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.



Friday, 25 November 2016

Manna: Autumn 2016 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.

Here are Editor Sam Ford's comments from the latest issue; “It seems that our school days are ones we so often remember — not least, perhaps, because in this country children wear uniforms. In conversation, we frequently return to memories of school, this teacher, that punishment, the thrill of sport and misbehaving, complex grammar on hot afternoons. Mixed memories but strong ones.

“We must say a sad farewell to Helen Hawthorne who has served as feature writer this last year. She’s now in full-time education herself, studying counselling and psychotherapy as well as looking after the family. Her last piece for Manna explores the depth and character of education in Church schools.

“Even when school’s been uninspiring it’s nevertheless right to respect authority, do the right thing and pay attention – fun’s for later. Education’s changed so much in recent times but as long as it’s just a drilling ground for gainful employment then it’s not a process that works for the person as God made them. What of challenging injustice, reaching out to the foreigner, understanding the issues we begin to realise are global? These are basic biblical teachings but ones that the whole world could see the sense of. So, pay attention!”

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



Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WEAHSN Annual Report 15/16

I have recently completed work on the 2015/16 Annual Report for the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN).

The WEAHSN help to deliver positive healthcare outcomes in the region and nationally by driving the development and adoption of new innovations, enabling patients to play an increasing role in their own care and of others.

This is a 28 page publication and has a square shape, measuring 210 x 210mm. The design was kept very clean and spacious throughout with coloured sections, infographics and large images used to help provide a more interesting experience for the reader.

Great feedback from the client as well!



The Annual Report page for the WEAHSN is available to view here:
Annual Report 2015-16 page
Alternatively you can view the whole report in pdf format here:
West of England Annual Report 2015-16 pdf

Below is some of the artwork from the report.











Monday, 20 June 2016

A1 (Issue 7)

I have recently completed work on the 7th issue of A1 magazine for the global wealth clients of DG Private Office. A1 is an A4 monthly publication designed by myself, this latest issue was 44 pages.

Publisher Derek Grgeory of DG Private Office discusses the current issue here: “Last month I was invited to Iceland by my friends at JS Watch Co. I had been planning to go for two years, so I figured it was an overdue trip and I had heard so many great things about the country, so I finally flew over.

“I am so glad I did, as not only is Iceland, and her people so wonderful, but I also got to stay right in the heart of the capital, Reykjavik, which is such an easy City to get around. It was -12 and snowing, but I still managed to walk around and see most of the sights this fantastic City has to offer. I will definitely return to tour more of the country, (but maybe in warmer weather).

“I was soon walking up the main high street towards JS Watch Co. and finally meeting the guys, who together make such amazing watches, from their tiny atelier in the heart of Reykjavik. More on Iceland, the hotel I stayed at, and of course JS Watch Co. on several pages you will find within this issue.

“Last month I took delivery of a very new Bentley Flying Spur W12. Only for a week, but what a great week, with my sincere thanks to Bentley Press Office for the opportunity. I managed to drive and photograph it on the only day of the week I had it, which wasn’t pouring with rain and high winds, and so thank you also to Lady luck for helping! I drove to Castle Combe Circuit, which is only a quick spurt from the office, and where I took a few photos of the Bentley before setting the sat-nav for Broadway.

“Visiting Lucy Cartwright and Daniel Bremner at DL Dressage at their amazing training livery just outside Broadway, I managed to capture the front cover photograph for this issue. Both loved the Bentley, but when asked if they would swap for one of their horses, Lucy was a definite, ‘no way’, but I reckon Daniel might have been tempted…just for a moment. So the theme of the cover shoot was to introduce horsepower to horsepower, so look out for the accompanying editorial and photos within this issue.

“I do hope you enjoy this issue as much as I have enjoyed putting it all together.”



Friday, 17 June 2016

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Summer Issue 2016

I have recently completed the Summer 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.

In this issue there is a feature on the very successful Garden Sculpture Festival at Easter and a look forward to many events – theatre, concerts with singing and jazz, exhibitions, talks and boat trips.

As chair Pat Davie explains, “There are a number of new events – and old ones – details of which are shown in this newsletter with updated information on the Garden website. We do hope that the weather will be kind to us for the Midsummer Night’s Dream and the concerts with the Gasworks Singers and the Blue Notes jazz band.

“Those of you who have not yet been to the Ballast Seed Garden should try and join one of the boat trips where you will learn not only about the plants which invaded our shores but also about Bristol’s history. There are a series of exciting lectures by eminent speakers as well as additional tours and activities yet to be finalised. Booking is through the Arnolfini and more detail is given on pages 12 and 13 and on both their and the Garden’s website. I am sure you will enjoy your visit.”

