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Live from the Greenhouse


︎︎︎Album cover + Film







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︎Client – Audio Obscura
︎Role – Graphic design  / Film editing / Video effects



    This one is the fourth album I’ve designed for Neil, aka Audio Obscura, this one is a compliation album of Neil’s live performances over the last five years.

    He lives on a farm in Norfolk which happens to have an amazing disused greenhouse in a field behind the building complex. It’s a huge space that’s full of flowers, bees and broken glass. So the idea was to capture a live set and experiment with the footage.

     So using a couple of vintage digital cameras, and my iPad (using the app Mavis - which is great for experimenting with exposure and focus on the fly). I took three takes of the set from four angles simultaneously and spliced them together in Premiere.

    So I took my time to follow the flow of the music which becomes pretty spacey as it goes on, so I carefully overlaid close ups, tracking shots of the space, static long shots and some free vintage burn effects to create an evolving, cosmic, psychedelic influenced piece. 

   For the album cover, which is a digital release, I’ve tried to create the illusion of a physical vinyl format, with a shiny cellophane wrap and sticker, just for fun.


︎Audio Obscura Bandcamp







︎︎︎Album cover for Bandcamp


︎︎︎Film










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The Life Electronic


︎︎︎Album cover





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︎Client – Audio Obscura
︎Role – Art direction / graphic design / illustration


    Album artwork for electronic musician Neil Stringfellow aka Audio Obscura on the Newcastle-based label TQN-aut.

    This one evolved pretty much organically from thinking about the album title, nostalgically reminiscing about the word ‘electronic’. So a 70/80s vibe, lots of test equipment like oscilloscopes, old TVs, soldering irons and mysterious black boxes with loads of dials and crude displays.

    So I put together some unused geometric illustrative experiments I did from my archive with a photograph of an old televison I found on Unsplash, courtesey of Deigo Gonzalez.
   
    I also have to acknowledge the influences of both the video sculptues of Korean electronic artist Nam June Paik, and the Russian constructivist Naum Gabo, both of which I humbly bow to in deep respect.



︎TQN-aut

︎Audio Obscura soundcloud

︎Diego González







︎︎︎CD card envelope design







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Adventures in the Anthropocene


︎︎︎Album cover





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︎Client – Audio Obscura
︎Role – Art direction / graphic design / photography


    Album artwork for a CD release for electronic musician Audio Obscura. The follow up to a concept album, which I also designed, released in 2020 about the perilous state of the planet in the age of man.

    Staying consistant with the first cover, the format is pretty much the same, but with some new photography.

    The shot for the front cover was taken in a local Walthamstow recycling tip. It has some nice details and the queue of fridges and washing machines makes for a good composition. The inside photo was taken on a cycle ride in the Hackney marshes, I just happened upon a decaying leaf which is a beautiful object in itself and fits the whole premise of the album.

︎Audio Obscura soundcloud







︎︎︎CD digipak design

















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20x20 project


︎︎︎Identity for a digital record label








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︎Client – Neil Stringfellow
︎Role – Graphic Design / Photography / Web design / Print advertising / Social media / Press releases


  Identity design for a digital only record label.

   Twenty artists, releasing an album each month of 2020, each album is twenty tracks each twenty seconds long.

  The design is based on using a set of very simple geometric shapes and reconfiguring them to create new patterns.
           
   Each cover is an attempt to match the mood of the music, rather than create an austere, detached system.

    This was the perfect lockdown project for me, because I was often forced to source images around my home in Walthamstow. So it got me out of the house, in the fresh air, on my bike, really thinking photographically about what would suit the music of each release.

    For each release I also put together an Instagram story, which has put me on a path to learn more, and think much more deeply about motion design.




︎ ︎ Bandcamp
   
︎ ︎ Instagram

︎ ︎ Twitter




︎︎︎Logo
︎︎︎Press release


︎︎︎ Bandcamp website






︎︎︎ Album covers


︎︎︎Album 01

︎︎︎Album 02


︎︎︎Album 03


︎︎︎Album 04


︎︎︎Album 05


︎︎︎Album 06


︎︎︎Album 07


︎︎︎Album 08


︎︎︎Album 09


︎︎︎Album 10


︎︎︎Album 11


︎︎︎Album 12


︎︎︎Album 13


︎︎︎Album 14



︎︎︎Album 15



︎︎︎Album 16


︎︎︎Album 17


︎︎︎Album 18


︎︎︎Album 19


︎︎︎Album 20


︎︎︎Animated gif for Twitter


︎︎︎Print advertising for The Wire magazine

︎︎︎ Instagram stories





































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Design that
lasts a lifetime


︎︎︎Web design for Heal’s digital only campaign









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︎Client – Heal’s
︎Role –  Web design 


    A web based campaign focusing on the key pieces from the Heal’s collection that imbue a sense of timelessness and longevity. Due to Covid restrictions all the stores were closed, so instead of working on the store window messaging, it gave me the chance to hone how the campaign would work online.

