Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tri-fold leaflets are SO '96

Received some great feedback from the client on the ProLift logo re-design and was asked to re-design that hideous leaflet I included in the post before this.

I HATE tri-fold leaflets. I don't know why but they always seem kind of dated to me, just gathering dust in those doctors surgery waiting rooms. So I took this as an opportunity to try and change my own opinion and bring some life back into the tri fold leaflet.

(click for a bigger view!)

Monday, 19 November 2012

It's been a busy few weeks!

I STILL need to get round to photographing Sisters Avenue Brochure for not only blogging about but my new digital portfolio and website that i've spent the last few months working on, inbetween my day job, exercising and living! But its coming together slowly but surely. I'm aiming to get it up and running by the end of November/the end of the year.

But until then, here's a little re-brand i've been working on. ProLift.

Here's what they were using before, a hideous clipart shape teamed with a weird marble effect. yucky.

Heres what i'm thinking; a simple, versatile logo.


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Return of the Ugly

Not just the return of me! But a poster i completed a few months back that didn't end up getting used for the event. I really liked this piece so i thought i'd share it with whomever reads this!

I've got a few bits i've got to blog about from my day job, some really nice high spec brochures and that, just gotta wait for the final thing to come back from our printers!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tilbury Christmas Lights 2012 poster design and illustration

We received a word document that the client wanted to print for this event. It was bad and we offered to re-design it. This is the result.
Designed and created these illustrations for the Tilbury Christmas Lights.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

It's gone to print...

I created the brand for this development in Clapham back in June i think, and we've finally got the approval to go to print with it from the client. I'm SO excited to see the final thing. Foiled logo with a special printed on a velvet/soft touch stock, hardback, casebound. Print geek alert!

Heres some spreads from the brochure.

I created everything from the brand to typographic layout and even the map (i'm slowly enjoying creating these!)

(click to view larger!)

Monday, 20 August 2012

Branding - 'Ceh'

I started this project for a guy that approached me on twitter to have a look at branding himself as 'ceh'.  He was a web developer/designer and coded CSS/HTML. Unfortunately on my part, due to bad timing and work commitments overload this never got finished. Which is a shame, as i enjoyed working on it.

I tried to bring in a little bit of code, design and his personality to the logo. 

Different colour options;

Friday, 17 August 2012

Logo concept

So i haven't totally abandoned this blog! Its been hectic at work of late and also i've been blogging a lot more on my boring life, mostly dieting and stuff over on riots and diets (there a link over on the right hand side if you wanted to see.

This was a logo that didn't get chosen for a housing development in Felixstowe. Which i'm actually currently working on a hoarding design for, which i'll upload in a few days after i've worked on it some more. But i liked it, so i thought i'd share it.

Heres an initial sketch.

And heres the vectorised product.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

unused logo concept

This wasn't chosen to put infont of the client, but i still like it.

This was for a (redesign) logo design for a local development in Hawkwell, Essex.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Hip City Cats Flyer

So i got asked again to do this months flyer for Brightons biggest northern soul night, Hip City Cats at the Jive Monkey. I designed another retro/vintage poster / double sided flyer. I'm in love with all of these typefaces at the moment, so it was a pleasure that i could use them all AT THE SAME TIME. (which is totally not supposed to work in the world of design, but this does)

Anyway. Here it is.

Monday, 2 July 2012

It's July, where has the time gone?!

I've been a busy bee these past few weeks, both in and outside of work, freelance and personal stuffs.
It's all good though, better being super busy than to be super bored!

Here's a logo i've been working on at work, for a small (think there's only 15 being built) new housing development in Clapham, London. Specification of these properties are very high.
Still in the early stages, but i'm going to be working on putting together a brochure for these properties,  the brochure will include embossing, foiling, metallics etc. Lavveelllyyy.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Owl and the Gramophone

Bit of a small post, have been working on a series of illustrations for an estate agent in Hertfordshire, who's just updated their branding and re-designed their newspaper adverts. They wanted a more personal feel to go alongside some marketing messages. This is what i've produced for them:

Record Sales
More updates to come!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A (small) Jubilee post

I'm not usually very patriotic, but for some strange reason i'm actually a little excited about the Jubilee (perhaps it has something to do with the two days off work which equals a four day weekend? - Who knows) anyway... Here's a Jubilee poster and banner I created last week.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Picnic's leaflet

I just want to start and say that the logo on this leaflet was what the client has used for the last 10 years or so, so i didn't have a choice but to use it! (it makes my eyes bleed a little)

Anyway, just a small update with a fairly quickly produced leaflet for a local business.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

It FINALLY launched!

So after what seems like forever of designing and building our company website, today, it finally found its new home on the internet. You can view it by clicking here.

Here are some screenshots;

Monday, 7 May 2012

Hip City Cats round 2 in Brighton

Another double sided flyer for Hip City Cats Northern Soul night in Brighton at the Jive Monkey. We needed to refresh the flyers for this event as they'd use the same kind of design for the past two club nights, so new colour scheme and new 'style'. I like.

Friday, 20 April 2012

A quick turn around.

Just sent these off to print, had a massively tight deadline for these and managed to put these together in just a few hours, with only one set of amends (don't you just love clients like that!?)

Designed for a local charity event.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Logo design.

This wasn't the final logo the client went with, (they usually always pick the one you don't want them to pick, don't they?!) but this was my favourite.

Hand made typeface, reflecting the word.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

100 Years of Tilbury

I designed this little leaflet last month for the Port of Tilbury, unfortunately i didn't get any copies after they went to print, as we didn't print it.

A little leaflet that documents events in Tilbury in the last hundred years.

Banners accompany this booklet too.

More updates to follow!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Happy first day of Spring!

I have got a few bits to upload, but being so busy at the moment i haven't had the time to!

I'm not sure if i've blogged this before, but heres a logo and invitation i put together a month or so ago.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Couple of bits and bobs

These couple of flyers were sent to print a few days back, designed for a Northern Soul night in Brighton, and a vintage thrift store also in Brighton, well Hove, called Department Flea Market.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Wedding invitations

I got these back from the printers a few months ago, but due to them not being sent out etc i didn't want to ruin the surprise of anyone accidentally seeing them before they received them :)

Put these together for a couple of old friends who are getting wed in August.