Consistently immersed in the media over the past twenty-five years, Drew has huge experience working in London's energetic press, broadcasting and publishing milieu, the latter having seen him launch over half-a-dozen titles in the B2B and B2C markets, seeing them through to achieve market-leading status. A Reuters-trained financial journalist, Drew was editor for five years of FX&MM, the UK’s leading monthly banking technology and trading magazine. It was during this time (2009) which proved the highlight of Drew's journalistic career in securing one of the first UK interviews with the then newly-elected President Barak Obama at the London G20 Summit, convened with the aim of, erm... 'solving the global financial crisis'!
On the consumer publishing front, as founding Publishing Editor of the highly regarded Racing Days luxury brands and lifestyle magazine, serving the corporate hospitality sector spanning a diverse range of global sporting events. Drew's ‘hit-list’ of interviewees included politicians, leading business figures, sporting legends and a number of the world's top musicians.
Something of a sideline, Drew is a regular contributor of both written and illustrative material to the world famous satirical magazine, Private Eye. However, Drew began his cartooning with local newspapers in his native Dorset, including a character that would evolve into the now notorious Farmer Palmer, which Drew later developed for Viz.
Over the years, Drew has provided cartoons and caricatures for a diverse range of newspapers (national and local) and news-stand magazines, such as The European and Sunday Times, The Oldie, Punch, BBC in-house magazine, Aerial, Today's Golfer, Running Magazine and Athletics Weekly.
Drew is probably the most widely-published front cover illustrator in the B2B space; his current tally - spanning the past 15 years - stands at around 400 individual pieces for a huge sweep of specialist periodicals and journals
From time to time, Drew has been engaged by leading music publishers, Faber Music, for whom he has developed over a dozen books. This, principally, involved illustrating a selection of best-selling music tutor and repertoire works for young people.
Drew has also dabbled at comedy for BBC Radio Light Entertainment, where he has worked variously as a gag writer and commissioned script associate for shows including Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner, Loose Ends, Weekending and the News Huddlines.
Recently, Drew stepped back from the frenetic pace of London, relocating to the Highland capital of Inverness where he now concentrates on long-form writing and generally mucking about with felt-tip pens.