Robert and his beloved Jack Russell called Vicky
Robert qualified in Graphic Design and specialised in illustration at Leeds Polytechnic. He started out as a freelance illustrator before becoming the Art Director at Camden Graphics in 1989. As a professional cartoonist and illustrator, his early efforts appeared in Punch, Private Eye and the Spectator.
Since then his work has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines in the UK including the Sunday Times, the Radio Times , the FT, the Mail on Sunday, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, the Telegraph, the Times and the New Statesman. In these publications his work includes cartoon illustrations, topical pocket cartoons and cartoon strips.
For certain business to business and consumer clients, he provides cartoon illustrations to accompany regular editorial features. He has worked for VNU Publications, Caspian Publishing, the Institute of Directors and CMP Information.
Robert’s work has featured in many consumer interest magazines including the Oldie, Reader’s Digest, and Decanter. He has been commissioned for business publications produced by John Brown Publishing, the CBI, Cable and Wireless and Microsoft. Robert has also written gags and sketch ideas for the award-winning TV animation series, 2DTV.
Charitable organisations which have commissioned work from Robert include Sharegift, Amnesty International, and Friends of the Earth.
Robert lives in Somerset, with his wife and a frisky Jack Russell called Vicky (pictured above). He has two children, who grew tired of his sense of humour and moved out. When Robert is not at his desk, he enjoys playing the harmonica and tending his garden which, despite his best efforts, is being slowly but surely reclaimed by nature.