     Based on a strict grid, emphasised with fine lines, the initial design used a yellow highlight, vertical type, and a bold san-serif font for the campaign title.

    After review the title was swapped for a more conventional horizontal layout with a more refined serif font, and the highlight was set to the core blue of the Heal’s brand palette.

    Both options presented here, I prefer my original yellow version but I’m not bitter.  Website implementation by Zahra D’Anzi.



︎ www.heals.com







︎︎︎Final design for homepage banner and landing page




︎︎︎Initial designs for homepage and mobile








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Christmas
at Heal’s


︎︎︎Identity for Heal’s Christmas campaign









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︎Client – Heal’s
︎Role – Illustration / Graphic Design / Identity / Decal installation


    Christmas 2020 was a nostalgic nod to the beautiful grade one listed Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road. Taking elements from both the iconic Cecil Brewer spiral staircase, featuring the Heal’s Cat, and the columns at the front of the store.

    An illustrative approach combined with gold foiling and a set of sumptuous colours from the Christmas palette for that year.

    Unfortunately due to Covid Heal’s decided against producing a physical brochure this time around, so I’ve shown the three potential covers as mock ups.




         

︎ www.heals.com










︎Illustration & type for store windows 


︎︎︎Website banners












︎︎︎Illustration & type for gift guide (not printed due to Covid)

︎︎︎The Cecil Brewer staircase at Heal’s Tottenham Court Road






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Love in the time of
the Anthropocene


︎︎︎Album cover







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︎Client – Audio Obscura
︎Role – Art direction / graphic design / custom typography


  Artwork for a recent album by Audio Obscura. A concept album about the perilous state of the planet in the age of man.

    This project started about a year ago, and was going to be released on tape. I decided that I would treat it like a typographic book cover, so I devised some custom type from scratch, and paired it with imagery from a dam disaster in Brazil in 2019.

   The project has since changed to being on CD, so I had to reformat it, but gave me the opportunity to see if a cleaner approach would work better.
   
    Photography by Marcin Jozwiak.


︎Audio Obscura soundcloud

︎Marcin Jozwaik






︎︎︎Framed poster


︎︎︎Final CD digipak design






︎︎︎Initial designs for cassette release






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Recycled, remade


︎︎︎Identity for Heal’s recycling campaign









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︎Client – Heal’s
︎Role – Graphic Design / Photoshop composition & retouching / Banner & board design


  Identity for Heal’s “Recycled, remade” campaign. As the flagship store was undergoing a refurbishment it was decided to not use window vinyl, but hanging banners instead.

   So I devised a set of large paper prints suspended from the ceiling by split dowels and fishing wire.

    The paper, made from recycled coffee cups was kindly supplied by G.F.Smith.




︎ www.heals.com

︎ Extract paper by G.F. Smith






︎︎︎ In-store installation


︎︎︎ Hanging paper banners





︎︎︎A1 wall-mounted board












︎︎︎ Hanging paper banners







︎︎︎Extract recycled paper by G.F. Smith




︎︎︎Ocean chair by Mater made from recycled fishing nets






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E17 Art Trail


︎︎︎Art installation





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︎Client – Self initiated
︎Role – Untitled installation for E17 Art Trail 2019


     I’ve been in Walthamstow for over ten years now and I always wanted to take part in the E17 Art Trail held across the borough binannually each summer.
   
   My job at work involves a lot of decals, so I decided to do a site specific installation using tapes around the pole of a parking sign.

   I improvised the whole thing over the installation day, it ended up looking pretty intense and psychedelic. It was so much fun to do a non-commercial project, so I’d love to do more.


︎E17 Art Trail 2019














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Heal’s x The Slade


︎︎︎Identity for Heal’s and The Slade School
of Fine Art exhibition









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︎Client – Heal’s
︎Role – Identity / Posters / Artwork wall hang / Web banners / Heritage story / Information POS / Pavement signage


   A great project this one, I was pretty much given free reign to produce the identity, worked closely with the PR team on logistics, and designed the arrangement of the hang in the Heal’s front showroom.

    On the night of the install I worked with the artists and the Visual Merchandising team to get it ready for the next morning, it was exhausting but ultimately very rewarding.


︎ Heal’s

︎The Slade School of Fine Art





︎︎︎A1 poster


︎︎︎Banner for social media 




︎︎︎Website banners



︎︎︎Pavement poster



︎︎︎Wall decals logo and heritage story

︎︎︎ Biography and price information POS



︎︎︎Wall plaques