Code of Conduct

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The GoTo department of TfGM required some kind of handout they could give to children and teenagers using Altrincham Interchange that would hopefully discourage them from participating in anti-social behaviour. Anything resembling an official TfGM document would probably be ignored and end up on the floor so we decided to do something slightly funkier and more eye-catching.



An internal communications document that was given to all employees of TfGM tasked with handling members of the public’s personal details. The document outlined how such data should be managed and protected. The aim was to produce a document that stressed the importance of protecting sensitive data while not appearing too oppressive.



Commuter Bookmarks

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In 2009, I started working freelance for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) – or Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) - as it was known then. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on many diverse design briefs, including the Metrolink expansion, Better by Cycle, Cycle Hubs, Drive Safe and many more.

Over the next few days, I’ll be posting a selection of some of my design work for TfGM, starting off with some bookmarks I designed in 2009 that were handed out to commuters.


Checklist of the top 25 books from the BBC’s ‘The Big Read’


Railway stations on the Greater Manchester network replaced with the top 50 books from the BBC’s ‘The Big Read’ 


Bright and vibrant bookmark aimed at young public transport users.


Alice in Wonderland

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Recently completed the design and illustration work on a range of marketing material for Role With It Productions’ upcoming performance of Alice in Wonderland. The promotional pieces include: tickets, program, flyers, posters, vinyl banners and social media graphics. Keep your eyes open for the vinyl banners in Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Todmorden.

The main focus of the artwork is on the Birchcliffe Centre – a magnificent old building that overlooks Hebden Bridge and is the actual venue for the production. We decided to make the Birchcliffe Centre the “Wonderland” in the hope that when the children (and adults of course) approach the building, it will feel like they are actually following Alice into Wonderland itself. Role With It Productions plan to decorate the outside of the Birchcliffe Centre and extend the Wonderland experience beyond the theatre space inside. This production of Alice is set in an industrial Hebden during the Victorian period and will have a very ‘steampunk’ feel.


Here is Dig Yorkshire’s blurb:

Role With It Productions present a sparkling new twist on the Lewis Carroll classic Alice In Wonderland, adapted for the stage by Hebden Bridge writer Sian Murray. This magical family delight will be produced by the professional creative team behind ‘Nutcracker’ last year and will feature a junior cast from the Helen Wilman School of Dance. Follow Alice up the hill to the beautiful fairy lit Birchcliffe Centre and join us for the perfect treat this festive season.


Role With It’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland will be showing in Hebden Bridge at the Birchcliffe Centre from the 14th – 28th December. Tickets are available from Innovation Gift Shop and online at £8 for adults and £6 for children.



Made in Halifax

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


The main speaker at the next event is BAFTA winning screenwriter, Sally Wainwright.

Here’s Creative Calderdale’s blurp about the event:

Creative Calderdale is delighted to announce that BAFTA winning screenwriter, Sally Wainwright will be joining us for a discussion about Calderdale, our creative heritage and the inspiration behind some of her best known works such as ‘Last Tango in Halifax’, ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘At Home with the Braithwaites’.

Sally’s connection to the Borough goes back to childhood and she will be joined by Last Tango producer, Karen Willis, to explain what inspires them about writing and working here in the heart of Calderdale. As this invite goes to press, the second series of Last Tango In Halifax is being filmed here in Calderdale, with further filming due to start in October on yet another Sally Wainwright-penned production featuring our iconic towns and valleys. The Creative Calderdale event will be an excellent opportunity for those working in the screen industries to get involved in what is likely to be yet another award winning drama from Sally Wainwright and production company, Red.

The Creative Calderdale event is being held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax on Thursday 24th October 2013. The events starts at 6pm. Contact Hannah Crank at Creative Calderdale for more information.



Built From Nothing

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


The main speaker at the next event is Will Alsop OBE, award-winning architect.

Here’s Creative Calderdale’s blurp about the event:

Award-winning architect, Will Alsop will join Creative Calderdale to talk about his career, his inspiration and his creative vision for satellite towns like Halifax.

Throughout his career, Will has specialised in large-scale master plans and regeneration projects for boroughs and districts in Rotterdam, Berlin, Manchester, Middlesbrough, and Barnsley – for which he won the 2003 Architects’ Journal Award for Architecture. Yet, it is iconic and irreverent designs such as the Glenwood Power Plant in Yonkers, New York and the Sharp Centre for Design for the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto that have established him as a visionary in the field of architecture.

Alongside his architecture practice, Alsop’s paintings and sketches have been exhibited in dedicated exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum, Milton Keynes GalleryCube Gallery in Manchester, and the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, among other venues.

The Creative Calderdale event is being held at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax on Thursday 15th August 2013. The events starts at 6pm. Contact Hannah Crank at Creative Calderdale for more information.