Yesterday i went with my brother to the Decode exhibition at the V&A, 

Check out the second row down, second square in from the left, for an idea of how happy this piece and the exhibition made me!

Well worth a look if you get the chance, for something which is both thought provoking and fun!


Helping Hands

Last week i got the chance to help out at the YCN for a few days, as they put the finishing touches to their end of year annual. Sticker packing aplenty took place amongst other things including dishing out some rather dubiously named 'Glogg' mulled wine at their 
'My two front teeth' christmas shop opening evening! 

The photo above is from their Twitter account, with my tartan clad arm in action putting together the Sticker packs!

Cheers to the YCN for having me!


Sorry, You Were Out

Brief- 'Post', Self initiated

Linked Brief-

More and more i come down stairs to find a 'Sorry, You Were Out', Form by my door as a pose to the post i anticipated.
These days it seems like i am more likely to find a 'Sorry, You Were Out', note by my door than my post, postmen seem to find them the easy delivery option. I have heard that some postman don't like the idea of carrying alot of post and so sneak 'Sorry..' notes through postboxes so they don't have to!  

Below is an edited 'Sorry, You Were Out', Form, I submitted to Mail Me Art, with correct address and  an 'id number' leading to my blog. The idea is, what is the point in spending time on a letter if it wont arrive? These 'Sorry..' notes  which usually lead to a drawn out journey to the sorting office and phone call etc,  lead to my work straight there and then - Much easier for everyone.

I stamped and posted it - i hope the post actually send it!


Brief: 'Locally Connected', Commissioned 

I was recently commissioned by The Newspaper Society to complete a short edit of some footage about Locally Connected - I haven't really had the chance to utilise Final Cut for a while so it was great time to hone my skills! 

Find out more about Locally Connected - Here.


The Golden Half

I was recently given a camera called, 'The Golden Half', a half size format camera which produces 72 images from a 36 exposure roll.

The great thing about it is you can use it to create a narrative in the images, when the two are placed together as one.

It is even more interesting when two images which weren't planned to come together, end up appearing together, creating unexpected narratives!


Lie Down I Think I Love You

Brief: Create a short introduction to a documentary about London brand 'Lie Down I Think I Love You'
and their process of handbag making.

I was asked by a friend to produce an animated sting to accompany a documentary he was producing about Lie Down I Think I Love You.

The animation aims to keep in touch with many of the key brand values namely, them using vintage scarves, which are then combined with other materials instore to create bespoke handbags.

The imagery is made up of multiple layers - ink and pencil on paper, liquid eyeliner on acetate, Real Cotton, Thin metal, paper cuttings and digital type.

-I forgot how much work has to go into even a short animation! 


Magic Tree

Brief: 'Lusad Christmas Card'

Entered into my Art School's christmas card competition.



Currently working on a short animation to go with a documentary a friend is producing. Hands play a key part in the animation.
I have been looking into 50s advertising, due to that being the style of the brand, and noticed that hands portray alot of the emotion, due to the shapes they pull, in particular they often appear very seductive and enticing in this era!


Self Initiated Project: 'Photocopiers'
Outcome to Photocopier project. As mentioned before my research took me onto counterfeit money and how hard it is to piece together all the parts to gain a successful replica. The outcome was created by breaking down a dollar bill into its CMYK colours then aligning them on different perspex sheets in a row. As the viewer looks through the layers at different angles the colours form together to make the dollar bill, however when one layer begins to make sense another goes out of sight as the viewer struggles to make out a clear image. The idea being that when it comes to printing money it may appear easy to make certain parts believable yet it is nigh on impossible to get a perfect representation of all the parts together.


Brief: 'Photocopiers', Self - Initiated

I recently completed a self Initiated project based around the word photocopiers. The project was largely research based aiming to see how from one word i could carry research through and culminate into an outcome which sits alongside the research.
Below is a sketchbook extract - My research took me onto counterfeit money in print and more importantly how it is pretty much impossible to piece together all the components to make believable money (during the research i did try believe me!).


For Roland

Birthday Present for my Grandad. He works in print and used to hand render all the typography 'back in the day'.  I love hand rendered typography.

Summer Experience

Completed some work experience at Big Al's Creative Emporium in Soho. I was working on a few of their briefs, the biggest being for the client Marks and Spencers. We had to come up with a new innovation for the stores - this proved very difficult, as you can imagine.

However some good ideas came about and i enjoyed my time working there, it was especially useful as i had never worked on a brief like this before - even if my mind is now full of useless M & S facts!

Cheers go out to Stef and Tom for letting me come in for the week

New Beginnings

Good day,

This blog will catalogue alot of my research, outcomes and thoughts as i take part in my third and final year. A way for me to reflect on what i am doing and also to show some of the interesting things i do and see to anyone who may be viewing.

Enjoy Reading!