Friday, 27 August 2010

Gamiban Schools Project

For my final project, as part of my Masters, I decided to write, illustrate and produce a Gambian specific story book, which would potentially be used in schools throughout the region in which my Dad teaches.  Until now children would have access to only donated books, newspapers and comics, which they would use in the classroom to practice reading english, many of which were on subjects which were difficult for the children to identify with.

After several trips to the country, a number of visits to several schools and discussions with teachers, I identified a need for a book which was not only age specific but also Country specific, meaning that kids would be able to see pictures of landscapes and animals of Gambia.

Marvin The Monkey is a 16 page, full colour book, which was self published in September 2008. Above are a few sample pages.  It has been one of my most challenging projects to date but also the most rewarding.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Exist Skateboards

I've been working with Ric at Exist Skateboards for a number of years now. To date, I've produced around five or six designs that have been used on a range of clothing, including tshirts, hooded sweatshirts and crew neck jumpers. Shown above are a couple of these designs (some of which I even modelled myself in a photoshoot with photographer Tyron Francis)

Scenic Sprint Tshirt

Exist Skateboards

I recently had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream: To design a skateboard graphic. I was commissioned to produce a logo and board graphics for a series of 'team boards' for a Skate shop.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Friday, 20 August 2010

Monkey Cafe & Club

I've been producing A5 monthly listings flyers for Monkey for the past 10 months. It's challenging to present the listings information.......

JT Painting & Maintenance

This logo was designed to be used for vehicle signage, staff uniforms and corporate stationary. The client wanted a logo that would stand out amongst the many local painting firms as well as stand for quality, expertise and trust.

Kerry Evans Art

I was given the chance to work on an ongoing series of projects for a local artist. Kerry needed a whole range of promotional material for art shows openings, trade shows and conventions, magazine advertising and editorials etc.

The People Bank & The Endoxa Way

Big River Solutions approached me to design a corporate logo for their existing websites, The People Bank and the Endoxa Way. The brief was to establish fresher, more contemporary brand identities.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

These Are The Typefaces

Specifically created, as part of a series, for sale in Ocean Gallery, Swansea. Framed prints are available.

Shock Of The Good Old Days

This print is a humorous tribute inspired by the iconic book cover of 'Shock Of The New'.

Slogan Poster Series

I initially designed this series of prints as a personal project. I have always enjoyed collecting quotes from various sources (Although, I came up with three out of the five sayings shown below), and decided to play around with several of them using bold, typeface orientated A3 prints. My brief was to compose positive messages in a clean and sharp way.

These posters are now available in Ocean Gallery, Swansea, and can be purchased as a print only or framed. (01792 473689)

Goo! Event Posters

In these posters for a monthly night of 80's and 90's indie, punk and rock music called Goo!, I used full bleed black and white images of iconic 90's bands and live shows. The concept being the specific audience for this underground night would recognise these representations of their teenage 'going out years'.

Bike Race Posters

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Supernature Clothing

One of a number of logo's for Supernature, an independent clothing label. 

Parc Hall Live Music And Theatre

I was asked to come up an updated, contemporary and modern logo for the newly launched Parc Hall Community hall. After recent funding, the hall was looking to attract younger residents to live gigs and concerts. This logo was used on promotional material such as posters, flyers and magazine/newspaper advertising.