Bio

Hi! I'm a young designer based in Edinburgh with specialisms in Typography, Printmaking, Illustration and Creative Bookworks. I'm interested in research based projects with physical outcomes and I'm currently interested in Graphic Props for Film and TV.

 

Close Up detail of the different graphic props
The Sea, The Sea - Graphic Props for Film

In this project, I took the book ‘The Sea, The Sea’ by Iris Murdoch and created a selection of props that would be needed if it were to be adapted into a film. The props all centre around the main character, Charles Arrowby, a bohemian, eccentric man who retires from his glittering career in the London theatre. After buying a remote house on the rocks by the sea, he hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs. However he unexpectedly bumps into his childhood sweetheart and sets his heart on destroying her marriage. His equilibrium is further disturbed when his friends all decide to come and keep him company and Charles finds his seaside idyll severely threatened by his obsessions. The film would be set in the 1970s, on the coast in a run-down house, Shruff End. The props have been designed to be authentic to the time period, based off historical research and references.

Nursery Rhymes Explained: Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester

The idea behind this project was to take something simple and make it complicated. Nursery Rhymes Explained is a series of illustrated books, that take well known children’s rhymes into the modern age and highlight current issues within them. The first book of the series; ‘Doctor Foster went to Gloucester’, explores the backstory of Doctor Foster, why he was travelling to Gloucester and the flash flooding that occured there.

Front Cover of Nursery Rhymes Explained: Doctor Foster
Page 1 and 2 of Doctor Foster
Double Page spread of the background information about Gloucester
Double page spread of when Doctor Foster arrives in Gloucester
Double page spread of why the Gloucester is flooding
The Front Covers of the Nursery Rhymes Explained Series
Spine design for Invisible Cities, the red thread binding reflects the geometric pattern that is used throughout the book design
Invisible Cities

My response to the 2021 ISTD student assessment scheme ‘Invisible Cities’ brief. The brief was to design a new edition, that forms a radical retelling of the story; with the typograhy to visually explore each of the cities, reflecting their characteristics and idiosyncrasies. The design of the book brings to light the previously hidden mathematical structure that Italo Calvino used to move through the different cities and reflects the pattern that it makes. This pattern is revealed in the contents page at the start of the book and each subsequent page links back to it through the location of the title and page numbers. The book is printed on semi transparent bible paper, allowing a build up of text to be seen through the pages. The typography builds up and the cities blend together to form the one city in which they are all describing, Venice.