THE GRAPHIC DESIGN OF
Film Posters, 2019 - 2020: Goldfish is a fourth year short film by students at Edinburgh College of Art. I initially served as set-photographer, but was commissioned to create a poster using some of the photos that I had taken. The film is a dystopian look at a prisoner whose memory is wiped over time as a means to forget about his criminal past, and so a sense of claustrophobia and grittiness was key to this design.
Drip is another student short, from Edinburgh Napier. A more surreal film about drug addiction and obsessions with others. Two posters were mocked up, one leaning towards a more vibrant horror tone, and one more muted and serious.
And lastly an unused design for an ECA short sci-fi about two old men who escape a nursing home in order to make it to their home planet in space.
EP Covers, 2016 - 2018: Above are a series of EP covers for Lewis Macpherson and Joseph Flower, local indie artists based in Edinburgh. The designs have come from a collaboration between the artists and myself, experimenting with different photography techniques and ideas.
Yellow Helen Who's Who, 2020: A social media campaign that I designed for a rock band in which I drum. The key was lightheartedness, and something in which our followers could learn something about us, whilst building up a brand image for ourselves.
GMC Logo, 2017: This logo was commissioned by Gillespie Memorial Church, a church in the heart of Dunfermline, Fife. The aim with this logo was to take the old logo, as seen below the new logo and website, and create something more professional and eye-catching. I utilised the flames in the previous logo as iconography for the new one, symbolising not only the flame of the Church, but the Holy Trinity. The flame also allows for a pop of colour depending on the context.
Happy Sad Logo, 2017: Happy Sad Productions is an independent theatre company created at Queen Margaret University. They have produced numerous amateur productions and pantomimes across Edinburgh. The brief was quite loose, with the main request being to utilise the iconic mask shapes linked with theatre. I created the logo in Illustrator, with an intent to evoke playfulness, with bright colours and soft lines.
Exodus Logo, 2019: The logo designs above are for a charity focused on creating awareness for human trafficking and modern day slavery. For this more serious topic, the charity logo had to remain respectful to victims and people affected by such difficult circumstances. The final logo on the right was created through experimentation, focusing on the notion of being hidden, yet in plain sight.
Gig Posters, 2019: Two poster designs, both used for gigs at Brig Below in Leith. The posters were meant to reflect the buzz of the headlining bands. The butterfly pictured is a Yellow Helen butterfly. The idea behind this poster was to create a contrast between the elegance of the insect and the vibrancy of the colours, in order to create a compelling yet alternative pop feel. For Dr Salad, I decided on the repetition to create a bit of chaos and energy.
University Assignments, 2018 - 2019: These three designs were made specifically for university in Media Production. The first was a mock festival poster for a specific genre. My genre was horror and so I tried to use colour, photography and typography reminiscent of B-Horror movie posters from the 50s and 60s.
The second poster was for a yearly awards ceremony. 'The Silver Swans', celebrating the best videos and designs from Film and Media students. The design strives for the drama and distinction that surrounds various awards ceremonies across the world.
And finally The Madeira Times was a mock newspaper cover created with our own photography and fake news stories. Included is a mock interview I made with my flatmate at the time.