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Introducing ‘The Agency Crap Pot Plant Diary 2017’

Just produced these as a mailer for my advertising and design agency clients. 12 shots of hopeless horticulture collated over 5 years in the North’s top agencies. Design by Caslon & Co. Want one on your desk? Of course you do. Then buy yours here [SORRY – SOLD OUT. Email me if you’re desperate for one!].

UPDATE March 2017 – This was nominated in Best Item of Self-Promotion at the Roses Creative Awards.

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How I helped push trucks

I recently wrote some ads for DAF, which are running in trucking magazines. Not a subscriber to Commercial Motors? Don’t worry. You can see them right here. Created with A&P.




Getting festive with Manchester City

Manchester City wanted a line for their big festive promotion and went with my “Festive Face Off”. The poster outside the ground is massive! Produced with Absolute.

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Festival of Light

I helped B&W Studio with this nice identity for The National Media Museum’s Festival of Light. Name, strapline and copy by me. Plus, I swear to god, I came up with the same visual prism concept as Graham, but he’d already started visualising it, so I can’t really claim that one! Anyway, it did a great job and picked up a nomination and a silver at The Roses Awards.






A road to nowhere

Need a temporary road? Trackway will build you one. They provide systems for music festivals, equestrian shows, construction sites and people who need to get heavy equipment out to broken mobile phone masts that are halfway up a mountain.  Campaign done with Arris.

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New designer tiles campaign

One of the great joys of being a freelance copywriter is swanning up at a design agency, adding 5 words to a beautiful ad concept and then being credited as copywriter. Easy life. This one was by those very talented people at Absolute for their client Roccia.

UPDATE: May 2016 – This campaign picked up a Bronze at the Roses Awards



We’re live!

Massive thanks for the design and build of this website go to those incredibly clever people at Music. The whole project was a thoroughly enjoyable collaboration, which started with a scribbled idea on a pad and ended up with animated gifs of cats answering the phone. And that’s not something I type very often.