Peter Collins

Peter Collins

Graphic designer and founder of Polari PressLondon, United Kingdom
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Peter Collins

Peter Collins

Graphic designer and founder of Polari PressLondon, United Kingdom
  • Tramshed rebrand
    Tramshed rebrandA new name for Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. In discussions with Artistic Director, Jeremy James, and Executive Director, Mary Rose, it was clear that the company had outgrown its name. As people already referred to the company as Tramshed, the choice was clear.
  • Little Keys Nursery branding
    Little Keys Nursery brandingVisual identity for a new nursery supporting Caius House’s youth work in Battersea. Caius House is a charitable youth centre in south London which has been serving the local community for over a century. By 2012 the original building, seen as unsuitable to house a modern youth centre, was demolished and in its place a new residential building with community space on the first two floors was built, becoming the centre’s new home in 2014. Playing on the word “Caius” (pronounced “keys”), Little
  • The Park Nursery branding and website
    The Park Nursery branding and websiteIn 2007, while freelancing, I designed the brand and website for the south-east London childcare provider, but ten years is a long time in web design so we’ve spent the last year working on a completely new website and have also used the opportunity to take a fresh look at the branding as a whole.
  • BBC Media Action Annual Report, 2017
    BBC Media Action Annual Report, 2017BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity; transforming lives through media. In 2016/17 their work reached over 200 million people across the world helping people protect their health, improve their livelihoods, see things differently, solve their problems, resolve conflict and safeguard their lives. Their annual report showcased this work, focusing on their proven results in areas such as increasing safer pregnancy and child birth, improving resilience to natural disast
  • Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
    Dr. Seuss's The LoraxConcept and post-production retouching of photography of the Lorax puppet for post-opening advertising campaign artwork to accompany the production. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax was a new musical which ran over the competitive Christmas period in Matthew Warchus’ first season as artistic director of The Old Vic. In conversations with the in-house teams regarding the post-opening artwork, I proposed photographing the Lorax puppet in a range of poses which could then be shortl
  • The Old Vic (Pentagram rebrand, 2016)
    The Old Vic (Pentagram rebrand, 2016)Matthew Warchus becoming artistic director brought a dramatic new approach to the theatre. As Senior Graphic Designer at The Old Vic, I worked with Harry Pearce and his team at Pentagram, liaising between the design agency and the theatre to create a bold and raw approach focused on the typography-led posters from the theatre’s archive in Bristol. Years of experience of being part of the in-house design team meant I was able to offer unique insight on issues the theatre faced as an organisatio
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Work history
    Polari Design logo
    Polari Design logo
    FounderPolari Design
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Co-directorDeptford Pride
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Organising the annual community Pride in August, and smaller events throughout the year.
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Design
  • Design Agency
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • CSS
  • Creative Direction
  • Digital Design