Hello and welcome to my website. I like to think of this as my showcase for the imaginative world of friedandy (that’s me) – the illustrator, story teller, writer and photographer offering creative solutions to stuff from simple line drawings to full scale three-dimensional projects. I’m told I offer a service “unrivalled in imagination” so please click on the links and have a good nose around. If you’ve got an idea that needs a little creative attention, I’m sure I can nurture it, draw it, sculpt it or maybe even bake it into a cake!
The bit about me: I’m an Essex born arty-farty bloke with a passion for anything creative. I am inspired by my surroundings and take reference from my everyday experiences. I tend to be able to see something visual in everything and wish I had the time to capture it all.
“I’ve always been creative. My grandparents used to keep the bottom drawer of their bureau topped up with coloured pencils and scraps of paper. I could loose myself for hours sprawled out on the floor just drawing…”
Having lived, worked, stayed and passed through some fantastic locations, I am now lucky enough to have grown roots just outside of the city walls of Chester and work freelance from the comfort of my kitchen table. I’ve gained commercial experience with a CV that boasts Heathrow Airport, Sony Computers, Pizza Hut and Toni & Guy and I’ve managed to collect a BA (Hons) degree along the way.
Having taught Art and Design at GCSE and A Level, designed products for a giftware supplier and now produce my own successful range of festive greetings cards, I love to get my teeth into an art project and create stunning visuals for work and pleasure. friedandy.com gives me the chance to show off my work. It also allows you to see what I am up to at the moment, keep you up to date with current exhibitions and projects and to commission me to create something for you.
You can follow friedandy on instagram, twitter and facebook to keep up to date with the latest projects. Should you wish to contact me, please do so via email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as I can.