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BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Visual Vocabulary

Brief: Further the work that you produced in the Typographic Detailing project

A work in progress, animating the body of scans and overprints that were produced during the Typographic Detailing Project A3. The idea of the video is to show how we are bombarded by negative news (black) and how it paints a very dark picture of the world, only allowing little bits of good news (orange) to be seen.


BA(HON) Graphic Design: Visual Vocabulary
Brief: Further the work that you produced in the Typographic Detailing project
Taking the issue that the news is far too negative, three different newspapers were bought on three different days and any negative articles, articles that complained about something, articles that focused on or put a negative spin on something were covered up. These can be seen as the black sections. Any adverts were covered in newsprint. The front cover of this particular paper only had one article left to read once the alterations had been made. GIFs of all three papers still to come. View Larger

BA(HON) Graphic Design: Visual Vocabulary

Brief: Further the work that you produced in the Typographic Detailing project

Taking the issue that the news is far too negative, three different newspapers were bought on three different days and any negative articles, articles that complained about something, articles that focused on or put a negative spin on something were covered up. These can be seen as the black sections. Any adverts were covered in newsprint. The front cover of this particular paper only had one article left to read once the alterations had been made. GIFs of all three papers still to come.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Visual Vocabulary

Brief: Create a 20 second video about an object

Taken as an experiment to learn how to place image in time with music, this was created as a fun, simple outcome.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Typographic Detailing A3
Brief: Highlight and explain a current issue that affects you.
Focusing on BBC news headlines across one day to highlight how negative the news is. Research concluded that of the 134 headlines posted on their website, less than 10% were positive articles. By scanning and rescanning images over one another the background was created and text was printed onto tracing paper in order to stand out. This poster is A1. View Larger

BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Typographic Detailing A3

Brief: Highlight and explain a current issue that affects you.

Focusing on BBC news headlines across one day to highlight how negative the news is. Research concluded that of the 134 headlines posted on their website, less than 10% were positive articles. By scanning and rescanning images over one another the background was created and text was printed onto tracing paper in order to stand out. This poster is A1.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Typographic Detailing A2

Brief: Using two fonts, one weight and two colours create an A2 poster displaying quotes from two different people.

Aung San Suu Kyi and Lionel Messi were chosen in order to contrast a woman of many words with a man of few. 


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Summer Project

Title: Anthology of a City
Brief: To focus on first hand research and create something personal or commercially orientated. 

I chose to explore Istanbul, Turkey. I researched the architecture of the city, housing mainly. I also looked at panoramas of the city from the 18th and 19th Century, which directly influenced my final outcome.

I created my own interpretation of Istanbul, trying to portray the dense beauty of the city from the view of the Bosphorus. It is an illustration over 2m long. I have included seven rise and falls, as the city is built on seven hills, as well as Turkish flags and minarets, which often protrude the skyline around the city.  


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Year 2 (L5) Semester 2 Assessment
These layout sheets are bound together ready for assessment. I chose a more minimal approach this term. The colours used are taken from the colour schemes in each project and presented against pure white card. The fronts are all completely clear and once open, on the left corner you will find my name, course and a short paragraph outlining the project. Tracing paper separates the front card from the first worksheet. View Larger

BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Year 2 (L5) Semester 2 Assessment

These layout sheets are bound together ready for assessment. I chose a more minimal approach this term. The colours used are taken from the colour schemes in each project and presented against pure white card. The fronts are all completely clear and once open, on the left corner you will find my name, course and a short paragraph outlining the project. Tracing paper separates the front card from the first worksheet.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Personal Project

Client: Friend of Brighton & Hove Hospitals
Brief: Rebrand the charity.

The brief involved:

  • redesigning their logo
  • designing letterheads and compliment slips
  • redesigning and creating a template for their newsletter

The spreads above are from a guidelines book for the charity, which I produced separately for a university project.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Book Binding

Theme: Collections 
Brief: Create a book for your theme.

This book is a collection of colour schemes. The book has four sections separated into two, three, four and five colours. At the start of each section is a pocket page, which contains a card of CMYK values for the pictures in that chapter. The pockets have a semi-circle cut out of the side for ease of access to the colour values card inside.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Book Binding

Brief: To create a hardback book and a book box.

I learnt how to sew and glue a hardback together and made a red notebook, with a contrasting turquoise interior. I also learnt how to coptic bind and created a green fabric box to hold the book.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Undercliff Walk Project

Brief: Create a signage system for the Brighton Undercliff Walk.

Above are to scale models of my fictional signage system. I tried to keep the aesthetics as similar looking to the real designs as possible. I used metal handles (bent paperclips) for one sign and rope handles for the other. The pull out sections are made from acetate in order to replicate perspex. The pages are attached to three semi circles of metal, so that they can be moved around – just like if they were human sized. The map shows each sign’s position along the route.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Undercliff Walk Project

Brief: Create a signage system for the Brighton Undercliff Walk.

I added additional parameters, which were:  

  • to make the walk more family-friendly
  • encourage families to do the walk at different times of day.

When gathering primary research around the area, I collected a piece of bright orange perspex and a blue plastic bag, which had been littered along the walk. These became key elements of my design, as all of the interactive sections are orange and/or perspex and the static sections/edges are blue. I created four signs; three were interactive and one glowed in the dark.

The images above place the signs in their correct environment along the walk. From the top left, in a clockwise direction here are descriptions of each:

  • Image 1: A map of the route with a brief history and bus timetable
  • Image 2&3: Information about weathering and the movement of the tide. To read the information you pull the orange part out (tug-of-war style). This interactive design represented both the constant battle between the sea and the cliff, as well as the movement of high and low tide.
  • Image 4&5: Contained a ‘Guess the Bird Footprint Quiz’ where the answers are revealed by pulling out the orange side section. The footprints join together across both panels. On the right-hand side is a glow in the dark section, which talks about nocturnal animals. 
  • Image 6: Giant fact file pages about the birds that can be found along the route, which move along metal railings in order to turn the pages

Loughton School 25th Anniversary

Client: Loughton School
Brief: To design a logo for Loughton School’s 25th Anniversary.

To celebrate the Deputy Head Teacher wanted to hand out postcards for the children to write a memory on. These postcards needed an image for the front, which could also be placed on newsletters and other printed materials for the event. In addition, the staff and children were celebrating by having a whole school picnic, where each child would release a balloon into the air.

With this information I took their usual logo (right) and using Illustrator changed the LS into a 25. I then drew balloons on top and re-opened the file in Photoshop to colour it in. I kept the colours bright and stuck to primary and secondary colours as it is a primary school.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Photography Project
Brief: Produce 10-15 images of a singular topic.My final outcome was a typology of drainage holes found along the Under Cliff Walk in Brighton. None of these images have been man-made. I have photographed the holes as I found them. Finished and printed on A1 paper, allowing each image to be 6x4. View Larger

BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Photography Project

Brief: Produce 10-15 images of a singular topic.

My final outcome was a typology of drainage holes found along the Under Cliff Walk in Brighton. None of these images have been man-made. I have photographed the holes as I found them. Finished and printed on A1 paper, allowing each image to be 6x4.