Final year project
Talking Turkeys [Read more]
A redesigned cover for Benjamin Zephaniah's poetry collection 'Talking Turkeys'. The title poem teaches us to challenge traditions with particular emphasis on why we eat turkey at Christmas. I wanted to imagine a Christmas table without this staple but still wanted to communicate the celebratory and fun energy of Zephaniah's poetry.
Full Cover Design for Talking Turkeys
I enjoyed creating my own typography for this cover, it helped me connect with Zephaniah's creativity. I tried to communicate this through my use of colour and by referencing the other poems in this fabulous collection in my design.
Fright Night Poster
A poster from a project that aims to get young people to engage with the cinema. One problem I identified in this project about the cinema, is that people feel they have no one to attend with as their friends and family like different film genres to them. This poster promoted themed nights where participants are encouraged to mingle and make friends with new people who have similar taste in films.
Packaging designs for a project encouraging young people to engage with the cinema again. These would be given out for free in town centres to advertise the event and celebrate individual aspects of the cinema. I illustrated two designs for each genre of film. One design had a famous character who symbolized the chosen genre and the other had a collection of objects related to famous films from that genre.
In The Land of the Giants
A piece in an illustrated trail for a speculative project aiming to make poetry more accessible. The images in the trail can be scanned by a smartphone or tablet to give insider knowledge into the poem or the poet. Each image has a digital reading that can be listened to when looking at the illustration.
Another piece in an illustrated trail for a speculative project aiming to make poetry more accessible and an example of how the interactive element works.
I specialise in illustration with a strong love for storytelling, colour and line. My style has been described as quirky, creative, and professional. I enjoy illustrating a variety of topics and chose to tackle several projects, all with different tones and subject matter.
I would love to combine my passion for reading and drawing by securing a job illustrating book covers with a view of freelancing as well. I gather inspiration from lots of sources ensuring my work is varied and fun. I am excited for the opportunities to come and would love to tackle a wide range of projects.
Final year project