I'm the art editor of music magazine Uncut and its regular special editions – commissioning photographers, researching archive images and designing the magazine's monthly free CDs. I've worked on one-off digital editions of Uncut's Ultimate Music Guides and Marie Claire's fashion spin-off Runway. I also take illustration commissions and have designed record sleeves, posters and other material for Sonic Cathedral, Third Man Records, UMG and V Festival. I worked for four and a half years as initially designer then art editor of music weekly NME. I've been a designer for over 20 years, mainly on magazines, working on a wide range of titles including teen-mag J17, fashion bible The Face, film title Hotdog and men's monthlies Jack and Later. In my spare time, I screenprint at Sonsoles Print Studio in Peckham, South London.Locked Pro Plan feature
Designing and art direction of sleeves, posters, t-shirts and other promotional material
Overseeing the design and picture departments – which means I’m responsible for laying out the magazine, designing our covers, retouching hi-res images for print, researching pictures, liaising with photographers and photo libraries, and designing Uncut’s monthly cover-mounted CDs. Additionally, I have a similar role working on Uncut’s monthly special issues and one-shot titles. My job is fast-paced and requires me to work creatively and accurately, to a deadline and within budget.
Began in 2002 as freelance designer, graduating to art editor