Below are some examples of hand drawn lettering that I have created for food packaging, logo design, editorial illustrations and book covers. I create my lettering from invented letterforms or based on typography. Although my lettering art is based on hand crafted work, I can create lettering digitally or convert to vector for packaging and branding use.
Jar label illustrated logos
This illustration was part of a series of label designs for preserves. I wanted to incorporate the hand drawn lettering with illustrations of the ingredients. I enjoyed combining the lettering with food illustration. You can see more of the project in the Design section of my website.
This illustration was published in the Henderson's Relish Cookbook as a feature page between the recipes. I wanted the illustration to have a vintage 'post card' using hand drawn lettering to bring out the strapline of the product.
Food glorious food hand drawn lettering
This is a personal illustration, incorporating hand drawn lettering and experimenting with different letter forms in black and white.
Book cover illustration
This project was to illustrate a book cover, depicting a scene of a character escaping the rose garden within the story and incorporating hand drawn lettering for the title. I created both the illustration and design for the book cover.
Tea Rooms illustrated logo & Advert
Using hand lettering I created this illustrated logo and advert. You can see the full project in my design section of the website.
Hand Drawn Lettering
I created a series of hand drawn lettering headings for use on a restaurant's branding. I created the lettering by hand and then converted to vector to use across design collateral.
Top Santé Magazine illustration
This lettering illustration was commissioned by Top Santé Magazine as the introductory page to an article about the best things in life being free. The brief was that the lettering filled the page but had illustrative elements surrounding it which were brought out of the article text.
This is part of a suite of hand drawn headings for a menu design.
Hand drawn lettering print
One of my giclée art prints using hand drawn lettering.
Hope Print lettering
Personal work, illustrating hope by the seeds of a dandelion and incorporating hand drawn lettering.
Illustrated Logo Design
This was to create a logo for a communications company that gave it a retro feel, incorporating hand drawn lettering. The full project can be seen in the Design section of my website.
Be yourself Lettering
This is one of my personal illustrations for a giclée art print, incorporating a mix of illustration and hand drawn lettering
My food illustration covers a variety of briefs across editorial and advertising, including menu illustration, packaging illustration, advertisements and magazine articles. You can see more of my food illustrations in the Hand Drawn Lettering and Design sections of my website, where I also combine illustration with lettering forms and designed layouts.
Henderson's Relish Illustration
This food illustration is of Sheffield's finest Henderson's Relish and was used to advertise it in an editorial advertisement. (It tastes great on cheese on toast by the way).
Delicious Magazine food illustration
This food illustration was commissioned by Delicious Magazine to illustrate a feature article on 'The Secret History of the British Takeaway.' I was given the article and the size and asked to come up with an illustration that incorporated all the famous english takeaways within the article making them look attractive and fun, but not to disguise their cheaper origins.
Carluccio's food Illustration
This is a personal illustration, inspired by Carluccio's lovely products. I love creating images with both food and hand drawn lettering.
Cocktail menu Illustration
These are a series of cocktail illustrations which were commissioned for a cocktail menu. After receiving the descriptions of the cocktails and reference I created rough drawings which, on approval, I worked into the final illustrations.
Italian Food menu illustration
This food illustration is a sample from a series of food illustrations I created for an Italian restaurant menu.
Italian Food illustration
cheesecake food illustration
This is an example of using food illustration alongside hand drawn lettering, more of which can be found in my Hand Drawn Lettering section of my website and was part of a series of jar labels.
I have worked in the design industry for over ten years, working on a variety of briefs for clients worldwide. My work covers art direction, design for food packaging, illustrated logos, book covers, menu designs and much more. I am fully proficient at working within layouts and using Adobe software, and I can also arrange print production if this service is required.
This is a menu design I created, including lettering, food illustration and layout.
This illustration was part of a series of label designs for preserves. I wanted to incorporate the hand drawn lettering with illustrations of the ingredients. I enjoyed combining the lettering with food illustration.
I created this logo for a hamper company. My client wanted the logo to have a retro feel but needed to be bright and youthful to attract the right audience. This logo was hand drawn and then worked over in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector logo. You can read more about this project here.
Illustrated logo for a food company
I created this logo and packaging for a food preserving company. This logo was based around the idea of the medlar fruit and incorporated both hand drawn lettering and illustration.
Tea Rooms Logo
This project was to design an illustrated logo that could be used in isolation or with an illustrated teapot device, and also create an advert design that could be adapted to use across various collateral.
These designs were part of a series of chocolate bars that wanted to have a fresh and modern feel but with a hand crafted look. I wanted to use vibrant colours and modern lettering, but still give an upmarket feel to the product. I created the whole design of the packaging, incorporating food illustration and hand drawn lettering.
This illustrated logo was for a communications company, giving the brand a retro feel by using hand drawn lettering and a strong icon. I created designs for stationery and other collateral.
Chatsworth House Illustrated Leaflet
This project involved both the design and illustration of The Chatsworth House Christmas Trail Leaflet, based on the theme of Toad of Toad hall. I created all the characters and composition, laid out the text and created print-ready artwork in order to be produced as a concertina fold leaflet. You can see more about the project here.
This brief was to create a illustrated logo for a nursery which could be used on their clothing, merchandise and signage. I hand drew the logo, then created it to vector in order to alter spot colour for different usage and create large scale signage.
book cover design
Book cover design
This project was to illustrate and design a book cover, depicting a scene of a character escaping the rose garden within the story and incorporating hand drawn lettering for the title.
Below are some examples of characters I have created along with character development work and storyboards.
Here are some examples of my work incorporating figurative elements or based on reportage drawing. You can see more of my reportage drawing in my sketchbook section.
This is my sketchbook which comprises of reportage drawing and observational work, as well as my lettering doodles. I have included some of my concept visuals, roughs and character development work.