A selection of logos designed whilst in employment, college and while working independently. Carrowholly, Coco Mode, RSTA and Liberties were created whilst working in Avenir. The Irish Handmade Glass Company and Lisdeel were designed during my time with Márla.
Forty years is a long time, had to acknowledge it somehow.
In 2014, I went on a serious Fringe binge (thanks Netflix). In order to justify the amount of time spent burning through 5 seasons, I decided to create a series of posters based on the opening title sequences. If you are familiar with the show, you'll know that the words change from season to season and sometimes episode to episode. Naturally, I started with Season 4 (where else would you start?) and then moved on to Season 3. Seasons 1,2 and 5 are 'coming soon'.
Big Brother & A Girl Named Sue
So when my brother finally popped the question, I in turn had to answer a question; “Of course I would love to design your wedding stationery”. In a nod to their appreciation of craft beers, I decided to create a craft beer label for the Save the Date cards(disappointingly the budget didn’t stretch to sending out actual beer bottles!) and thus Fitzsween77 was born. Fitzsween 77 is an amalgam of Fitzgerald and Sweeney; both were born in 1977. The wedding invite itself is a little more formal. The identity is a combination of the family crests with the bride and groom's initials at the centre.
Aoife's Official Opening
An invite and poster designed and produced for the official opening of Aoife's Café & Gallery. Given the historic location of the café, its name and its proximity to Reginalds Tower, a recreation of the Wedding of Strongbow & Aoife took place on the day. The invite was designed to have a slight Medieval feel without going overboard. Holes were punched in each individual invite so that a red ribbon could be used to seal them.
Aoife's Café & Gallery
The lovely Aoife runs a café and art gallery in the heart of Waterford City. The cosy café, formerly situated in 33 the Mall, where the Irish tricolour was flown for the first time (ever!), is moving to pastures new. To reflect this, I have given the logo a minor refresh.
A project completed during my MA for Waterford based potter Ronan Power. The identity concept combines an abstracted image of a potters wheel and the formation of the characters ‘R’ and ‘P’. The rubber logo stamp was created to allow its application on a number of different surfaces, including ceramics.
A series of garden bird illustrations which I began working on in 2011. Given the admirable job the Blue Tit did on my mother's birthday card, the plan is to create an army of birds which can be employed, as needed, in future projects. Fly my pretties.
A Cold Embrace
A personal project musing on our increasingly transient relationship with technology. It was inspired by a Charlie Brooker article and the George Orwell novel Coming Up For Air.
ISTD - Where in the World
This project was in response to the 2006 ISTD Student Assessment Scheme brief Where in the World. It charts a positive moment in time on one of my routine journeys home from college, incorporating a particular geographical location and the emotional state associated with it. I achieved membership of the society with Merit.