Wednesday, 26 May 2010

More BCU

Just a few of the bits I've been doing in the last few weeks at Birmingham City University. Really enjoying it, just wish there was a bit more variety in it. Need to get back on the ball with my own stuff I think.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Akiru Minerals

This is a project I've been working on for my dad, he's setting up a prospecting company in Kenya called Akiru Minerals. Akiru means hope, rain or blessing in the local language.

Above: initial ideas looking at rain, water and the idea of molecular structures in a corporate style.

Below: I also sent these ideas, looking more towards the local, tribal ideas.

The feedback from these ideas was that they liked the second set of ideas, but rather than the outline of lake Takana they wanted a map of Kenya and the colours taken from the flag including the image of a hammer.

Above: the idea they liked

Below: the ideas I've most recently sent. we will see if they like the turn back towards the corporate look.

Working for family is a learning curve and a half, its difficult to guide a client when you know they like something that isn't the best idea. I'm hoping to find a compromise that works for them and is a good basis for a larger identity project I can work on.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


One month in and my artworking at BCU is going well. here are a couple of examples of things I've been working on. The employee guide has been artworked in the style of the prospectuses we did last summer, just waiting for some feedback. the flyer for BSA ent to print last week. It's all based on exesting brand guidelines, but is great for getting better at doing things quickly, and is giving me a new insight into working with briefs from a huge variety of people.