Illustrator since 1985. Below selected recent activities.
Books Beyond Words (2015+)
Illustrator on project book concerning the impact of obesity on people with learning difficulties (2015 – 6)
www.booksbeyondwords.co.uk/news/isn%E2%80%99t-it-time-beyond-words-book-weight-loss & www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAzd6DebGEU
By a lake, across a field (2015)
Illustration content and written commentary for this short film by BAFTA-winning director Michael Cumming, release date and format TBC
Charlie Higson (2012)
A private commission from this best-selling author/actor-comedian/producer to create an ambitious A2 illustrated map showing the events in his ongoing series of young adult horror novels that began with ‘The Enemy’ (Puffin Books 2009 – 2015). The work was entirely researched, developed and designed by MN – digital colouring by Ambeck Design and printed by Mayfield Press, Oxford.
www.charliehigson.co.uk/maps & www.ucreative.ac.uk/news/2012/december/charlie-higson-map#.VW7LBESkB-U
Why Not Associates / Design Council (2011)
All line illustration content created by MN for six short films created with WNA Co-founder David Ellis and designer Clayton Welham for these films.
Clients also include:
Penguin Books / Weekend Guardian / Sunday Times / Observer / Time Out / Oxford University Press / Amnesty International / World Wide Fund for Nature / Ted Baker
A detailed comparison of two very different illustration commissions given as part of the Open Lecture series for faculty and academic staff of Norwich University of Arts’ BA Graphic Design, Communication Design and Illustration courses at The Open theatre venue on 13/2/15
Pushing the Envelope
New illustrative/written piece selected as part of this touring exhibition celebrating the 175th anniversary of the first ‘Penny Black’ postage stamp curated by Neil Hadfield.
Show hosted by Hereford College of Arts (17/4-1/5/15)
The House of Illustration, London (6-16/5/15)
Hay Literary Festival (21-31/5/15)
The Comedy Carpet Blackpool (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2013 – ISBN 978-1-86154-339-4)
Commissioned to write substantial material for the book by Why Not Associates detailing their multi-award-winning public arts project with artist Gordon Young. This included the Introduction (p.9) and closing section of biographies and historical overview (p.178 – 187). This expanded on material already created for website www.comedycarpet.com/comedians