A complete design overhaul was required for Essex County Cricket Club's quarterly Member's Magazine. Under strict client instructions to only use the font Noto Sans, I experimented with headings to create individual and striking page articles with a common link throughout. The colour scheme - at a 30% tint of Essex Cricket's corporate colours - provides a fresh look with comfort and familiarity.
Armed with a paper bag, camera, tripod, baseball bat and women's blouse, I set about creating a one man show to express the versatility of typography. The film is a dark and powerful sketch which gives personality to the two chosen fonts in a steroetypical yet thrilling way.
Recruitment companies are in abundance these days and Success Recruit needed a style which was going to set them apart from the crowd. In a world of imagery dominated by suits, handshakes and thumbs up, I proposed a quirky baby business theme to show the fun side of the company.
When coupled with playful straplines and a fun user interface, navigation is easy and enjoyable. Success Recruit emits an air of charm, playfulness and confidence, all the while maintaining their professionalism and credibility.
This design dramatically breaks free from the grid adopting a fresh new take on the word 'corporate'. It is simple and clean, yet quirky; and each page demands attention. Blocked imagery and strategic typographical layout guides the reader through.
The Benefit Committee handed me a set of testimonials and said "off you go". There was only one stipulation; the lead sponsor Success Recruit should have their corporate colour included. Armed with a vibrant green, I gave it a beautiful purple partner in crime and set to work, focusing as usual, on the power of type. I drew quotes from each article and subtly experimented with letterforms, paying particular attention to each players personal relationship with Ravi. The result: an intimate and visually striking look into the England Cricketer's fantastic career. Brochure available for purchase from www.boparabenefit.com.
When designing logos I adopt a slightly different approach. I like the brief to sit on my mind for at least 24 hours, dipping in and out of my sketchbook throughout that period with ideas. Only when I have three solid routes to explore do I get to work digitally. My designs are very raw, exploring various elements of type, shape and colour to portray the core of a business in the most simple and intriguing way.
The IFA specialise in the distribution of Independent and Art Films to the mass market. I wanted the branding to reflect this combination of target audiences and remove any snobbery around Independent film. The warm, sophisticated colour palette of pinks and purples attempts to do this through a beautiful camera lense design. It reflects the bare basics of any film, any budget, any genre. A camera is what unites them all.
A promotional video to mark the 20th Anniversary of Pelican Media.
I am a Graphic and Web Designer, working and living in England. I enjoy white space, playful typography and organised chaos.
I currently work at Green Square, a fantastic design, print and web studio in Colchester.
Outside of design, I like to play football, watch football and talk about football. I also read alot, and snowboard when my location allows.
I design with the production process and end user in mind. It allows me to apply my thinking and push my designs to the very limits of what is possible.
From pantone, bleed and overprint to large columns, media queries and hamburgers.