About the Book
With 20 years experience in traditional hand drawn conceptual architectural illustrations behind me. I have observed over the years that this fundamental part of design is becoming extinct. The art is being lost as it is replaced by technology. I wanted to create an elegantly presented book whereby the illustrations tell the story. The kind of book that is not only pleasing to the eye but interesting at the same time. The chapters have been broken down to show a comprehensive visual explanation of the various design stages within architectural projects, which are achieved by the means of distinctive changes in approach to drawing technique and style. Each chapter begins with a cover page with its chapter title, a chapter description where the text serves as a graphic, as well as a related dictionary definition. What follows, is a series of well presented related illustrations.
I was born in Birmingham, England in 1971, and immigrated to South Africa in 1983, where I completed my tertiary education with distinctions in fine art. At that time there were not many opportunities to apply my studies in the commercial world, so I pursued a diploma in interior design and started off as a junior designer for a commercial design company in 1991. 3 years later I moved into hospitality and resort design as a senior designer. By 1996, I was approached by an Austrian based firm to relocate and establish an interior design department within in their existing structure. After winning our first European design competition in 1998, I set up my own design studio offering traditionally hand drawn artists impressions and presentation illustrations to other design companies and architects. I am currently living back in South Africa and have had work featured in Illustration Served, The Creators Project, Alive Architecture as well as Copic Markers artist of the month.