Wierd Wiltshire

The man, he killed the dog’s master So the hound was bound to kill he, This ended in disaster – In the end, the dead were three. For the maid, for whom the duel was fought, Killed herself – heart

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Wierd Wiltshire

The man, he killed the dog’s master So the hound was bound to kill he, This ended in disaster – In the end, the dead were three. For the maid, for whom the duel was fought, Killed herself – heart

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Before and after

With some artistic licence and from poor quality reference…

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Before and after

With some artistic licence and from poor quality reference…

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Old and wise

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Old and wise

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French Bulldog in Bordeaux

I met this little fella outside gentlemen’s outfitters in Bordeaux. He hugged me with his little arms and I loved him from the first!

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French Bulldog in Bordeaux

I met this little fella outside gentlemen’s outfitters in Bordeaux. He hugged me with his little arms and I loved him from the first!

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Alfie the Border Collie

This is Alfie. I met him at the cafe in the Town Gardens, Swindon. We played with a stick for a while.

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Alfie the Border Collie

This is Alfie. I met him at the cafe in the Town Gardens, Swindon. We played with a stick for a while.

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Ruby

Original and prints available. contact kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Ruby

Original and prints available. contact kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Jessie

Original sold. Prints available kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Jessie

Original sold. Prints available kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Great Dane

Original and prints available from kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Great Dane

Original and prints available from kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Ziggy

Original sold. Prints available from kate@parsonscreative.co.uk. Commission, May 2016.

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Ziggy

Original sold. Prints available from kate@parsonscreative.co.uk. Commission, May 2016.

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Terrier #2

Original and prints available. Email kate@parsonscreative.co.uk for information

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Terrier #2

Original and prints available. Email kate@parsonscreative.co.uk for information

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Terrier #1

Original and prints available. Information from kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Terrier #1

Original and prints available. Information from kate@parsonscreative.co.uk

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Sleeping Vizla

Original and prints available. Contact kate@parsonscreative for information

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Sleeping Vizla

Original and prints available. Contact kate@parsonscreative for information

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Angry dog

Original and prints available. Email kate@parsonscreative.co.uk for information

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Angry dog

Original and prints available. Email kate@parsonscreative.co.uk for information

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The Dog Show

1st May to 29th May, The Beehive, Swindon …and a pleasing Facebook post

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The Dog Show

1st May to 29th May, The Beehive, Swindon …and a pleasing Facebook post

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Pub sketching

Me, top right hand corner, at a ‘boozey sketching evening’ at the Robin Hood, St. Michael’s Hill, Bristol.

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Pub sketching

Me, top right hand corner, at a ‘boozey sketching evening’ at the Robin Hood, St. Michael’s Hill, Bristol.

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Image formats

Courtesy of websitehub.com  

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Image formats

Courtesy of websitehub.com  

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Drawing dogs

Since January 2015 I have drawn a lot of dogs. Enough for a dog-only exhibition of my work this May in the Beehive in Swindon, Wiltshire. This drawing was bid for as part of an auction at a Macmillan Cancer Coffee

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Drawing dogs

Since January 2015 I have drawn a lot of dogs. Enough for a dog-only exhibition of my work this May in the Beehive in Swindon, Wiltshire. This drawing was bid for as part of an auction at a Macmillan Cancer Coffee

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Spring Fair

I’m currently working part-time as Development Manager for Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust. This is the very-quickly-done poster for the upcoming fundraising Spring Fair (it’s missing a logo and there were a few further tweaks, but you get the idea!)

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Spring Fair

I’m currently working part-time as Development Manager for Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust. This is the very-quickly-done poster for the upcoming fundraising Spring Fair (it’s missing a logo and there were a few further tweaks, but you get the idea!)

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Beer, burlesque and Bowie

I spent last Sunday evening at Dr Sketchy’s – a great burlesque life drawing event in Bristol drawing this beautiful man and others.

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Beer, burlesque and Bowie

I spent last Sunday evening at Dr Sketchy’s – a great burlesque life drawing event in Bristol drawing this beautiful man and others.

