In the final year of my degree, I was given the brief for my final major project. This was a year long project and we could take it in any direction that we wanted.
Since I joined uni, I was always going to the gym. I lost a lot of weight and since then I have been an avid gym member. I decided to make a book about 'Gym Vernacular'.
Gym culture has been one of the fastest growing parts of our society. Its developed its own language, stereotypes and is now more like a religion.
I wanted to create something that explained gym vernacular. How the language, the people and the gym itself all combines to create a culture. The book is focused on typography and image with a lighthearted tone.
UPDATE: This project was picked by DigitalArts to be featured in their top 8 projects from the 2016 New Designers graduate showcase.
I entered the 2016 ISTD student competition. I chose a brief that was based around death, we were supposed to research death and then find an avenue to explore. I chose to explore the death of the Mayan civilisation.
My finished article was a perfect bound, french fold book. I bound it by hand and wrapped it in a dust jacket. The whole book is printed on Fenner Redeem paper, which is a 100% recycled paper.
This Project received a pass from the ISTD Judging panel.
UPDATE: This project has been picked by Blueprint Magazine to be featured in their September issue. I have been picked as one of their graduate 'Ones to watch' for 2016.
In my second year, I was working on a live brief for YCN. The brief I chose was creating a promotional piece for the paper company Fedrigoni. They have brought out a new range of Ultra black paper called 'Sirio Ultra Black'.
I designed a paper selector based around the deep ocean. I see the deep sea as one of the darkest things known to man. So I designed this to reflect that with the depth of the ocean being represented by the thickness of the paper.
Also each layer of the ocean has a fish screen printed on it from that specific layer. The whole piece was hand screen printed with white ink on black paper.
I have always had a passion for photo editing. I have been developing my skills in photoshop ever since my time at college. I am always looking for an opportunity to utilise my photo editing abilities.
Rio Team GB
Poster for Tomorrow & Fenner
These posters were designed as parts of 2 separate poster competitions. The Poster for Tomorrow competition was to create a poster about an ethical issue. I made a poster based on water shortage. The fact that 1-in-9 people do not have access to clean water.
The Fenner poster was a brief about celebrating posters. Fenner is a paper supplying company based in England. I was fortunate enough to have my poster shortlisted and chosen by the dean, to be featured in the CCI faculty office.
When I was back at college I studied photography. It was a subject that got me interested in Graphic Design as I always wanted to know how to apply my images to things such as posters, books and websites. I still like to practice photography but it's now only a part of my skill set.