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About

I'm a freelance illustrator and designer based in North Yorkshire (UK), though location isn't a barrier – I’ve worked with clients all over the UK and further afield. For no particular reason, I often work under the moniker House of Deadleg.

The majority of my work is character-based vector illustration, but I also enjoy drawing lettering, making maps, creating logos and brands, and experimenting with new software and illustration techniques. Mainly vectors, with some pencils and pixels mixed in.

I specialise in bold and bright vector illustrations and character design suitable for any application, but I have an adaptable style and am happy to work across mediums and software applications. I have a particular interest in animation and children's picture books, something I'm currently working on developing further for my portfolio.

I'm a member of the Association of Illustrators and the York Guild of Media Arts, and I'm currently available for projects, collaborations and commissions. I'm particularly interested in opportunities for representation and illustration work for publishing.

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Member of the Association of Illustrators

Member of the York Guild of Media Arts

Past clients include –

  • Carlton Books
  • Yu Magazine
  • Ginger Wildheart
  • pndu.org
  • Stephen Joseph Theatre Outreach
  • Beverley Literature Festival
  • Artwaves Festival
  • Electric Angel
  • Sneakytrick

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Testimonials

…I've worked with Simon to complete numerous graphic design, digital and print projects for the past couple of years and have found him to be a very creative thinker who is not afraid to push boundaries and to make people think about new ways of approaching their goals. He has a unique style and can turn his hand to any type of project to produce something original… Leoni Bradnam, Sirius Minerals

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