I am an illustrator, animator and designer, creating clean, clear, visual communication. I have a clean style to my work, whether this is within my illustration style or my design work. I strive to achieve simplicity with uncomplicated imagery and design. I aim to create a clear message, with clear details that reaches my client’s audience with impact.
I enjoy working with my clients and get great satisfaction from creating alongside them, incorporating their thoughts and ideas into a final product that we can both be proud of. My experience ranges from branding and corporate design work to promotional animated videos and illustrations.
Illustration: When I was 6 years old in 1982 I watched The Snowman, originally illustrated by Raymond Briggs. I also enjoyed his grumpy Father Christmas books when I was young. I was heavily influenced by this and even now still watch the animated films each Christmas with my two young daughters as a tradition. When illustrating images I like to think that my work translates well to all ages. I always start with a pencil and develop my ideas this way, I then mostly complete my work digitally. I primarily studied illustration, as well as graphic design, and these skills underpin all my animation and logo design work.
Animation: My short animated films bring my illustration and design experience to life. I have carried out animation work for businesses and charities. Simple animated Illustrations, info graphics and images telling a story can often deliver a message very simply and powerfully, for example some of my previous work has had a sensitive nature that could never be translated with film and real life people. I’ve sometimes been supplied a script or I’ve worked with a client as they develop their idea into a script. Turning the script into a storyboard really helps to see what a story is going to look like visually. Accompanying audio takes you from start to finish and is often key to telling a story well. I’ve previously had audio supplied and can get this outsourced from a voiceover professional. Alternatively, if there is someone within your organisation that can turn the script into a voiceover, even better. I’ll come and record the performance and it will have that personal touch delivered from someone who really knows the message you want to portray.
Design: When approaching logo design my preference is always to create a strong image, with typography coming as a secondary supportive part. I often feel a pictorial mark speaks louder than words. Of course, typography is often fused into an image or is the basis of a logo design, turning it into an identifiable image and brand. When designing for a client I’ll supply their new design in a number of formats that can be used for multiple different uses.
I have a wide range of clients who have been delighted with the work we have achieved together:
“His professional attitude, eye for detail and thorough (and I mean thorough!) thought process is second to none.”
“I’ve found him to be creative, calm and always willing to go the extra mile.”
“One of my best decisions was to work with Scott for my company’s branding. He immediately understood what I was looking for and the type of image I wanted to create.”
(See below for a full list of testimonials)
Well if you’d like to know, this is why: Between 1960 – 1965 Fender guitars had (introduced) in my opinion, a very cool colour in their colour scheme – Daphne Blue. The Fender Daphne Blue colour was inspired by the blue American Cadillac. In the early 1960s, a man named Lawrence Herbert was driving to work in his blue American Cadillac with cherry red seats. He was trying to resolve a problem, a “universal colour system” in which each shade of colour had its own reference number. He named his company Pantone print company. So, my favourite guitar colour is also the colour of the car driven by the man who invented Pantone colours! This is why I chose Pantone 304, and of course why I have a Daphne Blue guitar!