jake thompson

Friday, 13 December 2013

Visual Explanations

A set of three GIFs aimed at explaining to children how the digestive system, human eye and a compass works.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Urban Jungle - Reportage from around Carlisle

Click on this link > Urban Jungle
to view the issuu book I produced as part of a reportage project based on the Victoria Viaduct in Carlisle

Still Life

A few sketches of still life from last week

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Provensen's.

Saw these gorgeous illustrations on Twitter, did a little digging and found out they were by husband and wife team Martin and Alice Provensen. They had amazing careers together through the middle of the 20th century, working on the original Tony the Tiger for Kellogg's as well as writing and illustrating loads of children's literature. Although Martin died in 1987, Alice - now 95 - still draws and I have to say, their work is amazing!

I love the texture and perspective they use in 'The Iliad and the Odyssey' Homer for Young Readers. Although they're over 50 years old, they look amazingly current while also looking very authentic and traditional - the Provensen's are definitely on my growing list of favourite artists!

If you want to read a little more about this, I got the images from here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/08/14/iliad-odyssey-provensen/

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wish I had seen these when I was doing my Playing Card project!

Lovely Package Artisan Playing Cards

Friday, 17 May 2013

Quick sketch of one of the DJ's from Tuille House at night..

Friday, 3 May 2013


Here's my latest stab at animation, describing the journey latex takes from a Malaysian Rubber Tree to becoming a tire!

Monday, 11 March 2013


Here's a couple of photos from my recent trip to New York.
The museums were so good! It was great seeing so many famous works of art in one place, as well as some artists I'd never heard of.

My favourite pieces of work were either the Gustav Klimt or Frida Kahlo's paintings (and of course the Van Gogh's and Monet's!)
I'll put some of the non-art pictures up later.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Business Boom feature

Check out this feature on my work from Business Boom Collective! It came out a week or so but I was in New York so I didn't get chance to post (more to come on my trip!)


Monday, 18 February 2013

PES film

So simple, but done really well and so clever!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Finished book jackets

Here they are, finished at last! Very pleased with them.. 

Friday, 1 February 2013

Business Boom Collective

Just had an email for the guys over at Business Boom Collective, saying they'd be happy for me to send them some stuff to show on their site! How exciting! Just got to get this brief out of the way and get something to send them..

Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Wind in the Willows

Finished (for now) book jacket for Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. Very pleased!