Friday, 17 March 2017

Buy the Legion Campaign Artwork

I've recently been involved in creating artwork for our local village campaign to help save the Long Ashton Legion building. This has involved producing a banner, flyer and poster to help promote the crowdfunding efforts. This is a great opportunity for our village and one that I hope the whole community will get behind. Below is the press release for the campaign and the artwork for the A5 flyer that I have produced for it.

KEEP IT FOR THE COMMUNITY – VILLAGE LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LEGION BUILDING

A group of residents in Long Ashton has kicked off an ambitious fundraising effort to buy the local British Legion building and turn it into a modern, vibrant cultural centre for all. They have until the middle of April to raise at least £300,00 to secure the purchase and cover initial running costs.

The British Legion announced in October last year that it was to sell the 19th century property, which was originally given to the village by the local landowners back in 1878. It is hoped that donations from Long Ashton residents, combined with funds from a developer and individual investors, will be enough keep the facility and turn it into a truly 21st century hub of village life, providing local jobs and volunteering opportunities.

“Our vision is to create a warm, inviting space that can be enjoyed by everyone who lives here, both during the day and in the evening. We want to see a light, bright environment with cafĂ© bar, children’s play area, venue space, hot desking and meeting areas for local businesses and groups, even B&B accommodation for those visiting family and friends here.” said local resident Bill Roberts, who has taken a leading role in the campaign.

“It will be a project that develops over time, with profits reinvested to continually improve what we can offer and with sustainability as a strong focus. The first stage though is to buy the building for the community and that’s what this crowd funding effort is all about.”

To raise all the funds needed to purchase and renovate the building, the project will partner with a developer, to produce new community spaces and upstairs apartments that can be sold off . Anyone can donate to the fundraising effort, with contributions large or small. If the bid is unsuccessful, then no money will be taken.

More information on the plans and details of how to donate can be found at: www.spacehive.com/buy-our-legion





Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Spring 2017

I have recently completed the Spring 2017 issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication regularly designed by myself.

Here are the Editors comments from the latest issue: “Every gardener knows that the dark days of winter are there to provide a little respite from the work outside; a time to reflect on the successes and failures of the season just gone and to look forward to the next. A time to look through the seed catalogues and plan what to do as soon as the days are longer. Regardless of how bad the winter weather is, eventually the spring flowers start appearing which gives us all new hope.

“The new season is just starting and as reliably as the spring the Botanic Garden will open its gates wide again to welcome everyone back and celebrate with the fantastic Sculpture Festival at Easter. We hope you will enjoy reading this issue and look forward to the warmer weather.”

This year the Sculpture Festival takes place from Good Friday 14th April to Easter Monday 17 April, 10am to 5pm and is highly recommended.

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here: www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.

Below is the cover from the Spring issue.



Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Manna: Winter 2017 Issue

I have recently completed work on the Winter '17 issue of Manna magazine for the Diocese of Bath & Wells. Manna is an A4 quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble.

Here are Editor Sam Ford's thoughts on the latest issue; “What’s the story? What’s your story? Countless circumstances, people, places and events go into forming who we are. If we trust in a God who’s the source of it all then every single bit of it is immeasurably important. But not as important as the story to come – the story we get to write ourselves. Helping tell the story of the diocese as I’ve been here on maternity cover has been hugely exciting. God is at work in everything at the most complex level and soaks it in glory. Having eyes of faith to see that is one of the challenges we face. The face of Christ is in everyone we meet so the challenge is how to be Christ and to reveal Christ to those people. All things are caught up in the story of Christ but it’s through that Gospel story that we know the story goes on, that there is one story of us all. The Church is a choral harmony of difference and individuality. It echoes in the cathedral of the universe to the glory of its redeemer. We are one in the one we call Lord.”

To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the animation below.



Thursday, 1 December 2016

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Winter Issue 2016

I have recently completed the Winter 2016 issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication regularly designed by myself.

Here are the Editors comments from the latest issue: “Another busy and successful year at the Botanic Garden. We do hope you enjoy reading about all the events both past and future in this newsletter and would like to thank all those who have supported the Friends and the Garden this year.

“Many people who come to the Garden for the first time are very impressed and sometimes surprised at what they see. This publication is one way of letting everyone know what is going on and adds to all the publicity in the local press and radio which spreads the word and ensures we have a good attendance at special events and regularly throughout the year.

