Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Christmas Pattern

Christmas has been and gone, but winter is still here in England. There's even snow where I am! Here's the winter themed repeat pattern i've been working on.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Autumn repeat pattern

I've been working up some samples of repeat patterns based on the seasons. This is the first one i've completed, with an autumnal theme. Hopefully i'll be able to get 3 more of these done.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Cards for good causes

The card I designed for a shop in Norwich forum called Cards for good causes is currently on sale, so if you happen to be in Norwich, pop in and grab some!
Alternatively, you could wait for advent, when i'll run a giveaway of a pack of ten of these on my Facebook page. You can find my Facebook page here.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Police good news

I've started working up some new samples. This one responds to an article about not blindly believing police good news.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Cards for good causes

Very early, but christmas cards always seem to be designed at very un-festive times of the year. I made this for a charity called Cards for good causes, and it will be on sale in Norwich's Forum this christmas.

Here is the design, featuring Norwich's city hall. The clock tower is a very common view for Norwich folk, so I thought it would be nice to find a way to incorporate it.

Saturday, 31 May 2014


I finished this guy a little while ago. He sort of appeared near fully formed in my head, but I never had any plans for him, so i'll just leave him here...!

Friday, 16 May 2014


These are a couple of characters I designed for a pitch recently.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

Editorial folio 2014

I have a new portfolio of work over at Behance. Click the image and have a look!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


I finally have my own website. 
You can find it over at www.joe-mclean.co.uk
Have a look, tell me what you think

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Transcendental Meditation

More portfolio work. This illustration responds to an article I read in the Guardian about transcendental meditation, or TM.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Voter alienation

Another sample I've recently worked up. This responds to an article about young voter's alienation from democracy. Seems to be a bit of a hot topic recently, especially after Russell Brand's interview with Paxman.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Dense cities

This is a sample I made responsing to an article I read in the Independent. The article comments on the emerging pattern of bad health in those who live in dense, build up cities with little green space.

work in progress

I have a new work in progress going on over at Behance. You should take a look