Recently completed the design work on a series of key promotional pieces for HEROtsc’s internal recruitment drive.
HEROtsc operate a number of call centres around the UK and wanted to step up recruitment by asking current employees to ‘recommend a friend’ to apply for a job with HEROtsc – a Future Hero if you will.
Requirements were to design a pair of humorous superhero characters who would be the face of this campaign and appear on all the related printed material – internal emails, leaflets, posters, popup banners etc.
Initially there was a competition to name the characters – the chosen names being Dexter and Penelope. Then there was the rollout of leaflets and posters to promote the ‘Recommend a Future Hero’.
My final task was to provide HEROtsc with a selection of library images of the two characters for their own internal use.
Leaflet & Poster
Life-size popup stands for the reception areas of the call centres
Selection of library images provided to the client for their own internal use.
Many thanks to the clients who recently gave positive recommendations to RAR regarding Kreative Bomb Limited.
In case you are wondering who the Recommended Agency Registry is, here is a bit of insightful copy I lifted off their website:
“Recommendedagencies.com is an online sourcing tool for marketing and procurement professionals. Using an online research process we tap into the power of the marketing community to find out which agencies come recommended.”
Initially, what this means is I can now display their logo on my website/email/letterhead – almost like a badge of honour. The plan then is to become a fully paid-up member of RAR and hopefully capitalise on the great networking and referral functions they offer members.
Recently completed the design work on a series of packaging solutions for UAP Limited.
UAP Limited provide products to door and window manufacturers and the security industry. Primarily operating on a B2B level, UAP wanted to increase there trade presence. Therefore, my task was to improve the appearance of their packaging.
For more information about UAP Limited and the products they produce, click here.
Above – blister pack inlay cards for the Lishi range of lock picks.
Below – blister pack inlay cards for the TradeLocks range of products.
Below – boxes for ZeroLift cylinders.
Massive thank you to James at Business Boom Bolton for asking me if I would like Kreative Bomb featured on their website.
Always happy for kind people to spread the word about Kreative Bomb and the work that I do. All publicity is good publicity.
Please take a moment to a) check out my article on the Business Boom Bolton website and b) check out the profiles of the other wonderful creative types featured on the BBB website.
I was first introduced to Rotring technical drawing equipment back in 1989 when I first attended Rochdale College of Art & Design. As part of the foundation course I was enrolled on, we did a six-week crash course on Graphic Design. Bear in mind that in 1989, not many colleges/universities had embraced the Apple Mac yet. The most expensive piece of kit a design student owned in those days was a set of Rotring Isograph technical drawing pens and a tin of Spray Mount. I’m sure for today’s student, it’ a Macbook Pro.
I loved my Isograph pens. As a designer that favoured illustration and marker visuals, my .25mm was my weapon of choice. Nowadays, I favour Faber-Castell PITT pens for doodling but I’m still using my 20+ year old Rotring 500 Rollerball, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencils.
Rotring 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil
Rotring Leather Pen Case
And a real blast from the past – the Rotring Technical Pen cleaning tub. Fill it with nibs, water and cleaning solution and leave it over night to get those nibs clean.
Recently completed the design work on the latest Creative Calderdale event invite.
The main speaker at the next event is Tony Johnston from the Press Association.
Here’s Creative Calderdale’s blurp about the event:
Tony Johnston, Head of Training at the Press Association, will be delivering a talk entitled; The Future of Newspapers and the Media and will cover areas such as the technological challenges and opportunities, the role of social media in the news cycle, changing consumer habits and the Leveson inquiry into Press Standards.
The Creative Calderdale event is being held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax on Thursday 15th March 2012. The events starts at 6pm. Contact Hannah at Creative Calderdale for more information.
A graphic I created for the December 2011 issue of MarketingDotCom magazine. This image accompanied an article about common mistakes to avoid when designing your website. Created using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Recently completed the design work on a book cover for Paul Rowson’s Dispatches from a Dilettante.
Here is Paul’s very own description of his book:
‘Dispatches from a Dilettante’ is a rampage through a chaotic career, encompassing rock music, religion, royalty and renegade kids – stretching from the Caribbean to Cambodia. It’s a memoir on the absurdity of endeavour and a restless lifestyle spent working exceptionally hard trying to avoid it. There are close encounters with Jimi Hendrix, the Prince of Wales, ex footballers and the current Head of the Catholic Church in England, together with bar room brawls and board room bitterness. Whether it’s the drugs and desperation of life on a Welsh housing estate or discussions in the Gardens of Highgrove it’s a life lived whimsically, from the higher echelons of business to the gutters of Phonm Penh. It’s about a music-loving meanderer who has never quite got over being at Woodstock.
After reading the book myself, I proposed to Paul that trying to cover all the various major events of his life on the cover was going to be a challenge – and no doubt a visual car crash! My suggestion was to make the book look like a battered journal that had accompanied Paul around the world on his many adventures.
Dispatches from a Dilettante is available for the Amazon Kindle here.