The Blue Notes Jazz Band with Hannah Wedlock will be playing at the garden on Saturday 23 July at 7pm. There is a tour of the Botanic Garden at 4.30pm with the bar open from 6pm. You can bring a picnic with rug or low seating and enjoy 
a lovely summer evening in the Botanic Garden. Listen to the music of this popular Bristol band. 
The show goes on whatever the weather. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the night. Children free.

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.



Thursday, 16 June 2016

Quality Improvement Handbook (WEAHSN)

Back in April I completed work on an A5 handbook for the WEAHSN.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) helps to deliver positive healthcare outcomes in the region and nationally by driving the development and adoption of new innovations and enabling patients to play an increasing role in their own care and of others.

A guide to Quality Improvement (QI) explains what QI science is all about and how it can be used to deliver safer and better patient care. It provides a summary of the WEASHN five-phase Improvement Journey, their methodology for making change happen, and a useful introduction to some basic QI tools. It is designed to encourage healthcare staff across the West of England to learn more about QI using the resources on the Academy web pages, and to get involved with local improvement projects.

The design was kept very clean and spacious throughout with coloured sections for each phase of the Improvement Journey for easy identification.

The QI handbook is available to view here:
www.weahsn.net/wp-content/uploads/A5-QI-Brochure.pdf

Alternatively view below for some spreads from the Handbook













Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Manna: Spring 2016 Issue

Continuing with my daily blog updates, today's entry is on the Spring issue of Manna magazine for the Diocese of Bath & Wells that was completed back in April. Manna is an A4 quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble.

Here are the thoughts of the new Editor Sam Ford about the latest issue; “Working on this issue has hardly been a breeze but it has been a privilege. Although compiling it might have been difficult at times, I don’t think this will be a morbid read. My hope is that the good work of contributors and subjects will really inspire readers to think and feel in new ways which set free from fear and sorrow.

“Preparing this issue was in strange keeping with Lent. At random, in a series of three days, I encountered Callixtus (patron saint of gravediggers), was taken to an exhibition on death, and then had a long-borrowed book returned to me: Death, Ritual and Belief. Not sure if that’s ‘ha-ha funny’ or not.

“Now at the time of print the great feast of Easter has marked a year’s passage with strident affirmation. Avoiding thought or talk of death (and we hope this issue helps with that) is maybe a bit like keeping dry but running around in the rain can be very enlivening.”

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



Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A1 (Issue 6 - Special Edition)

With April and May being so busy, a long overdue update of my blog is most definitely required. I will therefore post some of the work I have produced over this period each day for the next week. The first being the special Halcyon Gallery edition of A1 magazine. In this edition, the front cover features an image from an ongoing exhibition of works by the artist Santiago Montoya, available to view at Halcyon Gallery, London (pages 16 & 17).

As one of the new businesses to A1, publisher Derek Gregory explains all about this specialist gallery "Founded in 1982, Halcyon Gallery specialises in fine art and contemporary art working closely with emerging and established international artists. From its inception, Halcyon Gallery has championed painters and sculptors who display exceptional talent, technical skill and intrinsic creativity and with whom they have worked to produce world-class art exhibitions that translate to a global audience.

"Halcyon Gallery represents a selection of renowned artists from all over the world, including the UK, America, Colombia, Spain, Italy and Russia. With three art galleries in London and one art gallery in Shanghai, Halcyon Gallery is committed to nurturing the careers of all their artists by offering professional support and providing the invaluable opportunity for artistic innovation.

"Through a competitive, annual modern art programme they aim to deliver confident, informative contemporary art exhibitions which are accessible to everyone. Halcyon Gallery continues to host a variety of important museum-scale exhibitions, including inaugural art exhibitions of works within the UK and worldwide. Halcyon Gallery aims to be at the centre of the fine art world, playing a key role in London’s creative and cultural landscape.

"With over thirty years of experience in the art market, Halcyon Gallery is committed to building distinguished art collections for their clients. A dedicated team specialising in rare masterpieces and editioned prints works closely with private clients to establish art collecting of the highest quality. By cultivating strong relationships with museums, institutions and auction houses worldwide, they guarantee value and longevity of the artworks based on provenance, placement and acquisition.

"I am delighted to welcome Halcyon Gallery in London as one of our most recent businesses in which we feel we can confidently refer to our private clients for their investment consideration."

To view the latest issue please click here

Monday, 14 March 2016

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Spring Issue 2016

I have recently completed the Spring 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.

