Jack Henderson, the 6 year old son of Ed Henderson, a Skyscanner Web Developer, has given Skyscanner’s logo a new twist with his unique brand of art.
Jack’s youngest brother, Noah, has been in and out of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children due to respiratory problems, and Jack wanted to do something to help. He hit upon the idea of selling his drawings after a relative bought one for 20p.
With a little help from his web developer dad, JackDrawsAnything.com was set up. Expecting to raise a few pounds via donations from friends and family they set a £100 target. But soon the site was picking up traction as people started sharing it through Twitter and Facebook. Within 3 days Jack’s project had gone ballistic – appearing in several local and national papers, on STV and on BBC News!
The target was raised to £500, then £1000, and now stands at a whopping £10,000! Not bad for one 6 year old with a pack of coloured pens.
But if you want this talented young lad to draw you a picture, you better get in quick! Like any normal six year old, Jack has school, homework and friends to play with, and with hundreds of emails arriving every day, Jack will soon have to close the doors to new requests for his works of art.
The project has been so successful that there is now talk of an exhibition of Jack’s pictures, and even a book!