Poster and flyer for RINGO at Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, and Shaken Not Stirred's improvised James Bond Film, both featuring Alexander Fox: all-round top man and funny guy.
Part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
A5 4pp leaflet for South Oxford District Council, designed as part of my work at One.
The brief was short and sweet: to create a design that was 'bright and cheerful' to encourage residents of Beringfield to engage with it, rather than let it sit on the doormat for weeks and/or throw it straight into the bin.
I drew out the central map by hand, adding textures with photos and layer effects, and added in some flat illustrations to give it a bit of life. I mixed up three fonts, a handwritten one for the map detail, a friendly but clear sans serif sheared for titles, and the standard serif font used by the Council for body text.
Amplify have worked with companies such as Google, Microsoft, Hitachi and Ikea to build their brand, develop their confidence, and enhance their storytelling techniques. To date, the businesses they've helped have raised over half a billion dollars.
They were after a smart, attention-grabbing brochure to hand out to potential clients, explaining their methods and successes so far.
Research For RE: Marketing Page
Website design for Culham St Gabriel's new Research For RE platform, designed as part of my work at One. The site is built to enable communication between academics publishing research on teaching in schools, and the teachers who follow through these new methods in the classroom.
The brief was to create the initial marketing page that users would reach when first getting to the site, and the designs shown to the left are the early stages of this. For these, I carried the colour palette from the logo through to colour blocks, strips, simple illustrations with quotations about learning and collaboration, and varying text styles to ensure the user is not immediately hit with a wall-of-text.
Logo design and branding work for Triteq undertaken as part of my work at One.
Triteq are a product design consultancy specialising in medical product design. They came to One to refresh their branding and roll this out in as many unusual ways as we could dream up. So far this has included new graphics for their office, but we've seen pitches for a Triteq USB charger, clocks, and my personal favourite: Triteq socks.
OUP ELT Handbook
Handbook design for Oxford University Press, done as part of my work at One.
The handbook was used internally to publicise and explain the ELT Innovation Scheme, a competition for employees on the them of Data, and how this can be used to improve services across the company.
Logo options for Manifest, an architectural firm with a focus on natural materials, designed as part of my work at One.
I created these using a piece of linoleum that I carved out, echoing the ethos of the company with a handmade feel. I then digitally edited this to a) add in bits I accidentally removed (oops), and b) tidy up in general, creating three options along the same theme.
Shelf are a comedy duo who have previously been described as 'cool and relevant' (The Skinny, 2016) and 'lesbians' (Scotsgay, 2016). The two run a monthly comedy night in London, and are also working on a show for Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
The brief was to create some flyers and posters which were 'hot and fun': a pretty excellent start to any project. We settled on two different designs, the brighter rainbow for web and social media materials, and the pastels for print materials.
Keble College Ball 2016
Summer in Oxford marks the start of the Ball season, and Keble is host to the largest of them all. With 1600 guests to wine, dine, and entertain, the amount of work that goes into such an event is immense. In 2016, the theme was decided to be Panopticon, a dystopian-surveillance-style evening, signalling a far cry from classic themes of romance and fairytale.
For this event I created a main poster, a newspaper-style programme, several large-print banners, adverts, and signs for the night, all of which conveyed the central idea of an all-powerful dystopian government.
Situated on the main quad throughout the ball were five large scaffolding towers, each with a large PVC banner wrapped around them. The aim of these was to create a feeling of a large, omnipresent state, echoing themes of surveillance present throughout the event. To create these I used a mixture of old photos found in books and scanned in as well as images of space to keep the old/new clash apparent, and maintaining an odd dystopian-future type feel for the key focus of the event.
The programme for the evening was also laid in a similarly unique way. It was printed as a newspaper, as I wanted it to feel quite old fashioned but also slightly futuristic. I used a wide range of fonts and twisted the directions of text throughout in order to achieve this.
I also created a series of small 'Public Health Announcements', which were placed in the newspaper, on posters, and printed as a newspaper and plastered throughout various rooms on the night. These were really fun to create, using old illustrations and making up bizarre rules which may be enforced by this fictional state.
As a committee we also built three lightboxes, which served as directional signs on the evening. These were initially white, but as the evening progressed they changed colour regularly. I created the map to fill these, which was printed on lightbox paper and installed prior to the event.
In November 2015 I joined the One team in Summertown, Oxford, and was promptly shipped off to an in-house role at CRM Students, one of the UK's largest student housing providers.
This particular client required a wide variety of print collateral and digital materials, often with very short deadlines and a high weekly turnover, ensuring a pretty hectic working week. In my time there I produced leaflets, pull-up banners, promotional items, large-scale hoardings for new sites, adverts for press, promotional items such as coffee cups and portable chargers, corporate documents and layouts, posters for events, social media graphic content, floor plans, and web design and imagery. As well as this, over time I also became more involved with copywriting for the CRM blog and some social media components.
Displayed on this page are examples of the less corporate and more creative briefs I worked on during my time there.
Life is a Cabaret
Poster, flyer, and social media materials for Life is a Cabaret, a dance show in Oxford. Included a cheeky bum for intrigue.
The Oxford Operatic Society is a musical theatre association founded in 1907, putting on shows in a variety of theatres in Oxford, ranging from Oliver! to Avenue Q. The society required a more modern logo to use across their social media and marketing materials. Although the eventual logo settled on was slightly more traditional than shown here, this was a personal favourite of mine, and was one of the final four developed for the society.