Biography

Creativity, ideas and communication is at the centre of my world.

And this key creativity manifests itself in so many ways through my life. In painting, drawing, sketching, design, typography, illustration, hand lettering, branding, web design and animation. Creativity is everything and it is everywhere.

I have been super lucky enough to have made a career from doing the things I love. Being creative. Using creativity to communicate, to inspire, to engage and to entertain. Since leaving university I have used creativity as my fuel in my role as designer, illustrator, doodler, artist, typographer, web designer and now as one half of a design partnership, Mr & Mrs Peate Limited



Work biography
2004 to date
I have been lucky and been involved in design and creative direction for a huge number of great clients on a wide variety of communication projects, including design for user interfaces, websites, user experiences, apps, interactive projects and marketing communications. The clients I have helped over the years, range from huge financial giants, to brand new start ups and most things in between including musicians, lifestyle brands, bands, service suppliers, charities, local businesses, design agencies, travel specialists, writers, journalists, friends and family. 

Prior to 2004, I worked for a small number of successful design agencies in London and the South East. I was responsible for creative design and direction, including managing creative teams, taking client briefs, writing design plans, making presentations and leading client projects.



Awards
Prix Italia 2001, Web, Culture & Society
Awarded to the Channel4 Black History Map (Design director)

UK Online Music Awards 2001, Best online design
Awarded to Gorillaz.com (Design director)

NME.COM NetSounds Awards 2001, Best Online Marketing Campaign
Awarded to Gorillaz.com (Design director)

Qualifications
BA(Hons) Graphic Design, First Class Honours Degree, 1993-1996
HND Foundation in Art & Design, 1992-1993