One of the projects I've been working on lately was an infographic for a Jewellers to show how the history of watch design has evolved over the last 100 years. Infographics are a great way of promoting a cause, or a business. If you have an idea or a cause that you think would make a great infographic drop me a line.
I really enjoyed the challenge of this illustration - watch design isn't an area I know much about, so I had to do a lot of research into the appearance of these watches. Getting stuck into the research and making my illustrations as accurate as possible while retaining a certain style made this project appeal to me. Plus, who doesn't like designing an infographic every now and then?
I love the distinct styling on the faces that the old watches have - the type on some of the numbers was excellent, not to mention the ornate craftsmanship that went into each item.
As the years go on, the designs of the watches get less ornate and more techy. How cool is the Seiko TV watch? Crazy to think that this came about in the 80's.
Below is the full infographic. Hopefully you'll learn something new.
I'm very excited to share with you the news that I've been nominated for the Prize for Illustration 2017 - Sounds of the City. The competition is run by the AOI (Association of Illustrators) and the London Transport Museum. The brief was to create an illustration inspired by the sounds of a city.
Whenever I'm in a new place, I love to check out the local markets. Whether it's the large food market on La Ramblas, Barcelona or a roadside veg stall in a Japanese fishing village, I get rather excited by the prospect of buying fresh produce. It seemed natural to base my illustration on Billingsgate Fish Market. I like fish. I like markets. Winning combination. There's tradition, history, sights and smells in this corner of London. Old fishermen tell tall tales, traders call out, porters scurry and tourists flock while the City slowly wakes.
The private view is held in May so I'll keep you posted with how I get on!
Those of you who know me will know I'm pretty into training in martial arts. I've been training in Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate) for over ten years now and a problem I've encountered time and time again is the lack of great clothing designed for female martial artists. So naturally, I was stoked when a great start-up, Medusa Sport, contacted me to design their branding and illustrate their first range of clothing specifically designed for female martial artists.
I met with the founders, a husband & wife team to discuss where they saw their brand going and what they wanted to achieve. I love working with start-up companies because they are so passionate about their product and this stage is one of the most interesting as I find chatting with people who have a plan and a vision to be really inspiring.
I was tasked with coming up with a logo which would be scaleable and used across a variety of different media. It needed to work just as well online as it did stitched into a garment. After several options, we went for a simple wordmark, dynamic and bold yet fuss free. The company is focused on hard-training women, so we decided to keep it as minimal as possible with what the garment is being used for taking priority over any flourish.
In addition to the logo, I designed their initial range of training tops & tees. They wanted two distinct styles, some 'old world' style typography and a geometric block print as they were testing the market. I'm happy working across a range of styles so it was a good job to flex my creative muscles on.
To tie the project together, I worked with badass photographer Felix Smith to put together a lookbook and web photography to be sent out to press. The photoshoot was a great success, I love the creative direction side of this job just as much as I enjoy beavering away at a logo. I had my arm twisted to appear in front of the camera as well, but you'll have to check out their site to see those ones!
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