Photographs Vs Illustrations

Poster Design

I’ve been creating a lot of illustrative led designs of late recently it seems. This below is a poster design for Active Smile dental surgeries, who typically have me lead most of their advertising and marketing with photographic imagery. Read the rest of this entry »

eBook Cover Vector Illustration

Vector Illustration for Book Cover Design

Following on from the success of The Wealthy Woman by Wealth For Women author Mary Waring, which is a printed book, this week I was commissioned to design a new eBook cover for Wealth For Women in the same style, but using a new vector illustration.

The original book cover design and vector illustration were created by myself also, and following it’s launch the book has been well received and even featured on BBC News Solent. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Sales Marketing

Website Banner Design

With all the sunshine this week, it was very nice to have fun drawing some vector ice lollies for long standing client Hunkydory Home, who needed a ‘Summer Sale’ banner for their website.

We redesigned the Hunkydory website in 2012, and since then have been supplying all of their regularly updated website homepage banners – these are updated with seasons, events, and sales and usually include showcasing a range of their latest products within the banner design. Read the rest of this entry »

New Vector Illustration Project

Vector Illustration

Following on my blog about a historical vector illustration project from 2006, below is the new project work I was describing; the creation of a vector illustration mock up of Active Smile’s new dental information centre, sited next door to their Evesham dental surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Old Vector Illustration Projects

Vector Illustration of a House

I have some new illustration work coming up; drawing a building frontage and floor plans for my client to use in a presentations/pitches for their latest business development plans which involve purchasing a show room.

While discussing potential ‘drawing styles’ for the building frontage I remembered a highly relevant vector illustration project from 2006 worth showing them, where I was commissioned to draw an illustrated model/mock up of a smart home to be used in the marketing for a range of smart home technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

Eggs-traordinary Seasonal Marketing

Seasonal Marketing Design

I just had a bit of fun copy writing and designing the Easter marketing for long standing client Active Smile, and proving along with it, that you can use just about any celebration in the yearly calendar of events and incorporate it in your marketing. In other words, the event gives you an excuse to remind your customer base that you exist. Read the rest of this entry »

Insects In Graphic Design

Insects used in graphic design

I was just admiring the The Hudson Made Scullery Soap packaging over at my favourite (is there any other that compares?) packaging design blog The Dieline, when I pondered that I really do like the use of flies in graphic design; making something rather ugly and dirty into something beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

Artist Sketchbooks

I thought I’d share with you a couple of recent sketches I’ve done. No reason for them, other than the fun of doodling when I get a spare moment :-)

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Product Packaging Design

Product Packaging Design

I was excited to receive new product samples in the post from identity design client Essentials for Men this week. They’ve stamped their identity (and our label designs) onto their latest addition to the Essentials For Men product range, all due to be sold in their online shop once launched.

Essentials for Men has been an end to end identity design and branding project for us; starting with company logo design and including stationery design, product labelling, and front end web design. Now a registered Trademark Essentials for Men will be offering luxury men’s skincare, bodycare, gift sets and accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Doodles

Google Doodles; commemorative illustrations

I have been admiring the Google logo today (above), one of their better designs I think. It commemorates the life and work of Grace Hopper, who was a pioneering American computer scientist and US navy rear admiral.

Strangely it has taken me until this moment to wonder exactly who creates the commemorative illustrations for the Google logos? Is it one person slaving away at them? Two? A massive team of people?

I decided to do some research and found out some interesting things. Read the rest of this entry »