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Joint exhibition with photographer Darren Shepherd

March 1st 2015 to April 4th 2015, The Beehive, Prospect Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK  

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Joint exhibition with photographer Darren Shepherd

March 1st 2015 to April 4th 2015, The Beehive, Prospect Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK  

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logo for local business

Worldbelts sell belts online, new website coming soon

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logo for local business

Worldbelts sell belts online, new website coming soon

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It’s only October

… but I’ve done my first Christmas design job

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It’s only October

… but I’ve done my first Christmas design job

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Thank you

Thank you porn merchants, purveyors of reproduction handbags, advisors of the best digital camera, Russians selling I-do-not-know what as your write in cyrillic text, kind people trying to flog Dr Dre merchandise, or replica watches, hoteliers in Poland, Australians offering

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Thank you

Thank you porn merchants, purveyors of reproduction handbags, advisors of the best digital camera, Russians selling I-do-not-know what as your write in cyrillic text, kind people trying to flog Dr Dre merchandise, or replica watches, hoteliers in Poland, Australians offering

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From long holiday to short deadlines

Just got back from a great couple of weeks in Canada and vermont and will, no doubt, be posting some choice photos here soon. It’s good to come back to work: this week I’ve had 5 press ads to design

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From long holiday to short deadlines

Just got back from a great couple of weeks in Canada and vermont and will, no doubt, be posting some choice photos here soon. It’s good to come back to work: this week I’ve had 5 press ads to design

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Children’s dragon dryer

This is a visual of Puff the Magic Dryer, the dragon dryer. I created the character illustration, have done all the design work. It’s been a bit of a hybrid illustration-design-branding project. Puff dryers are now installed at the Dundee

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Children’s dragon dryer

This is a visual of Puff the Magic Dryer, the dragon dryer. I created the character illustration, have done all the design work. It’s been a bit of a hybrid illustration-design-branding project. Puff dryers are now installed at the Dundee

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Marrakech

This photo was taken with a point-and-shoot digital camera in the main square. Every night it’s a hustle and bustle of food stalls, and tourists and people hustling them. The food’s pretty good, as is the atmosphere. Really liked how

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Marrakech

This photo was taken with a point-and-shoot digital camera in the main square. Every night it’s a hustle and bustle of food stalls, and tourists and people hustling them. The food’s pretty good, as is the atmosphere. Really liked how

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Dragon flies to Nuremberg

Tomorrow The Magic Dryer Company and Puff the Magic Dryer – the first hand-dyer designed with children in mind, and the first dragon character I’ve ever created – will arrive at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. I’ve just completed a last-minute information

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Dragon flies to Nuremberg

Tomorrow The Magic Dryer Company and Puff the Magic Dryer – the first hand-dyer designed with children in mind, and the first dragon character I’ve ever created – will arrive at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. I’ve just completed a last-minute information

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Puff the Magic Dryer

Many children are scared of the noise of hand-dryers, or find them inaccessible. The Magic Dryer Company have come up with a solution – the first hand-dryer for washrooms (slimline and low-noise) that’s made with children in mind. They briefed

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Puff the Magic Dryer

Many children are scared of the noise of hand-dryers, or find them inaccessible. The Magic Dryer Company have come up with a solution – the first hand-dryer for washrooms (slimline and low-noise) that’s made with children in mind. They briefed

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Good taste

This is the home page design for Taste Catering, Swindon passed on today to Russ Clewett who’ll build the site in the next week. Taste do great lunchtime sandwiches (etc), outside catering and have exhibitions by artists in the quirky

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Good taste

This is the home page design for Taste Catering, Swindon passed on today to Russ Clewett who’ll build the site in the next week. Taste do great lunchtime sandwiches (etc), outside catering and have exhibitions by artists in the quirky

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Book launch

Here it is – a real copy of the book a designed, sub-edited, typeset and illustrated during the summer. A Day in the Life of… 100 Women in Britain. The book launch was last Tuesday at Swindon central Library. Gots

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Book launch

Here it is – a real copy of the book a designed, sub-edited, typeset and illustrated during the summer. A Day in the Life of… 100 Women in Britain. The book launch was last Tuesday at Swindon central Library. Gots

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FitBiz

Logo for a new business, and a new slogan “Fitter, leaner business practices”. FitBiz offers project management and process streamlining. Business cards beautifully printed by Aubergine Print.  

