Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
...but rates are still soaring in other parts of the UK, especially Scotland. How are you feeling about this?
I was asked by a local disability charity to illustrate their members' thoughts around the ending of restrictions. I think I'm more on the cautious side still, but I am glad things are slowly getting back to normal.
Wednesday, 9 March 2022
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
I was asked by a London local authority to create a logo for a parenting group that comes together to discuss ways of safeguarding children in southeast London. They are looking to expand and wanted a visual identity to help with that.
The local group name is FLARE and they wanted to reflect the friendly and inclusive nature of the group in their logo, and also welcome fathers and people from all backgrounds.
Process for logo designs: I have a briefing call with the client/s, and as it was in January 2022 this was done over Zoom. My questions focussed on the aims of the group and how they wanted to be depicted and what they wanted to amplify.
I usually sketch and share ideas while we speak to help with the process. Then I go away and have a think, add colour and then share and wait for client feedback.
Depending on the feedback I iterate once further if needed, or else move on to drawing up the final design.
This time was a straightforward process and went from this little sketch, on to the coloured version below, and then to the final version above.
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
This was a collaborative project with the charity National Voices https://www.nationalvoices.org.uk/
National Voices have undergone a significant change process in order to bring more experts-by-experience into their organisation, and they wanted to document the journey they've been on, as they now offer a coaching and mentoring service for other organisations. This is the story of 'Voice for Improvement':
Process: we met and I was talked through the brief. I showed various examples of how to tackle telling the story/presenting the information. In the end, because it was quite a lot of info we opted for 3 separate storyboards. The work on the storyboards started with the client, and this sketch was done by the client and circulated with her team to ensure she'd not missed anything:
We then discussed it on a zoom call and amended as needed, going through the language and visuals to check it was communicating what was needed = complete sketch-carnage!
Afterwards I drew up the final images and they were circulated for a final check and any amends that were needed. This process started in the autumn, and the majority of the initial sketch work was done by the client, so I'm grateful for their input, as it's become a truly collaborative piece of work.
With thanks to Keymn and Rachel from National Voices, it's been a really enjoyable process.
Thursday, 10 February 2022
This short film was for a local consultation on day services in Merton.
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
I was also asked to create a finance report for Safety Net People First, a disability charity based in West London. It's been inspiring to hear how resilient and resourceful people have been during this difficult time.
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
I was asked by a joint group of geneticists based in UCL London and psychiatrists from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan to come up with a logo for their ongoing study of the influence of genetics on the local population's mental health.
This final logo design incorporates the flag of Pakistan, the role of psychology and genetics and its roots in studying the local population.
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Thanks to Angela McHale and Tim Kane for the commission, more about their business can be found here: http://www.kanemchale.com/
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
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
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.