Covers

Three of my most recent Cycling Fitness covers a quarterly magazine that I have designed by myself for 8 years and recently redesigned to relaunch in a new format

Three of my most recent Cycling Fitness covers a quarterly magazine that I have designed by myself for 8 years and recently redesigned to relaunch in a new format

Three examples of covers I have done for other cycling magazines

Three examples of covers I have done for other cycling magazines


FEATURES

 At Amateur Photographer I always have such great photography to work with it makes designing the magazine a pleasure

 At Amateur Photographer I always have such great photography to work with it makes designing the magazine a pleasure

I have worked on a number of supplements for Decanter magazine where I have done both the picture research and the design

I have worked on a number of supplements for Decanter magazine where I have done both the picture research and the design

This feature had photography from many different sources so I made them black and white to give it some uniformity and a sense of style

This feature had photography from many different sources so I made them black and white to give it some uniformity and a sense of style

I believe some products demand more than just a pack shot on a white background so I try to get them to convey glamour and luxury

I believe some products demand more than just a pack shot on a white background so I try to get them to convey glamour and luxury

In this feature I had to show a mans passion for his collection and the craftsmanship of each bike, I used the bike brand as the main inspiration and theme throughout.

In this feature I had to show a mans passion for his collection and the craftsmanship of each bike, I used the bike brand as the main inspiration and theme throughout.

I came up with the concept for this feature then directed photographers in the studio for lighting effects and Photoshopped background effects in to create this striking layout

I came up with the concept for this feature then directed photographers in the studio for lighting effects and Photoshopped background effects in to create this striking layout

Sometimes its nice just to produce clean simple classic pages just as the publication requires

Sometimes its nice just to produce clean simple classic pages just as the publication requires

When I'm given such great pictures I believe in keeping the design simple and let the shots do all the work

When I'm given such great pictures I believe in keeping the design simple and let the shots do all the work

With this feature behind the scenes of the prestigious cycling brand Assos I used their trademark stripe and colours throughout to give it a bit of brand identity

With this feature behind the scenes of the prestigious cycling brand Assos I used their trademark stripe and colours throughout to give it a bit of brand identity

Woman and Home Feel Good You 

Woman and Home Feel Good You 

When something lends itself to being a bit different its nice to go completely off template

When something lends itself to being a bit different its nice to go completely off template

Its always nice to have a feature I can put a few more graphical elements in to make it stand out in a magazine

Its always nice to have a feature I can put a few more graphical elements in to make it stand out in a magazine


FITNESS AND TECHNIQUE

When I want to overlap exercises to show how they work I have to make sure the photographer doesn't move from shot to shot

When I want to overlap exercises to show how they work I have to make sure the photographer doesn't move from shot to shot

I drew the Gym-based strength techniques in Illustrator as I was given lots of different reference material that did not match stylistically so this made the boxout look more professional

I drew the Gym-based strength techniques in Illustrator as I was given lots of different reference material that did not match stylistically so this made the boxout look more professional

I like exercise pages as they can often be fiddly to make look good, but when they work its like solving a puzzle

I like exercise pages as they can often be fiddly to make look good, but when they work its like solving a puzzle


FOOD

This spread for Woman and Home was a bit like working on a jigsaw, it's a good job I enjoy cutouts 

This spread for Woman and Home was a bit like working on a jigsaw, it's a good job I enjoy cutouts 

I photoshopped the headline onto the plate to make it look like it was actually on there and designed the swap for theme to flow throughout the feature

I photoshopped the headline onto the plate to make it look like it was actually on there and designed the swap for theme to flow throughout the feature

Directing this toast photoshoot led to some really great food photography that made this feature work

Directing this toast photoshoot led to some really great food photography that made this feature work

Recipes and their calories are an important part of fitness magazines so i have to find different ways of showing similar information


CLOTHING AND GIFTS

Christmas is always a time for gift guides and I think in this one I managed to show everything well and make it look seasonal, without looking tacky

Christmas is always a time for gift guides and I think in this one I managed to show everything well and make it look seasonal, without looking tacky

The Oldie Christmas Gift guide where they wanted it to be a little more traditional                                    A simple studio photoshoot I directed then illustrated to make it look a bit different

The Oldie Christmas Gift guide where they wanted it to be a little more traditional                                    A simple studio photoshoot I directed then illustrated to make it look a bit different

Sometimes when directing cycling clothing photoshoots It can be fun to do something a little out of the ordinary

Sometimes when directing cycling clothing photoshoots It can be fun to do something a little out of the ordinary

 When working with children or animals its always best to give them a little direction and then just to let them have fun.

 When working with children or animals its always best to give them a little direction and then just to let them have fun.