I usually find when getting presents for loved ones, that the more you spend the less effort you put into the packaging...this year was one where i spent a little less than usual. So instead just something really big and cool, i went for a few smaller (but still cool) things. Usually, when people personalise gifts they put them in a nice bag, or print out stuff to put on the front...I didn't have that option as my printer was busted! I had loads of old school packaging paper and gummed tape (which i used to use to stretch paper but when you work digitally you don't need it)...So i decided to do the packaging as if the items were from different places around the world and i gave them all individual stamps locations etc... as i didnt have a printer i had to hand draw everything, ended up being really fun, and i may start doing it for everyone i send presents to!
At about the age of five Richard noticed that real people didn't look like a bunch of sticks with a circle on the top. But to his amazement, no one else in his classroom, including the teachers, seemed to be able to see this. So with this secret in mind, he decided that when he grew up, he wanted to draw pictures for a living.
He specialises in Picture Books, Book Covers, Book Interiors and Concept design.
His clients include Walker Books, David Fickling Books, Red Fox, Gottmar, Frances Lincoln, Hodder Children's, Aschehoug & Co, WSOY and Random House Childrens Books. To see a full selection of his illustrations please visit his website at :