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.

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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.

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.

New Advert for Strawberry drink

So I have created packaging for my fruit sparkling drink and now what is left to do is to promote my drink.

I have to select some well known magazine for my campaign to be successful so I have to be choosing carefully.

I intend to aim at young audience as they are more likely to test something new and might find my packaging design attractive.

Above you can see my strawberry sparkling drink, which I need to advertise for.

You can see the design process if you click HERE . I have created other options, but the example you can see above is my favourite.

I wanted it to look very summary as I am creating something for the spring/summer season hence the colours.

The final advert is combination of both colour schemes.

In the previous posts I have done one beer advert which you can see if you click HERE .

I have also created an advert for American Lemonade which you can see if you click HERE .

Both versions were created using Adobe Photoshop. Same appliication was used for creation of the following advert.

I am in favour of the combination of very contrasty colours, but that might be my personal preference.

New Breakfast Caffe Banner

Today I have decided to add something new to my range of banners.

I have chosen a Breakfast Banner. I know breakfast is a crucial to any human day, but sometimes forget. Here I am introducing something inviting for your breakfast.

I have done some online search and here are to crucial reasons why to eat breakfast.

Why is breakfast so important? If it is, why do so many people, adults and children alike, leave the house in the morning without having breakfast at all? Maybe you feel rushed to put together a meal, think that skipping breakfast with help you to lose weight, or believe it won’t matter if you eat more later to make up for the missed meal. The truth is, skipping breakfast can result in some truly negative consequences for your health.

I am happy with these designs. I wanted to produce something cheerful and playful.

I am obliged to give credits for the creations I have used.

Logo : Logo vector created by freepik – www.freepik.com

Pancake photo:https://www.firstwatch.com

The icing sugar: By katyspichal

Fonts used : Christmas Time Personal and Avenir

New Japanese Restaurant Banner

I love Japanese food and therefore I have decided to create a Japanese Restaurant Banner.

I was trying to do quiet Asian like, but I am not Asian.

The name for the restaurant is “Koi” like the fish, which is in the background of the banner.

I am expecting , that more things will come.

I want to give credits to the photographer, who are responsible for the beautiful sushi images I have used.

In my usual fashion I went to http://www.pexels.com. I would like to thank these artists for their work.

Christel Jensen

Oslo, Norway 

chjphotos 

Skitterphoto

skitterphoto.com/ 

Valeria Boltneva

Estonia 

tsapolka www.facebook.com/valeria.boltneva 

Chevanon Photography

Thailand 

www.shutterstock.com/g/chevanon 

rawpixel.com

byrawpixel byrawpixel www.rawpixel.com 

Visit rawpixel.com for more free images, PSD mockups and vectors. 

I have also created some brand t-shirts for the members of staff to be easier recognisable for the customers.

The third row of the uniquely designed t-shirts could be sold to customers.

Coffee Shop Banner

For this new post I have created Coffee Shop Banner. I have posted other coffee shops banners including brochures.

I am aware that having a good banners for for your business is crucial and it is the only way how to promote and attract customers passing by.

It will be tough to find a modern restaurant or coffee shop that does not use banner displays in one form or another. Their ability to make any outlet look more attractive and professional is well known. Most restaurant and café owners have realised that their potential goes much beyond just looks and ambience.

They are very effective sales tools and can be used to attract customers, improve sales, and advertise new items. They are also useful in organizing the outlet and increasing customer comfort. Read on and discover some exciting ideas with coffee shop banners.

Banner stands are low cost solutions that can help with:

1: Attracting customers on the street and encouraging them to walk in.
2: Window displays and wall decor.
3: Organizing the outlet and seating areas with partitions. This is especially useful in outdoor seating areas.
4: Providing information inside the outlet, for example, the menu, store timings, new items or special offers.

Attracting Customers Into The Outlet

Banners can make your outlet visible to customers even from some distance on the street. Fairly large signs are visible even from a block away when placed at a height.

A strategically placed display stand on the pavement that displays your best selling menu items or specials will encourage passers-by to walk in and try something. The vertical A-frame Pop up banner (which is the one I am showing) is a good option for this purpose. It can be weighted down for stability and its two banners will allow you to display colourful graphics or messages to attract people coming from either direction.

I have to give credits for the images.

Bagels with salmon, cream cheese and lettuce

By Yulia Furman

Türkiye/İstanbul

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show poster

A spring has definitely arrived, which is delightful. For this post I have decided to create a poster for The Chelsea Flower Show.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show,[ is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, it is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world. [1] The show is attended by members of the British Royal Family and attracts visitors from all continents.

Highlights to the Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens designed by leading names with Floral Marquee at the centerpiece. The Show also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.

At the moment I am in favour of vintage look. I create this poster from flowers illustrations not from the real photos.

I wanted to give more style option. I have created some variations in the style. Here I am using photographs.

After watching a trailer on RHS website featuring interviews with the participants of the show. I decided that a sharp angles are not always the best.

One of the topics of this year how is gargening for well being. This idea told of one of the gardeners to create something which would let the visitors to explore the garden more intuitively rather through designed paths I have created few more versions of my poster.

The colour used for the background of the posters are always colour picked from the photos. I am aiming for colour harmony.

The challenge here is to create something with text and photos without either of them overpowering the other one. I also didn’t want too many photos which would disturb the simplicity of the poster. I also struggled with placements of the logos. I resolved the issue by placing them on bottom right side.

The Chelsea Flower show is very visual and I feel photos are very important part of the poster. I felt I have to include those and they need to be relatively big in size.

Over all I am happy with my designs and might do more later on.

Wise Thoughts Presentation

I am continuing volunteering for A Pioneering LGBTQI+ & BAME Arts Charity based in Haringey, London Wise Thoughts.

Part of my duties is creating interesting content for the website. I believe that making the website more attractive will generate more people to take part in charity activities.

This presentation below offers a good overview of the activities and project Wise Thoughts is focusing on.

https://www.youtube.com/user/wisethoughts

Healthy Lunch Club Poster

This new post is about a poster I had to create for Healthy Lunch Club. I had to complete this task very quickly so I had no time to spare.

The general idea was to create something quite simple and interesting. These are the ideas I came up with.

It is for a protected housing association with limited budget for printing and so I couldn’t go very crazy with colors.

The color palette I have used had been colour picked from the photographs. I prefer this method I don’t want something over shouting the photographs I wanted something to complement the images and supporting them, help them shine.Before I started I have done some basic online research based on the same theme.

The software used is Adobe InDesign, which I found ideal with this kind of work. The font used is Lato I interchanged it using Bold or Regular to help attract the attention between the text highlighting the most important information.

To start with I was using circles shapes for the individual photographs, but later I have decided to change it to rectangles as with the circles I was cropping the image

and for the food it might be better to display as mach as is possible.

With this idea I had to change the overall look as the previous setup wouldn’t work.

I also rethought the order of the photograph and changed it from horizontal to vertical as that seem more natural how to display menu , from starter to desert.

I hope the organisation will be happy with results of my work/designs and their costumers will enjoy the meal too.

Above you can see the other versions I did. Below you can read about the main dish.

Cachupa (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈʃupɐ], Cape Verdean CreoleKatxupa IPA: [kɐˈʧupɐ]) is a famous dish from the Cape Verde islands, West Africa. This slow cooked stew of corn (hominy), beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish or meat (sausage, beef, goat or chicken) is often referred to as the country’s national dish. Each island has its own regional variation. The version of the recipe called cachupa rica tends to have more ingredients than the simpler, cachupa pobre.