My Creative Process

I work from my lovely home studio in Bristol and offer a design consultancy service.

The client package includes:
Initial Consultation

I find it works well to have an initial consultation by phone to chat, explore your project and generate ideas. Following on from this, I set up a shared online folder for our project. We can then arrange a one to one meeting in a local cafe or via Skype to discuss your project in detail, to include costs and a time-scale to complete the project. I will make detailed notes.

 

After our first meeting, with your agreement and instructions to proceed, I start to put together a mood board and design reference boards for the next phase...

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Design Round 1
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Following our initial consultation, I start the ideation phase by blowing the design space open and pushing all possibilities in the theme, character and style. In this space, I work quickly to produce thumbnails, rough sketches and colour swatches. This is a fun and playful part of the creative process to come up with compositions and different profiles of the design.

 

The first round is an experimental stage to explore the brief through different mediums, designing from reference material, capturing the principle of the work.
I then produce client sheets for our first design review. We then arrange to meet again
and look over the ideation sheets together, making notes and selections of what you
would like to develop further.

Design Round 2

After our first design review, I will refine the sketches with line thickness, technical
detailing and scale. In this design round, I will create colour variations, textures and
silhouettes.


In our Second review, I will present design sheets and the client will then make decisions on style, composition and colour. I then carry this through to develop the work for the final design phase...

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Design Round 3
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In the final design round, I refine the design further with a final colour palette and final composition towards the desired outcome. I amend any details and make changes from the second review. This will be our last review, when we meet again to narrow in on the design through to all final detail.


I then go into production of the design to produce the final product for delivery.

Design Reviews

In the final design round, I refine the design further with a final colour palette and final composition towards the desired outcome. I amend any details and make changes from the second review. This will be our last review, when we meet again to narrow in on the design through to all final detail.


I then go into production of the design to produce the final product for delivery.

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Products I can illustrate:
I can illustrate designs for licensing for a variety of products in different mediums. For example, if you need an illustration for any of the following:
 
• Business cards
• Custom illustrated Blog Header
• Website illustrations
• Packaging illustration
• T-shirts
• Children’s socks
• Notebooks
• Children’s books
• Stickers
• Corporate greetings cards