When he was born, the protagonist’s (Auggie/August) mother, despite his facial difference, noticed how beautiful and blue his eyes were.
Auggie would use space related memorabilia to hide himself. Wanting to find ways to make self acceptance inspiring, I created the blue eye “Auggie Nebula”.
Book Cover Design
R. J. Palacio's
T h e A u g g i e N e b u l a
Created for the 2019 Student Design Award by Penguin Books. The cover needed to have a point of difference from other books in the same market.
“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”
Collaborating with ichthyologists, photographers and illustrators, this encyclopedia aims to be authoritative in this topic, so information in the book won’t feel trivial or subjective (this is important for having Channidae taken seriously by risk assessors and negligent hobbyists) The design utilises space and image to create a pacing, so readers have a moment to reflect on the data.
Authored and Designed Book
In 2017, myself and 2 other designers joined on-board the Life Magazine team. The 3 of us together worked to create a format in which the magazine was legible, consistent and always engaging.
To incite action and education, typography (inspired from the founder of the British Typographers’ Guild and author of Printing Design and Layout, Vincent Steer) was applied to different postage media to reinforce the message that “the slightest change, can prevent the delivery of a generation of animals”.
Colour was avoided as coral larvae do not populate in achromatic areas; the cards are symbolic of a barren ocean.
Created for the ISTD Student Awards 2018.
Dissertation Journal Design
A journal of dissertations written by Graphic Design students. Each chapter in the journal is identified through colour, which gradually changes into another, reflecting the student’s change in opinion.
Satire is increasingly one of the greatest ways to change a person’s mind, and this A6 pocket publication pushes that to the limit by tackling some of the most notorious myths and beliefs, using colourful language and imagery.
1 typeface can have many different enunciations, I explore this every way I can, to add further weight behind the copy. Each myth is paired with a macro photograph which follows the concept of: “if you look past your petty toxic beliefs, the world doesn’t seem so bad after all”.