Thursday, 6 October 2011


Have been busy busy busy! Have done a magazine cover for a marketing magazine called PSMG which should hopefully be coming out soon! I'm also working on a logo for Neath & Port Talbot County Council for their biodiversity project.
Apart from that I've been working in a call centre to pay the bills..well thats until I start my new fulltime graphic design job next week! So SO SO excited to be doing design everyday for a living! 

Oh yeah, I found out my work had been blown up huuge in the foyer at uni, so here's a picture of me posing with my Love & Hate prints. I want to ask them if I can keep them for myself haha. 

Monday, 1 August 2011

Christmas Pud

Working on Christmas Card designs... at the moment I'm using a lot of hand-drawn type and flat, pastel block colours. Hoping to make a set in this style...

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Tigerpint Christmas

My entry for the Tigerprint 'Gifted' competition. I had a lot of good feedback on the hates & love project I did so decided to do something similar for this – the idea is to simply make people smile and to combine the commercial and fun things about Christmas with the real reason why we celebrate it :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

New Designers

I exhibited at New Designers last week - such an amazing opportunity! The quality of the work there was incredible and to be honest I was in awe of a lot of the other universities work displayed. here are a few photos I took:

Hates and Loves

One of my favourite projects of the year, my hand-drawn typographic posters of anonymous things that make people smile and anonymous things people get pissed off with. This set was mainly designed specifically for my exhibition because I wanted something that people could relate to, and since a lot of them were collected from my friends and classmates etc they could see their thoughts within my work (anonymously of course)

I displayed these at New Designers and was really surprised with the amount of interest in them, so I'm gonna develop these with new ideas. Maybe card designs/t-shirts..

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Penguin Book Design

My entry for the penguin design award; a book jacket for One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Really pleased with the outcome.

Oranges or Icecream?

I love my Mac and photoshop and everything, but at heart I love to create stuff from scratch with paints, inks, pens and paper. I miss doing this kind of work and I don't think because I am a graphic designer that I can't use traditional media.

This project is based on being indecisive - which I am myself but trying (after researching) to make better. It has a raw, painted feel - I wanted it colourful, sketchy, like a thought book of how you feel when you are as indecisive as me. I had a lot of fun doing this and now its been sent off to blurb and hopefully I'll get a real life book in the post in a couple of weeks.

Its called Oranges and Icecream becaauuuse I like quirky titles and it just sounds ridiculous, like why would you ever be in that situation where you need to pick between some oranges and ice-cream?


I finally have a real life website up now, its still in the process of being constructed and
more work to add but have a look :)

Saturday, 26 March 2011

John Hughes tshirts

Designed a range of t-shirts inspired by John Hughes films - Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller etc... just because I love all these films..

The actual t-shirt designs are quite girly and simple - some are hand drawn type, others illustrations. I'd really like to get them screen printed properly as so far I've just photoshopped them on to save money! Above is what would be a little fold out leaflet of all the designs and prices (made up atm).

I decided to expand the project a bit and create a label for the t-shirts - I'm thinking it would be like a small concession like you get in Topshop or something. I decided on 'Hello Diary' - the logo being a spiral bound notebook with hand-drawn type (like on the leaflet). Because the designs reference the past and have a kind of innocent teenagery feel I thought of someone finding an old diary and reminiscing at all the stuff they wrote in it - but I like brands that have weird, quirky names and don't immediately reveal what they're about. Above are some designs for the lookbook/catalogue for the brand - probably gonna merge this with the leaflet idea above somehow. Loving the photos, thanks to Yoin (photographer) and Cat (other model) for helping me out with this. 

heads will roll

This is the poster/print I designed to sell at the fundraiser last week - looove the yeah yeah yeah's and this is one of my fave songs. Might do a couple more with other songs to make a set. 

Test post.

So I finally created my blog...