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“Hi there and welcome to my personal portfolio website. I’m a freelance designer and illustrator designing for print and web. Take a look at my portfolio and if you like what you see, don’t hesitate to get in touch for a quote”

- Stephen

About

Thank you for visiting my website and for your interest in my work. Based in my favourite city, Newcastle Upon Tyne, I work on a variety of projects from carefully crafted illustrations right through to all things digital including banners, web sites and micro sites.

I graduated from Northumbria University in 2010 with a first class degree in Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration. Since graduating i’ve worked on mostly digital projects, rekindling my love for technology, the web, and keeping up to date with the latest technologies that make websites more adapative and more interactive than ever before.

I’m happy to consider any design project that you may need help with. Take a look at my portfolio to see what i’m capable of and get in touch for a chat and/or a quote.

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Work

Digital

JOY
WEBSITE REDESIGN
JOY - Website Redesign
JUST JUKIN'
WEBSITE
Just Jukin' - Website Design
JOY
HOMEPAGE
JOY - Homepage
JOY
HOMEPAGE
JOY - Homepage
L'OCCITANE
HTML5 WEB BANNERS
L'Occitane - HTML5 Web Banners
JOY
RESPONSIVE HTML EMAIL
JOY - Responsive Email
JOY
COMPETITION MICRO SITE
JOY - Competition Micro Site
LOUCHE
RESPONSIVE HTML EMAIL
Louche - Responsive HTML Email

Illustration

THE LEVEL COLLECTIVE
T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
The Level Collective - T-Shirt Design Competition
THE BIG SLEEP
PENGUIN BOOK DESIGN COMPETITION
The Big Sleep - Book Cover
BRAVE NEW WORLD
THE FOLIO SOCIETY COMPETITION
Brave New World - Book Cover
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
PENGUIN CHILDREN'S BOOK COMPETITION
The Wind in the Willows - Book Cover
BALLON FLUCHT
PICTURE BOOK
Ballon Flucht - Book Project
GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES
THE FOLIO SOCIETY COMPETITION
Grimm's Fair Tales - Illustration
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JOY - Responsive Website Design

JOY

Responsive Website Re-design

In my role as Web Designer at JOY, a nationwide clothing and homeware store, I was responsible for a complete website redesign. JOY wanted thier website to be responsive, so as not to deter potential mobile customers. Working within brief, I redesigned the website from top to bottom, mocking up how the pages would look and respond on Desktop, Tablet and Mobile. The new design creates an easier to use interface for customers no matter what device they are using. Working within existing brand guidelines, I created a UI that was simple to use, yet reflected JOY's quirky brand.

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Just Jukin' - Responsive Website Design

Just Jukin'

Responsive Website Design

Just Jukin' is a company that buys, sells and repairs used Jukeboxes from the 50s to the 80s. I was responsible for creating thier website. Just Jukin' wanted a site that would provide potential customers with information about the business as well as provide a space to list Jukeboxes they currently had for sale.

Being a family run business, Just Jukin' wanted a design that would reflect them as friendly and approachable. Drawing on inspiration from the time period the Jukeboxes would have orginally been used, I created a design that would instill a sense of nostalgia in potential customers. The website is made more personal through links to social media including a 'currently listening to' spotify playlist on the homepage including tracks from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Work in Progress

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JOY - Homepage Design
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JOY

Homepage Design One

An example homepage design for JOY. As the Web Designer at JOY I am responsible for creating artwork that will reflect the current season and trends. This particular example is a homepage that was live over the New Year period.

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JOY - Homepage Design
Apple iMac

JOY

Homepage Design Two

An example homepage design for JOY. As the Web Designer at JOY I am responsible for creating artwork that will reflect the current season and trends. This particular example is a homepage that was live over the Christmas period.

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L'Occitane - HTML5 Web Banners

L'Occitane

HTML5 Web Banners

Over the course of three distinctly seperate campaigns, I was tasked with creating static and animated HTML5 web banners for renowned skincare brand L'Occitane. The example here is the largest of the three campaigns banners from a set of approximately 30 banners per campaign.

Working with existing campaign design assets and within L'Occitane's own brand guidelines, I created designs for each campaign that would be flexible across a wide range of banner sizes. Using HTML5, some of the banners were animated to create a more compelling, interactive experience for potential customers.

Preview the finished HTML5 banners here -

Skincare Trial
L'Occitane X Pierre Hermé
L'Occitane Christmas

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JOY - Responsive Email Design

JOY

Responsive Email Design

A sample marketing email for JOY. I designed JOY's email template to be responsive, to create a better experience for customers using smaller devices such as smartphones. The design of the email reconfigures to make better use of the space on mobile.

Designed and coded using best email practices to ensure high deliverability and optimal rendering in almost any email client.

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JOY Microsite
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JOY

Microsite

JOY got togethor with London Fashion Week to offer two winners tickets to 'London Fashion Week'. Designed using London Fashion Week assets and in a way that would be complimentary to JOY's brand guidelines, the page provides a way for customers to sign up to JOY's email marketing in order to be entered into the competition. Responsively designed, the page looks and functions across a range of devices, and within JOY's main website template.

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Louche - Responsive Email Design
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Louche

Responsive Email Design

Louche is a worldwide womenswear fashion brand. I designed and coded this email template for them to use when sending thier trade customers updates on thier current product lines. The design compliments the Louche brand whilst providing useful information and links to thier customer base.

Designed and coded using best email practices to ensure high deliverability and optimal rendering in almost any email client.

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The Level Collective - T-shirt Design

The Level Collective

T-Shirt Design Competition

The Level Collective are a fashion brand providing ethical apparel. They hosted a competition to produce designs for thier t-shirts. This retro space age design was my entry. I wanted to create a design that would look appealing, whilst being suitable for t-shirt printing.

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The Big Sleep - Book Cover

The Big Sleep

Penguin Book Cover Design Competition

My response to the Penguin Design Award brief to design the book cover for Raymond Chandler's 'The Big Sleep'. I was inspired by the 'film noir' feel of the book and after gathering research surrounding 1940's Los Angeles, I came up with the idea of using a neon sign as a device for holding the book title. I think this resulted in a design that has an immediate bold impact and one that compliments Chandler's moody atmospheric narrative.

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Brave New World - Illustration

Brave New World

Penguin Book Cover Design Competition

My response to a competition brief held by The Folio Society to design the cover and three interior illustrations for Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World'

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The Wind in the Willows - Book Cover

The Wind in the Willows

Penguin Book Cover Design Competition

My response to the Puffin Design Award brief to design a cover for the classic children's tale, The Wind in the Willows. I chose to use a top down view of the river for my book cover for a more interesting viewpoint, and as a device for placing the various elements.

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Ballon Flucht - A Picture Book

Ballon Flucht

Picture Book

A collaborative book project, recounting the story of one family's escape from East to West Berlin in a homemade hot air balloon.

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Grimm's Fairy Tales - Illustrations

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Folio Society Competition

Illustrations in response to a competition held by the Folio Society to create illustrations for 'Grimm's Fairy Tales', a darker, adult version of some of the most famous fairy tales including Puss in Boots and Little Red Riding Hood.

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