Stargaze Jewelry is a talented young jewelry designer (not jewellery) based in New York City. The designer and her growing team take inspiration from the night sky and carefully handcraft jewelry for their loyal customers.
I’m a pretty big fan of Bob Dylan, and that means that I’m also a pretty big fan of the 1960s. It was a tasty decade for music and politics, and they went together like bread and butter. They were also the key inspiration for this poster set, which was kick-started by the Dylan lyric “I like Fidel Castro and his beard.”
Ginsberg / Castro / Dylan
19 Mary Street
19 Mary Street is a brand new tapas restaurant situated in the heart of Porthcawl, South Wales. The strapline is friends, tapas and cocktails and it's really that simple—they set out with a clear mission of creating a relaxed and stylish atmosphere for people to relax and enjoy fine food and beverages.
I created the brand from scratch, which included everything from the identity to menu design to helping out with the interior of the restaurant.
I was once told by a Yosemite National Park ranger, “If you are going to camp rough, be very careful of the bears.” Helpful! It just so happens that the bear was lovely and he, or maybe she, went on to inspire these illustrations.
Expect the unexpected. Nobody knows what’s going to be on this page, but that’s kind of the beauty of it.
I’ve recently been trying to improve my calligraphy skills. So, I thought it would be great practise to start writing some of my favourite lyrics. This project will grow, as my skills hopefully develop.
Supplement Central is a store based in Cwmbran that aim to help people make healthier decisions in a friendly and non-judgemental manner. The dedicated team offer advice to people looking for a healthier diet to elite athletes.
My job was to create a new brand for Supplement Central. They wanted something that represented their personality—something friendly and approachable with a rustic and organic feel. It had to appeal to health conscious people, fitness fanatics and bodybuilders.
A man’s face is like a bottle of fine wine. The older it gets, the better it gets (to draw at least). Here’s a growing series of illustrations of gentlemen with an abundance of character.
Wanderlust is a well established jewellery designer based in South Wales. Their jewellery is inspired by travelling the world and the hunger to keep moving. The brief was to create a brand identity that was memorable and well represent them as an exciting young company. It was also important that the identity looked great when applied to stationery and packaging.
I spoke about Ink at CreativeMornings/Cardiff in March 2015. At the event, I talked about being a graphic designer who illustrates, and the challenges of coming up with new illustration/design styles for different clients. To do this I had to learn to embrace the imperfections.
Everybody loves a good logo, right? Here's few I’ve designed, hopefully you love one or two of them.
Claire Hill Designs
Claire Hill Designs is a talented, independent jewellery designer based in Cardiff. They make jewellery for several different audiences ranging from assembled fashion pieces to high-end handmade jewellery. The challenge was to come up with a series identities that can target the various audiences, whilst looking part of the same brand.
This was a project inspired by a hand drawn thank you card I received from a five year old named Isaac. It was something really endearing about the naive illustration style, so I set out to try and re-create his style.
Here's a bunch of portraits I did with my left hand, each taking less than a minute. Clearly they're bloody awful, but hopefully you don't notices because of the flashing colours.
Legacy Gym was setup in 2014 by established personal trainer and talented bodybuilder, Lawrence Gunter. Legacy Gym has a wide range of heavy equipment and workshops which help people achieve their fitness goals. Legacy’s dedicated team believe in hard work and commitment, and definitely not excuses.
Beau Belle is a small, but high quality beauty salon based in Newport, South Wales. They aim to provide an exceptional service with a personal touch to each of their clients.
My job was to help develop the brand identity and design style for their shop interior, printed material and social media. Introducing a new colour palette and a brush stroke style, the brand had good balance between elegance and youthful energy.
Journey of a Gentleman
An old friend of mine recently purchased his first home. When I asked him if there was anything in particular he wanted as a house warming present, he answered “yes, something to put on my wall.”
Brilliant! Now this is a guy with an incredibly large beard, that I am extremely envious of. Also, on occasions he’s known to curl his moustache, again I am very jealous of this. So, I created a print (and an animated GIF) to show the long and challenging journey of growing a beard.