Monday, 28 November 2011

Lynn Hunt, Holistic Therapy logo and leaflets

I have recently finished a logo and leaflet design for Lynn Hunt, an Holistic Therapist based in Bishopsworth, Bristol. I produced a logo design with the words 'Avani Aditi' meaning 'Earth Freedom' with a globe encompassed by two hands and the use of very earthy colours and a script based font. The leaflet is DL shaped and split into sections with testimonials scattered throughout. The design and use of colours is based around energy healing with the centre spread focusing on the seven Chakras. I've used very soft blending and colouring throughout to reflect the calming therapeutic nature of the work.

If you are interested in Lynn's services please visit her website:

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Ink Dot 2011

Sorry, I know I keep banging on about this year's Ink Dot exhibition at the Colston Hall but it's my first exhibition!! Here's the promotional flyer for the event, you are all welcome to join me at the private view on Thursday 1st December, 6-9pm. More info at

Monday, 7 November 2011

Ink-dot: Resolution - 1st December 2011 until 5th January 2012

I'm delighted to announce that my entry into the Ink-Dot 'Resolution' exhibition has been selected for the final show. The exhibition will be held in Colston Hall's Glass Room gallery space and will run from Thursday 1st December 2011 until Wednesday 5th January 2012 (The gallery is open whenever Colston Hall is open - from 10am to 11pm+).

If you're unfamiliar with Ink-Dot this is how it works. Contestants are all given a one-word title (This year it's Resolution), 8 colours and an oval shape. The brief is intended to level out the playing field and challenge the designers and illustrators to think outside the box. Entries can be portrait or landscape, use tints / gradients and will be exhibited on A2 paper.

There will be a limited run of prints available to purchase through an order box in the gallery or from the online shop on the Ink-Dot website (, 50x A3 - £30
, 30x A2 - £45
 and 10x A1 - £80. Each print comes with an edition card giving the title, artists name and edition number. Ink-dot’s website promotes all of the designers who have participated in one of their shows and a database of all the posters that they have ever exhibited.

I have been asked not to reveal my design until the show opens, so you'll have to be patient!!

The Glass Room, Colston Hall
1 December 2011 to 1 January 2012

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Positive feedback on Manna: so beautifully designed!

This is somewhat self endulgent but yesterday I received the following email and I can't resist posting it as it's really nice to receive positive feedback about my work (To view the Harvest 2011 issue of Manna click here)

Dear David,

I receive copies of Manna from our local church. When I was looking through it the other day, I was struck by how well designed and laid out it is. I thought, 'There's a canny designer behind all this'. So I looked to see who that designer was, and I just thought I'd write to say how impressed I am, by how nice it looks, and what a pleasure it is to browse, because of the design.

Without going into tedious detail, I find that the use of colours for each section is really helpful. I love the uncluttered layout, and using the narrow column in articles for photo captions and quotations. And the use of headings to break up long articles.

I think lots of magazines could take a leaf out of your book.

Not sure what else to say, but just thought you might appreciate some positive feedback!


Jeremy Butterfield
OnTarget Writing

"Good writing is good for business"