Graphic Design, Illustration, Web Design, Web Development, Creative Suite Addict

Hi, I’m Richard.

I’m a young cre­ative based in Leicester, spe­cial­is­ing in the dis­ci­plines of graphic design and illus­tra­tion. This is my online port­fo­lio and blog, where I put my work for all to see. Find exam­ples of pre­vi­ous briefs I’ve under­taken (the design kind, not under­wear) in my port­fo­lio, and my (mostly ran­dom) mus­ings in my blog.

Hope you like what you see.


Recent Blog Entries


I’m famil­iar with the mod­ern print process in all it’s guises, be it dig­i­tal or litho, large scale or small scale.

Nottingham Knights Cheerleading Squad

Promotional flyer

Nottingham Knights Tryout Flyer

Nottingham Knights Tryout Flyer — Front

Nottingham Knights Tryout Flyer

Nottingham Knights Tryout Flyer — Back

Nottingham Knights Tryout Flyer

Nottingham Knights Tryout Flyer — Closeup


Milne Spencer Harris Dental Practice Leaflet

One of the print ele­ments of the cor­po­rate ID I designed for Milne Spencer Harris den­tal practice.

Milne Spencer Harris Leaflet

Milne Spencer Harris Leaflet — Closeup

Milne Spencer Harris Leaflet

Milne Spencer Harris Leaflet — Front Cover


World of Beatrix Potter Photo Flyer

While work­ing at Image Me, I worked a great deal with the World of Beatrix Potter cre­at­ing pro­mo­tional mate­r­ial, POS and on-screen media.

World of Beatrix Potter Photo Flyer

World of Beatrix Potter Photo Flyer — Closeup

World of Beatrix Potter Photo Flyer

World of Beatrix Potter Photo Flyer — Front


Websites I've Designed

I design and build attrac­tive, stan­dards com­pli­ant, val­i­dated web­sites, tai­lored to your needs. I spe­cialise in devel­op­ing for the WordPress plat­form, but I’m famil­iar with most other PHP based CMS pack­ages (eg. Joomla, Concrete 5, Drupal). I also design media for email mar­ket­ing campaigns.

Image Me Souvenir Photography

Image Me Souvenir Photography website

Image Me Email Newsletter

Image Me social media cam­paign newsletter

Japspeed Newsletter Screenshot

Japspeed email newsletter


Corporate Identities I've Designed

A unique cor­po­rate iden­tity is essen­tial to the mod­ern busi­ness want­ing to dif­fer­en­ti­ate and stand out from their com­peti­tors. I han­dle logo design, cor­po­rate colours, typog­ra­phy, iconog­ra­phy, sig­nage, sta­tionery and any other visual brand aspects that a busi­ness may rely on.

Milne Spencer Harris

When my father’s den­tal prac­tice moved to a new build­ing, they decided to take the oppor­tu­nity to rebrand. I was entrusted with the task of cre­at­ing a new cor­po­rate ID for the prac­tice, which included design­ing a new logo, busi­ness sta­tionery, and signage.

Milne Spencer Harris Logo

Milne Spencer Harris Logo

Milne Spencer Harris Leaflet

Milne Spencer Harris Leaflet

Milne Spencer Harris Appointment Card

Milne Spencer Harris Appointment Card

Milne Spencer Harris Signage & Stationery

Milne Spencer Harris Signage & Stationery

Milne Spencer Harris Stationery

Milne Spencer Harris Stationery


Bamford Dental Pratice — Ongoing project

I under­took a brief with Bamford Dental Practice to cre­ate a full cor­po­rate iden­tity includ­ing a logo, colour scheme, busi­ness sta­tionery, inte­rior and exte­rior sig­nage, and infor­ma­tional leaflets.

Bamford Dental Leaflet Closeup

Bamford Dental Leaflet Closeup

Bamford Dental Leaflet Front

Bamford Dental Leaflet Front

Bamford Dental Practice Logo

Bamford Dental Practice Logo

Interior Signage Visualisation

Interior Signage Visualisation

Bamford Dental Practice main reception signage

Bamford Dental Practice main recep­tion signage

Bamford Dental Practice exterior signage 1

Bamford Dental Practice exte­rior sig­nage 1

Bamford Dental Practice exterior signage 2

Bamford Dental Practice exte­rior signage


University Work/Self Directed

I grad­u­ated from De Montfort University, Leicester in 2009 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. I com­pleted briefs at uni­ver­sity in edi­to­r­ial design, chil­drens illus­tra­tion, pack­ag­ing design, typog­ra­phy and cor­po­rate ID to name a few. My major projects in my final year though mainly focused on chil­drens illustration.

Albert and the Lion

For my final nego­ti­ated project at uni­ver­sity, I chose to illus­trate the mono­logue “Albert and the Lion” by Marriott Edgar and famously per­formed by Stanley Holloway. This project proved piv­otal in devel­op­ing my unique illus­tra­tive style.

Albert and the Lion

Blackpool Zoo

Albert and the Lion

A grand lit­tle lad

Albert and the Lion

Front Cover

Albert and the Lion

The Magistrate Chap


Forces and Motion

This was my major nego­ti­ated project at uni­ver­sity, it’s a book aimed at chil­dren pro­gress­ing between keystage 2 and 3 in the English national cur­ricu­lum, and teaches the basic prin­ci­ples of motion.

Forces and Motion

Boy fir­ing a cannon

Forces and Motion

Front Cover

Forces and Motion

Boy fir­ing can­non — Inked and printed

Forces and Motion

Falling Bodies


Photography

Photography is mainly a hobby of mine, but my love for it has proved use­ful in my work within the graphic design spec­trum. I love cap­tur­ing vibrant colours, move­ment, dynamism, and exper­i­ment­ing with tech­nique. I often update my blog with my own pho­tog­ra­phy projects.

Child Playing Basketball in the Dominican Republic

Child Playing Basketball in the Dominican Republic

Siena Paleo 2008

Siena Paleo 2008

Midwakh

Midwakh

NYC Panorama

NYC Panorama

 


Illustration

I usu­ally post any self directed illus­tra­tion in my blog. Here are a few highlights.

Battery Hen

Battery Hen

fffffresh beetroot

ffff­fresh beetroot


Software I Use

I’m expe­ri­enced in using most soft­ware included in the Adobe Creative Suite Package, namely Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. If appro­pri­ate, or where requested I can also use open source alter­na­tives to these, such as the GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus. I also use Google Sketchup, which proves invalu­able for visu­al­is­ing graph­ics in a 3D space for my clients.


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