‘Cyrenians’ is a charity that aims to help homeless people. With a deadline of a week, the client asked me to produce designs for a shop fascia, logo and whatever else we saw fit. I produced suitable promotional merchandise, carrier bags, clothes labels and more.
It’s never too late to change a bad idea
Wind in the Willows
This is an illustration I’ve created for a university book cover brief, for the book ‘The Wind in the Willows’. It was done by creating a vector mask in Photoshop from an illustration I drew of the character ‘Ratty’ in his boat. Underneath are splodges of watercolour to reflect the traditional nature of the children’s book.
Finished book cover designs will follow later.
About a week ago I was shortlisted down from 150 to 12 people for a position within an equestrian manufacturing company, that needed a graphic designer. To help determine to best candidate for the role they set us a brief to come up with a 1000 x 1000 pixel jpeg for an advertising campaign, promoting a fictitious company called ‘Bala Ltd’ that specialize in high quality, hand made, and luxury equestrian products.
This was my design solution. I created two different answers, and developed a second version of each also to show how each could be developed into a series. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful at reaching the next stage of the application process, however at least I have some more work for my portfolio.
All images and logos were supplied by the company.
This was a university brief to design a mailer and an app, promoting a fictional exhibition called ‘Do You Know What I Mean?’ at the Design Museum in London.
My mailer included four postcards, money off vouchers, stickers and a talks guide. I’ve incorporated the theme of miscommunication by using a broken language made up of French, Italian and Dutch. The English translations of the information is on the reverse of the postcards.
The accompanying app is designed to translate this broken European language on posters at the exhibition itself.
EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY PROJECT
- Quote: “I don’t think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.” Said by Margaret Thatcher in 1973 during a BBC interview. Six years later in 1979 she became Prime Minister and continued that role until 1990.
- Contemporary context: Malala Yousafzai has been working secretly for the BBC since the age of 11 years old, keeping a diary documenting life alongside the Taliban, in Pakistan. Now 14 years old, she was recently shot on her way to school. Malala has been described as an activist for girls’ education, in a country where girls’ schools are being destroyed by the Taliban. It could be assumed that she is at her weakest currently - like Thatcher at the time of her quote.
- Black board / chalk effect: Relates to the classroom environment and the fragile nature of the situations and the quote.
- Designed for a British audience: Through research I know that 6.8 million children are not in education, so it would be pointless putting it in Pakistani schools. It would also be pointless creating this digitally online as as only 11% of people in Pakistan have computers, and 45% are illiterate.
- Poster: Could be made into a poster to promote a charity such as ‘Action Aid’ as they ‘want a world without poverty, so we work with local people to fight hunger, seek justice for women and education for children, and cope with emergencies’ in Pakistan. This poster could be placed in British schools and other relevant public spaces.