Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration. - Aaron Russell

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About Me

Graphic Design student currently in studying at Leeds university in second year. This blog is my online creative log, full of ideas, inspirations and opinions on all areas of design. A mix of my work and others I like for followers to view and comment on!

Monday, 7 December 2009

My online portfolio

Have just set up a small online portfolio with my work so you can see what new projects i am working on and my overall style of design Enjoy!!

Monday, 23 November 2009

another post on some illustrated typography ive been working on

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


Messing around with some effects with type for a title of one of my projects. I like the freedom of the lines and the colours against the structured text.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

the moving image

My current motion module has got me really interested in animation and the process behind it. As I am currently putting my own short film together, this video that i found through creative review was great to watch. I love how the simplicity of paper cuttings put together can portray a great celebration of the olympic games.

Heres the link : http://vimeo.com/7546281

Sunday, 8 November 2009


this is the current packaging design for my plasters. too cheesy?? i think it will intrigue customers to look at the product and hopefully purchase. more ideas welcome...

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Breaking the mould

This short film i found on the BBC film network website, it has been a big influence to me as i have to create a one minute film for my motion project. I will put up some of my own animation work soon but for now this is what has been inspiring me for my own cartoon design.


I am currently working on a project for university where i have to design a new product of adhesive plasters that adds value and has a competitive edge. After looking at many different options i have gone down the novelty route and created a range that is lighthearted fun and directed towards the clumsy. What do you think??

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Alice in Wonderland

I am currently doing a module on motion and i found this cartoon editing on stumble. Just a bit of fun but i really like how the dialog and images from Alice in wonderland have been cut and edited into a song.

Here's the link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#4CJD4e/www.wimp.com/cooledit//search:alice%252520in%252520wonderland%252520clips

An inspiration

Salvador Dali has been a big inspiration to me, from a young age when i focused on fine art to now as i study Graphic Design. I love that he as an artist has no limits of media and is always growing and evolving. Dali worked in all media from oil paintings, water colours, graphics, sculptures and films. All areas of design interlink with each other and as i am interested and influenced by a variety of design backgrounds. His work inspires me to push the boundaries of creativity to another level and to experiment with many ideas.

From looking at his work I bring all medias of design together as inspiration. This helps me look at things from a different perspective and therefore bring original ideas to the table. I have added some pictures to my blog to show Dali's array of media and the impact this gives to the artwork. Included is a lithograph of the birth of Venus, an oil painting called 'Daddy long legs of the evening', and a water colour named 'Elephant spatieaux' which is my favourite as my Dad has a print of this at home, another great Dali fan.