I provide a friendly, independent and creative graphic design service to all of my clients from my base in Long Ashton, Bristol. Having formerly been employed as the Senior Graphic Designer with Bang Design Studio at Venue Publishing; I offer a wealth of industry experience from all areas of graphic design. Graphic Bubble specialises in print-based literature, advertising, branding and websites.
I have created my digital portfolio on Issuu to promote the graphic design work and services that I provide. This includes editorial, logo and promotional design for a variety of my clients. Although most of this work is recent there are some older jobs from my time at Venue Publishing that I believe show the experience I can provide. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any future design work with me. Client testimonials are available on each page and where possible I have linked to the digital version of the specific job. I hope that you enjoy the work.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
I have recently completed the Summer 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: “A short welcome from the editorial team this time to allow room for details of this
summer’s exciting exhibition by Pamela Martin and Peter Chatwin. An example of their fascinating work is on the front cover and the exhibition will
be free to all visitors throughout the main summer season.
“This summer there are so many events and activities for all the family, of which we have included only a taste as more details will be available after this issue goes to print. Please check the Garden website and other publicity for more information.”
I have also designed the publicity material for this years Jazz in the Garden event that is taking place on Saturday 29 July at the Botanic Garden. The Blue Notes with Hannah Wedlock are performing and the poster designed for the event is below.
I have recently completed work on the Spring '17 issue of Manna magazine for the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Manna is an A4 quarterly, 24 page publication designed by myself.
Here are Editor Louise Willmot's thoughts on the latest issue; “‘Let us pray’. Such a simple phrase and one that is so familiar to us, but how many of us stop to consider why we pray or why it’s important. How many of us think about how we pray?
“The question of why we pray is addressed in this issue by Emma Buchan, Project Leader for Thy Kingdom Come and explored further in our feature article, ‘The Importance of Prayer’. If you are still praying the way you were taught at school or Sunday school, do take a look at our article ‘Getting the Prayer Habit,’ which looks at fun ways children are being encouraged to pray. It just may inspire you. In this issue we also hear from individuals who have already been inspired. Daniel Berry and Sister Alison Fry give us a glimpse into their lives of prayer and Pete Greig, who discusses his new book Dirty Glory and the ‘accidental’ spread of 24-7 prayer, the global movement he started.
“Prayer has been a wonderful subject to explore for my first edition of Manna, and I hope we have answered some of the questions you may have about prayer.
“There were many other aspects of prayer we would have loved to have covered if we could, such as Christian meditation and also the effect of prayer on the brain. Perhaps another time...?”
To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the image below.
I've recently been involved in creating artwork for our local village campaign to help save the Long Ashton Legion building. This has involved producing a banner, flyer and poster to help promote the crowdfunding efforts. This is a great opportunity for our village and one that I hope the whole community will get behind. Below is the press release for the campaign and the artwork for the A5 flyer that I have produced for it.
KEEP IT FOR THE COMMUNITY – VILLAGE LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LEGION BUILDING
A group of residents in Long Ashton has kicked off an ambitious fundraising effort to buy the local British Legion building and turn it into a modern, vibrant cultural centre for all. They have until the middle of April to raise at least £300,00 to secure the purchase and cover initial running costs.
The British Legion announced in October last year that it was to sell the 19th century property, which was originally given to the village by the local landowners back in 1878. It is hoped that donations from Long Ashton residents, combined with funds from a developer and individual investors, will be enough keep the facility and turn it into a truly 21st century hub of village life, providing local jobs and volunteering opportunities.
“Our vision is to create a warm, inviting space that can be enjoyed by everyone who lives here, both during the day and in the evening. We want to see a light, bright environment with café bar, children’s play area, venue space, hot desking and meeting areas for local businesses and groups, even B&B accommodation for those visiting family and friends here.” said local resident Bill Roberts, who has taken a leading role in the campaign.
“It will be a project that develops over time, with profits reinvested to continually improve what we can offer and with sustainability as a strong focus. The first stage though is to buy the building for the community and that’s what this crowd funding effort is all about.”
To raise all the funds needed to purchase and renovate the building, the project will partner with a developer, to produce new community spaces and upstairs apartments that can be sold off . Anyone can donate to the fundraising effort, with contributions large or small. If the bid is unsuccessful, then no money will be taken.
I have recently completed the Spring 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: “Every gardener knows that the dark days of winter are there to provide a little respite from the work outside; a time to reflect on the successes and failures of the season just gone and to look forward to the next. A time to look through the seed catalogues and plan what to do as soon as the days are longer. Regardless of how bad the winter weather is, eventually the spring flowers start appearing which gives us all new hope.
“The new season is just starting and as reliably as the spring the Botanic Garden will open its gates wide again to welcome everyone back and celebrate with the fantastic Sculpture Festival at Easter. We hope you will enjoy reading this issue and look forward to the warmer weather.”
This year the Sculpture Festival takes place from Good Friday 14th April to Easter Monday 17 April, 10am to 5pm and is highly recommended.
I have recently completed work on the Winter '17 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 thoughts on the latest issue; “What’s the story? What’s your story? Countless circumstances, people, places and events go into forming who we are. If we trust in a God who’s the source of it all then every single bit of it is immeasurably important. But not as important as the story to come – the story we get to write ourselves. Helping tell the story of the diocese as I’ve been here on maternity cover has been hugely exciting. God is at work in everything at the most complex level and soaks it in glory. Having eyes of faith to see that is one of the challenges we face. The face of Christ is in everyone we meet so the challenge is how to be Christ and to reveal Christ to those people. All things are caught up in the story of Christ but it’s through that Gospel story that we know the story goes on, that there is one story of us all. The Church is a choral harmony of difference and individuality. It echoes in the cathedral of the universe to the glory of its redeemer. We are one in the one we call Lord.”
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