About me

Artist at heart. Bags of experience in editorial, advertising and publishing work—including 14 years illustrating covers for The Economist.

Happy working in both digital and traditional media, and under deadline to bring hard-to-define ideas to life: culture, current affairs, think pieces and finance.

More recently introduced a looser, line-based style to the skill set—this has opened up a whole new creative angle, particularly with portrait work.

Also tutors in illustration, drawing and Photoshop.

Other clients include: Honda, Saatchi & Saatchi, Charlie Brooker, Vodaphone, Wired, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly and Playboy.


drawing, Editorial Design, Illustration, Painting, Photoshop, portraits

Sector Experience

Advertising, Communications, Design, editorial, Magazines & Comics, Marketing, Newspapers, Publishing


American Lawyer, BBC NEWS, Charlie Brooker, Die Weltwoche, Entertainment Weekly, Focus (Germany), Friends Provident, Global Trade Review, Globe and Mail, Handelsblatt, Honda R&D Europe Deutschland GmbH, HSBC, Huffington Post, Internazionale, John Brown Publishing, Leeuwarder Courant, Leo Burnett, MAN (Germany), Marietta College, Marshall Cavendish, Maxim (UK), McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, PC Pro Magazine, Playboy, Preludium, Saatchi & Saatchi London, Technology Review, The Economist, The Grocer, The Guardian, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Times (UK), Time Inc, Times Editions (Singapore), Toronto Life, vodaphone, Wall Street Journal, Which?, Wired (Italy), World Wildlife Fund, Y&R

Trade Associations

association of illustrators

Currently No Recommendations
studiopro:Derek was verified as a studiopro on 22nd March 2022
Top 25 Artist Project featured:A tragic split
on 14th August 2020
Project featured:Child Dictator
on 18th November 2020
Project featured:Larry King
on 18th November 2020
Project featured:The mother in law's tongue
on 15th December 2020
Project featured:Old hat
on 19th January 2021
Project featured:How food came home
on 9th February 2021
Project featured:Pyongyang sunrise
on 16th March 2021
Project featured:Everything’s going in the right direction
on 5th July 2021
Project featured:Sartre makes the shift from self to other
on 18th October 2021
Project featured:Jokerman
on 17th November 2021
Project featured:William Shatner
on 22nd March 2022
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Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Skill Level
Junior, Middleweight, Senior, Director
English, Indonesian, Dutch
Creativepool member since 15 June 2020