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FitBiz

Logo for a new business, and a new slogan “Fitter, leaner business practices”. FitBiz offers project management and process streamlining. Business cards beautifully printed by Aubergine Print.  

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Little Baby Jesus

This year’s Christmas card sent to print at moo today. You might be getting one from me, or you could always order some from me. Never thought about Christmas this early before, and don’t intend to again (unless moo offers

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Little Baby Jesus

This year’s Christmas card sent to print at moo today. You might be getting one from me, or you could always order some from me. Never thought about Christmas this early before, and don’t intend to again (unless moo offers

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Another portrait

For her ‘significant’ birthday.  

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Another portrait

For her ‘significant’ birthday.  

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Cycle through the winter

Press ad, flyer and poster for E-Motion Electric Vehicle Company this winter. See more at www.e-motionevc.co.uk 

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Cycle through the winter

Press ad, flyer and poster for E-Motion Electric Vehicle Company this winter. See more at www.e-motionevc.co.uk 

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Wrinkle treatment

Commission a portrait to smooth out those wrinkles and blemishes and reveal your true, stylish (or stylised) self!

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Wrinkle treatment

Commission a portrait to smooth out those wrinkles and blemishes and reveal your true, stylish (or stylised) self!

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Book design

(Hopefully) this project will be put to bed this week.  Visit www.100womenbookproject.com to find out more

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Book design

(Hopefully) this project will be put to bed this week.  Visit www.100womenbookproject.com to find out more

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Good logo design

This blog article by Smashing Magazine explains why someone just like me should design your logo! The graphic I’ve nabbed from the article’s webpage, which gives all the golden rules for logo design See my logo portfolio!

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Good logo design

This blog article by Smashing Magazine explains why someone just like me should design your logo! The graphic I’ve nabbed from the article’s webpage, which gives all the golden rules for logo design See my logo portfolio!

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Slow progression

The design is now finished, just waiting for the barcode to complete this. The book’s proceeds will go to help women’s charity projects in Nepal. The plan is to produce further books with the stories of 100 women from other

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Slow progression

The design is now finished, just waiting for the barcode to complete this. The book’s proceeds will go to help women’s charity projects in Nepal. The plan is to produce further books with the stories of 100 women from other

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Designer and sub-editor

I have just edited the stories of 100 women for inclusion in “A Day in the Life of…” a book by Rosa Matheson which will raise money for women’s projects in Nepal. Currently working on book cover and page design…

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Designer and sub-editor

I have just edited the stories of 100 women for inclusion in “A Day in the Life of…” a book by Rosa Matheson which will raise money for women’s projects in Nepal. Currently working on book cover and page design…

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Living… developing

work in progress… now more of a background for type to go over, more overlapping and transparency.  

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Living… developing

work in progress… now more of a background for type to go over, more overlapping and transparency.  

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Living

First draft of a lifestyle/living illustration for a new housing development. Not quite what they’re after; I’m going to ‘sixties it up’ a tad

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Living

First draft of a lifestyle/living illustration for a new housing development. Not quite what they’re after; I’m going to ‘sixties it up’ a tad

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Summer of love 3

Yet another wedding card design

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Summer of love 3

Yet another wedding card design

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Summer of love 2

Another wedding stationery design. The design, based on the old sixpence coin combined the English rose and Scottish thistle for this very british couple!  

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Summer of love 2

Another wedding stationery design. The design, based on the old sixpence coin combined the English rose and Scottish thistle for this very british couple!  

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Summer of love

Wedding stationery design. I also created  the weddinginafield.co.uk website with information for guests on what to wear, where to camp and what to bring>  

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Summer of love

Wedding stationery design. I also created  the weddinginafield.co.uk website with information for guests on what to wear, where to camp and what to bring>  

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Shop signage

E-Motion Electric Vehicle Company shop will be opening for business in Swindon soon. This illustration of mine has a Swindon skyline… looks better hanging up than it did on paper. Quite chuffed!  

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Shop signage

E-Motion Electric Vehicle Company shop will be opening for business in Swindon soon. This illustration of mine has a Swindon skyline… looks better hanging up than it did on paper. Quite chuffed!  

