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“Simon delivered the first few illustrations in sketch form, and we knew he was going to nail it… On budget and on time every step of the way, Simon was not only a genius illustrator but a lovely person to work with… He has a talent for taking the everyday and making it sing… He delighted our audience with his clever and cute characters, and went beyond what we thought was even possible. We'd work with him again in a heartbeat…”

Freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire UK

I'm a freelance illustrator and designer based in Scarborough, 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 name House of Deadleg.

The majority of my work is character-based illustration, but I also create lettering, maps, logos and branding.

It's mainly vectors, with some pencils and pixels mixed in.

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.

If you're looking to hire an illustrator for a project, please get in touch for a chat, request a quote or sign-up to the mailing list to get updates on what's happening and when.

Member of the Association of Illustrators


Past clients include:

Avtel, National Literacy Trust, Welbeck Publishing, Yu Magazine, Ginger Wildheart, pndu.org, Stephen Joseph Theatre Outreach, Beverley Literature Festival, Artwaves Festival, Electric Angel, Sneakytrick.

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Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me on any of the following channels with queries or questions, job offers, quote requests, if you'd like to collaborate in some way, or just for a chat. I post a lot of sketches/work-in-progress shots on Instagram, and I'm also quite active on Twitter.

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Pieces O'Eight retro two-colour version
Free Booty pack sticker
Pieces O'Eight 3D mockup ad
Zombits retro two-colour version
Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 box artwork mockup. Logo copyright Rockstar Games.
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National Literacy Trust Extreme Readers Competition winning entry
Matilda by Roald Dahl – illustrated book cover mockup
Matilda by Roald Dahl – illustrated book cover
Matilda by Roald Dahl – illustrated book cover
Illustrated barcode concept for Matilda mockup design
The King's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
The King's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
Little Red's Riding Hood, picture book concept/mockups
Little Red's Riding Hood, picture book concept/mockups
Santa's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
Santa's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
The Knight's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
The Knight's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
The Astronaut's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
The Astronaut's Hat, picture book concept/mockups
Harry Potter and the Lack of Adult Supervision, book cover mockup
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Bambinos nursery –  logo concept
Our Stories, educational project with The Literacy Trust
Our Stories, educational project with The Literacy Trust
Our Stories, educational project with The Literacy Trust
Our Stories, educational project with The Literacy Trust
Crumbs logo. Hand-drawn text based on cookie cutter letters.
Crumbs logo. Hand-drawn text based on cookie cutter letters.
Crumbs logo. Hand-drawn text based on cookie cutter letters.
Crumbs logo. Hand-drawn text based on cookie cutter letters.
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Personal project, creative coding, music and mockups
Personal project, creative coding, music and mockups
Personal project, creative coding, music and mockups
Personal project, creative coding, music and mockups
London Stories, Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 shorlisted entry, the Phantom Bus
#turnup social media campaign with Jelly London
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The Diamond Hand Gang emblem
Audrey 2
The Babadook
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Marathon man logo concept
Marathon man book cover concept
Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation book cover concept
Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation book cover concept
International Women's Day vector portraits
International Women's Day vector portraits
International Women's Day vector portraits
International Women's Day vector portraits
International Women's Day vector portraits
International Women's Day vector portraits
International Women's Day vector portraits
International Women's Day vector portraits
Trophy collection vector illustration
Werewolf vector illustration
Sketchy vector educational project illustration
Sketchy vector educational project illustration
Sketchy vector educational project illustration
Sketchy vector educational project illustration
Sketchy vector educational project illustration
Sketchy vector educational project illustration
American Gothic pastiche

Follow me on Instagram for works-in-progress, sketches, etc.

“We commissioned Simon to produce a graphic based on very specific needs and requirements. Simon certainly came up with the goods. It was also really original, creative and quirky, but still met the brief exactly. Highly recommended!”

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