Football illustrations and designs for Brønshøj Boldklub

It has been my immense pleasure and privilege to create some designs and illustrations for the football team Brønshøj Boldklub this season. Brønshøj BK are currently in the fifth tier of Danish football.

Brønshøj is one of the ten regions of Copenhagen, and is where I reside. Established in 1919, Brønshøj BK had their peak in the early 80s when managed by the great Ebbe Skovdahl. Ebbe would go on to great success with Brøndby becoming their most successful manager to date, and would become manager of Aberdeen, the city I am from and team I support. (as well as Brønshøj).

As well as the first team Brønshøj have more than twenty teams from under 13 boys and under 13 girls up to an over 70s senior team. An incredibly important part of Brønshøj’s identity and very important to the Brønshøj region.

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brønshøj Verner illustration


Happy Hallowiain!

A Happy Hallowiain to everyone! If it’s not October the 31st when you see this, well happy whatever day it is! Hallowiain? Yeah, my name is Iain. Hallowiain. Getit?  If you need to explain it, then…

Anyway, just a fun promotion video for social media, with a joke ending that is actually a reminder for clients to get their orders in for Xmas designs, printed or e-cards, flyers, brochures, menus or a Xmas video.


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Illustrations of bottles

A bit about my odd love of illustrating bottles.

derek riggs art

The genius of the artist Derek Riggs


Noel Gallagher’s got a new product out

An illustration featuring a cheeky dig at Noel Gallagher.


A new Facebook outlet for my cartoon illustration

vincent-van-gogh-cartoonI was delighted to launch a new Facebook page for my cartoon illustration work, and even more delighted to see it pick up an audience of over a thousand in a couple of weeks. Having worked as a cartoonist and illustrator on newspapers and magazines in the UK and Denmark before becoming a designer it was a part of my skills set that had to be put on hold.

As my web design and graphic design business is working well, I now have enough time to post a couple of cartoons or comics a week on the Facebook page, and the website I have a shop on the website, and look forward to developing some merchandise for it over the coming months. The post above on Vincent Van Gogh picked up 2700 likes through targeting a boosted post to the correct audience.

The Facebook page also becomes my main Facebook business page on Social Media as like many other designers I learned that posting design inspiration, and examples of my work created an exceptionally dull Facebook page, that even I didn’t want to like.

The page in itself won’t generate web design leads or graphic design leads, but it puts me out there as a creative person, knowledgeable about building an audience on Facebook, the shop will generate some income, and it’s a lot of fun. And if you like the page, I will be delighted to see you there.







Still life illustration work in progress


This is a work in progress for my portfolio. It is based on a meal in The Nørrebro Bryghus restaurant in Nørrebro in Copenhagen.

I had a very enjoyable meal with my good friend Pedro.

As an illustrator the advice given is always to stick to one style. This is with regard to selling as an illustrator, to be memorable for art directors. I have always had difficulty following this advice, and when younger the constraints stopped me being able to work at times.

So there’s the cartoon work that is the majority my website, the still life like the above image, portraiture (new ones coming soon) and more detailed character design.

I justify my switching of styles by pointing out Sir Paul McCartney wrote Helter Skelter, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, and Hey Jude. So if the great man can switch style as he pleases so can I.

I appreciate putting myself in the same sentence as Sir Paul is an act of laughable egoism, but if no one else will do it…


A re-launch of my side project Iain, my cartoon website


My cartoon website has just been re-launched. As with my other side project, my football website it is an opportunity for me to develop skills and express myself on my own terms. I greatly enjoy working with clients, but it is nice on my personal projects to do exactly what I want. It also makes me a better designer when working with clients, and a bit less of a control freak.

The drawing style for is very different from my commercial illustration style. And is a very enjoyable way to work. I now have a brand new Facebook page to bring people into. It currently has precisely six! Hint, hint.

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A Copenhagen burger illustration at Cafe Staalvand in Brønshøj

Out for lunch with my good friend Pedro at Staalvand Cafe in Brønshøj on the outskirts of Copenhagen. I took some photos of my burger and felt inspired to do an illustration.