I 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.
I am a Contributing Editor to MacUser magazine, and I write regularly for Adobe Inspire, CreativePro, Digital Arts and several other websites. My training videos can be seen on Lynda.com, Retouch Pro and elsewhere. I am also a beta tester for Adobe Systems.
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.
Published books include How to Cheat in Photoshop CC, 3D Photoshop, Art & Design in Photoshop, 100% Photoshop and Pocket Photoshop: Smart Objects.
Publications I’ve worked for include The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Radio Times, Men’s Health, Internazionale, The Sun and Businessweek.
Working with colleague Phil Nicholl, website design includes a site for the exhibition Oman et la Mer at the Musée de la marine in Paris in Arabic, French and English.
In 2005, Dad Stuff was (briefly) the top-selling book on Amazon UK. It was followed by More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey, Complete and Utter Zebu and Fun & Games for the 21st Century Family.
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.
My blog, 3D Genius, started in 2012, and covers the design aspect of producing work suitable for 3D printing. It also looks at the current state of this fascinating emerging technology.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been writing design features for MacUser magazine for the last 25 years. Here, as fast as I can add them, is a collection of some of my favourite feature articles.
Advertising work has included award-winning illustrations for clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Lowe Howard-Spink and M & C Saatchi.
My other interests include music, woodworking and fiction. This page is still in the process of being put together, but here’s a first glimpse.