Dump Trump was a campaign created for Billy Blue in the module Audience, Viewpoint and Commentary.
Students were asked to choose a campaign topic and create a campaign centred around the issue. I decided to create a politically charged campaign giving voters reasons why they should not vote Donald Trump for president.*
I had lots of fun with this project and found it really interesting researching the man himself. Like, did you know his favourite food is Fillet of Fish from McDonalds? (I couldn't believe it wasn't Cheezels either!)
I wanted to take the project a bit further and create a collection of reasons in a lovely little box set.
*This was created back in the good ol' days when we didn't have a cheezel as a US president.
Editorial typography project done at Billy Blue. Students were asked to pick a typography artist and create a small scale magazine publication as a part of a series on typography. I chose Erik Spiekermann and designed, printed and bound the magazine myself.
Beginning as a data visualisation brief, The Appreciation Series began with the well known pop icon, Bill Murray. The original infograph focused mainly on his movie roles, with some basic info and kooky facts. When the response I received from the project was positive, I decided to think of ways I could take the project further and had an idea of creating a tangible product from one of the portraits. Settling on the idea to create a hard enamel pin using the popular character Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic, I ordered 100 pins from a pin manufacturer in the US and created a collated little gift pack called The Appreciation Series: Bill Murray, Gold Class Edition. This pack included the hard enamel pin, an A5 infographic poster and a pack of 10 portrait stickers. The project then developed even further and I created the same concept with different pop icons including Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Drew Barrymore and Johnny Depp.
My role with Urban Walkabout was to illustrate the covers of the map series and over two years I worked on the Sydney series, Canberra series and was humbled to work on the first London series.
The brief was to create 'character' portraits that captured the feel and culture of the map's dedicated district. It was such a wonderful project to work on and combined two of my favourite things; portraiture work and exploring.
Some editorial work I have done for numerous magazines.
Red White Blue
This personal project was an attempt to refine and practice my painting skills. Deciding on the colour palette early in the process, it made sense to create a political comment piece on consumerism in the United States. As I got deeper into the project, I started to see that these illustrations would work really well in an editorial form and decided to create a “story” with few words, that was very suggestive in its outcome. Because of the political nature of the piece I decided the best publishable form was to create a zine and present my argument to the demographic of people who appreciate zine culture. As well as creating a zine, I also used the illustrations to create a pack of 6 stickers, some badges and a sweet birthday card.