“This year there have been over 15,000 visitors – a fantastic achievement for a new garden and a testament to all the hard work by Nick Wray and the staff and volunteers.

“Thank you to all of you for your support and we do hope you enjoy this issue.”

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here: www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.

Below is the cover from the latest issue.



Friday, 25 November 2016

Manna: Autumn 2016 Issue

I have recently completed work on the Autumn issue of Manna magazine for the Diocese of Bath & Wells. Manna is an A4 quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble.

Here are Editor Sam Ford's comments from the latest issue; “It seems that our school days are ones we so often remember — not least, perhaps, because in this country children wear uniforms. In conversation, we frequently return to memories of school, this teacher, that punishment, the thrill of sport and misbehaving, complex grammar on hot afternoons. Mixed memories but strong ones.

“We must say a sad farewell to Helen Hawthorne who has served as feature writer this last year. She’s now in full-time education herself, studying counselling and psychotherapy as well as looking after the family. Her last piece for Manna explores the depth and character of education in Church schools.

“Even when school’s been uninspiring it’s nevertheless right to respect authority, do the right thing and pay attention – fun’s for later. Education’s changed so much in recent times but as long as it’s just a drilling ground for gainful employment then it’s not a process that works for the person as God made them. What of challenging injustice, reaching out to the foreigner, understanding the issues we begin to realise are global? These are basic biblical teachings but ones that the whole world could see the sense of. So, pay attention!”

To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the animation below.



Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WEAHSN Annual Report 15/16

I have recently completed work on the 2015/16 Annual Report for the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN).

The WEAHSN help to deliver positive healthcare outcomes in the region and nationally by driving the development and adoption of new innovations, enabling patients to play an increasing role in their own care and of others.

This is a 28 page publication and has a square shape, measuring 210 x 210mm. The design was kept very clean and spacious throughout with coloured sections, infographics and large images used to help provide a more interesting experience for the reader.

Great feedback from the client as well!



The Annual Report page for the WEAHSN is available to view here:
Annual Report 2015-16 page
Alternatively you can view the whole report in pdf format here:
West of England Annual Report 2015-16 pdf

Below is some of the artwork from the report.











Monday, 20 June 2016

A1 (Issue 7)

I have recently completed work on the 7th issue of A1 magazine for the global wealth clients of DG Private Office. A1 is an A4 monthly publication designed by myself, this latest issue was 44 pages.

Publisher Derek Grgeory of DG Private Office discusses the current issue here: “Last month I was invited to Iceland by my friends at JS Watch Co. I had been planning to go for two years, so I figured it was an overdue trip and I had heard so many great things about the country, so I finally flew over.

“I am so glad I did, as not only is Iceland, and her people so wonderful, but I also got to stay right in the heart of the capital, Reykjavik, which is such an easy City to get around. It was -12 and snowing, but I still managed to walk around and see most of the sights this fantastic City has to offer. I will definitely return to tour more of the country, (but maybe in warmer weather).

“I was soon walking up the main high street towards JS Watch Co. and finally meeting the guys, who together make such amazing watches, from their tiny atelier in the heart of Reykjavik. More on Iceland, the hotel I stayed at, and of course JS Watch Co. on several pages you will find within this issue.

“Last month I took delivery of a very new Bentley Flying Spur W12. Only for a week, but what a great week, with my sincere thanks to Bentley Press Office for the opportunity. I managed to drive and photograph it on the only day of the week I had it, which wasn’t pouring with rain and high winds, and so thank you also to Lady luck for helping! I drove to Castle Combe Circuit, which is only a quick spurt from the office, and where I took a few photos of the Bentley before setting the sat-nav for Broadway.

“Visiting Lucy Cartwright and Daniel Bremner at DL Dressage at their amazing training livery just outside Broadway, I managed to capture the front cover photograph for this issue. Both loved the Bentley, but when asked if they would swap for one of their horses, Lucy was a definite, ‘no way’, but I reckon Daniel might have been tempted…just for a moment. So the theme of the cover shoot was to introduce horsepower to horsepower, so look out for the accompanying editorial and photos within this issue.

“I do hope you enjoy this issue as much as I have enjoyed putting it all together.”