Saturday, 24 October 2009

Big thanks to Jane Bowyer for the link to the fantastic work of Jessica hische, the creator of the beautiful drop cap you see before your eyes. She has created an ongoing project which results in a daily dose of drop cap loveliness. Go and check her out and jump on the very stylish bandwagon.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Slight changes

made a slight change, its not that obvious but some of the type was slightly off, to be honest something still isnt right with it, I think it is the angle of 'knitting' compared to the body copy.

The knitting club

The latest installment of my affiliation with the Cecil Street Project. Its a knitting club (obviously) and for some reason which I still havnt figured out, I thought it would be fun to have some bird type creatures having a go at a ball of wool?
Anyways, hope you like it. Stay tuned for more.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Speak easy october

I have managed to keep on top of things an got the next speak easy poster done ahead of schedule. Its a nice feeling, one I am not too familiar with, but I want to experience more often. I have quite a lot of work to plough through, but I suppose I cant  complain, Its good to be doing something.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Barnstorming roots poster

Just finished doing a poster for the brickyard. The gig is called 'Barnstorming Roots Music', a wonderful blend of country folk rock. However, the final poster is in a bit of a dispute, the first version is the one I sent in (actually the second submission after some changes were called for) and the second is the result of further changes that were asked for. But I am still undecided which version I prefer. Not a lot I can do though as the second version is the one they want.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Happy new Home

My girlfriends sister has just moved into her first home and so another chance to indulge myself and make a card. The first idea that popped into my head was too predictable (involved a house and some gift wrap) too close to a cliche for my liking. So then this came out of nowhere, I ran with it and I am fairly happy with it. A few things I would like to tweak but nothing major really.

Birthday Card for Logan

For those of you who don't already know, I have a son called Logan and it was his 1st birthday on the 1st of August. I spent a very long time trawling around the shops trying to find the right card for him but to no avail. So I made one myself and have to say I am very happy with how it came out. I like designing cards, they are fun and can be about absolutely anything, a great way to keep the mind busy.

Some more from the CSP

Another poster for the Cecil Street Project. Trying to indulge and utilise the victorian theme without over egging it....... and i really like birds.

The cecil street project

I have been asked to produce some promotional work for the 'Cecil street project', which is a sweet arts venue in carlisle. The entire inside of the building is kitted out to look like an old victorian street, complete with  vintage street signs. You should go check it out and show some support. 

The Cecil Street Project- Cecil Hall, Cecil Street, Carlisle
01228 54 1985

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

"Happy Birthday"

Idea for a birthday card, just hit me this morning so i nailed it out while it was still fresh. Fairly happy with how it came out. Im thinking of designing a set and then getting them printed and maybe sell a couple? if your may be interested just drop me a line an maybe we can sort something out.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Speak Easy Poetry night

I have been doing the poster design for a student run poetry night in carlisle called 'Speak Easy'.
Check out the website for more details on the event.

Singing in the rain

Been trying to keep myelf busy over the summer and work on some illustration. This is an idea that i have expanded to use for an entry to a competition, but I like the original best i think.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Business card (work in progress)

Unfinished. Business card idea for a photography student just graduated from the University of Derby. There degree show has just opened, running for a week, go check it out.

Le Futur De La Conception Graphique

Been trying to occupy my time over the summer, working on my illustration, bit of experimentation, some jiggery pockery and what not.
The idea behind this one is that with the advancement of technology, people are becoming less and less involved physically with design and just rely on the computer to do all the work for them. At what point does the designer become redundant?

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Hanging Banner Design for Homebase Grow Your Own

Part of a D&AD competition brief, the task was to design a sub brand for Homebase. The product being grow your own fruit and veg. This is a promotional banner that i designed to hang in store and illustrate how fun growing your own can be.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

As Lovers Go

Having spent all day in the studio working on the packaging project, i found my mind starting to wander at about 3pm and this was the end result. Not sure where it came from, but i have an idea to expand it into a short story, check back soon to see how it goes.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

The Worlds Biggest Liar Competition

Poster concept for 'The Worlds Biggest Liar Competition'. The event is held at a country pub in the heart of Cumbria. I wanted the poster to be as warm and welcoming as a country pub.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

My first time

Well this is my first time with a blog so be gentle, i think its about time i got one. I will probably get round to posting some work very shortly, just a bit busy at the moment. Not even sure why i am writing this no doubt no will read be reading it. But at least it gives me an excuse to procrastinate for a while.