Recently provided the branding and design work for ARTbound Community’s latest Christmas ARTfair. The design is based on the branding I did last year, just different.

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A5 flyer and A4 poster

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Selection of social media graphics (Instagram and Twitter in-stream)

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Oct
04

Halloween

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Its almost that time of year again.

Time to start sticker bombing with the ‘Serial Killers’

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Recently completed the design work on the latest Creative Calderdale invite.

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Creative Calderdale is delighted to announce a screening of the unique and provocative Art Party. The film is the latest in a series of cutting-edge collaborations between artist Bob and Roberta Smith, and filmmaker Tim Newton.

Building upon Bob and Roberta Smith’s famous 2011 work Letter to Michael Gove, the film contains an unusual blend of performance, interviews and imagined scenes. Part documentary, part punk-road movie and part political fantasy, Art Party charts a surreal journey to the 2013 Art Party Conference, where Bob and Roberta Smith and other speakers championed the importance of art, its place in the education system, and in society in general.

The screening, made possible courtesy of HOME Artist Film, will also be followed by a panel discussion led by regional arts and education professionals.

The Creative Calderdale event is being held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax on Thursday 4th Feb 2016. The events starts at 6pm. Contact Hannah Peevers at Creative Calderdale for more information.

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Hand-drawn typeface used for the invite title.

Dec
09

New Website

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It’s only taken a couple of years… and it’s still not finished. But here it is, in it’s current state, my new Kreative Bomb website.

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Over the next day or so I’ll be working my way through it, checking all the links work. It’s like proofreading a brochure – you don’t spot the mistakes until its printed!

As a ‘print designer’ who usually runs a mile from digital based projects, I’ve built this website using Adobe Muse – Adobe’s web package for the InDesigner. It doesn’t support conventional responsive* sites (at the moment) – so a mobile/tablet version of the site will be going live early 2016. Saying that, I have just clicked on Adobe’s website and there is a big splash screen on the Muse page about “Response coming soon”. So I might just hang fire on those mobile versions for the time being…

So what are my main objectives with this new site and why have I designed it the way I have?  First and foremost I wanted there to be no confusion about what it is that I do. Straight off the bat, big images, big text, big colours! My work is bold and distinctive and I wanted the site to convey that. Ultimately my work is what defines me to potential new clients so I wanted my work to be centre stage. It’s a very visual site – text at a minimum. Some older pieces will be replaced with newer projects as the site evolves. But at the moment, I’m 100% comfortable that the work on the site demonstrates the types of clients I have worked for and the solutions I have provided.

When I was originally planning the page layouts, I was very reluctant to research what other individuals/agencies were doing with their websites. In this industry, its very easy to follow the latest fads and do what’s fashionable – ultimately looking like everyone else. This is my website and if I want to move forward and attract new customers, I needed to be completely happy with the website behind me. I’m not the type of designer who is going to say “well it’s what everyone else is doing”. Time will tell if it is success or not.

At present, work links to ‘case studies’ on Behance. I will eventually redo my Behance projects on the site and bring everything on to one site. It was just too big a job to redo all those pages for my self-imposed launch date of the end of 2015.

The website is a work in progress and will evolve over time. New work will be added, sections will be expanded with some possible new sections introduced (photography, typography, personal projects for example).

I’m looking forward to any feedback – positive or negative.

 

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Recently completed the design work on the latest Creative Calderdale invite and poster.

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Creative Calderdale is delighted to welcome London-based film-maker collective Look and Yes to Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre for a screening of graphic art documentary, Made You Look.

The film is a documentary about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners it explores the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, producer and contributors.

The evening will also feature the launch of ‘Tra-digital’, an exhibition of art from local artists working across traditional and digital media and hosted in collaboration with ARTbound Community.

The Creative Calderdale event is being held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax on Thursday 11th June 2015. The events starts at 6pm. Contact Hannah Peevers at Creative Calderdale for more information.

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Apr
10

Bullet Points.

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Death to the grid…

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Recently completed the design work on the latest Creative Calderdale event invite.

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The main speaker at the next event is Dan Walker, concept artist.

Creative Calderdale is delighted to welcome internationally renowned concept artist Dan Walker as the speaker for their March Creative Vision’s event.

Based in Hebden Bridge, Dan has worked on some of the biggest film and TV productions of recent years such as Prometheus and Doctor Who, designing key props and set elements. Basically, he gets to draw spaceships all day – which must be one of the world’s best jobs. Ever.

If you want to know more about his inspiration, what keeps him creative and how the heck he landed such an awesome job, don’t miss this amazing evening.

You can find out more about Dan and his work by visiting his website: www.danwalkerconcept.co.uk

The Creative Calderdale event is being held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax on Thursday 26th March 2015. The events starts at 6pm. Contact Hannah Crank at Creative Calderdale for more information.

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Dec
08

My drive to Leeds…

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While thinking about potential poster ideas for the Thompson ‘XXX’ exhibition, I jotted down loads of thoughts and feelings about my experiences of Leeds. And this doodle pretty much summed it up…

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