Steve takes a traditional approach to his projects, combining and balancing the disciplines of design for print and illustration. Spending a great deal of time on construction, shape and problem solving at the pencil stage, he continuously re-draws until a balance of aesthetics, key brief considerations and client satisfaction has been realised.
Approved pencils are then worked up in Photoshop using a limited palette of carefully chosen colours. Steve considers vintage illustration and packaging to be a huge influence on his work particularly the works of Jim Flora, Mary Blair and Arts & Crafts pioneer, William Morris.
Steve has regularly had work exhibited in London, LA & New York. He was also a main stage speaker at the 2012 OFFSET creative conference in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Steve has won numerous international awards for both his packaging design and illustration inc. a gold & silver at the AOI’s Images; Best of British Illustration Awards.
AOI - Association of Illustrators (UK)
ICAD - Institute of Creative Advertising & Design
CBI - Children's Book Ireland
Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis QMP, Irish International, Cawley Nea\TBWA, RMG Target, McConnell’s, McCann Erickson, DDFH&B, Tequila, Euro RSCG.
Vodafone, Heinze, Guinness, Heineken, Bushmills, Absolut, Three Mobile, 7up, Kellogg’s, Rowntrees, Hertz, Jameson, Aer Lingus, Dettol, Simon & Schuster NY, Scholastics NY, American Airlines.