This latest issue features full details of the upcoming Festival of Garden Sculpture. Taking place over the Easter weekend (Friday 25th - Monday 28th March), normal admission charges apply and opening times are 10am to 5pm. Refreshments are available and there will also be tours of the garden and demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend. This event comes 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 latest issue.



Monday, 7 March 2016

A1 (Issue 5)

I have recently completed work on the 5th issue of A1 magazine for the global wealth clients of DG Private Office. A1 is an A4 monthly publication designed by myself, this latest issue was expanded to 56 pages. DG Private Office is a private office client consultancy operated by Derek Gregory.

In this issue of the magazine, the front cover features, The Valour Watch Company, and along with a photograph of founder and Managing Director, Mark Daniel, we hear about his first watch design, based on the Sopwith Camel, and which has a very limited production. (Pages 12-15).



Wednesday, 2 March 2016

How to Market ‘Your’ Business in 2016

I have recently completed the design of promotional material for a marketing workshop by Paul Kurnyta of The Local Marketing Business. The designs included A5 flyers, website banners and graphics.

Paul has been one of my clients for over 5 years now and I can thoroughly recommend checking this out. If you struggle with your marketing, don’t know where to begin or fail to see any real growth and returns then this workshop is for you! In just 90 minutes Paul will help you simplify your marketing and give you a better understanding of how to market your business more effectively.

The workshop takes place on Tuesday 29th March, 12:30pm-2pm and costs £30 per person. The venue is The New Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, Brinkworth Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 8DS.

Here Paul explains more about the workshop: "You have a wealth of choice when it comes to marketing your business: websites and online, email marketing, pay per click, SEO, PR, advertising, direct mail, networking, tele-appointing, 
events and promotions...and the list goes on.

"But which of these ‘tools’ are best for your particular business? More importantly, which of these tools are best for your particular business right now?

"Creating a marketing plan that consistently delivers results doesn’t mean it needs to be expensive to implement, difficult to execute or 
time-consuming to manage. Quite the opposite. A simple, considered plan coupled with a better understanding of how to action it 
can help you be more productive in your marketing and will save you a bucket-load of cash in the long term.

"At the end of the workshop you’ll leave with a clear, considered plan and hopefully a few new ideas to boot."

www.thelocalmarketingbusiness.co.uk/
how-to-market-a-business-2016



Monday, 22 February 2016

Asbestos Flyers for Acorn Health & Safety

I have recently completed a series of A5 flyers for Acorn Health & Safety based in Warmley, Bristol. The flyers have been designed to promote an Asbestos Awareness course taking place on Tuesday 1st March 2016. The course is specifically aimed with trades businesses in mind and the training includes the following: • What is asbestos • The health effects • The risks associated with exposure to asbestos • How to manage risks • Identification of asbestos • Key legislation – duty to manage/client & contractors responsibility • Asbestos surveys & registers • What to do if you discover asbestos

The flyer designs are available to view below and if you wish to find out more about the course please view the Acorn website here: www.acornsafety.co.uk/asbestos







Monday, 25 January 2016

A1 (Issue 4)

I have recently completed work on the 4th 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.

This month's issue features two new companies. Yachtzoo, is a Monaco based full service Yacht Brokerage business, (see pages 25-27), and Cazenove & Loyd is a London based bespoke tour operator, organising tailor-made luxury vacations all over the globe. (See pages 18-21).

To view the latest issue please click here.



Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Manna: Winter 2016 Issue

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

Here are the thoughts of the new Editor Sam Ford about the latest issue; “As the new editor of this magazine I’m excited that the ideas and the magazine itself can be passed on to others. I’m convinced that the teachings of Christ Jesus and the commitment of the Church to worshipping God and serving society are as starkly important now as ever. If we don’t engage in this way then there are serious questions about relevance. That’s not to try to say that this magazine is the single way to do that but it’s intended to help and, I think, it does. The articles in this issue carry a range of views and experiences. They elucidate much of the debate but leave us with questions, as should be expected of these complicated subjects.

“I would also like to welcome Bishop Ruth on behalf of Manna readers to her role as Chair of the editorial panel. You can find news of her in these pages and you will hear more from her in the April edition.

“Thanks to the previous editor Helen Hawthorne – who, I’m delighted to say, continues as feature writer – and to all who’ve contributed to this edition. And thanks to those parishes who got in touch to tell us about what’s going on in their areas. Let’s encourage each other in what we do.

“The front cover, by the way, is a fractal: a mathematical pattern which endlessly self-repeats, expressing infinity.”

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