The well loved Woolacombe and Mortehoe Voice magazine is published for visitors to the area as well as the local community. Lorna of W and MV required a professional logo to accompany the expanding work she intends to do with the magazine.
It was important to her that the logo captured the area (either through colour or the use of iconic landmarks) and that the overall feel was not too corporate. 'Friendly and approachable" - just like the magazine, which is quite 'naive' in its style'.
Since April 2016 I have been working with Draco Pub Company (Now 'Stay original Company)who own and run three well known public houses/hotels throughout Somerset.
With the pubs having so many offers and events they needed a quick turnaround on posters and flyers that could be printed in-house. The brief was to keep the designs simple - but more importantly to avoid a corporate/branded feel.
Darren's brief for the show stand was to replicate the front of the Rimsavers product box on the main exhibition stand graphic. The bundle also included a pop up counter that you could print
graphics on both the front and top.
As I have worked on the box design for the Rimsavers product I am familiar with the brands vision. To make the designs easier to imagine in situe I came up with two design visuals for him to choose from. See these and the final product below.
I always enjoy being commissioned for illustration projects so I jumped at the chance to be part of this project! Chella, a friend and writer based in Taunton commissioned me to design her very own avatar for use online on her various social media platforms (Twitter, G+, Pinterest etc). It was important to Chella that the avatar reflected her Caribbean background and was in a flat, vector style. Taking inspiration from her brief and images Chella liked - together we came up with this final design.
The design brief for this logo design was very simple - "Something that reflects the eccentricity of the company". The Stay Original Company approached me to design them a logo for their up-coming company name change. The organisation run four (and potentially more) pubs throughout the South West.
The decor, accommodation, food provided at each pub are considerably creative and individual. It was important that the logo was exciting and fresh - representing the originality and individuality of the company.
The Little Latte are a new and very successful Artisan bakery & cafe based in Bagshot, Surrey.
The owners needed some printed menus for their 'eat in' customers and for distribution around the local area. My design was in line with the rustic feel of the cafe and their carefully chosen awning colour. I used logos from their fabulous list of suppliers and a nice dash of hot pink to introduce some fun and colour.
Mud Mountain is a company that supply quality terracotta pots handmade by Artisan potters in Tuscany, Italy. They sell online and to garden designers and landscapers. Not the kind of pots you find in garden centres! They were looking to obtain a brand awareness with a logo that reflected: Quality, Artistic and Rustic. The company name doesn't say what they do, so the logo needed to help with that in some way.
I regularly create social media graphics for Name It Labels. On a lovely sunny April afternoon I received an email from Gillian and it went something like this:
"Need postcard for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Something along the lines of the old Uncle Sam poster thing - 'Bloggers we need you."
See what I came up with!
Sophia approached me to design an identity for her new business - a 'news and views' website - bringing trusted news from the West Country (with a focus on Mendips, Wrington Vale and Chew
Valley). The aim was to design an identity that was able to attract the interest of people within the age range of 25-55, so it was very important that
the design was friendly, vibrant and inspirational - yet kept a sense of authority and professionalism.
A lovely magazine advert designed for a Taunton based lawn specialist. Gary needed something simple and professional for any future promotion in local magazines, so I designed a half page and quarter page advert in both colour and black and white in line with his businesses current branding.
Following that, I designed some business cards for presenting to new and potential customers.
I have been working closely with Kim from the marketing department at AB Heritage - an Archeological Consultancy based in Taunton - to create a promotional postcard and web graphics targeting those working on the new High Speed rail network.
The scale of the HS2 project is vast so the message needed to be simple and quick to understand, yet not too closely targeted to any specific audience/industry.
Radiant Blinds have invested in some new vans over the last year and they requested a vehicle wrap design that was eye catching for both their white and black vehicles. Using appropriate templates I created visuals for the sign-writers to work from.
See the finished product here!
Nicola has set up her own small business called 'The Flower Tree" - specialising in home grown British cut flowers. The business is very much in its infancy so Nicola approached me for help towards her branding - and more specifically a logo for use on her business cards, social media and website.
Being a very creative lady Nicola was a pleasure to work with - after reviewing my initial conceptsshe had a very clear idea about the direction she wanted to go in and has ended up with a lovely logo!
Name It Labels approached me in November to design some fun and eye-catching graphics to upload to their various social media sites and to 'spruce up' their tired looking website.
After some research into 'label printing' competitors and the Name it Labels brand - I designed a range of different adverts suitable for the Name it Labels website and their Facebook and Twitter pages.
See some examples here.
Sarah of Radiant Blinds, an awning company based in London, found a design of a flyer that she really liked and asked if I could replicate the feel which had muted colours and simple
As they say, "a picture is worth 1000 words", so as Radiant Blinds manufacture a variety of different products, this seemed like a very effective way to go towards expressing their full range.
The back of the A5 card was kept simple, with their logo, contact details and a brief summary of the incredible work they do in and around London (and now the `South West).
Dean and Anita came to me via Radiant Blinds to design a logo for their new cafe in Bagshot, Surrey. They had a very clear about the type of logo they were looking for and the colour scheme they
were looking to use, so it was very easy to translate their thoughts into a working design.
As a freelancer for Radiant Blinds, I also created a visual of the awning. Dean and Anita had picked a colour of paint that they were looking to match the awning to, so I worked with Radiant Blinds to pick the correct RAL and fabric colour match.
A good friend of mine decided to start up a freelance 'care' business where she offered help to those within her local area who need a little assistance to remain living in their own homes.
Angela, who is (and runs) Suppetia is a naturally cheerful, caring, creative and practical lady - so it was important to come up with a brand that was serious, but not too clinical or cold. The colour palette was created to be clean and bright and the final logo was chosen for it's clear and simple qualities.
Spencer from Boot Up PC was looking for a brochure that covered all the services of his I.T. solutions business, based in Taunton, Somerset. The ideal brochure would not be too technical but promote a friendly and approachable feel to his company.
Chella Ramanan was hired to write carefully tailored copy for the brochure and working closely together we were able to provide Boot Up PC with a brochure that was both visually digestible and informative.