Friday 2 September 2011


Above is an icon created for a application/website, this icon allows users to rate good or bad locations they have visited.


Above is one of 9 icons i have been creating for an application/website. The above icon will enable users to locate within their vicinity locations of their choice.

More to come soon.

Sunday 14 August 2011


Above is a potential outcome for a local Football club. Newtonhill Fc

more to follow :)

Saturday 13 August 2011


Above are some images for the brand identity of a semi-secret project that myself and a business partner are undertaking. These images represent a potential name and brand identity for the project. It involves guest lists and the logo is menat to reflect the scoring off of a name on the guest list, hence the slash running through the brands name.


Friday 29 July 2011


The final logo constructed and deconstructed, Breakpoint Coding

Wednesday 27 July 2011


Above is a logo i am creating for a client who is starting up his own web programming business called Breakpoint coding. There are two main inspirations, first is the client request to feature the breakpoint symbol and the assembly of something from nothing. Assembling something from nothing is what has always amazed me about programming. This design can be broken (break) into alternative variations for letter head and business cards.I wanted the design to be resourceful through its ability to be chopped and change yet retain a simple yet complex visual appearance.


Above is an early example of a client requested logo.The brand is called love to and it is intended to have multiple variation for it many services, such as love to wax, love to tan etc.

Saturday 16 July 2011


Above is the poster for the 70's classic thriller Jaws directed by Steven Spielberg. In my opinion the film is one of the greatest thrillers of all time and the poster for the film is a graphical masterpiece.

So please enjoy

Sunday 10 July 2011


Some screen grabs (out of context) of the client cycling shirt.

Tuesday 5 July 2011


Above is a taster of something im working on, so Shhh!


Above is an icon designed for a client. It is intended to represent their department and be featured on weekly letterheads.


Above is an icon designed for a client to represent their north market region.

Tuesday 17 May 2011


Above is the final outcome for a client brief to create a logo for their new business. The logo had to carry musical connotations so i hope you enjoy. UnBoxed design will be creating the website for this business.

Monday 16 May 2011


Above is a swatch of a colour that i find strangely alluring, Mountbatten pink or plymouth pink was invented during the second world war by Louis Mountbatten. The colour was designed to camouflage ships and was also adopted by the british SAS during the desert wars with the Germans. The colour despite its appearances is excellent at night because it does not radiate light and allowed especially are desert troops evade the enemy. I just wanted to share this colour with others so please enjoy.

RGB code: 997A8D


"One idea can change everything"

Sunday 8 May 2011


I went to see this movie the other day with my lovely girlfriend kate, by the way if you havent seen it you really should. aAbove is an image of the name of the movie and this graphic is used at the start of the movie and it is really bold and stands out so well. I posted this image because i really love the font used and i wanted others to see it too.

so enjoy

Thursday 14 April 2011


Saw the advert for some new rather smelly Glade product, but what i noticed was Glades new logo. The new design is so much more simple than the previous design. This new cleaner look is so much more appealing, clean design for a cleaning product.


More variations on the Assalto Alpino concept. I wanted to create a flowing single design that evokes the italian mountains.

Tuesday 12 April 2011


Today at work i bought some apple juice at lunch. The particular brand was Just juice, what caught my attention was the packaging and how it stated the 100% purity of the juice and i instantly found it ironic whilst observing the cluttered in your face appearance of its graphics. I feel that something like the above image would be more in line with the ethos of the brand, a kind of "less is more" vibe. I feel that packaging like the Pepsi Raw bottles are a great example, it emphasizes the raw unrefined nature of the product it carries.

Monday 11 April 2011


I spotted this poster the other day for the oscar winning film The Social Network which if you havent seen you must. What really caught my attention was this beautiful fot used in the poster, its called Futura and its simplicity is a direct result of the fact that all the glyphs are made up of basic geometries such as triangles, squares and circles. I really like this font especially the precise sharpness of the letter "N" in upper case.

Thursday 7 April 2011


I quickly put these together in photoshop to show the de-evolution of the Marlboro packaging. I really like how pure the design becomes, as long as the design features the red with white chevron design it remains distinctively marlboro.


I was sifting through the inter tubes and found an image of the iconic Marlboro red pack. Now im not a smoker i am a designer and it is technically an addiction of some sorts. The reason i have posted this is because i personally think that the Marlboro red packet is a design classic and although i appreciate the importance of the health warnings i do feel they are in some ways a blight on a classic piece of graphic design. In the news of late i heard that the health authorities are thinking of removing all types of graphic from cigarette packaging. There are some designers who have tried to to design new types of packaging design but i think this could be a really interesting brief for designers to undertake.

Friday 1 April 2011


I did a quick sketch for this outcome at work. I have finally had the time to create what i think is a really slick mock up. It is inspired by the hairpin turns found on the Stelvio pass, Italy. Hope you like, please leave feedback.

Saturday 19 March 2011


My new logo in the raw! i am going for a monogram of my blog that evokes a smile.
Business card to feature soon.

Wednesday 16 March 2011


Above is a possible outcome that features the exact route that my clients cycling team will take. I have rotated it to landscape to mimic a mountain side. The red used is the red currently used by my client in their existing corporate identity.

Thursday 10 March 2011


MIT have unveiled their new logo creation that apparently has over 40,000 variations! Above is a video that shows off the new logo, i think its some really great work.

Friday 4 March 2011

Wednesday 2 March 2011


A possible design concept for client cycling event

Sunday 27 February 2011


Possible symbol/logo outcome for Osiris.

Saturday 26 February 2011


I have been asked by a friend who has his own I.T business start up to look into re-designing his logo. The business is called Osiris named after the egyptian god of the underworld so an egyptian theme is a given however i must couple this with a technology theme also. Above are some early examples of where im at with my clients redesign.

Thursday 24 February 2011


A re-design of one of my first outcomes. Although the change is subtle it really finishes the design off well. The number 1 and the exclamation now seem more as one than before.


Another possible out come for the 1 simple idea website.

Wednesday 23 February 2011


Another possible outcome combining the pen nib and the light bulb. I do feel that the design may be too complex?

Monday 21 February 2011


Above is a possible design for a idea generation forum/website. The site is called 1 Simple Idea and is currently in development. The premise is a site that allows the open exchange of designs and theories which users can edit and leave feedback. The design i hope to create should be simple fun and hint at the name of the site.



This is something i have been doing in my spare time at work, its nothing groundbreaking just something i enjoyed doing. These are just Time New Roman letters that have been inverted on themselves and combined with their original. The end result i think is really cool it is something that at first glance resembles what we all know as the original letter but the shapes that are created are eye candy.


Sunday 20 February 2011


War Deer possible out come.


A design i created a couple of years ago and one that im going to be submitting to Threadless. I will however add more but the initial war deer design will remain similar.