Final year project
Book Illustration [Read more]
Penguin Young Designer Books
I entered into the Penguin Young Designer Competition and produced three different book covers for three different genres:
Children's Fiction - Talking Turkey's by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Adult Fiction - Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee by Meera Syal
and Non-Fiction - The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
Each book offered unique challenges regarding theme and audience. Because of this, I had to work adaptively, changing my style and tone to suit the different genres. I used a variety of techniques that included collage and paint textures to make the designs more engaging.
50's American Diner Challenge Certificate
I was commissioned by the manager of an American 50s Diner to create a new certificate for customers. The certificate is given for the completion of a challenge meal in the restaurant.
When designing this certificate, I had to keep within the established theme and style of the Diner, allowing for seamless integration into the restaurant.
Grimms Fairytales: Volume 1 - Book Cover
For a self-directed project, I designed an entire book involving the authentic Grimms Fairytales, including original illustrations, page layout and I also selected relevant typefaces for the book. The illustrations for the book were produced physically, using ink and bleach to create a high contrast effect, which I then digitally enhanced.
Grimms Fairytales: Volume 1 - Selected Interior Pages
These are some of the selected interior pages for the self-directed book project, Grimms Fairytales: Volume 1. Each story has a title page with its own unique illustration, with the imagery continuing throughout the rest of the pages to help readers navigate and engage with the story.
Collaborative Book Project - Interior Pages
For this collaborative book project, we were tasked with redesigning a book, Cautionary Tales For Children by Hilaire Belloc.
My role in the project was to select a relevant typeface for the main body of text, design a typeface for the titles and create eight pages with unique linework illustrations for my chosen story.
Credit to Nix Newton (Colourist).
UX Design - Huddle App
For a self-directed project, I tasked myself to design an app to help combat depression and loneliness due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. The app, Huddle, is intended to be used by everyone to help them connect with others who have similar interests and enable them to talk to someone whilst in this period of isolation. It works like a dating app, but for friendship instead, where it will match you up with like-minded individuals.
Red Riding Hood
This was part of a Photography brief that explored environmental portraiture photography. I chose to look at the character of Red Riding Hood and photographed her wandering aimlessly through the woods, seemingly unaware that someone was watching her.
Logo Design - Business Card Mockup
For a self-directed project, a friend commissioned me to create a logo for their Instagram page. The logo had to fit with their established style and be suitable to be used on a variety of different platforms, such as business cards, a website or packaging for when they sell their products.
I am a Graphic Artist that enjoys incorporating traditional media into my digital work.
Throughout my time at Loughborough University, I have produced a variety of different works in areas such as logo design, books, posters, app design, and photography.
Within my work, I utilise textures produced by physical media, for example, gouache, watercolours, and linocut printing, to create digital work that looks unique and enjoyable. I am always looking to explore new techniques within my digital work to make authentic-looking designs and improve my skills.
My aspiration for the future is to become an independent artist/designer and set up a small business offering commissions and selling prints of my artwork.
Final year project