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1950s

Inspired by a fifties film magazine, Film und Frau, found in a Berlin flea market  

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1950s

Inspired by a fifties film magazine, Film und Frau, found in a Berlin flea market  

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John Lennon

  Limited edition print of John Lennon… copies for sale!  

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John Lennon

  Limited edition print of John Lennon… copies for sale!  

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History timeline art commission

This is one of ten artworks commissioned by Sevenfields School Swindon. See more at http://bit.ly/nKWWV3 Each image shows a different time in history and will be displayed in the KS2 break-out area and used as teaching aids as well as

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History timeline art commission

This is one of ten artworks commissioned by Sevenfields School Swindon. See more at http://bit.ly/nKWWV3 Each image shows a different time in history and will be displayed in the KS2 break-out area and used as teaching aids as well as

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Happy campers

Illustration and icons for www.campsites-uk.co.uk. Clicking on each icon makes a search selection

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Happy campers

Illustration and icons for www.campsites-uk.co.uk. Clicking on each icon makes a search selection

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The other electric cyclist

The second side of the hanging sign, riding a different e-bike to the lady. This will hang outside E-Motion’s new shop at 373 Cricklade Road before too long (re-furb still in progress)

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The other electric cyclist

The second side of the hanging sign, riding a different e-bike to the lady. This will hang outside E-Motion’s new shop at 373 Cricklade Road before too long (re-furb still in progress)

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The electric cyclist

One side of a hanging sign (like a pub sign) for E-Motion Electric Vehicle Company’s new shop. Swindon skyscape in the background.

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The electric cyclist

One side of a hanging sign (like a pub sign) for E-Motion Electric Vehicle Company’s new shop. Swindon skyscape in the background.

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Brand identity makes it to China!

I designed the brand for ToyGuard around five years ago, this is the latest piece of work for the company, as it steps foot into China by sponsoring a school trip. ToyGuard are childcare environment hygiene specialists.

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Brand identity makes it to China!

I designed the brand for ToyGuard around five years ago, this is the latest piece of work for the company, as it steps foot into China by sponsoring a school trip. ToyGuard are childcare environment hygiene specialists.

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Norman conquest

Intended style for a school’s art project. Pitched yesterday. Fingers crossed!

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Norman conquest

Intended style for a school’s art project. Pitched yesterday. Fingers crossed!

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Logorama – logos of the world

http://youtu.be/EHT6BrUJgxY Logos, logos, and branding, everywhere. This won 2010 Oscar for Best Short Animated Film. By H5 – François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain. Superb! Warning: contains the f word!

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Logorama – logos of the world

http://youtu.be/EHT6BrUJgxY Logos, logos, and branding, everywhere. This won 2010 Oscar for Best Short Animated Film. By H5 – François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain. Superb! Warning: contains the f word!

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ISA campaign concept

Business to business marketing for 2011 ISAs based on flexibility. Included step-by-step marketing plan for independent financial advisors linked to a pre-printed step-by-step origami project.

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ISA campaign concept

Business to business marketing for 2011 ISAs based on flexibility. Included step-by-step marketing plan for independent financial advisors linked to a pre-printed step-by-step origami project.

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Press ad concept and copy

Concept, strapline and body copy for Zurich Municipal marketing to local authorities (risk management). Sent to press yesterday.

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Press ad concept and copy

Concept, strapline and body copy for Zurich Municipal marketing to local authorities (risk management). Sent to press yesterday.

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Fashion faux pas

Intensly individual style spotted at trowbridge Folk Festival 2006

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Fashion faux pas

Intensly individual style spotted at trowbridge Folk Festival 2006

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Clever logotype

Simple and clever addition of dog ears to the G. I have no idea who designed this. Simple is best.

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Clever logotype

Simple and clever addition of dog ears to the G. I have no idea who designed this. Simple is best.

