Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I'm a big believer that the iPad can be a great tool for education. So it was my honour to work with speech-language pathologist Eric Sailers on StoryPals, an incredibly robust story comprehension app for iPad.
It's very rewarding to know that StoryPals will be put to good use by dedicated educators helping children to learn valuable skills. Please check it out and let me know what you think

Monday, June 4, 2012

New U.S. Kids Illustrations

As always I had a great time working with U.S. Kids Magazines on this latest batch of illustrations. They're featured in the current Turtle and Jack and Jill magazines so please pick up your copies and check them out.

I especially had fun with Wee Willie Winkie which is on the back of this month's Turtle. It's always fun to do night scenes which make it easy to set a mood.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


I had the great pleasure to create the visuals for the new Duck Duck Moose app Trucks. They're a really fun company and have a great team environment to work in. I'm very happy with the finished product and am very proud at the reception it's had. It's currently in the Top 10 in the iTunes AppStore and is featured on the AppStore homepage, Woot! Woot!

One of the great things about working on apps is that my daughter gets to play them. Though she's supposed to be a bit too young for this one (she's 1 1/2) she's mastered it already. She even seems to prefer the hardest game which is sorting trash. What can I say, she's a prodigy.

It really warms the cockles of my heart when we open up her folder of games on the iPad and she goes right to one I helped make.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Naughty Wind - Humpty Dumpty Magazine

This is easily one of the most fun projects I've worked on recently. I recall a quote that I can't remember who to credit for, but to paraphrase, "Either do 1 thing or 1000 things." I think this is a really great concept. This would be an example of the 1000 things. Check out a previous piece I did for Humpty Dumpty for an example of 1 thing.

My natural instinct is always to land somewhere in the middle because 1 thing makes me feel like I'm being lazy and 1000 things is too time consuming. I'm getting better though!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Night - Humpty Dumpty Magazine

I'm a bit late posting this since the issue this appeared in was the November/December Humpty Dumpty but better late than never.

I've been so crazy busy the last few months with a few large projects (which I'm very eager to share them but which must remain under wraps for now). I've also been on an extended working holiday from Christmas up until now. I'm finally getting back doing some promotion to hopefully keep things rolling throughout 2012.

This piece was for Humpty Dumpty's back cover. US Kids Magazines are always a pleasure to work with. I love that they give me quite a lot of freedom and don't usually have many revisions for me. For this piece they did have a revision though which was to add a cat or dog which I think was a good call (you can see my original sketch below). Being a cat person I of course chose a cat and I think it helped to friendly the scene up a lot.