I was approached by Ben and Jason from Fiasco Design to create a bespoke wallpaper for their new venture, Gather Round, a co-working space based in Southville, Bristol.
They had a vision to create a space for creatives that was different to others. Each room would have a specific feel and mood that could work with the creatives own process, some rooms would be for quiet contemplation, others would be for challenging new ideas.
My brief was to create a design for The Sun Room, a meeting room with exposed brickwork and a slanted glass ceiling. The room would be filled with plants like a greenhouse and they wanted a design to match with this botanical theme.
I started working with textures first, creating some varying styles I could chop up later and use within the collage. Rollering printing inks out, monoprinting from these and getting a bit messy is always a good place to start!
Then I worked out some shapes I wanted to use and started to create a large collaged panel which would form the basis of my design.
After this all the work was then scanned in, and arranged on photoshop to complete the design.
Check out the space here http://gather-round.co/
I was approached by Sophie Mullins to help with her new venture, ‘Denude’ - a sustainability promoting zero-waste shop, based in Frome, Somerset.
The brief was to create something that would feel warm and welcoming, Sophie was keen that she wanted Denude to feel like a community hub, but she also wanted a clean and minimal feel to the brand.
I worked closely with Sophie to develop a proposition and branding that worked for her.
Soft outlines of shapes mimick the beautiful curves of nudes, teamed with a warm, cheery colour palette and font selection helps to make Denude stand out.
Garden Designers Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge approached me to help them with some branding, a brochure and a set of business cards to help them promote their garden at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The Garden is part of the Radio 2 'Feel Good Gardens' and with the help of Jo Malone and Jo Whiley they have designed a garden which draws attention to the visitor’s sensory response to scent and the power it has to enhance mood, lift spirits and improve wellbeing.
"Unlocking memories through scent allows the mind to drift, be soothed and comforted. Visitors are encouraged to reconnect with their emotions and the world around them. In the space of a few steps in a garden, the visitor can be immersed in their own thoughts or simply breathe deeply in the fresh air."
I worked closely with Kate and Tamara to develop a style which would encapsulate the feel of the garden in a simple and sophisticated way. We opted for a soft touch laminate over a deep plum colour inspired by the colour of the roses in the garden. A holographic foil logo is like a multicoloured twirling aroma of all different scents you will experience in the garden.
You can read more about the garden here: rhs.org.uk
You can see more of Kate and Tamara's work here:
El Viaje was created as a reaction to losing my entire travel blog around South America a couple of years ago.
I had painstakingly worked on the ‘Two Pea’s in a Poncho’ blog as we worked our way around South America, uploading our story and photos as we passed through 9 countries in 2014.
On returning to the UK we got back into the swing of work and life and around a year later I tried to find the blog online but it had been completely deleted from wordpress!
To cut a long story short, I knew I still had a few posts written out in my notes and all the photos still, so decided to create a series of books, each one covering a different country.
Everywhere we went we saw the traditional Lambe Lambe letterpressed posters and the covers are based on the style.
Whilst working at Futurekings I helped create the new retail ranges for SS Great Britain.
Using different crops of ‘The Launch’ woodcut illustration as the background for the packs, I then paired each flavour with a real passenger story that had some relevance to the ingredients used.
I worked with film-makers Ollie Smith and James Walker to create a typographic style for the music video Chasing Rainbows by the Hightown Pirates.
The filming was to be shot at the Wapping Wharf old steps in London, on the banks of the Thames. My role was to try and think of a style for some of the lyrics which would appear throughout the film.
I thought this would be a great opportunity to use the environment to create some of the lyrics, and then to use natural elements, such as the tides or the wind to film the words disintegrating back into the environment.
I started by doing some sketches of the words we were going to use in the natural materials that might be found near beaches and rivers like small stones, seaweed, driftwood and also writing into the sand using a stick.
After a day of testing on the beach at Uphill in Somerset we felt confident that some of the styles we had tried out could work, and that by throwing water over them, adding more sand or just filming them slowly recede using time-lapse photography we were able to show them disappearing back into nature.
It was an amazing experience to be part of the shoot, working with really talented film-makers I learnt so much about the process and how much hard work goes into it.
Video to be released soon!
I volunteered to help with some merchandise designs for the 50th Anniversary of St Pauls Carnival here in Bristol.
I wanted to capture the Carribbean vibe and energy through colourful shapes - painted, cut and collaged to create an abstract design that could be used across all merchandise.
I worked closely with Hayley Dineen to help her develop a logo and style for her brand, Sackville & Co. Hayley had seen an opportunity in the market to start an accessories brand after Canada had made the move to legalise fully in 2018.
Hayley, a fashion designer based in Toronto, knew there was potential for a more approachable brand aimed at a female market. The male-dominated sector felt like an intimidating and exclusive world.
We teamed a bright, fresh, contemporary look and feel with Hayleys' empowering and encouraging tone of voice to help Sackville & Co to stand out from competitors in the sector.
Her goal is to create a community of artists and craftspeople who will collaborate on a collection of accessories and ceramics to help form the brand and build a community.
"Sackville and Co. is filling a gap in the market that has been long overlooked. Research shows that women are a key demographic in this new market, and we give them the experience they deserve."
Whilst working at Smith & Milton I designed the key image used for the Bath Literature Festival. This then formed the basis for all aspects of the festival, from brochure to website and signage. Being the festivals 21st birthday I wanted to create something fun and playful which would celebrate the milestone in its young life!
A two colour screenprint of beautiful Olinda in Recife, Brazil.
Cosy Club is a nationwide restaurant and bar chain renowned for its quirky decors and tasty cocktails. The Cosy Club's locations are especially selected to ensure each Club has its own unique sense of character and style. To match this eclectic approach, each Cosy Club has its own unique branding.
Whilst working with Smith & Milton I helped create the branding, signage and printed literature for the Hereford Cosy Club.
Hereford's Cosy Club is set in a Tudor gatehouse, once the entrance point to the town which was famed for its cattle and farming. I used these cues to help create the style, drawing inspiration from wrought-iron weather vanes, teamed with Tudor embellishments and rich colours.
Whilst freelancing at Futurekings I've been creating posters for the Watershed independent cinema in Bristol.
It helps having such beautiful images from the films to work with, but teamed with the Watershed's impactful branding they really stand out all round Bristol.
Villa Saletta is a large estate in Tuscany, with over twenty restored farmhouses. It's been a functioning estate since the year 980, complete with large vineyards and sprawling farmland.
So to celebrate the incredible heritage of the estate, the master winemaker decided to create a limited edition range of wines.
I decided to use the significant numbers from the estates history as my design cue, stacking them in gold and interlacing them with some of the flora that can be found at Villa Saletta.
A concept idea for an artisan chocolate makers.
Each flavour would have a colour palette and pattern that would mimic the flavours experienced whilst eating the bars.
A concept brandmark for Cosy Club.