Branding

Visual identity, reputation building, strategy, content, brand mission statement, tone of voice and employer branding. When filling out the request form, please note in the comments you are requesting a branding quote and give me as many details as possible to enable me to scope the project. Request quote

Research Paper Cover Design

With this project, there was a focus on the relationship between security & criminal justice and how it can be reimagined to manifest within the urban space. This has been my primary area of research for my client’s research portfolio. Specifically, the client wanted to explore new forms of personal protection & other tools that can be harnessed by community power to advance urban planning in methods not limited to state structures. “I think this is the one! I think the two ‘windows’ that have blocked light send a great message and the rigid lines are severe yet playful in…

Alura branding and logo

Alura Copenhagen

I was tasked with creating a logo for a jewellery and clothing brand that incorporated the letter A. The products are quite delicate and made with well-sourced and fine materials. Part of the product range includes kimono style clothing range and the jewellery features pearls with gold details. The patterns on the kimono are quite graphic and whimsical.  As part of the process, I created a series of possible designs, featuring the letter A, that delved into the products ethos and style imbued by the Alura brand. It was a requirement that the text logo incorporated a diamond symbol in…

Mountain

Mountain. This one is part of a larger work I created last year. This one was done in Illustrator and uses clean lines and solid forms. A minimalist outlook on the mountains far from home.

Three Reasons you should lift the veil on the mystical world of copywriting

Guest blog post by Kate Dwyer Damn, you’ve got it going on! You’re stepping up that ladder, onto the stage, into the spotlight. How are you going to stay there? To stay top of mind, at centre-stage, your name up in lights – you need to be everywhere, on every platform, every media. The website, at least three social media platforms, podcast, audio, video, photo. Or do you? And how do you know what’s going to deliver the best bang for your brand? Short of breath yet? Overwhelmed. Time to delegate, and chill. A copywriter is your saviour from the…

Flamingo drawing with facebook and twitter logos with two people shouting icon

The accidental impact when influencers post on social media

In the last few days, in light of Elon Musk, urging people to delete their Facebook accounts, I have been contemplating all of my social media. Questioning why I am connected to so many different accounts. Being an artist and a writer in my spare time and a webmaster in my day job has led me to start up accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Dribble, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Behance, Google My Business, Youtube, Ello, and Patreon. Then there’s etsy, saatchi and saatchi and society 6, the list goes on. There are also other accounts amongst those, that I monitor for other…

Scene outline and plot guide for writing novels

The way I write is like an avalanche. Presently, I have four novels in the process. Two of which, in my excitement, were sent to agents in the hope of getting them published. After many rejections, I pondered what I could do to improve my stories. Not having access to a ready stream of editors and draft reading guinea pigs, left me in a quandary. Online, there are myriad resources for writers and between several different suggestions, I created my own scene outline and plot guide. This has helped me a great deal in figuring out various sections and explanations…

Painting by Adam Murray, lady reclining on a bed in the sun in pink and green

Fine artist with an obsession for painting: Adam Murray

Adam Murray is a fine art painter, based in Port Macquarie, Australia, but ships his femme fatale paintings worldwide. Subject matter includes, the female form, oceanic scenes and whimsical brush strokes that flow like liquid candy across the canvas. Adam’s art works range from the erotic to the sublime and catch the viewer’s attention with the fine details of an eye of the contour of a still life form. Not all of Adam’s paintings are of an erotic nature, with whales and typography also featuring amongst his body of works. If he is given a subject or commissioned to complete…

Black and white photograph of a sailing ship

Feature artist: Photographer, David Gardiner

David is an Australian photographer and musician living in London. David predominately shoots with a Canon EOSM10, an easy to manipulate camera, that contains more complex functions, for times when lighting or shutter speed needs to be adjusted on site. When editing, David utilises Canon Digital Professional 4 software. There are many reasons why David picked up a camera, the main one being to push himself to do better, finding the challenge of the composition and subject and training the eye to see beyond the normal field of vision. Natural contrasts, the way the light hits a building or simple…