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Istanbul

Very blue image of a boy in Istanbul taken late afternoon

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Istanbul

Very blue image of a boy in Istanbul taken late afternoon

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Coate Water

Illustration commissioned by Swindon Civic Trust for a poster campaign against development of Coate Water Country Park

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Coate Water

Illustration commissioned by Swindon Civic Trust for a poster campaign against development of Coate Water Country Park

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‘Lovely’ Swindon architecture

This illustration of Swindon’s Holiday Inn Express was commissioned by Swindon Civic Trust to highlight the dubious planning permission given to such an eye sore.

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‘Lovely’ Swindon architecture

This illustration of Swindon’s Holiday Inn Express was commissioned by Swindon Civic Trust to highlight the dubious planning permission given to such an eye sore.

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Ludwig Hohlwein

Poster design by Ludwig Hohlwein, born 1874. The 1920s and 1930s (IMHO) was the hey-day of poster design, especially in Germany.

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Ludwig Hohlwein

Poster design by Ludwig Hohlwein, born 1874. The 1920s and 1930s (IMHO) was the hey-day of poster design, especially in Germany.

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Pattern 02

Another of the retro-styled patterns completed in 2004

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Pattern 02

Another of the retro-styled patterns completed in 2004

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Pattern 01

One of a series of retro-styled patterns, that were applied to cylindrical lampshades and sold

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Pattern 01

One of a series of retro-styled patterns, that were applied to cylindrical lampshades and sold

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Swindon typographical map

A typographical map of Swindon, 2004. Already, the hospital, trading estate, police station, college and post office have gone.

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Swindon typographical map

A typographical map of Swindon, 2004. Already, the hospital, trading estate, police station, college and post office have gone.

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Swindon night out

Euuugh! I saw this girl peeing against a phone box outside the pubs in bridge Street. I thought about doing a series of social realism painting but never got further than this (thankfully!).

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Swindon night out

Euuugh! I saw this girl peeing against a phone box outside the pubs in bridge Street. I thought about doing a series of social realism painting but never got further than this (thankfully!).

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Perfect man

Another one of my doodles turned painting. Subconsciously I guess I like  dark-haired fellas with big noses and sturdy jaw lines.

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Perfect man

Another one of my doodles turned painting. Subconsciously I guess I like  dark-haired fellas with big noses and sturdy jaw lines.

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Red dog

Another of my doodle-inspired paintings. This all started after visiting the Joan Miró museum in Barcelona: many of his initial sketches were postage stamp sized doodles.

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Red dog

Another of my doodle-inspired paintings. This all started after visiting the Joan Miró museum in Barcelona: many of his initial sketches were postage stamp sized doodles.

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Two for joy

One of a series of oil paintings based on my doodles.  I always salute lone magpies.

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Two for joy

One of a series of oil paintings based on my doodles.  I always salute lone magpies.

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Sekt 02 – art direction

Another in the Sekt in the City sekt product awareness campaign

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Sekt 02 – art direction

Another in the Sekt in the City sekt product awareness campaign

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Sekt 01 – art direction

An older piece of work, no longer in my online portfolio: http://www.parsonscreative.co.uk. Design and concept for an in-bar product awareness campaign commissioned by wine merchant Hallgarten Druitt. Illustration by Fred Blunt.

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Sekt 01 – art direction

An older piece of work, no longer in my online portfolio: http://www.parsonscreative.co.uk. Design and concept for an in-bar product awareness campaign commissioned by wine merchant Hallgarten Druitt. Illustration by Fred Blunt.

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Tulips

Birthday tulips. Thanks Jo!

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Tulips

Birthday tulips. Thanks Jo!

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Seaside

Weymouth 2009

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Seaside

Weymouth 2009

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Berlin

 From the top of the Fernsehturm, looking East. March 2011

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Berlin

 From the top of the Fernsehturm, looking East. March 2011

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Better logo

so much more effective than the ‘controversial’ (ie frankly rubbish) London 2010 Olympic logo. And friendlier. And reflects a joining of  national communities. Designed by Rio based Tátil

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Better logo

so much more effective than the ‘controversial’ (ie frankly rubbish) London 2010 Olympic logo. And friendlier. And reflects a joining of  national communities. Designed by Rio based Tátil

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carousel photo

Taken at the Victorian Town, Blists Hill, Staffordshire, September 2010

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carousel photo

Taken at the Victorian Town, Blists Hill, Staffordshire, September 2010

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