A self portrait (quite forgiving I’ll admit…) to tighten up my illustrating skills.
Here’s an infographic illustration I’ve done recently for Nottingham University. This diagram serves as public information to the students and staff on campus as to what happens to the plastic they dispose of when they put it into the correct bins provided. The object being to promote a better understanding of why disposing of items in the correct recycling bins is the starting point in helping in a worthwhile process.
As a specialist group of the British Geriatrics Society, the Movement Disorder Section give highly trained Medical care and Investigation into Movement Disorders of the brain in elderly patients.
We designed a logo for them which adhered to the corporate guides of the British Geriatrics Society, with an attempt to convey and abstract suggestion of 'tremor' whilst also suggesting the recognition of the 'ripple' effect of such disorders on all patients and connected families concerned. The grey dividing line between the title and subtitle leads us up to the heart of the tremor lines - where the MDS see themselves at the heart of helping understand, treat and control such disorders.
I was asked to contribute a piece of artwork to help promote the 1st Birthday Party of the Sheffield Creative Guild.
So I came up with this illustration....
Here we have the ‘cover’ and ‘introduction page’ for a Quotation Document template. Created in InDesign, but then transferred and set up in Pages/Word to create a re-usable template for the DL Company (a successful Business Interior Design company based in Sheffield).
The design relates to the theme of ‘spaces’ and ‘angles’.
This website was an opportunity to further implement the new branding we introduced to Kimberworth Park Dental Practice some months previously. Here the tree graphic has given us scope as a graphic device on each pages as well as informing the friendly and fresh colour scheme.
For a better view go to http://www.kimberworthparkdental.co.uk
I was commissioned by The Environmental Dept of Nottingham University to help interpret some of the key facts and messages concerning their work in environmental issues and sustainability across the entire Nottingham University Campus. This long, web-based piece is intended as a 'top-layer' overview of some of the main facts and figures related to the departments efforts, and achievements, in the key areas related to environment and sustainability within the University.
The concept developed was one where all the imagery had the appearance of looking as if it had been created from natural or re-cycled materials, with raised 'cut-out' objects and figures, mottled backgrounds and a loose-hewn, friendly typeface.
Further, more detailed infographic studies are set for the near future.
Client: InHouse Marketing
The solution to this branding brief for a Housing Consortium was a classic example of ‘keep it simple, stupid!’.
The logo and subsequent layout branding of the various documents and ads needed to tick the obvious boxes of suggestion of housing, relocation and approachability (or ‘friendliness’). Hence the logo that you see that relies on the concept of interchange, housing and movement - along with the bold, friendly colour palette and font.
A full suite of infographic images to illustrate the different levels of specific energy consumption by all the campuses of Nottingham University. A brief, set by the Sustainability Department, the illustrations (20 in total) aim to compare and contrast changes and improvements in consumption levels (where possible) over the past 3 years.
I don't know what he is.
Possibly a Guinea Pig.
Nor do I know why he's wearing brown jeans, pink socks and orange trainers - or why he's so glum.
But I did him for my kids, and I like him.
Client: InHouse Marketing
The Netherhall Learning Campus is a very modern day education facility, taking children from preschool age right through to A-level age on the same campus.
In addition to the regular pre-to-high school set up was a ground breaking Creative & Media Studio School where pupils learn hands-on business skills within their regular curriculum.
We completely re-branded both the pre/junior/high school, and the studio school acquired its own separate branding.
I developed an overall branding graphic ‘device’ for the campus that portrays each colour coded stage of the school as an individual branch of an overall tree, that evolves and grows in conjunction with the other branches.
A new, fresh branding for a Rotherham-based dental practice.
We've agreed to let the image and type be flexible to work as both a portrait and landscape format to suit applications to signage, uniforms etc.
The feel had to very much reflect a sense of calm, care and professionalism.
I am very pleased to include the first work I have undertaken for a new client acquired this year.
Xactium is a leading enterprise cloud computing company delivering Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions on the world's leading cloud computing platform, Force.com.
My first task has been to begin to bring their visual collateral into line and impress a stronger element of corporate identity into their output - as they continue to grow to the next level as a business.
Displayed here are a few sample pages from the initial project of creating formalised brochures for each of their products.
A self-commissioned infographic piece highlighting the commuter trends of different cities in the UK. The figures are often influenced by the different transport options open to people in any given city. What is interesting to note is the high proportion of Bicycle commuters in Cambridge and Oxford.
A nice longstanding client relationship.
Jackson's are a company who deliver comprehensive stock and equipment packages for everything from greeting cards to pocket toys, from large high street stationers to small corner shops.
After originally being brought in to re-brand the company from the logo up (which I’ve since further revised), over the years I have since produced countless promotional leaflets, flyers, advertorials, display cards, header boards and signage. The tone of which always needs to be light, colourful and attention-grabbing.
The Sheffield Pals Centenary Ale
What started out as a "Brew your own beer at Thornbridge" day - won on auction by my good friends Andy Nolan (Head of Sustainability at Nottingham University you know) and Independent Film Maker Dan Gordon along with myself - turned into a major fundraising event to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the forming of the Sheffield City Battalion at the start of WW1. For the occasion, Thornbridge brewery helped us create a fine Dark Mild "The Sheffield Pals Centenary Ale".
Naturally, my key role in the venture, other than shoveling hops and learning how to clean out a sparging tank (!) was to create the branding for the exercise. This comprised of a pump clip, a promotional poster and an attendees ticket which I fashioned to resemble an original Ministry for Food Rationing Booklet.
....And so, weeks of planning, designing, BREWING and promoting culminated in a day of beautiful weather, a radio appearance, a 54-stong expedition to Quarry Hill and a wonderful evening of Centenary Ale, food and a captivating presentation of the Pals history by Col. Geoffrey Norton.
All in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.
£800 pounds raised for Help for Heroes - so far....
It's been an honour and a pleasure to be part of this as a novice brewer and free-of-charge (obviously) designer for this project.
Congratulations again to my fellow brewers/organisers Andy Nolan and Dan Gordon, everyone at Thornbridge (who REALLY did the brewing), Helen Ullathorne for her expert knowledge at Quarry Hill, Jill Hoffman and everyone at The Sportsman Lodge Moor for hosting so brilliantly, Colonel Geoffrey Norton for his presentation and The Lord Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon for pulling that ceremonial first pint and making his very welcome presence felt during the evening.
What shall we do next?.....