Monday, 30 November 2015

A1 (Issue 3)

I have recently completed work on the 3rd issue of A1 magazine for the global wealth clients of DG Private Office. A1 is an A4 monthly, 46 page publication designed by myself. DG Private Office is a private office client consultancy operated by Derek Gregory.

The design of A1 is very clean, sophisticated and stylish in represenation of the DG Private Office clients. There are a diverse number of sections that include: Property, Watches, Hotels, Travel, Wine, Jewellery, Art and Cars to name a few. A different colour is used across each issue and there is a lot of focus on the wonderful imagery that's been supplied with very clean design used throughout.

This month's issues features an interesting article on Derek's trip to The Royal Mansour in the walled City of Marrakech (See pages 14-17). Also featured is his trip to Milan to visit his good friend Piero Mancardi, who runs the very bespoke Touring Superleggera (See pages 30-33). And if you enjoy jewellery, then there is perhaps no better word than bespoke to describe Selini (see pages 22/23).

To view the latest issue please click here.



Monday, 19 October 2015

Manna: Autumn 2015 Issue

I have recently completed work on the Autumn issue of Manna magazine for the Diocese of Bath & Wells. Manna is an A4 quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble.

The Autumn issue focuses on ageing, as Editor Helen Hawthorne explains; “Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.

“The words of Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez in Love in the Time of Cholera seem fitting when reflecting on how this issue on ageing has come together. It began with an agreement that we must find a balance between being positive about getting older along with a respect for the challenges also faced, which at the time I have to admit to feeling somewhat daunted by. Did the positives really balance with the negatives?

“The conversations and meetings that followed opened my eyes immensely to the true gifts of years, as opposed to the script that pervades our society which can value youth and productivity over wisdom. More importantly, I discovered how much as churches we can miss when we direct so much of our energy 
to attracting the younger generations through the doors, often missing completely the huge resource right there in front of us in our older congregations; gifts of wisdom and experience, journeys of faith to share, and perspectives gained from longevity.

“This challenge to us as Church to redress the balance is explored in Fay Wilson-Rudd’s opening piece, and again in the words of Debbie Thrower, Andrew Norris and others in the feature. We were delighted to meet Canon James Woodward, who will have taken up his new role as Principal of Sarum College by the time you read this; read on to hear his thoughts on spirituality and ageing in our interview. It was also a real privilege to spend time with parishioner Jean Kent whilst she spoke to me of her faith journey across her 94 years, so I hope that her words will inspire you as much as they did me.

“Enjoy this issue, and may it also open your eyes 
and hearts to the gifts of years, as we affirm that those who are older are most certainly not dead yet.”

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



Thursday, 8 October 2015

Gathering Voices Festival of Song 2015

I've recently completed work on an A5 flyer for this year's Gathering Voices Festival of Song. The event is now in its 6th year and starts tomorrow. The festival comes highly recommended and is on until the 18th October.

As Festival Director Hannah Klewin explains "By gathering together the extraordinary range and repertoire of the city’s singers, choirs, ensembles, vocal artists and groups we continue to proudly proclaim Bristol as the UK’s premier ‘City of Song’. For a full ten days in October the city will resonate with outstanding performances, workshops, open rehearsals and Song Raids that includes a rich diversity of genres from classical, community, contemporary and gospel, to world, roots and sacred songs - not to mention seafaring shanties..."

For more information please visit the Festival of Song website www.festivalofsong.org.uk



Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Autumn Issue 2015

I have recently completed the Autumn issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication regularly designed by myself. This latest issue has more on Monty Don's visit to the garden in July, including an article on one of the lectures he gave. Also featured are full details for the next Bee and Pollination Festival taking place on the weekend of the 5th and 6th September. Normal admission charge apply and opening times are 10am to 5pm with light refreshments also available.

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.



Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Manna: Summer 2015 Issue

The Summer'15 issue of Manna magazine has recently been completed and is now available to view online. Manna is a quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble for The Diocese of Bath & Wells.

The Summer issue focuses on 'Love for the Future', Editor Helen Hawthorne explains; "The choices we make, and the way we live our lives, define not just what the rest of our life on this incredible planet looks like, but the lives of younger generations into the future. The honesty and determination required of us in our response is brought to life in these pages, from our feature and interview where we meet people who have been motivated to act, to the words of reflection from Elizabeth Oldfield, Director of Theos, and Eco-Bishop Nicholas Holtam in Soul Food. The voices of our youngest generation as they share their hopes and dreams for the future may remain in your mind (and heart) as they echo those of your family or grandchildren. And as a little light relief do enjoy our first ever Manna quiz – just take a look at the prize.

"Love is at the heart of our faith, so love motivates us to act. Love for our planet in its entirety, remembering the words ‘For God so loved the world’. We are all in this together, so as you read and reflect on these articles, and what love for the future means for you, remember the words of Pope Francis in his encyclical and let your spirits lift: “Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.”

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



Monday, 20 July 2015

Jazz in the Garden

Just a reminder that this Saturday 25th July is the Jazz in the Garden event at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden in Stoke Bishop. I've designed the promotional material for this years event with the main poster below.

This year the music is provided by The Blue Notes with Hannah Wedlock. Tickets are limited and priced as follows: £10 in advance (£12 at the gate), children free. The event starts at 7pm but there is a tour of the Botanic Garden beforehand at 4.30pm and the bar opens from 6pm. You're encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst listening to the music of this popular Bristol Jazz band. This event comes highly recommended!!



