Triple busy, hip-hop loving, dog Dad. 17-year professional design industry experience, previously working as a freelance Senior Creative for agencies like Frukt in London, JESS3 in Washington and LOVE in Manchester. The one man behind AnyForty the UK based, Artist Collaboration Collective.Locked Pro Plan feature
Founder, Art Director, and the one man behind AnyForty, UK based Artist Collaboration Collective. AnyForty was originally launched in 2008 as a clothing brand working with artists from around the world on limited edition releases, but over the last few years, AnyForty has evolved into a client-serving business, bridging the gap between client and artist and working on everything from interior art to apparel and branding to art direction with an array of clients from local like Tokyo Bar in Newcastle to international like Fasetto Link in Wisconsin, USA.
From November 2010 I worked as a freelance senior creative, over that time I worked 6 months in-house for Love in Manchester on projects for V-Festival, Umbro, Primark, Hoops@City and Manchester City. Worked remotely for JESS3 in Washington USA on projects for Nike, Google and ESPN and worked in-house for Radley Yeldar in London solely on a project for Vodaphone, Frukt in London on projects for Coca-Cola, Tia Maria, Winston, Grey Goose & Bud Light.
I was Art Director of Computer Arts Projects magazine from January 2008 until November 2010. Overseeing 34 issues. Every issue was a different design discipline, so I had to come up with creative and original concepts to convey the subject of each issue’s cover in an exciting and memorable way. I designed all the 100 pages of the magazine as well as commissioning illustrations and art directing photo shoots. My time on Projects helped me build up a massive contact list of worldwide illustrators, typographers, multimedia designers, and photographers many of which I still work with to the day via AnyForty.
I started working on Sony’s Official PlayStation 3 launch magazine at Future Publishing 3 months before the first issue hit the newsstands, I worked as part of a three-man team under a brilliant Art Director to come up with styles and templates for the editorial direction of the magazine. I enjoyably worked on 16 issue’s of the magazine before moving onto my first Art Director role on Computer Arts Projects Magazine.
Over the course of 5 years, I worked my way up to Deputy Art Director on two of Future Publishings titles, Sony PlayStation 2 magazine and before that Redline Magazine which I worked on for 4 1/2 years starting as a designer and working my way up to Deputy Art Editor.
I was awarded a place on the prestigious Peter Bolt Graduate Design Scholarship, where I was selected from a shortlist of student applicants nationwide to work on a 6-month design scholarship contract at Emap (now Bauer) where I worked soley on Max Power Magazine.
Over the course of 5 years I studied and graduated from Newcastle College of Art & Design courses in 3D design, Graphic Design and Print Design & Infographics.