Very excited to be working with New Room Theatre on the poster and promotional work for their 2016 tour of 'Blackout', a wonderfully hard-hitting piece of theatre about recovery from alcohol addiction.
Below are some of the work in progress images.
It's a work in progress, with poster artwork about to be finalised and over to the theatres!
A RATHER PRESTIGIOUS PROJECT
I was recently commissioned by Burnap + Abel, one of Folkestone's leading Estate Agents to come up with a new sub-brand for their core business, focussing on the high end of the market and offering a premium service to someone wanting to sell their property.
Various names were initially put on the table to illustrate the positioning of this new brand including (suffixed with 'Burnap + Abel'): Gold, Select, Choice, Grand and Executive
After much debate, the name 'Burnap + Abel Prestige' was settled on.
The logo was designed with the original company branding always in mind, swapping out the orange for a gold colour. As part of the project, new company stationary was created, along with an A4 brochure template and high quality estate agency boards.
The project is ongoing and has already added a number of properties to Burnap + Abel's database.
EDINBURGH PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS FOR VIV GROSKOP
I was absolutely thrilled to work with Journalist, Author and Comedian Viv Groskop on the materials for her debut Edinburgh Fringe show this year. With fantastic photography by Idil Sukan, Viv really made some waves this year and had terrific reviews.
I'm part of a creative agency called KissLabs, based between Hong Kong, New Zealand and me in the UK. We produce great work for a variety of clients and start-ups. Here's a recent project, with the website still in development. I'll show you the chosen logo and website, then a few concepts that didn't make the cut below.
INITIAL LOGO CONCEPTS
Here are some of the initial logo design ideas, not many of them made it into the final presentation!
I was recommended to University College Hospital London and briefed to produce a 12 page brochure with a perforated donation form inside it. This was going to be the programme for a huge charity event, hosted by a member of the royal family. The only problem? The event was less than a week away and the content wasn't ready! As the content filtered through, I advised that it would be better to make the brochure 16 pages long instead of 12 and rather than have a perforated form at the back, produce this as a separate sheet on a nice bond paper, which would be easier to write on and allow for more donation forms than brochures. This would also help with last minute print production! It was a happy ending, the job was produced on time and on budget, with a very happy client.
An ongoing project for Story Productions, a production and media company based in Brazil. Taking the logo and slowly developing a new brand identity through adding content and copy to their website, advertising, marketing and social media (facebook, twitter, linked-in, instagram).
"I love the creativity and the way everything is gelling together as a consistent message."
Here's an old project from the archives. It's Christmas! Oh my, it's not even September and we're doing a post about Christmas already? It's so far away! Not if you're in retail, it's not. You'll probably have been planning since before the summer, how to make sure you capitalise on all those Christmas shoppers. And working as an Art Director on Vodafone for The Marketing Store (now TMS), that was how it was supposed to happen. At the time, I wasn't working on the 'main' Christmas campaign, but got handed this jolly little project quite close to deadline time. Harrod's being Harrod's, they had spectacular plans to bring the whole store to life in grand old Wizard of Oz style, as it was also the 70th anniversary of the movie. I was tasked with bringing a one of the window to life, along with designing a screen inside the main shop. Being able to utilise imagery from the film really brought the theme to life and the opting for a custom made domed turntable showcasing phones really caught the eye of passing traffic.
The background of the screen was put together using a photography I'd taken with a digital camera in the Harrod’s Christmas shop. The sparkly fairy lights. The problem was, after six months of planning, design and presentations, the main Vodafone Christmas campaign had gone off the rails slightly. I pushed to present adapted versions of this work and then helped develop it into Vodafone’s Christmas retail and advertising for that year.
When I asked my wife for her hand in marriage (well, being quite traditional I asked her parents first of course!), I didn't quite know what I was getting myself in for! Now being a husband is great, one of the best things I ever decided to do – I can seriously recommend it.
The planning on the other hand, that is something else! Then how lucky I am to have married a wedding-planner-to-be. Renata, my bride, took pride in meticulously working out even the most minuscule of details, hand making lots of crafty items in the process and made sure everything came together smoothly. My main job was to try and earn some money to pay for it all! My second job, and quite possibly more important, was to create the invites for both day and evening guests, the order of service, table plan and a website to keep central, key information, as we had guests coming from different countries. All this on a tight budget, with very little spare time and probably the toughest client I was ever going to work with... me.
I wanted to produce something that captured both of our personalities, not be too formal and to hint a little bit about the sort of fun the day would entail. The day invite was designed as a simple A5 card, printed on a thick, white recycled matt board (so as to be a little bit kinder to the environment). To sit alongside this in the envelope, was an A6 RSVP postcard, cut from the same card stock, giving the guests a simple way to let us know what they wanted for dinner and of course whether they could make it at all! We also wanted to give people the option of RSVPing through the website, to cut down on postage.
The website was used mainly to give more information about the day, to RSVP and also to share videos of things like Elvis singing 'How Great Thou Art', one of our wedding hymns.
I wanted to do something a little different for the evening invite, so I set about building a HTML5 e-invite using Hype, which was hosted on a Dropbox account and linked to a separate evening RSVP page on the website.