The Brief “We had a look at all the photography businesses out there, and to be honest, they all looked the same! We want something completely different and if we can have a little fun with it, then all the better.” With the creative door wide open I set to work on my most complex logo to date. Drawing the character was great fun but the difficulty I faced was making sure he wasn’t to masculine and appealed to all demographics. So here you have it Nuzulu a cute little ninja with a camera.
This is what happened when I took the neon colours, mistral type face and horizontal lines from the artwork used in the recent Drive movie and pitched it against the hilariously funny Kenny Powers from East Bound and Down.
Here is a lovely little logo I’ve done for a Cleaning company called Miss Buckets. The brief was simple the owner wanted and I quote “something that was going to bite her in the backside” (Must be a Northern saying?). With that in mind look how this little beauty scrubbed up?
With their usual designer missing in Goa – I hopped (bad joke) at the chance to do the artwork for the next Frogs in Socks EP which is being released on the mighty Fatboy Slims Record Label – South Fried Recordings. On most of the leading music store websites – thumbnails for these sleeves are often smaller than 100 pixels squared so its really important to make sure the information and design is clear in both large and small format. Good luck with the release lads!
Like the subject matter it covers I’m completely addicted to the TV series Breaking Bad. I cooked up this little illustration of Walter White aka Heisenberg using nothing but the purist blue Adobe Illustrator.
I was recently bought season one of Curb Your Enthusiasm for my birthday and have been hooked since. Like anything that I become slightly obsessed with I always like to give a bit of a creative high five, or a tip of the cap! Adobe Illustrator was my weapon of choice, 5 hours later here are the fruits of my labour.
A logo for the very talented Matt Callanan. Make sure you go and check out some of his work, especially his winning video for the Norwegian band Royksopp.
A little design nod to The Shining, one of the best horrors I’ve seen in a long time.
This is a bit of a high five to my favourite show on TV, there is always that worry, will new seasons be better than the old? Does it still capture the magic of the first? Many have tried and failed, but Dexter seems to go from strength to strength. Most of the work took place in illustrator roughly tracing an image from Google. I used a calligraphy style stroke just so the lines weren’t straight and even. Using reds and deep yellows I wanted to capture the warmth of Miami but also the blood spatter from his job. The final few bits were done in Photoshop, overlaying some blood spatter, brush textures and a smudge of paint for the background.
A nice clean corporate logo for commercial insurances brokers Penn Insure Ltd.
Here’s a logo I submitted for a design tender recently. The brief stated that the design was to be a strong brand and created from scratch, also to be fun, colourful and easy to understand. I wanted to develop fun illustrations using visual elements of Newport (Riverfront, Wave, River Usk, Transporter Bridge and Castle) but not so much that it alienated potential audiences outside of Newport.
A clean contemporary summer flyer that captures the outdoor beer garden spirit (not spirit as in the drink).
Illustrating the front cover is the most important part of the magazine, its the difference between a person picking it up or walking straight past. With the Mark Ronson album just being released and the festival season in full swing, it was really important we capture those elements with bright colours fun cover. The theme from the cover was then carried over to the page design.