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An Exciting Time In My Life


This has been an amazingly exciting month! I’ve not had a chance to stop and recognise how quickly things are happening and changing.

About a month ago, I was living on energy drinks, sleeping for anything from 0-3 hours a night, and working like a crazy person on my final major project!
…which paid off! I’ve just found out I’ve graduated with a 2:1 which I am absolutely over the moon with!  

Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of helping to organise the “TA2” Trevor Beattie Visual Communication awards. This was a combination of discussing branding and logo design with the team (the final design was designed by Joseph Heeley and the whole thing revolved around cubes), ‘helping’ Callum with the on-stage motion graphics, phoning around getting quotes from T-shirt companies, cutting up tattoo transfers of the logo, and putting up framed poster prints in the venue; The Glee  Club. 

A handful of my friends were nominated for various awards, including the CGI award, the stop motion award, the 2D animation award, the Brian Griffin, the Library of Birmingham photographic award, The Pitch vis com award, the entrepreneurship award, moving image awards, illustration awards, and graphic design award. It was so lovely to see people winning statues, making speeches and getting recognition for some excellent design work!

I was nominated for the Trevor Beattie Student Of The Year award, which in itself was a huge honour! I was lucky enough to be chosen by Trevor as the runner up! He said some amazing things about my work and promised to keep in touch. Such a great outcome.

I’ve since been offered an interview for an internship at The Viral Ad Network in Bristol. Which has potential to be a really brilliant opportunity, even being interviewed is exciting enough in itself! Fingers crossed hey?

Thank you to everyone who has supported me for three years, when I’ve gone crazy from drawing the same thing 300 times. My parents, my classmates, my housemates and all my closest friends! 

I couldn’t currently tell you where I’ll be in a years time, hopefully I’ll have the foundations for a career in the industry. I may have some freelance work under my belt, I may be working for a company and loving it. But wheels are definitely in motion, and it’s exciting! Here’s to the future! 

My up to date showreel! 

So I had an idea back in the days of brain storming ideas for the KINO10 i-dent.
One of them was a pixelation style animation of a KINO10 cookie being baked, taken out of the oven, and eaten.
Here’s examples of test shots from what would have been the animation.
I started hunting down models using Star Now. But dropped the idea in favour of another.


Another example of viral fashion advertising, for Prada 2011.

This has SO much personality, partly because the model is doing an excellent job either at having a great time, or pretending to have a great time!
But also because the edit is so high energy and snappy and quick pased!

The ‘Prada’ logo uses really classic typography, but a simple concept like having each letter appear one at a time is really fun and up to date!  

An example of viral video used to promote fashion.
As I’ve just created a little viral video myself for the fashion brand “Walk The Plank” which my friend Sarah Chevis is working on at present!

This is Versace for H&M 2011, it’s easy to loose focus from the clothes and pay more attention to the crazy narrative and detailed set design!  

'My Best Friend Is You'  - Kate Nash.

Album Artwork by Kate Gibb. 

Who has also created album artwork for Bob Marley and The Chemical Brothers! 

Click the image to see Kate’s portfolio. Her work has a strong graphic design personaility, with an illustrative edge! 

Brian Wildsmith illustration 

Children’s Book illustration by Brian Wildsmith. All of his work is really rich in texture & lovely thick saturated colours.