blobI am a freelance writer, artist and designer. I am the author of over a dozen books, including the popular How to Cheat in Photoshop series and the Amazon #1 best-seller Dad Stuff.

My training videos can be seen on Lynda.comRetouch Pro and elsewhere. I am also a beta tester for Adobe Systems. My YouTube channel 2 Minute Photoshop is a growing collection of short, snappy Photoshop tutorials.

My collection of art furniture can be seen at curieaux.com.

My photomontage illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines both in the UK and around the world.

My sculpture work includes a collection of life-size human figures, created under the collective title Life Support. 


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Photoshop books

Published books include How to Cheat in Photoshop CC, 3D PhotoshopArt & Design in Photoshop100% Photoshop and Pocket Photoshop: Smart Objects.

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Photomontage

Publications I’ve worked for include The GuardianThe Sunday TimesThe Sunday TelegraphRadio TimesMen’s HealthInternazionale, The Sun and Businessweek.

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Web design

Working with colleague Phil Nicholl, website design includes Law Stuff, Child Law Advice and the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation.


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Lifestyle books

In 2005, Dad Stuff was (briefly) the top-selling book on Amazon UK. It was followed by More Dad StuffStuff the TurkeyComplete and Utter Zebu and Fun & Games for the 21st Century Family.

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Sculpture

Recent work includes a collection of 12 full-size human figures. I’ve made many other pieces over several decades, constructed from materials ranging from wood to polystyrene.

Curieaux

My furniture collection, Curieaux reimagines antique furniture in mutated forms. Hovering ambiguously between the practical and the surreal, it adds bizarre and sometimes shocking dreamlike elements to familiar objects.


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Graphic design

I have designed logos, books, websites, brochures and leaflets for a range of companies and online agencies. Here’s a selection of some of my recent work.

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Public speaking

I’ve given many lectures and seminars, from 500-seat photography shows to small camera clubs. I rarely turn down an invitation, especially if it’s to an interesting audience.

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Online training

I have produced training videos for a range of websites, including Lynda.com, Tuts+ and Adobe Inspire. Here are details on where to find them.


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Journalism

I wrote design features for MacUser magazine for 25 years until its sad demise. I also write for a variety of print and online outlets.

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Advertising

Work has included award-winning illustrations for clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard-Spink.

1000 word stories

My gradually expanding collection of short stories, each exactly 1000 words.