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Gareth Chadwick

Graphic Designer

Helping out with the Degree Show

Today I helped out in the preparation of the degree show spaces by paining and cleaning the space to make them clear and presentable ready for all the student’s work to go up. It was a good opportunity for the students to come together and work for something nice.

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Gareth Chadwick

(BA) Hons Graphic Design

gchadwickdesign@gmail.com

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As a creative, I love design that is quite simple and contemporary with branding and advertisement being the things that I love the most.

For my final project I wanted to make something quite fun and different to what you might see usually. For this reason, I have created a new brand of beer based around zombies.

A different type of zombie represents a different strength of beer, and I have also created a range of different point of sales to go alongside this. As part of the promotion in line with the launch of the new ‘Z’ beer brand, I have come up with a zombie fun run that would take part in a range of locations in different cities nationwide that would get the public and potential consumers involved in the action.

 I have truly enjoyed the past 3 years constantly learning and improving as a designer which makes me look forward to being a part of the industry. I am very excited to see what the future holds.

 

“Design is thinking made visual” – Saul Bass

T-Shirt Printing

Today I got the logo printed onto a T-Shirt for my exhibition. Im very pleased with the results as it is such a high quality. The T-Shirt will be presented on a hanger and would be for the zombie fun run.

Exhibition Mock Up

Today I mocked up an idea of how I will have my final degree show exhibition. The two circles on the floor represent the diameter of the two beer barrels that I will present the beer bottles and beer mats alongside the fun run leaflet. Above the beer barrels shows the three press ads. On the right shows the fun run poster and T-shirt. The problem found with the size of the A3 poster is that it appears too small. To rectify this problem I will print out the poster in A2 for my final exhibition. This mock up has given me a good idea of how it could turn out.

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Printed Labels

Today I printed out the labels I had designed for the bottles. I am extremely pleased with the results. I wanted them to look bright and bold and not to be gory at the same time. I think they work really well.

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Bottle Designs front and back

Here shows a flat view of both the front and rear labels for my beer bottles.

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Zombie Fun Run

Here shows the promotional material for the zombie fun run that would take part in Chester as part of the launch of the new beer. It is an event aimed at young adults who want to do something different when going for drinks with their friends. The event would involve a type of pub zombie crawl where at each pub, the participants would get to try one of the refreshing beers.

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Exhibition Proposal

Here is a sketch I have done representing how I would like to have my exhibition space.

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Joe Magee

Joe Magee is a designer, artist, illustrator & film maker. He has earn his main money by being a freelancer. He works with a lot of illustration and although he doesn’t describe himself as a photographer, his work comes across as photographic within his illustrations. He has done a lot of work for magazines, book covers and brochures both print and online.

He originally studied graphic design in his student years. Although he originally started off as a graphic designer, he stressed the point that it is good to have knowledge in all areas of work as you may need to add more than one skill set to a job you have been commissioned to do e.g illustration, design and animation.

There was one particular image that has earned him money three times. This image was originally used for the NHS. It turned out that he earned around £900 overall from charging £300 each time it was used.

In addition to this, Magee gave some good advice that all images from Wikipedia are free to use commercially. He has done a lot of work for the Guardian newspaper by creating political images for the supplements. There was one particular image that he used to get around David Cameron within an illustration. He used three different images and put it together to create a face which I thought was quite clever.

I feel like his work comes across very ‘arty’ and has quite a distinctive style within his illustrations. He told us that he didn’t work with moving image until he hit 30. This reassures me that it is never too late to learn new skills in your career.

Other magazines Magee has worked for include Time, Bloomberg, New Scientist, Nieman, Courier International, Nature Magazine and other European Magazines. It is interesting to see that he has made himself known by having work published all over the world.

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