Monday, 31 July 2017

Manna: Summer 2017 Issue

I have recently designed the Summer '17 issue of Manna magazine for the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Manna is an A4 quarterly, with this issue extended to 28 pages due to the 4 page Annual Review insert. This included a full page infographic on page 16.

Here are Editor Louise Willmot's thoughts on the latest issue; “It can be hard to recognise our own personal gifts, indeed more than one interviewee for this issue expressed concern that they did not have a gift worthy of talking about. I hope you will join me in disagreeing with them and find many stories to inspire you to consider what your personal gifts are and how you can release them.

“As James Cary points out in our opening article, being witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is something we need to do together ̶ in the workplace, in the home and society at large. James was reflecting on the message he took away from the presentation on the ‘Setting God’s People Free’ report at General Synod and you can find out more about that in our interview with one of its authors, Alison Coulter.

“If you find yourself mulling over your gifts as you sit sipping something cold in the (hopefully) warm summer sunshine, you may like to consider your next steps in your personal journey. We’ve also included a few ideas to help you do that.

“And just as 98 per cent of the Church of England is laity, so is the balance of contributions to this issue of Manna. As Alison says, it is the small things that will add up to make a difference. Just think what we can achieve.”

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


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Swallow Charity - Bath Half Marathon 2018 Poster

I have recently completed work on this Bath Half Marathon 2018 Poster for SWALLOW Charity based in Midsomer Norton. The client wanted a colourful and eye catching design to help encourage runners to support the charity.

SWALLOW is a charity led by its members, teenagers and adults with learning disabilities. They respond to individual needs by providing flexible support.

Find out more about the Swallow Charity and how you can support them here: http://www.swallowcharity.org



Friday, 16 June 2017

Way Out West - Annual Review Magazine

I have recently completed work on the Way Out West Annual Review for the West of England Academic Health Science Network. This is an A4, 36 page publication designed by myself.

The client wanted to move away from a traditional Annual Report style which can in some cases be a little on the dull side. They wanted an interesting, engaging document that people would want to pick up and keep for future reference.

The report was given a magazine style to provide a more stimulating document for the reader. This allowed greater flexibility with a clean and creative style flowing throughout. A number of illustrations and graphical devices have been used with emphasis on creating an engaging publication for the reader.

The full publication can be viewed on Issuu here: issuu.com/westofenglandahsn/docs/way_out_west
and more information is available via the WEAHSN website:
www.weahsn.net/news/creating-ecosystem-innovation



Thursday, 8 June 2017

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

I have recently completed the Summer 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: “A short welcome from the editorial team this time to allow room for details of this summer’s exciting exhibition by Pamela Martin and Peter Chatwin. An example of their fascinating work is on the front cover and the exhibition will be free to all visitors throughout the main summer season.

“This summer there are so many events and activities for all the family, of which we have included only a taste as more details will be available after this issue goes to print. Please check the Garden website and other publicity for more information.”

I have also designed the publicity material for this years Jazz in the Garden event that is taking place on Saturday 29 July at the 
Botanic Garden. The Blue Notes with Hannah Wedlock are performing and the poster designed for the event is below.

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

Below is the cover from the Summer issue.





Monday, 10 April 2017

Manna: Spring 2017 Issue

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

Here are Editor Louise Willmot's thoughts on the latest issue; “‘Let us pray’. Such a simple phrase and one that is so familiar to us, but how many of us stop to consider why we pray or why it’s important. How many of us think about how we pray?

“The question of why we pray is addressed in this issue by Emma Buchan, Project Leader for Thy Kingdom Come and explored further in our feature article, ‘The Importance of Prayer’. If you are still praying the way you were taught at school or Sunday school, do take a look at our article ‘Getting the Prayer Habit,’ which looks at fun ways children are being encouraged to pray. It just may inspire you. In this issue we also hear from individuals who have already been inspired. Daniel Berry and Sister Alison Fry give us a glimpse into their lives of prayer and Pete Greig, who discusses his new book Dirty Glory and the ‘accidental’ spread of 24-7 prayer, the global movement he started.

“Prayer has been a wonderful subject to explore for my first edition of Manna, and I hope we have answered some of the questions you may have about prayer.

“There were many other aspects of prayer we would have loved to have covered if we could, such as Christian meditation and also the effect of prayer on the brain. Perhaps another time...?”

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


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.