More can be read about the process in a recent interview with Dribbble here.
2014 | Client: Simon & Schuster
In late 2014 Ben from Bridge Road Brewers decided he needed to revamp a couple of the staples from his core range.
We quickly got to work on updating his Robust Porter and Chestnut Pilsner with illustrations and new label designs. Later in 2015 we redesigned the Celtic Red Ale and continue to look at which staples will fit the new style.
2014 - 2015 / Client: Bridge Road Brewers
2012 - Elwood and Port Melbourne
Thomas from Hunt & Co was working on the brand identity for the launch of Foxes Den and needed some illustrations to complement the typography language he had already created and the honest nature of the business.
Foxes Den is a eatery featuring roasted free range BBQ chickens, salads made from local ingredients and other assorted home made drinks and snacks.
Each illustration focused on a single fox living life in the nature of the suburbs the stores were home to - Elwood and Port Melbourne.
Client: Hunt Studios, Foxes Den
In 2013 I had the pleasure of working with author Emma Trevayne publishing house Simon & Schuster on her new novel 'Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times''.
The cover and 11 interior b&w illustrations were made to accompany the brilliant Victorian Steampunk London setting.
Author: Emma Trevayne
Client: Simon & Schuster
Due to my partner's obsession with The Walking Dead I could think of nothing better than immortalising her as a Zombie for her 30th birthday.
A series of 4 illustrated Christmas Postcards for the 2014 Holiday season.
Illustration for the article 'Building the Next Pixar' at Fast Company.
Client: Fast Company
In early 2014 I was commissioned by Hunt Studio to create this illustration for his niece's 2nd birthday. A cheeky monkey no doubt!
Client: Hunt Studio
A series of Illustrations that serve as the intro and backgrounds for the dog tracking app 'Dog Land'. Available on Android and iOS.
Client: BetterPet Inc
ahhhhhh so thirsty.... sooo hungry.
A illustration for McDonalds Canada to promote the Filet o' Fish burger.
Client: Tribal Worldwide Toronto
I worked with the NZ agency Salted Herring to create a cover illustration for a children's activity book that was printed for the hotel.
The in-house team at Salted Herring then took parts of the illustration to create a series of activities.
Client: Salted Herring, Heritage Hotels
Agent: International Rescue
A series of illustrations to launch the new website for Vungle.
As a fella who loves a glass of red I was pretty, pretty, pretty excited when Peter from Watts Design asked for some help illustrating a wine label.
The concept was based on the unbelievably tough times the winery has been through over the last few years, including severe drought, bushfires, smoke and frost damage, and widespread flooding.
Client: Watts Design, Water Wheel
I worked alongside Art Director Alberto from The Royals to help launch the 2015 charity run 'Run Melbourne'.
Run Melbourne allows participants to run through the blocked off city streets in several distances. I illustrated popular Melbourne landmarks and locations to visualise each course.
Collateral included billboard posters, newspaper ads a training guide and more.
Client: The Royals
Agent: International Rescue
In early 2014 Chris Menichelli of Slowbeer fame was launching a new bar called Two Row (a type of barley used in the creation of both beer and whisky) which would be, you guessed it, beer and whisky focused and he needed some branding to help launch.
Early in the process Chris knew he wanted a arm made from grains clutching a hop cone to play off the name, and lots of brain storming later the main illustration was born.
The hero illustration and grain motif was used throughout the remaining branding featuring heavily on the business cards, menu and outdoor signage.
Client: Chris Menichelli
In 2013 I worked closely with the creative folks at TKM9 to create a series of sprites that would be used in an interactive installation for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
You can see them all come together in the video here or at the bottom.
Client: TKM9, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
I was asked by the creative director of Alquimie to create a series of 4 editorial illustrations that would accompany a story focusing on the fourteenth Sommelier du Monde.
Alquimie is a quarterly publication created in Melbourne, Australia that shares the culture and stories behind the drinks we love.
Client: Alquimie, Thought Assembly
2014 CD Cover for This Wild Life and illustrations used in the packaging.
A series of posters from way back in 2012 designed to help American high school students weigh up their options before choosing a University.
My father has been a collector of many Japanese related trinkets since he was 20 so I could think of nothing better than ronin based illustration to celebrate his 70th birthday.
In 2014 I had the pleasure of reuniting with one of my favourite bands, who hold a special place in my heart as being one of my first clients.
Having worked together on their debut album 'Relativity' way back in 2008 and their sophomore self-titled album in 2010 it was an incredible experience to work together again on 'Versus'.
This was a 6 Panel Digipak with an 8pg lyric booklet on the inside.
Client: Rise Records, Emarosa
Logo and Illustration for a band recording service.
An illustration for cloud computing wizards DSG depicting a modern office makeover. Make way for the cloud.
Client: Hunt Studios
Various CD Covers for rad bands in 2014.
In addition to the staple range I have also collaborated with Ben from Bridge Road on three one off batches.
Aurora Borealis I
In 2012 Ben from Bridge Road Brewers contacted me about a special beer he had brewing. A collaboration with Nogne O from Norway they brewed a Belgian Strongish Quadruple, aged in Scottish whiskey casks before finally being shipped to Beechworth, Australia. Coming in at 14.9% I can tell yo this beer has serious punch and contact me personally for a rather embarrassing story of it's power. This is to be sipped and shared.
The illustration combined the history of both breweries homelands. The helmeted outlaw Ned Kelly from Beechworth and Vikings from Norway.
Aurora Borealis II
A year later Ben contacted me to create follow up illustration to Aurora Borealis I. This time they had brewed a Belgian Tripel, sat in French Cognac barrels and shipped to Beechworth. Coming in much more drinkable, but still strong 9.1%.
As it was a seasonal beer the base of the illustration stayed mostly the same, however I re-drew it with a looser style and a winter theme.
In 2014 Urbain from the world-renowned De Struise brewery worked with Ben from Bridge Road to make an imperial pilsner. Depicted on the label are the two master brewers as Sith Lords.
Clients: Bridge Road Brewers, Nogne O, De Struise Brouwers
This was a print ad for the fine folks at Hammer Hardware. Being a NZ company we of course had to include some cheeky kiwi's, mountains and sheep.
Foxes Den were looking to promote the catering side of their business so Thomas from Hunt & Co got in contact to work on another illustration.
We began by illustrating one of their most popular salads, but decided it lacked the character of the other pieces. As the catering is likely to draw in a big 'work place lunch crowd' we decided to shift the scene to a board room of sorts, where we could show the food and our foxes chowing down.
Client: Hunt Studios, Foxes Den
I was asked by the awesome folks at Delve to illustrate a poster for Force Majeure. This was a really fun brief and reasonably challenging in the short turn around time.
You can buy a Giclée print straight from the Delve shop.
2014 CD Cover for Slaves. Several illustrations used throughout the packaging.
Client: Rise Records
2014 CD Cover for the band Busy Living.