Blog: My year (in short)

Wednesday October 11th 2017 // “Credit where credits due” – Adam

My last post was in May 2016, between then and now is..well more than a year! In that time I have been getting my head down and working on some pretty cool projects, I’ve had my head down so much that I’m now worried I need to see a spine specialist.

During the middle of 2016 I worked with Hazel Key, a copywriter launching a new website, we put worked on a pretty cool animation together using some new styles and techniques I hadn’t used before. Then I was approached by Steph at Creativa, a studio in South Melbourne, together we produced some character based animations, then there was a biggy of a contract with Swinburne University, which has taken close to 7 months to produce a series of animations that focus on mental health, a real worthy project to be a part of and one that I’m pretty proud of.

Thats a very brief description of the work I’ve been doing, there was also some interesting discussions with the people at Scienceworks and a series of animations for that chocolatey cookie called Oreo, time was against me on these unfortunately and I had to fulfil my obligations elsewhere, however, good experience none the less.

There was also the Swift boys from back home, they are running a start up back where I was living before moving to Melbourne and we’ve worked together producing a lot of their branding and merchandise. Which leads me to offering credit to the stock image artists whom I used some of their assets, thank you to you.

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Blog: Self promotion – Business card designs for business people

Tuesday May 3rd 2016// Business card designs

Today I have brought an electric toothbrush, checked in for an appointment to see the dental hygienist and designed some business cards.

business cards


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Blog: Projects on this month

Monday April 11th 2016 // Children illustrator Melbourne

I haven’t had an opportunity to update my site or this blog since the turn of the new year, since then I have been working on several new projects some of which I am putting the finishing touches to now. Lets see, we had the wedding cartoon for Thao & Linh, the comic book strip for Vlad, Doug and I are waiting on the final text before publishing a children’s book, going live in the coming weeks will be a fitness app I provided some character animations for and right now I am at the beginning of producing several sprite sheets for the Sydney based developer, Codecamp… I think there may have been some flyer design work among these projects as well.. I can never say no to my old friend Nick.

Here are some cuts from the aforementioned.

A page from ‘Dirty Filthy Archie’

Children illustrator Melbourne

Character designs for mobile fitness app

Vector character design

Sports Heroes Flyer design

SportsHeroes flyer

Blog: Retro illustration & wedding cartoons

Wednesday December 2nd 2015 // Retro illustration and Wedding folk

Cut some jib, flipped some knee grabs and continued working on some projects. Here’s a close-up from some comic art we’ve been working on. The client is a fan of the vintage DC comic books so through some halftones and some additional filters I have created some pop art stylised illustrations.

retro illustration desk job

Along with the above I have had the pleasure to come aboard a very special project with some soon to be newly weds. We have written a short story on ‘how we met’ and will be adding lots of funny moments to celebrate their relationship. Here is the couple in cartoon form.

character design illustration

Blog: More flyer designs

Friday August 14th 2015 // Sports Heroes flyer

I’ve just got back from a 3 week holiday back in England, while back at home I had the chance to catch up with some old colleagues from Sports Heroes, on returning to Australia I’ve put together the new design for their holiday club flyers. Here is the Halloween Sports Heroes flyer

Sports Heroes flyer

Blog: Cartoons hot off the press

Thursday July 16th 2015 // Cartoons for the strata living fol

Wow… what a couple of weeks that was, I’ve powered through the days and nights to finish all of the stories  for Ace’s Strata Living Stories, a book of the weirdest true stories you’re likely to hear about neighbours, tenants and their pets. The book is set to come out for Christmas where you can see loads more cartoons like the one beneath. Thanks to Daniel, Phil & Steve for working with me in getting these all ready for print. I’m now off for a 3 week holiday.


Monday May 18th 2015 //

Two months on and twenty cartoon sketches complete. It’s been a pleasure to work on this special edition anniversary book, commissioned by Ace body Management.

Cartoon melbourne

Cartoon melbourne

Blog: Speed drawing

Thursday March 14th 2015 // Speed drawing character design

While illustrating the background artwork for ‘Strata Living Stories’ and rendering my character design ‘s I thought I’d screen record my progress. This is what it looked like after being sped up by 900%. Note: Back home in the UK the general election results were coming in!

Blog: Strata living stories proposal

Monday March 23rd 2015 // Cartoon illustrator Melbourne

Today I begin a very exciting project. The purpose of our partnership is to illustrate a book of unlikely and funny stories that the company have endured over the previous 20 years. As ludicrous as some of these stories appear they are all true and make for fantastic comedy cartoons.

Most of this will be kept secret in the coming months however here is a sample of the pre planning.

Concept Layout Cartoon

Blog: I’m just sayin’

Sunday March 22nd 2015 // Character design animation

Over the previous 2 weeks I have been working closely with Tara Phillips producing an Animated ident for her Youtube Channel. We went through the revision stages to come up with a sassy character she was happy with and then began animating her her intro, lip syncing the character to her opening title jingle “I’m just sayin'”. Check Tara’s intro and channel out on YouTube here.

Character Design

Blog: Video – Living in a van

Monday March 9th 2015 // Living in a van : Video editing

4 Months ago we returned a fully fitted home on wheels after 3 months travelling up the coast of Australia, to the Daintree rainforest and then back down to Melbourne where we know have a more static house.

This is a cut of some of the scenery we saw on the way.

Blog: Character design background art

Wednesday February 25th 2015 // Character design background art Melbourne

Over the last month I have been working with the lovely folk over at EPA finance, Melbourne. We have taken the seven members of staff there and turned them into rigged animated characters, in split views and customisable. The seven characters will be used by EPA to present web seminars and podcasts as well as marketing material to promote a different take on the world of accountants. Along with the seven characters I have also illustrated three background sets for the characters to be animated upon.

Characters Group

Artwork Outside

Artwork Board Room

Artwork Office

Monday February 9th 2015 //

A big thank you for an enjoyable couple of days working with Matthew Hoffman. Together we were able to produce a news anchor character and a set in a very quick turn around.

Matt wanted a character based on a certain Pawney resident and together, after a few reviews we came up with this guy.

Character Model

Concept Characters

Matt Hoffman - Background