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Illustrations undertaken for the 2008 republication of The Handbook of British Archaeology:
Figures illustrating reports and books for Steven Mithen of the University of Reading, including his 2012 book, Thirst for Water and Power in the Ancient World:
During my seven years as an illustrator at Oxford Archaeology I must have produced many hundreds of figures for monographs, archaeological reports and popular publications.
I produced distribution and location maps, section drawings and elevation plans, along with any other graphics needed to illustrate text. I naturally gained an intimate proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and a feeling for elegantly simple visual communication.
Since leaving Oxford Archaeology I have continued to produce figures to illustrate my own PhD reports as I often find it much easier to explain concepts and techniques in visual form.
Being both the commissioner and producer of my illustrations has given me further insight into the skill of communicating as much information as possible in a concise and uncluttered a way. I take pleasure in producing illustrations that are visually appealing as well as communicative.
Having worked in many formats I understand the effect of different grades of printing paper, when colour adds and when it detracts from an image, the appropriate scale for a given amount of information and generally what makes an attractive, simple and informative image.
Figures illustrating various principals and techniques of radiography, for use in my PhD: