These are some designs I did for Cosatto which never went on further, it was an lead to interview design and I ended up having the interview! The idea of these designs were showing Cosatto prams as a product that will help children express their personality more and develop into what the mothers dream of them to be. I used simple lined sketched backgrounds because I felt that Cosattos current image had so many patterns on their pages it wasn’t showing off the products but merely camouflaging them and distracting the consumer to whats most important. The illustrations help bring out their product designs colours and allows the viewer to first spot them.  

The photos was taken by me at a friends home set up studio called Julian Barritt, I was suprised how willingly the kids posed in the shots, after a while they were bored and did their own thing however I used most of those shots instead anyways!

"Pigs will fly - when you use your imagination"

An online design store called Graphics Direct ltd put up a competition on their Facebook requesting some mug and stationary designs in the theme of pigs. They wanted the design to be similar to the brand “Herdy”

So I decided to make a similar style but have a design slogan relating to the common phrase “When Pigs Fly”.

I created the slogan “Pigs will fly - When you use your imagination” basically saying that being a designer you can make anything believing when you use your imagination. I never won the competition however I was runners up so they gave me some design books and pens for free. I like the concept of these mugs they were simple and look really nice on mugs. 

Music and drinks with a hint of design

My sister started to host an Open Mic Night in our home town (Penrith), this event has been going on for a while now however when it first started I created posters to promote the event. 

She asked for a poster design that promotes music and the pub, she wanted it to show the friendly feeling of sitting in a pub and not make the event look like a professional music night. So after a couple of ideas we went for the music notes swimming in a pint glass, she really liked the idea because you will instantly spot the pint glass from a far. 

She asked for “indie” colours on the design, when I first think Indie the colours the jump to me are browns and golds. I ended up looking up indie posters online to see what colours I can use and end up with these styles.

My sister ended up choosing this final design

Promoting Gaming Society

Even though I am not a student any more I still work on promotional material for Salford University’s gaming society, the group is growing with members so they wanted to update their image.

For their logo I had many ideas but we ended up with a character wearing a a headset, the character creates a strong gaming image and works on any material, I even created 1 colour vector designs so they can make decals for computers and minimal tshirt designs.

They have kindly promoted me at freshers, on large screen in media city when hosting a group gaming event! Good to see my logo on big screen!  

I also provide quick Facebook banner designs just to give them some regular content. 

Google Doodle allowing us to imagine

The google doodle yesterday was celebrating Hermann Rorschach’s ink blot test, I thought to try this out and share what I can picture on some of these blot creations.

High tower with a spiked top monument and door situated in a foggy night

Robot snapping a piece of wood

ET hugging a tree

White bearded man with smoke coming out of its ears

an Angel falling down a hole with an umbrella

Finally well done Google for including two dinosaurs balancing on balls ;)

Long time, no update

Hi everyone, it has been a while since I have updated! Personally I can say it’s due to things happening but not so big, however it’s time to share what I have been up to so far. 

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I am currently back in my home town living with the family, working as a house keeper (exciting!). Having a job so dull has inspired me to keep on going and creating though so I have not given up.

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I am applying for design vacancies at the moment and waiting from one interview which is Cosatto based in Bolton (I will mention in detail when I know the results). If I don’t get so lucky with Cosatto, a company called Motive Technology in Oxenholme is willing to take me on for two weeks! If they like how I work I may get a full time job! :)

 

brooksh12:

These are a few rough sketches that me and sophia did, very simple, we where going to do them in red, straight forward with a little play on the words.

brooksh12:

This is the task that we did to day, we had to read the brief and pick out key word of what the client wants, this was just an example we followed, I think i turned out well, I learned a lot from this session, especially how to make objects 3D, which is what I did with the panels going through the middle of the door.

brooksh12:

This is the task that we did to day, we had to read the brief and pick out key word of what the client wants, this was just an example we followed, I think i turned out well, I learned a lot from this session, especially how to make objects 3D, which is what I did with the panels going through the middle of the door.

mitchells12:

So this was our final logo, you may notice that everyone’s is the same this is because we were all creating one of Laura’s designs. I created this on illustrator using mostly the pen tool but she also showed us the smooth tool which we used to neaten up our original shapes. If I did this again I would make the door smaller and maybe make the beetroot more round.

mitchells12:

So this was our final logo, you may notice that everyone’s is the same this is because we were all creating one of Laura’s designs. I created this on illustrator using mostly the pen tool but she also showed us the smooth tool which we used to neaten up our original shapes. If I did this again I would make the door smaller and maybe make the beetroot more round.

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