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.

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Encouraging new audiences

20 years of  – Wise Thoughts

A Pioneering LGBTQI+ & BAME Arts Charity based in Haringey, London

Wise Thoughts creates dynamic local, national and international arts initiatives and deliver services that help address social justice issues for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI+) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

#gayWISE Drop-In is a friendly social event and meetup hosted by arts charity Wise Thoughts that provides an opportunity to meet new people and interact with other LGBT and BAME community members. This service is provided FREE, and no booking is required.

We offer fun activities, support, referrals to LGBT legal advice, and LGBT  free housing advice signposting to Stonewall Housing. We request that all attendants are of 16 years of age or older.

I regularly volunteer for this charity. My main duties is creating these banners/gifs for their website.

#gayWISE Drop-In is a friendly social event and meetup hosted by arts charity Wise Thoughts that provides an opportunity to meet new people and interact with other LGBTQI+ and BAME community members. This service is provided FREE, and no booking is required.

#womenWISE Drop-In is a friendly social meetup event and online films, book club, activities hosted by arts charity Wise Thoughts that provides an opportunity to meet new people and interact with other Lesban, Bisexual, and Transgender women and their guests. This service is provided FREE and no booking is required. We request that all attendants are of 16 years of age or older.
/https://wisethoughts.org/gaywise-drop-in-every-1st-3rd-thurs-1st-mon-monthly



No time for the gym? Why not join Natraj Yoga expert teacher, Farah, for some Yoga? With no experience necessary and tailored to all abilities, Lunch Time Yoga and Mindfulness Yoga is great for the mind and body! Please bring a yoga mat (or towel) for your comfort. If it is your first time attending, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the session. These classes are LGBT friendly!

Want to get in shape but don’t want to go to the gym? Want to have fun while you
workout? Then try ‘Movers & Shakers’.

Learn Indian folk dance and join the experienced facilitator Subodh in the discovery of ‘new you’!

Introduces you to muscle toning and body co-ordination activities. You will focus on building skills that improve your physical fitness through Indian folk dance routines.
Movers & Shakers – Dance on Mondays 5.30 to 6.30 pm  (No class on the 1st Monday of the month) (to be continued)
Loose clothing advised for better movements.

Fees: £3 / £2 (conc.)  – all 7 sessions, advance payment.


https://wisethoughts.org/moversshakers/

#WISEwords: A creative writing group for people to come together to write.
Open to all genres, whatever your focus is and whatever you want to write about. Facilitated by Catriona. LGBTQI+ friendly group.

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Wise Thoughts is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. Our aim is to create and deliver programmes and initiatives that support the most marginalised, vulnerable people in society.

We are dependent upon the generosity of our funders and donors to help achieve our shared goals. All financial and in-kind support, large or small, is welcomed.

Your contributions help to support our creative activities and community services.

Our initiatives aid community cohesion by building greater social awareness and creating positive social impacts.

Restaurant Banner

I have made many brochures, posters and flyer, but not a single banner. I have decided to amend this mistake and create a restaurant banner.

Again it wouldn’t work without the amazing photos from pixels.com. So once more huge thank you to the photographers who took those photos. I am listing them below.

Daria Shevtsova

dariashevtsova.com

Valeria Boltneva

Estonia

tsapolka

www.facebook.com/valeria.boltneva

Ceyhun Özden

www.ceyhunozden.com/yemek-menu/

Chan Walrus

chanwalrus

www.chanwalrus.com


Sophrology Therapy

The term is defined as the “study of consciousness in harmony” and involves reinforcing the connection between the body and the mind. 

Sophrology is a gentle therapy – think along the lines of a cross between Eastern techniques (Yoga, Buddhist Meditation and Japanese Zen) and Western therapeutic techniques (Hypnosis, Classical Relaxation Methods) – that aims to improve our wellbeing and quality of life. The technique offers exercises that are easy to practice in your everyday life and includes breathing work, body movements, muscular relaxation and visualisation.

One of the duties for my new volunteering position was design a poster for such activity. I have never heard this name before so I had to do some research into the topic.

As a graphic designer I like to do some search around for inspiration. I was disappointed there weren’t that many sophrology posters around to get inspired by. I was on my own then.

When looking at any poster  like to know what I am going to do and if it is difficult to do or not and this case was no different. I used very basic imagery for my poster to show what this activity involves.

You can use Sophrology to your personal gain, whether you simply need to top up your energy levels or are feeling strained as you go about everyday life.

Figuring out what specific issue you would like to address is the first step.

From there, visiting a Sophrologist to find out more about how it works will enable you to incorporate small practices in your life that will improve your life in the long run.

“You can think of Sophrology as an evolution of meditation where you learn to tap into your resilience and strength to deal with life’s challenges and create more balance and happiness,” explained Antiglio.

“It is more dynamic and uses a number of techniques including breathing, relaxation, body awareness and visualisation to help you connect with your resilience and improve your mental and physical health.”

Remembrance Therapy Posters for residential home

Remembrance Therapy is just What You Needed. Reminiscence therapy is a treatment that uses all the senses — sight, touch, taste, smell and sound — to help individuals with dementia remember events, people and places from their past lives. As part of the therapy, care partners may use objects in various activities to help individuals with recall of memories.

For Proust it was a bite of a buttery madeleine; for some, it’s the taste of a gooey Mallomar. And for you, it might be a few notes of “Yellow Submarine” or the sight of a little girl stacking Legos that catapults your mind decades into the past. Under the right conditions, the tiniest trigger can unleash a flood of sunny memories in even the least sentimental among us.

Thinking of good memories for just 20 minutes a day can make people more cheerful than they were the week before, and happier than if they think of their current lives, report researchers from Loyola University.




Most people spontaneously reminisce when they’re alone or feeling down—or both—which suggests that we reach for pleasant memories as an antidote to feeling blue, says Loyola psychologist Fred Bryant. Think of a new arrival to a big city who remembers good times with friends back home.
I love wild colours and I admit it sometimes I go far too wild.

Windrush Scandal Call for Artist

Why I am posting this? I am volunteering for the Rebel Radio and been working on these posters for some time. I wanted to offer a background to this work. The artworks shown on the posters are done by artists who are connected to the Windrush generation.

I can’t take ownership over the text as I copied it from Wikipedia.

The artworks featuring bellow are by https://www.instagram.com/dannyf_the_artsloth/

Rachelle Romeo called “Identity”


 

The Windrush scandal is a 2018 British political scandal concerning people who were wrongly detained, denied legal rights, threatened with deportation, and, in around 63 cases, wrongly deported from the UK by the Home Office. Many of those affected had been born British subjects and had arrived in the UK before 1973, particularly from Caribbean countries as members of the Windrush generation.

As well as those who were wrongly deported, an unknown number were wrongly detained, lost their jobs or homes, or were denied benefits or medical care to which they were entitled. A number of long-term UK residents were wrongly refused re-entry to the UK, and a larger number were threatened with immediate deportation by the Home Office.

Linked by commentators to the “hostile environment policy” instituted by Theresa May during her time as Home Secretary, the scandal led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary in April 2018, and the appointment of Sajid Javid as her successor. The scandal also prompted a wider debate about British immigration policy and Home Office practice.

The scandal came to public attention as a result of a campaign mounted by Caribbean diplomats to the UK, British parliamentarians and charities, and an extended series of articles in The Guardian newspaper.

The British Nationality Act 1948 gave citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies status, and the right to settle in the UK, to everyone who was at that time a British subject by virtue of having been born in a British colony. The act, and encouragement from British Government campaigns in Caribbean countries, led to a wave of immigration from the Caribbean. Between 1948 and 1970 nearly half a million people moved from the Caribbean to Britain, which in 1948 faced severe labour shortages in the wake of the Second World War. These immigrants were later referred to as “the Windrush generation”. In addition to working age adults, many children travelled from the Caribbean to join parents or grandparents in the UK, or travelled with their parents, without their own passports.

Since these people had a legal right to come to the UK, they neither needed nor were given any documents upon entry to the UK, nor following changes in immigration laws in the early 1970s. Some worked – or attended schools in the UK, without any official documentary record of their having done so, other than the same records as any UK-born citizen.

Many of the countries from which the immigrants had come, became independent of the UK after 1948, and therefore people then living there became citizens of those countries. Additionally, a series of legislative measures in the 1960s and early 1970s limited the rights of citizens of these former colonies, now members of the Commonwealth, to come to, or work in the UK. However, anyone who had arrived in the UK from a Commonwealth country before 1973 was granted an automatic right to permanently remain, unless they left the UK for more than two years. Since the right was automatic, many people in this category were never given, or asked to provide, documentary evidence of their right to remain either at that time, or in the following four decades, during which many continued to live and work in the UK, believing themselves to be British.

A clause in the 1999 Immigration Act specifically protected longstanding residents of the UK from Commonwealth countries from enforced removal. The clause was not transferred to 2014 immigration legislation. The clause was removed as Commonwealth citizens living in the UK before 1 January 1973 were “adequately protected from removal”, according to a Home Office spokesperson.

 


 

Bellow are poster design possibilities with the one at the top as a winner.

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GFEST 2018 Launch

I started to volunteer for this organization called “Wise Thoughts” which is dynamic local, national, international art initiatives and delivers services to help address social justice issues and needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Founded in 1999 and based in Haringey, North London, Wise Thoughts has organised London’s LGBTQI cross-art festival, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ®, since 2007. Haringey LGBT network was managed by Wise Thoughts.

I feel extremely honored and proud to be volunteering for such organisation. I am an aspiring graphic designer and this a great opportunity to test my skills.

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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2018

After 10 successful years, We are opening GFEST to organisers to enable them to present their own LGBTQI+ arts events (during 12-24 Nov)

GFEST 2018 Launch FREE ENTRY event at Alexandra Palace, Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY  – Invitation (pdf)

An absolutely “unmissable and MUST” evening full of LGBTQI+ arts, videos, music, performers, spoken word and live acts. GFEST is co-ordinated by arts charity Wise ThoughtsFood and drinks are available at the bar.

Mon 12 Nov  / 6 pm – 8.30 pm. Performances start at 7 pm.

Free Entry. BOOK

GFEST 2018 theme is “Socially EQUAL”.

Produced by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST presents LGBTQI+ films, music, performances, art exhibitions, interdisciplinary art, poetry, book reading, workshops, participatory events, debates, etc. in November.

GFEST events value and promote diverse talent from diverse art forms and promote artistic excellence. Celebrating diversity continues to ensure LGBTQI+ equal rights and reduces possible discrimination. GFEST ethos is to develop cultural and social equality for and amongst diverse LGBTQI+ people from all age groups including people from different religious or/and cultural backgrounds. The festival supports individual creative abilities and participation in society.

Some of the past GFEST venues: The National Gallery, V&A, RADA, The Tate Modern, Cochrane Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Rich Mix, Prince Charles Cinema, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Birkbeck College, Toynbee studios, Westminster Ref Library, Menier Gallery, ArtHouse Crouch End, St Pancras Parish Church, RVT, Uni. Arts London (Davis Street / London Fashion College), Gay’s The Word bookshop, University of Roehampton, Shadow Lounge, Bar Titania and Mackenzie Pavillion Gallery in Fusbury Park.

Past GFEST Launch Receptions took place in Houses of Parliament, The City Hall & K&L Gates.

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival was the first LGBT art festival to have the launch receptions in the UK Parliament over the three years (2008 to 2010) with a cross-party support. GFEST has received support from a number of eminent people. Please check for messages of support page.

GFEST artistic director: Niranjan Kamatkar

I have quite a few animated typography versions too, which I am adding to this post.

Part of the job is also to create a social media banners. I have created some of those too.

At the end I am adding poster for this fantastic event.

Gfest flyer 1
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Brownies Bi Fold Menu Brochure

I have created this brownie menu in Adobe Photoshop. I have mentioned in earlier post I have always thought that for creating this type of document it is best to use Adobe InDesign, but it is possible to do quite decent job using Adobe Photoshop.

In real life I don’t like brownies, but nothing is stopping me from creating a menu for them.

I have also tried to research if brownies have some health benefits and below is the information I have found.

Some of the healthy nutritional facts about brownies are:

  • Improves heart health.
  • Refreshes your mood and keeps you healthy.
  • Slows down the aging process.
  • Low cholesterol level.
  • Helps in controlling blood sugar level.
  • Provide deep sleep and improve sleeping disorders.
  • Helps in reducing stress and depression.
  • Contains protein in large amount.
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