I was commissioned to create a design for a promotional tote bag for the London-based company, Cucumber Tony.
The company provides a simple, intuitive way to deploy WiFi networks. I usually create my abstract striped tote bags by hand using paint and masking tape. For this one I wanted a similar approach but instead I drew everything out using Posca pen then scanned it into Adobe Illustrator, creating the resulting vector file.
Betty & Bernie Logo Design
The brief for this design was an interesting mix. The client wanted a logo incorporating nautical elements, bold colours but specially yellow, and sailor tattoo style writing.
After pitching a series of sketches including various nautical symbols the client loved the star idea, and I also included the scroll as it matched the products that the company would be making.
The finished logo is at the top of this page. The images below various images from the entire creative process, ending with my original sketches at the bottom.
Twisted Peach Logo Design
For this job the client had a sketch that a previous designer had made then abandoned so I used that as my starting point. It involved a shoe lace tied around a peach in a twisted way as the company makes custom shoes, trainers, and clothes.
My initial sketches included this but eventually the client decided they wanted a much simpler design - they wanted the shape of the peach to be reminiscent of a heart. So the basic logo ended up being the one at the top, with the options of no black outline, and a banner with text overlaid. The font was chosen by the client.
This brief really played into my strengths as some one who draws food a lot, but as you can see from the images further down the page this one went through a lot of iterations before the final design was decided. A collection of the initial rough sketches are at the bottom. I believe this demonstrates my flexible and organic way of working.
Pacific Trash Record Label Design
I designed the record label image for Seattle-based indie label Pacific Trash, based on a simple brief created by the label head. The image was completed using my usual mix of handmade paint and Posca pen drawing, but I used Photoshop a lot more to edit the end result. The first image shows my logo design on the latest cassette release for Brooklyn band Lazy Queen, and my 'summer' palm trees design and 'winter' evergreen trees design on badges.
I will be working on more in-house design work for Pacific Trash in the near future, and I'm available for any freelance logo or branding design jobs.
Here are two personal logos I designed for my social media accounts, based on a fried egg and a doughnut, two recognisable themes in my work. I created these as a test for when I received my first ever digital Wacom tablet for illustrating. They were completed in PhotoShop.
Viber Wallpaper Design
Through the website Talenthouse I entered a competition to design 'good vibes' inspired artwork for the phone company Viber. I didn't win but I did get commended and shared by the official Viber Twitter account.
I'm sharing it here as I was really pleased with the results and I plan to turn them into prints at some point.
At the top of this page is a band poster I recently design for San Francisco based band Sirena Victima. The font was created by hand then manipulated in PhotoShop, as was the background which was originally an older abstract painting of mine.
Below that are some of the posters I made for my own art shows, again in PhotoShop, but incorporating some of my own scanned hand drawn elements.
I'm keen to work with creatives, bands, and musicians on artwork. Get in touch through the contacts page if you're interested.
Custom Logo Design Service
Get in touch if you want to hire me to design a logo or branding for you. My approach is different from many others as I always include hand drawn or painted elements into my designs. These aren't standard fonts and shapes that everyone else will be using, so what you'll get will look incredibly original. I will always try to incorporate any requests and odd ideas you have.