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New Website

Ihile I’ve had the domain for about five years now, and been working solely under that banner for over three, it took me until last month to get a new, wholly work based website up and online.

I saw a local website design company employ a third party to build their site about a year ago and admit I kind of scoffed at it at the time. Given the time its taken me to get to this stage, perhaps that might in fact not have been a completely bad idea after all.

The combination of wanting to get things completely and absolutely right along with regular interruptions from more urgent (and paid) work and also the fact I wanted to cover both the Illustration side of the work I do, and the Website Design side while also outlining some of the other creative services and solutions projects have called upon in a way that, hopefully, makes sense and is easy to navigate.

Website Design Services

Graphic Design Services

Comic Strip Illustration

Poster and Website Banner Design

Comic Book/Graphic Novel Artwork

It is a relatively simple and straightforward site at this stage, with several featured projects on the home page and pages detailing the illustration and web work I do – Do please take a look at the all new Hathway Creative website.

Hathway Creative Website Design and Illustration

Roadside 28-4-17

I know you’d thought I’d forgot about this site altogether, but here is Number 23 in the apparently increasingly sporadic series of roadside photos.

Roadside 28-4-17 - Dungeness

I recently was passing near to Dungeness and as Britains only desert (disputed) I couldn’t resist the short detour. After all the very first version of this website, from back in nineteen ninety whatever, was named ‘Wilderness and Neon’.

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Welcome.

Hello and welcome to my website.

It struck me looking at this website recently that sometimes the latest post or news item (which would normally sit about here) doesn’t always best explain this website.

So here are a few pieces of my illustration and artwork to get things started (You can click on them for more information about the image/project they are related to)…

suicide hill, 10'x7' ink and gouache, 1999

Book Cover Illustration

Untitled Oil Painting, 2015

Mengage – Illustrations and Website

Christmas Movies, Reviewed

Private Dick Valentines Postcard Illustration

And if you would like to view more you can on the artwork page. If you like what you see there then you can contact me here with regards to one off commissions or projects.

The Long Ryders dot com

I‘ve spent a good portion of the past month over at Hathway Creative working on a new website to support the release of the career spanning four CD box set of the band The Long Ryders, which was released last month by Cherry Red Records.

Its been an enjoyable and pretty wide encompassing project and my work has included the creation and launch of a new website, product photography of the set, some work promoting the site and set on social media and also I’ve had a part in designing some videos. Its been good fun too and its always interesting working on a project in a new area. In working on this I think I’ve mostly learned more than I would have liked on the convoluted and somewhat messy issues of music licensing and YouTube and Facebook.

Take a look at the new website at thelongryders.com which will also tell you all you might need to know on the Final Wild Songs box set.

And check out one of the videos here…

The Long Ryders will be touring Europe and the USA later in the year.

Painting

I‘ve been trying to work on some oil paintings of late, here is one that turned out okay I think…

Chris-Hathway-Untitled-Oil-Painting-2015-Large

Mengage – Illustrations and Website

It was great to be asked to work with a previous client on on the set up of a brand new project.

Mengage is a UK-based not-for-profit company working with males on health and social issues, providing resources, training, consultancy and practical research-based solutions from both national and international practice, backed by years of experience of practical work with men and boys.

Mengage website illustrationI contributed both the website, logo and some illustrations to the project. The illustrations were produced both to be used on the website itself and in a number of print publications.

I’ve wanted to have the opportunity of placing some illustrations within a website layout for some time, stock images are fine but they can sometimes feel, and be, a little generic and forgettable. I think where the illustrations appear within the new website they do help to give the project and a little more depth and a more unique visual identity. The logo was also produced as a metal badge, cut to shape to help with promotion and identity, it came out really well.

Anyway, click here to visit Mengage, If you are putting a project together, do consider illustration along side stock photography, I may well be biased but I think its an underused option.

Mengage Website Screenshot

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