Posterboy is the amalgamation of 7 years in-depth study of a wide variety of creative disciplines. Studying at Heriot Watt University, The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art) and Edinburgh Napier has provided me with in depth knowledge of; fashion womenswear constructed to British Standards; editorial fashion and styling; fine art sculpture, painting and photography; graphic design, art direction and illustration. Alongside the practical teaching university has provided me with, I have also relished in developing of a strong academic research process. Conducting research into sustainability in packaging design and uncovering ways in which far-right groups are utilising graphic design online to radicalise 18-29 year olds on popular social media platforms. Beyond university I have developed team management skills running restaurants and events to fund my studies. My volunteer work has seen me work with children and schools in the Highlands on a variety of creative projects as well as providing education on animation to autistic children. In my spare time I work on music composition and production, which has seen my music used in campaigns as well as my own album ‘20X20’ which will be released in September 2020. In short I like to keep busy… We live in a world that is tittering on the edge, both culturally and environmentally. As designers we paint the world around us, build the world around us and are instrumental in societal narratives. Now is not the time for subtlety, now is the time for being unashamedly bold, self-critical and change the world around us to benefit us all. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.posterboy.design Instagram: www.instagram.com/posterboy.pdfLocked Pro Plan feature
Primarily focusing on packaging design and branding for companies across the UK.
Initially working on a project with Whitespace and Business Gateway, developing a 15 second animation targeting graduate students to start their own business. Whitespace offered a placement from this project which will be done this summer (2020).
At Contagious I worked on a huge variety of projects from experiential design to research and pretty much everything in-between.
Working on a plethora of commercial graphic design projects, pitching to big clients and developing concepts.
Working with the Natural Selection Team I was tasked with creating 10 new designs for a series of beers to be released in the summer. Ordering products and working with printers we launched our event across the UK.
Working on a range of projects and disciplines in fashion from womenswear, menswear and textiles to technology, cultural studies and editorial design/direction.
With my background in fashion and fine art I developed my design skills and honed into the creative area I wanted to. Further developing my practical skills as well as my digital abilities this course pushed me to explore routes I had never thought of. I developed skills in typography, motion graphics, 2D and 3D design, art direction, illustration and film.
Studying intermedia fine art helped develop my critical and creative thinking at Edinburgh College of Art. Working in a variety of mediums from film, photography, painting and sculpture I pushed myself to develop new skills.
The NODs is a Scottish based advertising and design awards ceremony. The student brief asked us to create a campaign that changes people's perceptions of traffic wardens. Using the antihero trend I created 'Who's The Real Villain' campaign which focussed on cartoon illustration and copywriting.
Awarded for my accomplishments in Art and Design, working with primary schools and children with learning difficulties.
Achieving 100% in Advanced Higher Design saw my work tour around the nation along with other brilliant talents.