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Website & brand designer

Being Creative 24/7

With 10+ years experience working in design I bring my creative approach into each brief I receive; being able to identify project goals and deliver to requested timeframes.

Artful Magazine Design

All about art

A Mag was a fantastic project I loved creating during periods of lockdown, connecting with fellow artists and putting together something magical.

The original idea was to have a print run but because of Covid printing and distribution would have been impossible, the magazine was instead distributed online with mailshots going out to 2000+ paid subscribers.

Download the PDF here

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Various parameters were set – “make it bold! and feel free to showcase lots of arts.” Asked to draw inspiration from urban arts culture for a young to mid age readership, while also containing articles that might appeal to older generations.

The cover features my own art – digital stencils in a street art style layered over Photoshop landscapes and cartoon drawings.

I wanted to create a fully custom look to the design with mixtures of cartoons and art all layered together so that each page has a little surprise to keep the reader entranced.

cartoon characters created with Procreate on the iPad and exported to photoshop and indesign.
artwork within the text is a visual trick I have seen work before in similar publications.
Content was written to be quick and easy to digest.
I created a custom InDesign template for the magazine that has been supplied to directors for future use. All pages were created custom to fit the content.
Click here to download the PDF – best viewed in a good PDF reader.

This position also involved me designing and building websites as well as many print productions.

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Good design can add value to every project because it is the first thing customers will see from you, so add a mix of creative thinking to your recipe and 20+ years design experience; the ways you communicate hold the keys to your success.