Saturday, 29 September 2012

SU Round-Up (September)

I started a new job this month! I'm now working for the marketing department in my Students' Union, producing some of their graphics-y things. Here's some of the stuff I've been getting up to these last few weeks - not massively exciting to most people, but I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to big chunks of type...

A6 flyer promoting Autumn Election

These two images taken from a booklet entitled "Society Support Handbook".

 These three from a booklet promoting student representation.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Bits and bobs (and mugs)

A lot of the stuff I end up designing in my spare time is for the Christian Union at University, as I am an active member. I blog about those kind of things here: - less pictures, more words over on that blog, I'm afraid...

Over summer there were a number of things needing doing. These pieces are pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just pop them here for you:

Term cards are tricky (I think I chatted on about this same idea a year ago!) as they hold a lot of boring information - and you only need to know one piece of information a week! So, I tried to make something different of it - breaking the usual "list" approach, and instead turning it into a sort of info-graphic which colourfully shows where we meet when!

The blocky brand of mugs and cake is continued through to the publication we do, and although our budget didn't even stretch to colour printing (sob), at least they can be viewed here in multi-coloured beauty.

Saturday, 15 September 2012


I haven't posted anything on here in far too long... My bad! It isn't that I haven't had things to blog though, and hopefully I'll be able to post some of the stuff I've been getting my hands dirty with this summer, over the next few weeks.

Thought I'd take a bit of time to show this though.

The brief was to create a logo for the new student newspaper - a student-run publication which will consist of an on-screen new outlet, and a radio station to boot. The logo was to incorporate these ideas, and was to look sharp and dynamic. A pretty open ended brief really.

I quickly settled on using the colours of green and grey, to fit with the pre-existing colour palette of the Students' Union brand. I started with three designs:

The first takes the newspaper, and has the name resting upon it - with sharpened ascenders on the "h" and the "d" to add a sharpness, what with the newspaper being a digital publication.

The second uses an arrow to show this - this hints at the idea of the radio. The "thread" of the green stroke is key here too.

The team though, were most keen on the ideas involved with the third logo, such that this was the one which was brought forward to completion, as below...

The newspaper background was lost, due to the publication being digital, and the needle was changed to a pen. I think the logo works due to the clear link between the pen of the "t" and the radio mic of the "d" - helped with the slanted pen stroke in green. I kept the depth by the stroke being tapered, and the slant on the text itself. Overall, a successful project.