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[vc_row padding_top=”30px” padding_bottom=”0px” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ style=”.alignleft {float: left; margin: 0.5em 1em 0.35em 0; padding-top: 0px;}” id=”” class=””][text_output]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.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]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. [/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][line][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-books

Photoshop books

Published books include How to Cheat in Photoshop CC, 3D PhotoshopArt & Design in Photoshop100% Photoshop and Pocket Photoshop: Smart Objects.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-montage

Photomontage

Publications I’ve worked for include The GuardianThe Sunday TimesThe Sunday TelegraphRadio TimesMen’s HealthInternazionale, The Sun and Businessweek.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-web

Web design

Working with colleague Phil Nicholl, website design includes Law Stuff, Child Law Advice and the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”20px” padding_bottom=”20px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][line][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-dads

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.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-art

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.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]

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.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”20px” padding_bottom=”20px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][line][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-mumsnet

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.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-training

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.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”20px” padding_bottom=”20px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][line][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-macuser

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.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]Thumb-ads

Advertising

Work has included award-winning illustrations for clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard-Spink.[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][text_output]

1000 word stories

My gradually expanding collection of short stories, each exactly 1000 words.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][line][/vc_column][/vc_row]