Over the years I have created hundreds of designs for a myriad of applications – children’s books, clothing, jigsaw puzzles, wildlife souvenirs, children’s toys, board games, island resort maps, fantasy maps, and character designs for cartoons and TV shows.
I generally use pen and inks, but also use Adobe Illustrator when I want a cleaner look.
During the Covid pandemic when it seems that all the freelance design jobs dried up, I offered my services to 3 international wildlife charities – ‘Animals Asia’, ‘Children in the Wilderness’ (which covers 7 African countries), and ‘Save Vietnam’s Wildlife’. I drew up approximately 100 animals for use in their educational programmes to teach kids about the importance of treating wildlife with respect. It was great fun, but also very rewarding.
Below are some examples.
Playing around with some wildlife designs…
These are some images and pages out of two books for Lake Press Publishing, on Wild animals and Australian animals. Published 2020
This is the box for a series of Australiana origami animals. Published by Lake Press – 2015
These are examples from two books published in February 2015.
Publisher – The Five Mile Press.
Australiana 123 ‘Counting’ + Australiana ABC ‘Alphabet’.
Designs for a large series of wildlife art (Red Bunyip, my own business)
Designs for cryptic and 3-D puzzles (Crystal Lines/Blue Opal)
Various designs for clothing, books, manchester (Playgro)
Designs for playing cards and a ‘native’ version of Snakes and Ladders (Sister Games)
Two books with Penguin Publishing. DIY detective books
Designs for a series of 8 Fantasy maps (Reed for Kids, and Random House UK)
And the odd commission for Island Resort maps (this one was for Vatulele- Fiji)
Plush designs for a Nursery Company, (Playgro), Toy Company (Tomfoolery)
And my own licensed Rainbow Kidz
Character concepts (Whoopee Monsters) Concept – Bambi Smyth. Design – David Dunstan
And more realistic designs for children’s books (The Five Mile Press)