Minimal Affair is a balloon decoration studio that I started alongside my studies whilst in my third year at Central Saint Martins. It was born after I found it impossible to find beautiful and affordable decorations for my 22nd birthday party, so I decided that the best thing to do was make them myself!
'Minimal Affair is a London based decoration design studio for the discerning customer. We aim to bring a fresh and creative perspective to a crowded and often overwhelming industry. We offer a selection of bespoke handmade balloons and decorations for every event with a focus on maintaining the highest standard of style and elegance. '
BRIGGS + SHEARS
Briggs + Shears is a unisex leather bag and accessories company inspired by androgyny and utilitarian work wear. The products are classic, effortless and built to last, combining the art of functionality with the beauty of aesthetic.
Each piece is skilfully constructed by a small talented team of leatherworkers in East London. Product quality and ethos of UK construction are integral to the brand. The brand’s namesake is inspired by a combination of Grandmothers maiden names and has strong connections to traditions and trades of the founder’s family background.
The branding is suitable for both men and women, as collections will strongly feature unisex products such as backpacks, tote bags, wallets and items for the home.
Trail is a new collection of leather goods, designed as a collaboration between the two companies EARL OF EAST LONDON and BRIGGS + SHEARS. Each piece is made from the highest quality naturally tanned leather, skilfully crafted using hand held tools in house at the BRIGGS + SHEARS studio, London.
Earl of East London is a lifestyle brand with a store in Hackney’s thriving Netil Market. We carefully select every item and strive to source independently made products from the best emerging brands and artisans. As part of our own creative exploration we have developed our own line of interior fragrances. We are inspired by our travels and memories and work with other makers to create products.
BRIGGS + SHEARS is a London based leather goods and accessories company, born from a love of simple, functional design and a passion for traditional craftsmanship. Our mission is to create high quality useful and beautiful products using the finest materials and craftsmanship that stands the test of time.
EARL OF EAST LONDON
Earl of East is a London based lifestyle brand and store with a mission to curate an eclectic mix of accessories for Men, Women and Home from around the world.
There is a focus on showcasing the most exciting upcoming independent artisans and businesses alongside a mixture of wonderful, hard to find vintage curiosities, highlighting that a particular lifestyle can be achievable for all.
Earl of East have also launched their own range of scented candles and accessories, developing the brand further with their own take on some of their favourite items.
Photographs by : Hung Quach
ANCHOR LONDON LETS
Anchor London Lets is a bespoke lettings company based in London.
Anchor London Lets wanted a complete branding package from scratch. Logo design, contract design, website design. Anything a letting agent needs, we covered for them.
Anchor provides stability and security to landlords and tenants hence the name Anchor London Lets. We wanted to create something fresh that would stand out against a sea of stale estate agencies and letting companies.
The branding of Anchor is both professional and approachable making it the suitable solution.
Anchor not only deal with the Landlords and legal side of things, but also the tenants who respectively are finding a new home.
We are specialists in HMO management & providing Landlords with an incredible way of owning a property or growing their portfolio without the stress that comes with it.
We pride ourselves on giving beautiful and unique living environments to all of our working professional tenants in London.
We’re a small team of specialists based in Highbury & Islington, and not only do we love what we do, you will too!
- Anchor London Lets
Skål is a Swedish & Polish vodka company.
Skål is distilled in Poland and bottle in northern Sweden.
Skål is a premium vodka that is best served at sub zero temperatures to appreciate its purity and taste. Skåll is designed to be stored in the freezer. It is wrapped in wax paper which once unravelled explains how it should be enjoyed.
Skål are also now developing their own line of pickled fish and aperitifs to accompany their bespoke drink.
Skål is the product of a Central Saint Martins brief surrounding the culture which I come from.
Mucho is a personal food shopping platform , curating shopping lists, products and recipes that match your budget, life and taste
As technology develops the food industry is being left behind. Mucho wants to use cutting edge algorithms to bring a new level to the online shopping experience. Taking into account your wellbeing, budget and above all happiness.
Eat, Better Happy.
The social network for fitness. We connect people through sport & fitness, on demand. Join a Session or Schedule your training in the 'fitness diary' now.
A one week brief set by Central Saint Martins. Exploring the tools, ideas and power of the graphic designer.
I created a photo series based around the three words I was given 'intrigue', 'packaging', and 'colour'.
Coffee Co is a fictional coffee shop based in Manhattan. Focused on bringing some form of collaborative workspace and creative hub to central manhattan. This is a project which I am still working on and hoping to develop further.
This is a SVA brief set by Eric Baker.
SECRET SOLSTICE : ICELANDIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
For this brief we had to rebrand an existing festival. Working in a pair my partner and I decided to rebrand Secret Solstice festival in Iceland. The festival is held in June and at this time of year there is 24hr sunlight which is an idea we found really interesting, We developed a logo which reflected this. The logo changes every hour so that if you visit the website at a certain time of day the logo will be slightly different. We wanted to explore the natural forms and landscape in Iceland, and the colours that the midnight sun creates, this naturally led to our experimentations with marbling which became the basis for our brand identity. We did a huge amount of experimentation for this brief including lazer cutting into acrylic to create our modern transparent festival passes.
Created with Zea Lindström
MOVERS + MAKERS
Movers + Makers is an event that will be held in London on the 12th September 2015. Pulling together global creative talents and local gems the event aims to help attendees nourish, learn and share, from a day of creative activities and inspiring talks.
The brief involved a full digital campaign covering all social networks and ticketing site. A physical invite is also due to be created.
Mobile app created in celebration of the style of Wes Anderson.
Work created for the School of visual Arts in New York as part of a communication design class run by Pentagram.
Flatmate is an App concept created to diffuse akward situations and aid the flatmate experience of living with other people.
Created for AKQA NYC as part of my SVA work.
Fashion Brand Zino Branding.
'Yana Zino Reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, focusing on fine fabrics and the perfect fit. Luxury fabrics in a casual way'
Batch is a fictional magazine created as part of a group at central saint martins. The magazine is a celebration of contemporary collectors with each issue having a different theme of collection.
CONTEXT BRIEF CSM : LAGOM
For the context brief we had to choose an item from the V&A museum, research its background and significance and then interpret its meaning and position today. We had to present this in the form of a poster.
I chose Swedish designer Marianne Westman's ceramic cheeseboard from her collection titled 'Picknick' as I recognised it from my family home. I became interested in the way that Scandinavians create beautiful but also purposeful objects. My research led me onto the concept of 'lagom' which is a Swedish word that roughly translates to having 'just enough' of something. I chose to present my poster with lots of white space mimicking clean Scandinavian design. I also cropped in on my own illustrations of Westman's print to create a more contemporary an abstract feel. My layout was also inspired by the Danish restaurant Noma's food presentation, sparse and scattered across the plate.
This catalog and collection of specimens documents the little un-noticed items and objects that I have noticed along the canal. Every day I cycle from Victoria Park to Kings Cross, I am often in a hurry to get to college so I never have time to properly look at the small details along my route. By revisiting the canal on foot and documenting my findings in the style of a scientific research project I have attempted to shed light on items that would normally have been overlooked and unnoticed. Taking reference from the nineteenth century in which the canal was finished, I have been inspired by the old fashioned apothecary’s and their use of labels to advertise their specimens.