London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival relaunched in 2014 as BFI FLARE. In keeping with the new name I was tasked with taking the spirit of the festival and embodying it in an image. Working with photographer Vanessa Lockett we photographed a model painted in UV body paint and the resulting striking photos were used across the whole campaign, posters, brochure, website and social media.
BFI Releases film posters
Au Revoir les Enfants, An Autumn Afternoon, Ordet, Gone WIth The Wind Recent commissions from the BFI include these film posters. The brief was to work with the existing iconic imagery already associated with the films and to give them a contemporary twist to attract a new audience.
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2008 I was responsible for the art direction and design for the brand identity for the LLGFF including a poster campaign and brochure. The concept was to represent the diversity of the audience without being specific so I came up with the idea of identifying people by their footwear.
BFI Film Season posters A selection of campaign posters for film seasons at the NFT while I was working there as Senior Graphic Designer.
Mackintosh Architecture Feb–April 2015 Working with 3D Designers Drinkall Dean I did all the graphic design for the exhibition of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's architectural designs, drawings and models at the Architecture Gallery, RIBA. I also worked on the marketing design and signage for the gallery.
Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith Sep–Dec 2014 This exhibition was the first major retrospective for British photographer Edwin Smith in the Architecture Gallery at RIBA. I was responsible for all the graphic design for the exhibition. Drinkall Dean were the 3D Designers.
Annual Report I designed a 36 page book and detailed financial information supplement for the National Theatre. The illustration on the cover was inspired by the building when it is illuminated at night and gave the report a bold, new look while keeping true to the NT's brand.
Case for Support Document A 32 page book highlighting the work of the NT and laying out their ambitious plans for their future to potential funders.
Cardboard Citizens is a charity that changes the lives of homeless and displaced people through theatre and the performing arts. My design for their annual report took inspiration from Victorian theatre playbills.
Branding, Print, Web
Hidden Treasures is a project run by the Collections Trust which brings Museums and Galleries together through events and workshops that showcase items in their collections not usually on display to the public. After a very successful first year they needed a new brand and print collateral to raise their profile. I worked with another designer Rachael Lightowler to design a logo and brand for the project, which was very successful.
These panels were a display that I designed commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, at the Science Museum.
3 MILLS STUDIOS
Branding, Print collateral, e-comms, merchandise
3 Mills Studios are London's largest film & television production studio. Working with designer Rachael Lightowler we developed a new striking brand that drew attention to their unique facilities and location. Inspiration for the brand came from the idea of coloured spotlights. Work included design of brochures, display books, print advertisements, e-communications and merchandise.
Branding, Merchandise, print, web
Pinkstinks is a campaign that targets the products, media and marketing that prescribe heavily stereotyped and limiting roles to young girls. I have been involved since the beginning designing their logo, merchandise print and web collateral.
THE GEEK CALENDAR
The Geek Calendar was a project about geeks, by geeks, in support of geeks – conceived by a group of colleagues to raise money for the Libel reform campaign in conjunction with English PEN. It featured celebrities such as Brian Cox and Jonathan Ross. I designed the cover as a colourful pie-chart, representing a year broken down into 365 days and highlighting lots of significant geeky events. It raised over £16,000 for charity, made the Guardian.com frontpage and was one of the Independent's list of 10 Best Calendars.
Wellcome Book Prize Branding, Invitation, Booklet
Identity design and printed collateral for the inaugural Wellcome Trust Book Prize, a literature prize that celebrates the topics of health and medicine in literature. I designed the print for the launch, which included a booklet and a concertina fold invitation with foil-embossed end cards.
John Thomson in China Exhibition Poster, Invitation
Marketing design for an exhibition of the photographs of John Thomson (1868–1872). The exhibition toured China and the UK.
Moosejaw Woodworks are a workshop who provide bespoke joinery for theatre, retail and private clients. They regularly work with Cath Kidston on shop interiors and exhibition fit-outs for the Turner Gallery, Margate. I designed a logo and brand for them that neatly combines their name and trade.
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Secret War gallery
Exhibition graphics Secret War is the Imperial War Museum's gallery devoted to the history of espionage. The gallery was looking dated so I was asked to update all the graphics with a simple graphic look which reflects the Museum's brand identity.
Architecture of War
Art direction, Exhibition graphics Architecture of War was a temporary exhibition of paintings, prints and photographs from the IWM's collections presenting artists' responses to the impact of warfare on landscape and environments. I worked with the curators to develop a suitable colour scheme and some simple graphics to best complement the display of works by artists including Paul Nash, Ronald Searle and Langlands and Bell.