Love all your stuff. What program do you use most?
Hey, thanks very much for the kind words.
I use the whole suite or Adobe products for almost all of my output but my most frequently used program is Adobe Illustrator, especially for logo/branding jobs and any vector illustration (such as the Family Tree posters).
I’ve been freelancing for the last couple of weeks at a London based agency called 27. This week I’ve been working on a job there with a client that is particularly close to my massive, nerdy heart.
Last week I went to Berlin for a few days, and among the many cool things about the city was the quality of the graphic design. It’s generally a very cool and creative place, but I found some really great examples of design across posters, flyers, brochures and signage. Above are just a few examples.
Playing around with some ideas for a branding job. Going for a scientific vibe.
I was asked to pitch for the rebrand of business training consultancy 100% Effective. Thankfully they were happy with my pitch and decided to go with it as their new look.
The core logo above is intended to double up as a bold statement of intent about the confidence the company has in what they do. The brackets serve as a framing device that can contain a variety of content, giving the impression that whatever is inside the brackets is shown to be 100% effective by the text below.
There will be more of this project to show soon, including a full stationery set.
I was commissioned by the lovely folks over at Creative Bloq to produce a wallpaper that ties-in with the release of Man of Steel. As a huge fan of Superman it was a pretty cool brief to get and I tried to create an appropriately iconic image of the character.
There are a bunch of versions of the wallpaper available so it will work on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.
Click here to visit the site and download them for free.
Here is the first screen-based poster for the 2013 Colchester Film Festival.
We’re taking a different approach to the promotional materials this time around by introducing imagery into the fold, as opposed to last year where everything was entirely typography and colour based.
The idea behind the halftone pattern is two fold. One aspect is that it represents how the festival is made up of many short films that come together to form a whole experience across the three days. It’s also meant as a way of encouraging people to step back and take in the whole picture, which relates to how short films are often overlooked in comparison to full-length features.
The halftone is also something of a play on the idea of patterns that we introduced last year with the ‘film strip’ motif that was applied to some of the posters and other printed material.
Typography and colour are both still playing a key role in the promotion of the festival of course, which hopefully comes across in this initial image.
There will be much more work to show for the Festival in due course. Stay tuned.
I’ve been doing a lot of branding work over the last month, both at Glyph and as a freelancer. None of them are quite signed off yet, so here is just a peek at three separate jobs I’ve been working on.
Stark Trek: Into Darkness comes out next week, and I’m so excited about it I did this dumb Star Trek Family Tree style doodle on my lunch break.
There are a number of designers, illustrators and artists who I’m always drawn back to whenever I’m stuck in a creative rut. Whether it’s because of a single piece of work, their general output or even their attitude towards design, I often browse portfolio websites or re-read interviews with and writing by them to give myself a shot of inspiration in times of need.
One such studio who continue to influence me on a near-daily basis are Toronto based Bruce Mau Design.
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