GRAPHICS & ILLUSTRATION
Drawing was my earliest passion and sowed the seeds for the eventual move into graffiti and then onto graphic design and illustrations. Since the early days of computing and the technologies that have come with it I have become more interested in using them to create images but still rely on hand drawn works as well!
This section highlights a wide variety of projects and commissions I have taken on over the years and old and new media forms.
WINGS YOUTH CLUB LOGO 2016
The Wings Youth Club based at Our Lady’s Church on the Alexandra Park Estate in Moss Side asked for some help creating a new logo based on the children’s designs and ideas. The logo features the Earth, a rainbow and the doves of peace with angels wings framing the globe and rainbow.
WEDDING COUPLE PORTRAIT 2012, Aerosol and Markers on Canvas (60cm x 50cm)
A commissioned portrait of a couple for a wedding present using a multiple part stencil for each image. Two canvases made based on an original photograph using natural colours and a UV style painting.
SAL & CATH PORTRAIT 2012, Aerosol and Markers on Canvas (60cm x 50cm)
A portrait of two friends as a multiple image using a three part stencil for each image. Two fairly identical canvases were made.
“A CAUTIONARY TALE” 2011
Brink Productions commissioned workshops with Flixton Girls School to create a magazine exploring attitudes to alcohol and stranger danger when under the influence. Over seven weeks a group of young women at the school created this magazine for distribution using Photoshop, and Comic Life as well as cut outs during the story development sessions. Click into the first thumbnail and then use the arrows to navigate through the story.
SSPS BROCHURE 2010
A floor protection company commissioned a brochure and company styling for their website. The brochure is shown below however I understand they no longer exist so I have removed references to their address etc and the website seems to have gone as well.
POMPEY JACK 2010, Aerosol on Canvas (50cmx40cm)
A commission for a black/grey/chrome Union Jack style design on canvas. Request from a Portsmouth fan hence the “Pompey Jack”!
PARTINGTON HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE 2010
The Big Life Healthy Living Centre in Parington requested some signs for their reception. Two canvases were created and also a small one for a pop-up shop inside the centre.
OLDHAM “DRAGONS DEN” STYLE EVENT 2009
With short notice I was aksed to produce five drawings for a “dragons den” style funding event for Voluntary Action Oldham with a Simpsons style remit as it had to appeal to a wide group of people. The event was also featured in the Oldham Evening Chronicle.
TRAFFORD PARTNERSHIP EVENT INVITE 2005
A commission to design an invite to an event held at Lancashire Cricket Club.
TRAFFORD COUNCIL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN 2003
Designs for Trafford Council’s Sustainable Development “Your Space, Your Place, Your Future” campaign in 2003. Commissioned to do posters and a logo. They were used across a variety of merchandise including shopping bags and umbrellas!
The logo for the campaign.
Two of the posters for the campaign.
SALE MOOR COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT COVER 2003
A commission for the cover of the Sale Moor Community Needs Assessment in 2003.
TRAFFORD COUNCIL HOUSING STRATEGY MAGAZINE 2001
Trafford Council’s Housing Strategy Cover Design and an example of the inside design work (and no I am not responsible for the photoshopping of the crowd at Old Trafford!) 2001
The finished print used spot colours to highlight the photographs and lettering.
LAKES ESTATE PROJECT BOOKLET 2000
The front & back cover of a booklet produced for a Stretford group with the Mayor Of Trafford at the opening of a community garden on the Lake Estate in Stretford. (Photography by Gareth Lowe) 2000
COMMUNITY INVITE POSTCARD 2000
A simple postcard designed for a community groups workshop in 2000.