Here is a selection of recent work in graphic design and illustration. The explanations are below the gallery, or jump to them from the images.
Books & editorial
Tall Tales: African stories
This new series features stories from Africa, created by Africans. Each book is designed to be read aloud and will be available in more than one language. More than a series, this project aims to reach the largest number of readers across 54 countries in ways and languages that they relate to. Here’s The Hunters and the Hartebeast
A work in progress, this story is based on my family, and inspired by the soul music of my childhood.
Lenny and Wilbur
A welcome return to bookshelves for this much loved character for pre-school children and their parents. Hand painted in acrylic, simple text make a set of wonderfully warm stories about everyday life that every young family can relate to.
A long time in the making Astro Girl is ruling the galaxy. Carnegie Greenaway Medal nominated in 2020, and STEAM Award winner in the same year, this story is all about gender equality, celebrating women and girls in a naturally inclusive way.
The only digital edition for children and young people focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is here! We translate the SDGs as promises made by grown-ups to children to make the world a better place for them. 17Promises is more than just a magazine- its a movement.
African Mythical creatures
This on-going collection highlights the vast number of mythical creatures from Africa. This includes vampires, mermaids, fairies and goblins, to name a few.
Logos & identities
An identity for Alanna Max’s JuneFest, a month-long children’s literary festival for children North London. It is held in conjunction with Haringey Library and local schools.
Informal Economy; Client, ILO Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe currently has a 96% unemployment rate. That means only 4% of the 14 million people pay tax, but it doesn’t mean that 96% aren’t working. They are all outside the formal tax system, working hard to survive, buying and selling, making and recycling. The informal economy has become the main economy for a country under serious financial pressure. The identity was developed to highlight this group as the future of the country’s economy, as demonstrated in the poster.