Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Clergy Gathering 2013 Logo Design

New logo design recently completed for the Diocese of Bath & Wells who are organising a major event next year for all of its clergy – called The Clergy Gathering 2013. The logo includes the tagline 'Taking the plunge together' that is also required to work as a standalone logo elsewhere. The brief was to design a typographic logo based on a previous 'word cloud' produced for the Diocese. Using the colour guidelines of the Diocese the design was required to be:

Organic – it isn’t set in stone – people can shape and build it.
Creative – we want the gathering to inspire.
Inclusive – the event will be a chance for everyone to share their story and experiences and to learn from others’.

Please see below for the final logo designs.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Winter Issue 2012

I have recently completed work on the Winter issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication produced regularly by Graphic Bubble. The page structure and design allows for greater flexibility throughout the various sections of the publication. I have provided a consistent and clean design using two fonts and a set colour palette of greys, greens, and creams. See below for some of the pages from the latest issue.

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

Monday, 3 December 2012

Brochure and logo design for The Prysm Group

I have recently designed a 16 page brochure and logo design for the Prysm Group - a Bristol based trade show organiser. The brochure is being used to promote a business exhibition with the event being held in the first half of the year at ExCeL and the latter half at Olympia in London. Intended to drive sponsorship of the exhibition the brochure design was clean, concise and colourful throughout to attract its core audience. The logo design was completed for The Legal Show - the UK’s National event for Solicitors and Legal Professionals.

For more on the prysm group see their website here:

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Red Rockstyle Logo Design

I have recently finished work on a new logo design for Red Rockstyle - a fashion and talent show being held at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. This is a charity event in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust. The logo was required to be funky, modern and sexy.

See below for the final design.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Multi Academy Trust Logo Design

New logo design recently completed for the Diocese of Bath & Wells. The Multi Academy Trust (MAT) is a Diocese organisation that is responsible for the oversight of schools converting to ‘academy status’. The MAT will be the channel for distributing money to the schools and will also provide HR, guidance and on-going support to the schools. The Education Department at the Diocese is in charge of operating the Trust.

MAT is distinctly separate to the Diocese and so needed a slightly separate identity. The challenge was to make the logo distinctly different to the Diocese, clearly Christian and have a sense of community. It also needed to include the following tagline: ‘That they may have life, life in all its fullness’ John 10:10.

See below for the final design.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bristol Music Education Partnership Logo Design

I've recently finished work on the following logo design for the Bristol Music Education Partnership. The brief was to design a strong brand identity for the BMEP that could be used across all media, to include logo, font styles and general design rationale.

The BMEP is a network of music educators from Bristol and the wider region who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss relevant issues and develop joint projects. Their educational reach goes beyond schools and encompasses all ages and backgrounds. They want to help music deliverers across the sector to be better informed, more connected to each other and encouraged to work collaboratively where that makes sense. The overarching goal is to improve the quality and breadth of music provision in the region.

They are a very dynamic and diverse group and part of the brief's challenge was to make the identity relevant to the very broad cross section of learners and organisations they serve. There was a keenness to avoid clicheed musical images and to emphasise the themes of unity and pulling together. The logo also needed to avoid any musical bias - i.e. not too classical or too pop.

See below for the final design.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Charity Poster Design

I have recently completed this poster design for a fund raising event in aid of Telethon and The Perth Hindu Temple based in Australia. Promoting Dandiya Raas - A traditional Indian dance, the poster is bright, vibrant and projects the energetic and diverse nature of the event. I've used warm colours throughout alongside fonts and patterns that are well-suited to the subject matter.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Festival of Song 2012 launches this week!

I just wanted to mention my friends over at Gathering Voices who launch their third annual Bristol Festival of Song this Friday 12th October at Cascade Steps at 6pm.

Here's what's going on:
Once again we're setting out to prove that Bristol is the UK’s premier ‘City of Gong’, bringing together more than 2,500 performers for a 10-day celebration of singing in all its myriad forms. Some 50 venues in and around the city are hosting events, which range from free concerts right through to high-profile events at the Colston Hall and St George’s. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped to make the FoS into an annual fixture in the city and beyond!

We've so many events programmed for this year and you can find the full listing on our brand new website at

But we'd like to pick out a few highlights that we hope you'll join us for:

Saturday 13 (1.30-5.30) - Male Barbershop Close Harmony Workshop - take your vocal skills to another level with the fantastic award winning Great Western Chorus. Attend the workshop and then sing with the full chorus in concert. Workshop & Concert £5 for both!

