Graphic design & Visual communication 



Phantom Architecture (PA) Essay
Book design and copy, 48 pages, 120mm x 210mm

An essay based on an original concept: phantom architecture.

Phantom architecture is informed by the neurological phenomenon of ‘phantom limbs’, in which an amputee experiences the sensation of their missing limb, applying the concept to the field of modern architecture. The essay examines current small and large scale examples of phantom architecture and identifies design implications surrounding them.

The 48 page essay graphically references medical documents and MRI software throughout and on the cover where an infrared thermal imaging map references the connection between archiitecture and the body.  

Eery images of de-socialised architectures are combined with rigid and structured typography and layout in an attempt to mirror the phantom like structures referenced within. 


Phantom Architecture (PA) Posters
Digital Print, 420mm x 594mm (A2)


Supporting posters designed alongside Phantom Architecture essay. 
Graphically referencing MRI software and scans



Shipment
Exhibition social media assets and printed content.
Wall text Posters 841mm x 1189mm (A0)

Shipment works with cross overs between creative and practical industries through its projects.
It is a small collective run by Oly Durcan and myself that brings in contributors from individual thinkers to industry specific companies.

The first programme took the form of a residency at the Many Hands studio complex at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, London. 4 exhibitions, performances, talks and a screening took place in an open plan 6000sq ft hall amongst 300 studio holders in the building over 4 months.

Shipments design is influenced by a range of materials relating to the process of shipping, for example, labels, ‘Sorry we missed you’ cards, postage stamps, boxes and scanning software. Shipment’s ever-changing, fluid nature is reflected within the design through contextually relevant visuals that are forever evolving with each show.

Due to the success of the first programme I will be heading a small refresh to the branding of Shipment whilst focusing on delivering interesting design outcomes. We will also be looking to produce work in other mediums starting with a project for Artlicks festival in October.

Forma Arts - Beth Kettel, Baseline Drift
Exhibition printed asset Final 210mm X 297mm (A4) Folded to A5

A series of experiments and final outcome for a handout used at an exhibition by Forma arts. Beth Kettels performance ‘Baseline Drift’ Responds to Vestry Road Playground as a dynamic and inclusive public arena, artist and athlete Beth Kettel has worked with local basketball players and WAVE choir to explore how games and play shape our understanding of the world.

Shirley Stewart
Branding, printed assets and art direction

Shirley Stewart is a potter based in Lewisham Arthouse. Alongside her own personal practice, Shirley teaches workshops and courses dedicated to the craft of pottery for all ages.

The basis of the brand identity stems from the concept of “flow” and Shirley’s relationship with the potter’s wheel. Flow, a concept defined by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, describes a state of mind that is achieved or triggered by an activity, and which is characterised by a feeling of energised focus, complete involvement in and enjoyment of an activity. Having spent countless hours using the potter’s wheel perfecting her craft, Shirley has developed a unique connection with the tool. Her control and comfortability make it seem like the wheel is an extension of her body and self.

We reflected these ideas in the logo, which combines Shirley’s initials with her most valuable tool, the potter’s wheel. A colour combination inspired by the terracotta and stoneware clay found in Shirley’s studio was picked to form a relationship between studio, process and brand. Due to its spherical nature, a Poppins font was used to reference the wheel. Finally, a custom ‘S’ mirroring the logo is combined with a bold weight in order to give the brand a fun and approachable feel. The contrast also referencing the courses being for children and adults, beginners and experienced potters.



FOLD (Lab)
Bi fold print 297mm × 420mm (A3) 

FOLD (lab) is a new cross-disciplinary arts platform embedded within London’s newest 24hr licensed music and arts venue FOLD, based in Canning Town. I created part of the folding handout used on the opening night. The handout included line-ups and a wayfinding map showing where all artists work could be located.



Middleton Deli
Branding, digital and Print

Middleton is a new, independent cafe/deli based in Lewisham, South London.

After initial conversations with the clients we quickly realised the physical space and interiors were an important part of the cafes identity. Due to the clients formally being part of the furniture and interior design world it meant they had paid special attention to the quality of materials and the presentation of original architectural characteristics. With this in mind we decided it was important that the design encapsulated elements of the architecture in order to create a rich connection between the space and brand.  

Middletons logo and colour pallette references the original glazed tiles found throughout the interior as well as original tiled signage found on the exterior of the building. the angle of the severe cracks and breaks found in the tiles were used as values to cut out of the typography to create a subtle wordmark referencing Middletons unique space and history.

Due to the importance of materiality within the space we then focused on collaboratively  choosing G.F Smith paper stock with the client which again referenced the colours found within the interiors as well as the high standard of interior materials.

We also created printed and digital marketing material that was used during the lead up the the cafes opening. With the strap line, ‘A coffee you’ve had to wait three years for had better be a good one.’ This referencing that the owner had bought and finished the cafe three years before opening, leaving locals desperate to find out what was happening in the space.



Architectural Ritualism
Speculative project

Architectural Ritualism is a fictional entity that, through the use of performance and visuals, looks to explore how architectural issues like de-socialisation, function and use, can be manipulated to create speculative and immersive moments, that cause people to question their relationship with and design of modern architecture.

The design takes on a fluid nature that is contextually relevant to the intervention or event that is taking place. However the graphic basis of all of the work is defined by architectural characteristics like stained glass windows that are overlooked as a form of communiction.




Architectural Ritualism Poster series

Posters, 40mm x 594mm (A2)

Series of posters supporting Architectural Ritualisms performance. Inspired by stained glass window communication.


PBVM (Present Body Vacant Mind)
Experimental graphic tabloid, 289mm x 280mm

Present Body, Vacant Mind (PBVM) was a personal project designed to help me understand and experiment with new visual processes and software such as Cinema 4D.



Flatland Projects
Artwork for a solo exhibition at Source Park, Hastings.

Sussex-based design collective and pop-up gallerists Flatland Projects commissioned me to produce visuals for a solo exhibition in the largest underground BMX park in Europe.
The artwork produced references and celebrates the history of the venue, which was once a Victorian baths, in the spirit of Architectural Ritualism. The artworks act as pre ritual tools that would be used by Architectural ritualism as a 2d diagram of the rituals that will take place.

White Rock

Fold out research document
Unfolded 580mm x 600mm, Folded 145mm x 300mm


White Rock is a fold out booklet which documents my research and process for a solo show at Flatland_Projects in Hastings. 

Paper Space (Ongoing) 
Booklet 210mm × 297mm (A4)


Inspired by Bernard Tschumi’s work ‘advertisements for architecture’.
This document looks to Utilise the human body as a new reference point for architectural and spacial experience.
The document combines architectural images with medical texts to form a richer connection between audience and imagery.
This comparison between bodily features and functions that we as humans experience on a daily basis and architectural features and functions may allow us to further understand architecture through paper space as well as real space.


Soledad Lowe
Lookbook design, 148mm x 210mm (A5)

Lookbook art direction and design for Miami based jewellery brand Soledad Lowe.


Tapemind
Artwork

Tapemind is a quarterly graphic publication based in Perth, Australia.
I was asked to be part of issue 3 ‘Primitive Studies’, a celebration of primitive culture.The final graphic takes inspiration from primitive body painting and mark making, a ritual that, in primitive life acted as an important social and political construct.