New Dentist Tri-Fold Brochure

For this post I have prepapred a new tri-fold dentist brochure. The design was created by combination of Adobe InDesign, which is best was desktop publishing such as in this occasion.

The logo was created using Adobe Illustrator as it is a great tool for vector works.

Some small adjustments were done using Adobe Photoshop.

The topic is “Dentist” is tough one as I don’t know a person who likes going to the dentist, but that doesn’t mean there is no need for a dentist brochures.

At the beginning I knew I had to create a name and logo for my mock-up dental practice. I wanted to create business cards, t-shirts for a staff and maybe some branded items such as mugs and maybe cups for customer’s toothbrushes.

The image below is illustrating my search for ideal logo and name.

I was happy with my logo and I really liked the name. In this stage I could proceed to the brochure design itself.

By creating this work I was thinking I will overcome my personal fears of dentist.

As a professional I have also created some different colour version to my design.

I wanted to see how the text would look in white, therefore I have also created one version with white text.

I was very keen to use my logo while creating business card for the members of te staff working at the clinic.

Every company should offer a branded company T-shirt I have also created these.

The cards are bit bigger than in real life size, but that would be hard to see the design, therefore I have decided to make them bigger for this very reason.

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New Medical tri-fold Brochure

For this post I have prepared a medical trifold brochure to keep carrying on the theme of medical stationary.

We all need healthcare so therefore I think it is important to keep developing a good design to complement it.

I had to think about the logo I wanted to use. I knew I wanted something heart warming and quite simple. I have decided on a heart which could be used through all the products.

To make the project complete I have also created a business cards and branded t-shirts.

For a variation of a style I have done also different colour combinations.

In my personal opinion the pink is the best and works very well on the business cards too which you can see below.

I have also designed a darker version the colour combination is more feminine as it is for a woman.

I have played slightly with placement and the size of the logo with intention to offer more choices and variations.

Beauty Spa Tri-fold Brochure

For this new post I have prepared a new brochure for a beauty spa.

I have also prepared a brand identity for this company.

I have designed a logo, business cards, headed paper and branded t-shirt.

The colours are kept as natural and warm as possible.

All the brochure design has been done using Adobe InDesign.

Promotional Graphics for Gay Pride 2019

For some time I have been volunteering for Wise Thoughts which creates dynamic local, national and international arts initiatives in addition is delivering services that help address social justice issues for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI+) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

I didn’t want to work for free for some corporation while still learning so this is a cause with meaning.

For this post I posting a bi-fold brochure for this charity and placards which will be taken to the pride itself.

I think in real life it looks lot better.

With the placards is important to keep the message clear and easy to read.

Skin Care Packaging Portfolio

This post is introducing my Skin Care Packaging Portfolio.

In the past posts I have devoted few posts to skin care packaging. In this entry I would like to summarise it and put it in one place.

Packaging Design Portfolio

I am posting this to show my graphic design portfolio for a job interview.

The position was focused on packaging. I do not know if I will get the job or no, but I did my hardest.

To be fair this my first portfolio in this style I have ever done. I am sure it won’t be my last.

Mead Drink Advert

For this new post I have designed a Mead Drink Advert Poster. I was aiming at something for a magazine and etc.

The Ancient Greeks drank mead. Vikings were known to have indulged. In old Celtic and Germanic cultures, it was a hero’s drink, something sweet to gulp down gallantly after slaying foes. And there was Friar Tuck, famously.

But for 600 years or so it was cast aside in favour of beer, wine, and all other alcoholic beverages besides. In the last century, it had slipped away almost entirely, constrained to quiet monasteries and odd pocketed communities on rugged isles.

But mead is very much back on the bar. In the last few years it has gone mainstream and sales are up. English Heritage says it sells a bottle every ten minutes. Not bad for a simple ancient alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water.

Today, some suggest cult TV shows such as Game of Thrones spurred the resurgence. Out of flagons the heady beverage is swilled. In Ridley Scott’s 2010 Robin Hood adaptation, Friar Tuck flogs his home brew to the merry men.

I don’t aim that high as Game of Thrones, but wanted to create something quite modern and contemporary.

The style of the advert is slightly different than the one I have create earlier. This time around I was aiming at something bit more somber.

The wooden figure at the background is quite traditional in some countries. The village folk did try to make their bee house more interesting by a wood cuts such as this one. I liked it very much and thought using it would make the can look more interesting.

In addition I am adding t-shirts featuring the image as used on the can.

At the end I would like to add a magazine advert.

New Amber Mead Drink

For my new post I have prepared a new can design for drink from mead. I wanted something different something unusual.

In my new can I wanted to use colours related to honey and possibly one or two contrasting colours, to help packaging to stand out easier.

While designing it is always helpful to do sketching prior the actual work on the computer. Below you can see some of the ketches I did to help me clarify my idea.

Mead, or “honey wine,” is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey.

It’s one of the oldest alcoholic beverages ever made, as it was consumed as far back as 4,000 years. Interestingly, mead was common across ancient cultures around the world including those in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Though similar to beer, wine or cider, mead occupies a beverage category on its own since its primary fermentable sugar is honey.

All you need to make basic mead is honey, water and a yeast or bacterial culture. However, ingredients such as fruits, herbs, spices, grains, roots and flowers are often included as well.

Mead’s alcohol content varies but is typically around 5–20%. Its flavour profile ranges from very sweet to very dry, and it’s available in both sparkling and still versions.

First I started with basic designs and basic shapes.

I wanted to use different motives for my background. Images above are showing backgrounds with flowers.

I have muted the photographs on a purpose to help the typography and labels to stand out better.

The pictures are showing the options with honeycomb in the background.

Mindfulness & Knitting Sessions

I was asked by the charity I occasionally do some graphic design for to create a posters for Mindfulness and Knitting sessions.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Research indicates that it may be particularly effective for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD).

Benefits of knitting for your brain

  1. Knitting exercises both hemispheres of the brain.
  2. Reduces stress.
  3. Knitting improves mood.
  4. It improves your motor skills.
  5. Knitting raises self esteem.

I do practice mindfulness myself, but not knitting. I have to be honest I can’t knit. Maybe one day I will try.

The designs below are the ones I came up with.

I have tried different fonts and played with different backgrounds, but the image above is my favourite.

The yellow colours is somehow very welcoming.

In case of the mindfulness poster I struggled a little as it is very hard to define. I practice it every morning, but I still find it hard what it is and how I would explain to someone what I am doing every morning.

This example is quite straight forward, but I would’t say it exactly explains what is one doing.

I am doing this work for residents of protected housing and to sit like the person on the image takes a lot of practice and some might have a physical difficulties and etc. The next example is much more forgiving.

I wanted these posters to be very simple and very straight forward.

This example above is probably my most favourite. While creating this I was thinking that when one closes eyes everything kind of loses edges like this flower here.