Jimmy the pigeon is the new mascot for Scotland. Designed to advertise a different side of the country, he uses Scottish slang and humour to attract a new, young audience to Scotland. With a website and blog reviewing places of interest and an active social media Jimmy travels Scotland to create a viral campaign.
A selection of illustrations and character designs from a children’s book concept exploring the investigation behind Goldilocks crimes. The children’s classic turned into a crime thriller.
An editorial illustration to show how society is addicted to '‘likes” and how social media feeds our neediness.
An editorial illustration to show the scientific-backed ways to get to sleep faster.
A self initiated project to create a series of botanical fruit illustrations that could be used within gin packaging. Each contemporary gin flavour is styled around the traditional, botanical illustration; with simple accents of colour to bring the four bottles together as a unit. I used this project as an opportunity to develop my illustration style and see how they could be used commercially.
Each was painted digitally using Procreate and the Apple iPadPro.
While studying abroad in Canada we were tasked with choosing a lyric that "resonated with us" and create a typographic poster. I chose the song "Love in the Dark" by Adele because of the emotive line "it feels like we are oceans apart" which represented the distance between me and home.
The poster is 3D and each cut layer encompasses the type so when placed together it creates a map with the lyric centring it.
As part of my major project in my final year of university I created a sign painted show piece. The design took centre stage of my exhibition space and helped to complete my Doctor's surgery. In order to create more gravitas I chose a statement by my Dad to paint.
"Some people just don't Understand not because they don't care they just can't see it all"
This poster is part of a series created in partnership with Robert Smails Printing Press and the National Trust of Scotland. Created to commemorate 150 years of the printing works, the poster aimed to celebrate Smails and its place in both Scotland's heritage and the importance of keeping old design techniques alive.
My poster celebrates the uniqueness of using the press and how no two prints are the same. Using bright colours and contrasting type I aimed to show how modern design skills can be used with traditional methods to make a dynamic poster.
"Surviving as a Designer" is an illustrated zine created to show my journey as a designer since graduating. It aims to show what a designer goes through to reach their goals and reflects on personal anecdotes that impacted my decisions. The completed zine is A5 in size and was sent to studios as a piece of collateral.
In association with Arjowiggins we have used the “POP” set collection of paper to create a “musical present” that you can give to that person you “love”. Unlike existing music themed gifts and personalised vouchers, Sony Music‘s Handcrafted Playlist allows you to create your perfect playlist.
Simply click and choose your songlist anywhere and on any device. Whether you are someone who loves to reminisce in the 60s or you know someone who likes to party like their back in 1999, you can send them a personalised, handcrafted playlist in the post. Its better than a card after all.
Book cover design for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 &¾. The idea behind this concept was to make the book look like a steamed up bathroom cabinet. The design shows Adrian's face looking in the mirror with the book's title written in the mirror steam.
The book also comes in limited edition packaging, with a double front cover. The book resembles a bathroom cabinet which contains a wide variety of items that relate to the story. The books binding is inspired by a Canadian fold giving the illusion of the reader opening Adrian's bathroom cabinet. Adrian's BBC rejection letter, poems to Pandora and the £200 telephone bill are hidden in the other pages.
A series of medical illustrations that were used as part of a showcase book. The book was on one paper roll (about 15m!) which readers had to wind round to read. It details the story of a person dealing with long term illness visiting the doctors office and resembles the doctor's couch found in the surgery.
Taking inspiration from old age apothecaries and "quack" doctors I created an apothecary cabinet that aimed to show how feelings can have a big effect on your health and well being
The final design is an old-fashioned apothecary cabinet, filled with multiple potions each labeled with different types of positive feelings. The small vials that are contained within the doors of the cabinet together create the four main bottles of "medicine" of time, hope, peace of mind and sweet dreams (all are feelings which you cannot achieve without a change of thought).
A self initiated project inspired by the work of Yoshi Yoshitani. 24 portraits of women sketched and painted in one hour. Together they show 24 women of different ethnicities, cultural beliefs and societal beauty standards.
All were digital painted using procreate on the Apple iPadPro
Working with a fellow designer (Fiona Winchester), we created 9 informational stickers which aim to help people in Africa understand ways they can help prevent Malaria. The stickers are designed to show the correct action against the incorrect action to help show how they can aid themselves. We choose not to use any typography as the stickers could be used universally and be understood across different languages. The stickers will be rolled out in Mozambique in 2017