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.



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.