New three-piece acoustic band Rivers Run approached me looking for some branding that reflected their music: “Sincere and honest, the songs speak of truth, heart and guts”.
It needed to feel natural and down-to-earth but also sleek, modern and versatile. For this reason, we decided to go for a flat stencil-like design that could be superimposed onto a variety of images, colours and textures.
Have a listen to the gorgeous first track by Rivers Run below. Click the download button to have it for free.
I provided a variety of different backgrounds and formats for use in different contexts. The logo also works monochromatically, e.g. black on white.
Here’s one of a set of posters I designed for a church gathering in Middlewich, Cheshire called ‘Church@28’. The event aims to be informal, relevant and attractive, which I sought to reflect in the branding with colour, geometry and a modern rounded typeface. (It’s Quicksand, if you’re interested – one of my personal favourites.)
For more information about the event and the church itself, see http://www.middlewichparishchurch.org.uk/
Informal, relevant and attractive
I designed this epic logo to support a pitch that my friends Becky Hoose and Robyn Forsythe made to the top bods at CBBC. They entered a competition CBBC Development were running, an open call for anyone at the BBC to submit an idea for a CBBC factual entertainment show. They impressed the panel massively and so their idea, Hero Lab, was picked to be made into a ‘taster tape’ with a view to potentially being commissioned for broadcast. I’m very proud to have been able to help them out!
The show asks the question ‘which superpowers could feasibly be reproduced in real life?’ and is aimed at kids who definitely think superheroes are cool but aren’t so sure about science. Naturally I went for pure unadulterated explosiveness, of the sort you’d expect from the Marvel films.
'Brainiac' meets 'Avengers Assemble'
I designed this for a small media production company. The idea was to do something that felt very vintage – like something out of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, but more British. The bright orange colour lifts it, though, making it look more fun and modern.
I also did a couple of other versions, to be used in different settings – e.g. one was just the text but with the union flag design inside the ‘O’. Plus I provided the circular union flag on its own, which worked perfectly as the client’s profile picture in social media.
Classy, fruity and a touch of Gatsby