Monday, 22 June 2015

Stoke Bishop Open Gardens Trail 2015

I have recently produced the leaflet for the Stoke Bishop Open Gardens Trail which takes place this Sunday from 1pm. The design is summery in tone and reflects the vibrant nature of the gardens on show.

There are eight local gardens in total on the trail, Passports cost £5.00 per person with children free. This event is run by volunteers and all proceeds are in aid of the Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve, University of Bristol Botanic Garden and Stoke Bishop hanging baskets. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to see these wonderful gardens!

For further information please contact stokebishopopengardens@gmail.com or telephone 0117 968 6592





Friday, 5 June 2015

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Summer Issue 2015

I have recently completed the Summer issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication regularly designed by myself. This latest issue contains an article about the first 10 years of the Botanic Garden at The Holmes, an interesting double page spread about Butterflies and details for the next Bee and Pollination Festival in September.

I also helped design the promotional material for this years Jazz in the Garden event on Saturday 25th July. This year the music is provided by The Blue Notes with Hannah Wedlock. Tickets are limited and priced as follows: £10 in advance (£12 at the gate), children free. The event starts at 7pm but there is a tour of the Botanic Garden beforehand at 4.30pm and the bar opens from 6pm. You're encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while listening to the music of this popular Bristol Jazz band.

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.



Monday, 20 April 2015

Manna: Spring 2015 Issue

I've recently completed work on the Spring 2015 issue of Manna magazine which is now available to view online. Manna is a quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble for The Diocese of Bath & Wells.

The Spring issue focuses on Truth: who do I believe? As Editor Helen Hawthorne explains, "We all have our own truth. Beginning with the values we hold and the moral framework which we have (mostly) inherited from our upbringing. We then make judgments based on our growing knowledge as the years pass. We read newspapers, listen to the radio; we go online; we converse with others. Every encounter, of which we have hundreds every single day, feeds our brain and goes in to our ever-bubbling knowledge ‘pots’. Given so much information on offer, how do we discern the real truth?

"Revd Noel Hector takes the oath as his starting point in examining the concept of the ‘whole truth’ in his lead article. In our feature we speak to a range of people all with unique experience in key areas that shape our ideas of what is true: advertising, research and religion. Who do we believe?

"BBC broadcaster Lucy Tegg shares insight into uncovering truth in the media, followed by a thought-provoking short story from local author Susan Sallis. Samuel Pointer shares his powerful faith journey following his confirmation last autumn. The last word, Soul Food, reflects on Jesus and the truth, asking if absolute truth can ever exist. Is it in fact at odds with the fallibility of the human condition? I hope you find fresh insight and inspiration here."

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



Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Spring Issue 2015

I have recently completed the Spring issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication regularly designed by myself. This latest issue contains a central spread to promote the Art and Sculpture Festival with one of the artists also featured on the front cover. The event takes place from Good Friday 3 April to Easter Monday 6 April, 10am to 5pm. There are a number of new artists and a blacksmith creating sculptures will be a sight to behold; refreshments and garden tours are also available. This festival comes highly recommended.

For more details including additional artists and sculptors www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events

Below is the cover from the latest issue.



Friday, 16 January 2015

Manna: Winter 2015 Issue

I've recently completed work on the Winter 2015 issue of Manna magazine which is now available to view online. Manna is a quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble for The Diocese of Bath & Wells.

The Winter issue focuses on chaplains. Who are these people? Over 100 of them, paid and unpaid, lay and ordained. In schools and universities, hospitals and hospices, town centres and businesses, industry and armed forces, they are sometimes described as the ‘public face of God’. In this issue Manna explores who they are, what they do, and perhaps most importantly, why they do it.

In the main feature there are stories from the high street in Taunton, police cells in Bridgwater, Academy classrooms and hospital wards in Bath, exploring how God is at work through chaplaincy every minute of every day. The Revd Preb Angela Berners-Wilson, Chaplain at the University of Bath, talks to Manna about offering care, space, support and prayer to around 15,000 students and 2,500 staff in a secular institution in the Interview. There’s a moving tale of how our Street Pastors share love without judgment in ‘All in a night’s work’ and to finish, Canon Ian Ainsworth-Smith reflects on the need of the whole church to ask ‘where are you?’ thoughtfully and prayerfully in Soul Food.

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



Thursday, 8 January 2015

Hypnotherapy Logo Design
for Stephanie Betschart

I have recently designed a new logo and dl flyer for Bristol based Hypnotherapist Stephanie Betschart. The designs for both the logo and flyer are clean, clear and feature a lotus plant to show her spiritual qualities. Stephanie describes Hypnosis as a powerful, yet gentle and safe way to make positive changes in your life. With that in mind, calming blues have been used along with an elegant transparent effect so that the design is in keeping with the nature of her work.

Stephanie works with clients to help them in many ways, such as: Improving confidence and self-esteem, reducing anxiety and stress, overcoming phobias and habits, successful weight control, enhanced creativity and focus. She also specialise in helping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Smoking Cessation. For more information please view her website here: www.stephanie-hypnotherapy.co.uk.

Below are the final designs produced for Stephanie.