For various reasons, What Mobile has gone through quite a few editors in recent years. Each one had different ideas which ultimately impacted on the design of the magazine and the covers. Given the magazine has struggled, the covers are important to bring back and entice new readers. The current team gave me more free reign to design the cover as I wish, I feel the outcome has been very positive.
My role: Art Editor & Designer
• InDesign – design and layout of the covers, paying particular attention to current design trends and trying to give the magazine a more up-to-date feel in terms of layout while also retaining the important essentials of cover design such as hot spots.
Smart Health & Fitness is a one off guide to the emerging wearable technology market from a consumer perspective. This publication is a comprehensive guide to the products available and what you can do with them, as well as information on apps and other platforms to use your smartphone or tablet to help you get fit.
My role: Art Editor & Designer
• InDesign – design and layout of the entire magazine and covers
• Illustrator – creation of icon sets for reviews sections
• Picture research – there was no budget for photography or stock imagery for this project, every image used is sourced from free image sites and press campaigns
Real Men: The Lost Art of the Football 'Tache
'Real Men' was a self-initiated project aimed mostly to keep up my drawing practise which evolved into a fully fledged printed product. Combining my love of football, illustration and design I created this 'zine which was risoprinted and sold in art shops around the country, record shops and distros. It has been talked about on various football websites and podcasts such as The Football Ramble, In Bed With Maradona and it was also featured in The Guardian's 'Beautiful Games' column. In June 2014 it will appear as part of an exhibition on football culture in Tokyo entitled 'New Rule'.
What Price, Wonderland?
What Price, Wonderland? Was a band I played in for many years, we were lucky enough to tour all over Europe and release two LPs and five 7"s. I produced the artwork for everything we released, from the artwork for our records to t-shirts, patches and more.
What Mobile is the consumer monthly I work on for my day job at Clark White Publications. I work on this title alone and design every page from the ground up on every monthly cycle. My duties range from the day to day design of pages to taking photos, running production from planning to final execution and working with freelancers for written submissions and sub-editing.
Lost Tapes From The Federal Sessions
Lost Tapes From The Federal Sessions was a one-off look back at DIY punk music in the UK in 2010. Comprising interviews with bands, artwork by illustrators and designers involved in the scene and a cassette of the bands in the issue, this 'zine was risoprinted in black and white and sold out within a few weeks. I designed and laid out the 'zine and also contributed illustrations for some of the pages.
Mobile News is a fortnightly B2B newspaper, covering all of the mobile industry's news. As the sole member of production staff for the title, I design every page, source imagery and ensure every issue is delivered on time to the printers. While Mobile News is a well established brand and I am tasked with upholding its values, I work closely with editor to keep the pages looking fresh, implementing new things wherever and whenever possible.
Mobile News Awards
A yearly awards ceremony I work, the Mobile News Awards is held at the Hilton on Park Lane and hosts up to 1000 of the mobile industry's most influential people. I produce all the printed elements, from tickets and menus through to large signage, as well as trophies and designing the static elements of the entire production. As part of my role as Head Designer, I work with the production company to ensure branding consistency across all of the event's visuals.
One of the UK's best DIY bands right now, Carson Wells flattered me by asking me to work with them on their debut LP. We were all really happy with the result and I have since worked with them on other design work for their bandcamp and most recently t-shirts for their 2014 tour with Human Hands.
Assorted work with bands
I've been lucky enough to work with various bands over the years, here's a small selection of some of the things I've worked on.
In my spare time one of my hobbies is gaming. I have competed at various LAN events and as part of my hobby started to create and release videos, mostly compilations of clips of me playing as well as my teammates. Through this I have learnt some basic skills with various video editing suites, but mostly I used Sony Vegas to create what is displayed on this page.