designer | creative director
Born in Africa, I developed an obsession for drawing at a young age, to the point that my pyjamas were covered in marker stains. As I got older I became aware that through creating something, I could invoke a change in people. I've dabbled in producing experimental music, printed t-shirts on my kitchen table, painted and photographed random things all with the objective to change how people feel.
Design is the organisation and augmentation of communication with a customer or user. What excites me about it is the way it constantly changes and evolves due to it's hybridization of art, technology and psychology. I enjoy crafting beautiful work, but the best part is putting myself into the shoes of the audience to develop strategic messaging that is convincing and of relevance.
I have had extensive experience with the full adobe suite which I have employed to design for print, broadcast, cinema and web, across entertainment, fashion and corporate finance. I take great pleasure analyzing data to understand user behavior to develop a U.X. strategy, that benefits both the user and business.
In 20 years as a designer, working in both in an agency and in-house environments, I have amassed quite a large set of practical design skills. From print to web to broadcast and even writing the odd bit of music, I can use pretty much every bit of Adobe software there is. I have an excellent understanding of typography, visual hierarchy and gestalt theory in composition. These combined with an understanding of user experience and the relationship between a brand and it’s clientele allows me to see the big picture when it comes to delivering communications through all media channels. On top of all of this I’m not averse to doing a bit of coding and not at all afraid to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty.
My process starts with research, looking at the types of persona of the target audience, who they are what sort of language they use, the types of imagery, typography and colour pallette they would be drawn to. Making a list of keywords, phrases and ideas which are then distilled into mood boards reflecting the creative direction that would evoke the desired emotions from user/customer. These explorations will also inform the user journey, in this has not already been decided in which case the user journey would then inform the creative direction.
Complexity In Experience Design: A Social Consideration.October 9, 2017 10:58 am
Complexity can be defined as the amount of intellectual stress placed on a user or player when using a system and or interface. That is to say, they need to be able to be aware of and interpret numerous variables, the fewer variables the lower the perceived complexity. It is widely believed that good design is minimalist or simplified design. That the best practice is to distillate and order elements in a way so that the target audiences can register, absorb and utilize the design with maximum efficiency and to a large degree this holds true, since we never actually remove necessary complexityread more
In mythology Boreas was the purple-winged god of the north wind, one of the four seasonal Anemoi (Wind-Gods). He was also the god of winter who swept down from the cold mountains of Thrake (Thrace), chilling the air with his icy breath. Beyond his mountain home lay Hyperborea, a mythical land of eternal spring untouched by the god’s winds.
Cult & Bloom Branding, Web & Print Design
My client wanted to create a salon that was a sanctuary in the heart of Shoreditch that had an air of mystery about it, yet still wanted it to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible. I drew a lot of inspiration from classic monograms, calligraphy and architecture reclaimed by nature playing heavily with light and shadow to create a sense of enchantment and wonder.
Betway Design System
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Betway Twitch In-Stream Video Ad.
Betway Man Vs Machine
Working with a team of 6 designers I was responsible for the creative direction, workflow hierarchy, materials sourcing, as well as doing some photo editing, layout and design.
Leaderboard based gamification for VIP clients.
Customer Journey development, art direction, design lead.
Palace Group VIP Travel Pack
Maildoc Brand Identity
Logo, style guide and stationary
Hippodrome Direct Mail Campaign
Illustration for BlackMoon1348
A3 pen and ink Illustration.
Photography, Photo-editing and digital manipulation using photoshop, typography and layout in InDesign.
Light Asylum Shallow Tears 12 inch design
Digital photo montage created with Adobe Photoshop, Typograpy and layout in InDesign.
Terry Gilliam's The Wholly Family Digital Release Campaign
The Guardian screened the film on a "pay per view" basis for which I Illustrated and designed press and banner adverts.
Digitally painted in photoshop, layout and typography in InDesign.