Saturday 13 (doors 7pm) - If you like the sound of Great Western Chorus but would rather just to hear their beautiful close harmony sound, come along to the evening concert of full chorus. Concert £5.

Sunday 14 (2.00-4.30) - Sing Like a Bloke with a Spooky Man that needs no introduction Chris Samuel. Explore the nature of manly vocalising and many things are possible and indeed probable. Workshop £5 (strictly men only).

Sunday 14 (10.30-3.30) - British Voice Association Roadshow (FREE) - An accessible, fascinating and multi-disciplinary look at the voice, with a range of speakers including: Tom Harris MA FRCS - The Surgeon and the Singer, Sara Harris - Speech and Language Therapist, Jenevora Williams PhD - The young voice, especially boys, Liz MacNaughton - The Older Singer and Frith Trezevant ARCM - Singing, Speech & Drama. FREE

Friday 19th (doors 7pm) - The best of Bristol's young singer songwriting talent in association with Jelli Records at the Southbank. Event £5.

Saturday 20th (doors 7pm) - All the way from Totnes, Glorious Chorus bring their ground breaking show One World to the Festival of Song 2012. Pulling on themes highlighted in the prophesies of ancient cultures around the world, One World highlights the crossroads at which the human race presently stands. Concert £5.

Sunday 21st (all day) - The Festival Finale Sounding the City at St George's - please come and support the singers of Bristol and Bath (yes we've the Bath Community Gospel Choir this year!) and a very special guest appearance during the evening section, still too top secret for me to mention but you may have caught them on television with Britain's most famous choir leader recently - that's all I'm saying for now - shhhhh.... Tickets £5 per session or day tickets £10!

Make this month SINGTOBER!

Please see flyer below.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Talking Type: 'Types for a new century'

For all of you Typography nerds (I include myself in that!) this exhibition and lecture definitely looks worth checking out.

'Types for a new century' exhibition of typography currently showing at the F Block Gallery, UWE Bower Ashton Campus until Friday 12th October 2012. Plus on Thursday 11th October at the Southbank Centre, Southville, an evening of typographic lectures in support of Types for the New Century:

TOM FOLEY—Dalton Maag

TOM LANE—Ginger Monkey


WILL HILL—Anglia Ruskin University

Admission: £4.00
For more info see the flyer below or the Type Now Here website

Monday, 17 September 2012

St. James's Place Invitation

I have recently finished work on this A5 invitation for St. James's Place. The event is a Tapas, Wine & Sherry Tasting Evening at the renowned Harvey's Cellars in Denmark Street, Bristol. I have chosen colours and fonts that convey class and elegance for the desired clientele. The design also draws on the colours used by Harvey's in their promotional material.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Manna: Autumn 2012 Issue

The Autumn 2012 issue of Manna is now available to view online, this is a quarterly publication designed for The Diocese of Bath & Wells. The Autumn issue is slightly larger than usual with 28 pages and includes a four page pull-out for the 2011 Annual Review. To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the below animation.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Autumn Issue 2012

I've just completed work on the Autumn issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5 quarterly publication which is 32 pages in size. The page structure and design allows for greater flexibility throughout the various sections of the publication. I have provided a consistent and clean design using two fonts and a set colour palette of greys, greens, and creams. See below for some of the pages from the Autumn issue.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Paramount Health & Fitness Flyer

I've recently completed work on this A5 flyer for Paramount Health & Fitness based in Palmers Green, London. Thoughtfully designed to promote fitness classes for children and their parents the flyer is bright, colourful and playful to attract the clientele.

For more information on Paramount Health & Fitness please visit their website

Thursday, 23 August 2012

See No Evil 2012 and Mail, Maps & Motion

Wow, what an event See No Evil was last weekend! I attended Mail, Maps & Motion last Friday and then the main Block Party in Nelson Street on the Saturday. Friday was a fantastic visual showcase with 360-degree projections and a live iPad drawing from Bristol graffiti artist Inkie. The music was fantastic with Adrian Utley (Portishead), Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and a whole host of other musicians bringing the evening to a stunning finale. Part 3 was without doubt my favourite, with the visuals making full use of the 360-degree projections. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and one that I hope is repeated again in Bristol soon!!

Saturday on Nelson Street was equally as impressive with some stunning graffiti that certainly brightens up what was once a very dreary road full of dated, ugly architecture. Below are some of my favourite pieces from the weekend.

