Pop Brixton was Make Shift’s first project. It has used recycled shipping containers and reclaimed materials to transform an empty plot of land in the heart of Brixton, South London, into a thriving community space that is now home to around 50 local businesses.
As the graphic designer, I create all the digital and printed assets for events and happenings around the site.
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Liverpool Noise x ICYMI
ICYMI Presents strive to champion fresh talent.
Smithdown Road Festival is an event in Liverpool that takes place in several venues along the road. Like most festivals, ICYMI wanted to attract young, hip music lovers. We ensured that the promotional material was atmospheric and eye-catching.
ICYMI provide a platform that offers gig opportunities from grassroots level upwards. "Our mission is to always shout about artists we personally love."
I continuously work in partnership with ICYMI to develop their ever-evolving visual identity. I create the promotional material for their upcoming events across print and social media, and hope to make many more.
The identity is inspired by the simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design, whilst implementing pastel colours (lots of millennial pink here) to attract a young and contemporary crowd.
I created a printed lookbook and accompanying business cards for Tamar Attia.
The editorial style of this lookbook reflects Tamar’s expressive and vibrant portfolio by displaying her work in inventive ways. The range of photographs, scans, negatives and fashion illustrations gives an insight into how her designs can be used.
The Less I Know The Better
This project was inspired by Tame Impala's track 'The Less I Know the Better'. From this I developed a poster series to accompany it.
I tried out embroidery for the first time and created a basketball solar system, inspired by the incredible music video by CANADA. The basketballs represent how the wrath of Trevor, the basketball player, has encapsulated the brokenhearted protagonist's whole universe.
A collaborative animation project with illustrator and print designer Tamar Attia. Entered into D&AD 2016 for Shutterstock.
Brief: Pick two archetypes and create a static or moving image for each one that tells a story from the modern world. Look to unexpected places, find the dramatic in the seemingly banal, the emotion and humanity that underlies the routine of our daily lives.
Me and Tamar spent many hours brainstorming, sketching, and researching. We worked together on the concepts; most of the final illustration was hand-drawn by Tamar; I handled the colour, animation, and digital aspects. Through this brief I taught myself most of what I know about animation.
Psychedelia inspired exploration
An ongoing personal experiment.
I found myself knee-deep in mountains of paper and card I've accumulated over the years. I wanted to get away from the screen and create with my hands, a practice too often neglected. Through slicing and dicing to me little hearts content, I discovered that I enjoy using paper as its own medium. It is a different kind of creative process.
I used my love of 60's psychedelic design and dissected it. I pulled apart the shapes and symbols and learnt how they work together to make intricate works of art. Often in this movement there were seemingly moving shapes and kaleidoscope effects. Colours from the opposite ends of the colour wheel were used to intensify the feeling of the 'trip'.
I delved into the deep, dark world of A Clockwork Orange to make an alternative book cover design.
Poster design for the band Nikki & the Waves’ EP release party. To visualise these 'Waves', I experimented using paint pens, a scanner and photoshop. I wanted to create an elusive atmosphere of being caught up in the dark, deep ocean. I've heard that's where all the best EP release parties happen.