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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. 

Design books

Published books include How to Cheat in Photoshop CC, 3D PhotoshopArt & Design in Photoshop and 100% Photoshop.

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.


My furniture collection, Curieaux, reimagines antique furniture in mutated forms. It adds bizarre and sometimes shocking dreamlike elements to familiar objects.


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


A selection of the many book, magazine and newspaper covers I’ve designed over many years.

Web design

I build WordPress websites for small to medium companies and individuals, as well as larger websites with my coding partner Phil Nicholl.


My work includes a collection of 12 full-size human figures.

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.

Graphic design

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

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.

Share Radio

You can listen to my weekly radio show, Gadgets and Gizmos, only on Share Radio.


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.


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.

Any other business

Artworks, animation, wood, and music.