Friday, 20 July 2012

A4 Marketing Leaflets

I have recently finished work on a number of A4 marketing leaflets for the following companies - Cadbury Cars, The Local Marketing Business and Able Investigations. These were inserted into folders for each firm as a promotional tool to send out to new and existing clients. The design of both folder and inserts was inspired from their current branding with a degree of flexibility throughout. Below are some examples of the leaflets.

Monday, 25 June 2012

See No Evil 2012: Urban Festival

See No Evil is returning this year as part of the London 2012 Festival!! This promises to be a spectacular event and one that I'm really excited about as I couldn't attend last year. This year it's taking place over three days in central Bristol between Thurs 16th - Sunday 19th August. The event is part of the summer-long arts festival throughout the country to celebrate the Olympic Games. Here's a brief outline of what's going on from the festival website:

Curated artists will paint Nelson Street, to reinvent a selection of urban spaces, with some jaw-dropping images expected to be added to the Bristol street.

The event will be accompanied by Hear No Evil, organised by Team Love and featuring a series of music events throughout the week and a FREE New York style Block Party on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August, on Nelson Street.

A visual spectacular will open the weekend’s music on Friday 17 August when 3D Projection experts AntiVJ create a unique installation in the Passenger Shed in Temple Meads. This FREE ticketed performance will be arranged with music by musicians Adrian Utley from Portishead and Will Gregory from Goldfrapp.

The best of Bristol’s music culture will set the backdrop to live street painting and outdoor stages on Saturday, while buskers will be chosen to take up a number of pitches throughout the festival site and lead the street party on Sunday 19 August, while artists put the final touches to their creations.

30 of the world’s most prolific street artists will paint the streets, including abstract expressionist Remi Rough, Lyken, Nick Walker, alphabet painter Eine and Portuguese artist Vhils. The artists are being curated by Bristol bred graffiti legend Inkie, who inspired the event’s first outing last year.

More information will be coming soon via

Friday, 15 June 2012

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Summer Issue 2012

I'm a bit late with the update of this one but the latest issue of the Friends' Newsletter was completed by Graphic Bubble last month. It is an A5 quarterly publication which is 32 pages in size. See below for the designs from the Summer issue.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Manna: June 2012 Issue

The latest issue of Manna is now available to view online, this is a 24 page quarterly publication produced for The Diocese of Bath & Wells. To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the below animation.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Upfest 2012

Last weekend I attended Upfest (, an urban art festival said to be Europe's largest event of it's kind. The event attracted over 250 graffiti artists from all over the world to paint live for three days. They created over 20,000 square foot of artwork along a two mile stretch of North Street in Bedminster / Southville, Bristol. I've been in previous years but it felt like the guys at Upfest really pulled out all the stops this year, they even managed to get a New York City train carriage involved!!!

It was a fantastic event for the local community to be part of and there was a great atmosphere throughout the whole weekend. The festival helps raise funds and more importantly awareness for the Bristol based charity NACOA, who work to address the problems children have growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism. Hopefully lots of money was raised for what is a very worthy cause.

Now I don't pretend to know a vast amount about graffiti but here are a few of my favourite pieces from last weekend.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Logo Design for Blue Wire Communications

Logo design completed recently for Blue Wire Communications, based in Australia. A new company with contracts specifically in Perth, they specialise in commercial and residential cabling, CCTV, door access, alarms and bio-metrics.

The client required a logo that took inspiration from their name and would attract new and mainly corporate clients. I designed a graphic that could work as a standalone logo in future and used a very clean, corporate style throughout choosing a simple but characteristic font for the purpose.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Aptus Shopfitting Brochure

I've recently completed work on this A5 landscape, 12 page brochure for Aptus Shopfitting, a new company based in the North East of England. The target audience consisted of any organisation with a commercial space large enough to require a commercial fit-out. More specifically, multi-site retailers, organisations with multiple offices, designers and architects. The message objective that Aptus want to convey with the brochure is - Professional, Capable, Reliable, Organised, Modern, Fresh & Vibrant. Working with the client I designed a clean, crisp, fresh design with aesthetics being the main driver. Below is a testimonial supplied by the client along with some double page spreads from the brochure.

"I originally provided David with a brief for a design that I thought I wanted. As the process progressed it was clear I needed slightly more. I can't speak highly enough of David’s professionalism, from the moment I better communicated what I needed David delivered precisely what I was looking for, immediately and without complaint at my every request for amendments until the result was perfect. We would use David again without hesitation. Thanks!" Chris Price, Commercial Director, Aptus Shopfitting Ltd.