Monday, 16 October 2017

Manna: Autumn 2017 Issue

I have recently designed the Autumn '17 issue of Manna magazine. This is an A4 quarterly publication regularly produced for the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Here are Editor Louise Willmot's thoughts on the latest issue; “‘What in the world are you worried about?’ Where to begin you may say, with recent world events. So how can we sustain ourselves when things look bleak? For The Right Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, who reflects on his city’s response to a tragic act of terrorism, love is most definitely the answer.

“Thankfully, those of us directly affected by such terrible acts as that visited on Manchester are rare. Financial worries, health concerns and family matters are much more common to us all. In this edition of Manna we talk to people in our diocese living with and giving hope in some challenging circumstances and we also gain an insight into what is worrying our young people and how we can help them.

“‘Where is God in all this?’ is a common refrain when things are tough, whether in the media or perhaps from someone you know. Dr Tim Davy, research fellow at Redcliffe College, shares his insight into the Book of Job to help us reflect on that question, while Rural Affairs Adviser Rob Walrond and The Revd Joy Hawes share their feelings of hope as they talk about their faith and their work.”

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

Thursday, 12 October 2017

40th Anniversary Zambia Logo for the Diocese of Bath and Wells

I have recently created a new logo design for the Diocese of Bath and Wells to mark the 40th anniversary of its companion link with dioceses in Zambia.

Inspired by the wonderful chitenge designs from the country, the design is vibrant and fun in nature. There’s an obvious link to the church with the use of the cross and I’ve used the colours from the Zambia flag in a subtle way.

Here’s more about the upcoming celebrations from the latest issue of Manna magazine “Parishes in Bath and Wells and Zambia have supported each other to live and tell the story of Jesus in their communities since 1978.

“The Diocese will be celebrating this milestone with a programme of thanksgiving and celebration in 2018. Events will begin in Zambia in April with ‘Live the Link’ which will see a group of Bath and Wells’ folk visit Zambia on an immersive, educational experience. Special services will be held in the five Zambian dioceses and our Bishops will visit Zambia to give thanks for the partnership and be welcomed to a national celebration on 29 April. In Bath and Wells, celebrations are planned for July, including a service at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 14 July and a tour of link parishes by our Zambian bishops. The programme culminates with a summer youth exchange in August.”

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Digital Art of the Possible Promotional Material for West of England AHSN

I have recently produced the promotional material for the Digital Art of the Possible (#DAP2) conference that took place at Ashton Gate, Bristol on Wednesday 4th October. This involved designing the event brochure, delegate folder, pull-up banners and floor plan.

As the WEAHSN explain “Our second Digital Art of the Possible event draws on our experiences and learnings to date and brings you not only an exhibition hall packed with digital innovations aligned to your STP priority needs, but also a series of interactive workshops, demonstrations and group discussions which will guide you as to best way to evaluate digital healthcare innovations and accelerate their adoption into practice.

“We will also be hosting a dedicated afternoon work space bringing together a range of stakeholders who will contribute to the design of a digital evaluation framework which will provide structure to answer the questions of value and approach (and more!), thus smoothing the passage of innovation to implementation.”

The event brochure is available to view here:

Below is the cover of the event brochure.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

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

I have recently completed the Autumn 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: “How quickly the seasons change! And this year our seasons seem to be rather more changeable than usual but the stoic Brits cope whatever happens even if it is a major topic of conversation.

“In the Botanic Garden so far this year there have been a number of very successful events and there are still to come. The summer exhibition has been on since late July and is evoking a tremendous interest, and the annual Bee and Pollination Festival is as usual on the first weekend in September. We do hope that the concert on the Downs will not stop our visitors attending as great efforts have been made to ensure there are no problems with parking.

“Please enjoy reading this issue and we look forward to seeing you at all the activities that are taking place over the next few months.”

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here:

Below is the cover from the Autumn issue.

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:

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:
and more information is available via the WEAHSN website: