For this post I have prepared simething slightly different than usual. It is a Japanese tea set.
The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado or simply Ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one’s attention into the predefined movements. The whole process is not about drinking tea, but is about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of tea from one’s heart. The host of the ceremony always considers the guests with every movement and gesture. Even the placement of the tea utensils is considered from the guests view point (angle), especially the main guests called the Shokyaku.
I have only attended one tea ceremony in my life. It was interesting to see and attend. Unfortunatelly I do not like the taste of green tea much.
I have only designed the set.
Because I like creating whole sets of things I have also created a range of tote bags. Such bags can be used for attendance to a tea ceremony for example.
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.
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.
I have decided that I should add more products to the Japanese Restaurant Banner which you can see if you click HERE .
I believe that company t-shirts are important and especially in catering. I have created a small range of these t-shirts with the name of the restaurant. With this idea I have decided that these t-shirts could be sold to the customers. In this post I am expanding the possibility.
The idea was to make it quite funny.
The row above is serious and could really work for the members of staff quite well. The row below is bit more sinister.
The row below is introducing the products which could be sold to the customers.
Below you can see the image from closer.
Every designer should care for marketing. I have designed this sheet for possible advert in the magazine or other publishing devices.
If this would be for real, they would be sold in the RHS shop as a memorabilia. We ladies sometimes love to have something to reminds the places we have once visited.
If you own a pair of jeans or trousers (which I am assuming you do), you’ll probably need a top to go with them. I wanted to design something quite playful and funny. Like the example below showing London silhouette.
A T-shirt is a style of unisex fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. Traditionally it has short sleeves and a round neckline, known as a crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of a stretchy, light and inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean. Typically made of cotton textile in a stockinette or jersey knit, it has a distinctively pliable texture compared to shirts made of woven cloth. Some modern versions have a body made from a continuously knitted.
The material used would be 100% cotton.
I didn’t want to design too many variations as sometimes it is good to keep it simple.
The product is Crafted to carry up to 10kg of weight, this toe bag is perfect for your everyday needs. And because it’s reusable and 100% bio-degradable, you can save the environment while you shop. I have to think practically I needed something which can be easily taken care of.
This is another product from my healthy line products. I have first create a Bi-fold brochure/leaflet and than I thought why not add more products.
I have created few healthy bars packaging so this one is new one.
For honey bees to produce honey, they consume pollen and nectar from a
variety of flowers. Honey bees are attracted to gardens and fields that
offer a variety of flowering vegetation.
Pollen, a powdery dust-like substance, is produced by various
flowering plants. Pollen is one of the purest and richest natural foods,
containing all of the nutritional requirements of a honey bee: sugar,
carbohydrates, protein, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Nectar is a
sweet fluid found in flowers. Honey bees collect nectar and convert it
The majority of honey bee larvae eat honey, but larvae that are chosen to become future queens will be fed with royal jelly. Royal jelly is a white secretion produced by young, female worker bees. It is comprised of pollen and chemicals from the glands of worker bees. Royal jelly contains dietary supplements, fertility stimulants and other medicines, as well as B vitamins. Workers and drones are fed royal jelly during the first few days of larval development, while future queen larvae consume royal jelly throughout their development.
Since chosen honey bee queens eat only royal jelly, they grow quickly
and become twice the size of an ordinary honey bee. Due to the rich
nutritional value of royal jelly, queens can survive five years and lay
up to 2,000 eggs each day.
Honey bees collect pollen and nectar from a variety of flowering plants, including milkweed, dandelions, clover, goldenrod and a variety of fruit trees. Only workers forage for food, consuming as much nectar from each flower as they can. After foraging, worker honey bees return to the hive and pass the collected nectar to another worker. This worker holds the nectar on her tongue until the liquid evaporates, creating honey. The honey is then stored in a cell within the hive.
My Honey and almond bar is only mockup, but I will think about eating honey twice now.
Why don’t vegans eat honey?
Bees do not make honey for us,
they make it for their hive. To take it from them when they have no
possible way to consent to producing honey for us is morally and
ethically wrong, and does not align itself with the vegan lifestyle.
Commercial beehives built to allow humans to take honey from bees are not natural; they are engineered. The queen bee is manipulated to remain in the hive, and her worker bees will not desert her. When humans want to steal their honey, honey bees are forcibly subdued and intentionally made confused, before the honey they made for themselves is taken from them and sold for profit.
I have done this packaging as continuation of the previous designs. I have chosen beetroot as seems attractive to me.
In reality I have tried beetroot crisps, but they weren’t very tasty.
I am adding a recipe, if you want to prepare it yourself.
I have notice the flaxeed, I have also created packaging for that one too.
Flaxseed Beetroot Crackers
100g ground almonds or Sun Flour.
60g grated raw beetroot (use a food processor or the fine teeth on a hand grater. …
90g whole flaxseed.
1tsp garlic powder or finely grated fresh garlic.
1tbsp herbs or spices, such as fennel seeds, herbes de Provence or fresh or dried thyme or rosemary.
1⁄2tsp sea salt
1.Preheat the oven to fan 180°C/Gas mark 6, if using.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with your hands to make a dough, but don’t overmix otherwise it becomes too moist.
Bring the dough together into a ball and roll it between 2 sheets of baking parchment to a 3mm thickness. When rolling out, try and roll into a neat rectangle with straight edges as this will make it easier to snap off good-sized, evenly baked crackers.
Keeping the top layer of baking parchment in place, gently mark the dough through the paper into 5cm squares with the back of a knife, without breaking the paper. Carefully peel back the top piece of baking paper.
Transfer the bottom layer, with the scored cracker dough, directly onto the oven shelf, rack or dehydrator. (If using the dehydrator, dehydrate at 45°C for 8 hours until crisp.)
Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, then check the crackers. The ones on the outside will be nicely toasted and golden, so snap these off and put to one side (they will crisp up as they cool). Return the rest of the crackers to the oven for a few more minutes, until also crisp and toasted.
Leave the crackers to cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then finish snapping them and enjoy alone or serve with dips. These will keep for 1 week in a sealed container in the fridge.
With this post I am continuing in line with other crisps I have designed the packaging for.
I wanted to do 2nd version of the same product. I have enlarged the veggie image a little.
I feel the slight adjustment helped to improve the overall look.
Fruit and vegetables are a good source of
vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium.
They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help to maintain
a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems. A diet high in fibre can also reduce your risk of bowel cancer.