Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Logo for Genetics Scientists, UCL

Before Christmas I was asked to create a logo to represent a science group called: Diversity in Genetics. 

The logo is heavily influenced by the charts that are produced to display the results of genetic studies, they create quite a pretty 'pointilliste' pattern of dotted colours. I tried to echo this in the final design:




Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Climate Change Citizens Assembly - Herefordshire

A week ago I worked for Herefordshire council to capture the talks and discussions surrounding a Citizens' Assembly, subject: Climate Change.

Big subject, wide-ranging views and information out there - bottom line: we need to act NOW as Climate change is happening already. It may be a case of trying to limit the damage rather than trying to stop it going any further. It's got to be as urgently address as the recent COVID pandemic, it's that serious and the effects as wide-ranging.

With thanks to Sarah Fishbourne from Impact Consultancy for making contact and getting me involved.

https://impactconsultancy.co.uk/about.html












Friday, 21 January 2022

A Covid-free Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This poster was commissioned by Merton council in order to keep the children and young adults of the borough safe and informed over the Christmas period of 2021-2022. 

Please let me be drawing something else next Christmas! (All I want for Christmas is...health, happiness, and fewer face masks!)


This has been such a rollercoaster 2 years. But it's taught me to keep my head down and keep listening and drawing - and out of it all I feel like my practice and reach has actually extended. 

I would NEVER have thought living through this situation would be a positive one, but it has helped me develop my practice, be more flexible, and become much more patient. 

A Happy January to everyone, and all the best for 2022!

 

Monday, 20 December 2021

RSPB - short film to promote a new membership scheme

I was asked by the New Citizenship Project https://www.newcitizenship.org.uk/ to bring to life the future view of the RSPB membership after consulting with groups across the UK over the last 18 months.

This was made into a short film to animate the voices and ideas for the future. Here are some stills from the film:























 

Website images for Depression Genetics

I was asked to create some illustrations on the theme of Depression in the study of Genetics for University College London, in collaboration with their colleagues at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

It was interesting to explore this with different perspectives of another culture and to collaborate with scientists and psychiatrists. I hope it helps to open up the subject to more people and to remove stigma.























Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Live jobs - in person !

Phew, they're back - actual live jobs, with 3D people !

This was for the Camden Disability Action group with Camden council yesterday, this was the first of three sessions I've been asked to cover. They want to create an employment service together and give more disabled people the chance to get into work that they enjoy.



The most upsetting part of yesterday was hearing about the effects of long-term bullying on people's mental health, as well as the continuing stigma that people feel about disclosing any mental health conditions. 

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Healthy Relationship Programme

Some drawings for a short film introducing participants to a course on preventing domestic violence. The main aim of the course is to stop young women becoming victims of domestic abuse, and for them to develop a ring of confidence. 

Commissioned by Positive Psychologist Angela Birch. This is a tricky subject to visualise so it was good to work collaboratively. Angela had some great visual metaphors that I received gratefully!

The course has already been in use across London and the next one is starting in Lewisham in the coming weeks.