Once a year, people all around the world make a stand against global warming, by switching off all their electricity simultaneously for 60minutes. This great and global phenomenon is known as Earth Hour, which is now in it’s 6th Year running.
This year i’ve been asked to create an artwork for Sydney’s premier ‘Earth Hour‘ event, hosted by the ‘Piano Room‘.
The brief stipulated that two artworks were needed, one for the main event, and one for the ‘beyond the hour’ afterparty. Earth Hour have had some great artworks in the past, so i felt inclined to dust off the old thinking cap. Bringing a sketchpad to a dinner with a friend, the artwork posted below began to take shape. To really catch the audience’s attention, i’ve chosen GIF animation as my weapon of choice.
I’ve also included a layout for the event’s microsite, which ties in nicely with the overall campaign.
You can read about the event on the Earth Hour website.
This year i’ve decided to do a few pro-bono design projects to give back a little. Design can be very superficial at times, and it’s nice to know i can use my layout powers for good every now and again (not just photoshopping friends faces onto pigs bodies).
The first project/client i’ve offered my services to are the Parched March organizers.
I’ll let them explain what they do, here is an excerpt from their website www.parchedmarch.com
“Parched March is all about good times for a good cause. We love great bars, delicious drinks, fun… and animals. Every March we bring these together in a month-long celebration around Sydney’s finest venues. We raise money by encouraging our participants to enjoy the city’s bars responsibly. Our three-year-old campaign is the first of its kind, and proves that doing good doesn’t always mean depriving yourself.
We’re the fun antidote to charity campaigns which require you to give up alcohol for a month.”
My contribution is the design of their Launch and Wrap parties. I’ve included both below. The Wrap party is coming up toward the end of this month, and you can bet ill have a few drinks in favor of our 4 legged companions out there.
Another project complete for Timmy’s extensive promotional portfolio. This one has been about a 14 hours job all up, but the result speaks for itself. His latest newsletter showcases the last few months achievements, and a preview of things to come. Over the past couple years i’ve managed the bulk of Tim’s brand, creating an identity and maintaining a design standard for his marketing. Below you can see some of my recent design & photography work for his brand.
Some of my other work for Timmy.
You can view Timmy’s website at here (also designed by chris soll creative)
This morning i helped my friend Rochelle shoot her latest blogpost. The pics turned out really nice, and after applying some slight lighting effects and retro colour blending, i decided to take this shot a bit further and add some rub on tattoo’s. She doesn’t really have any ink like that (or any), but it sure does suit her. If you’ve got a minute, check out her frequently updated blog here >> http://www.afoxthatmeows.tv/
Here are a couple other recent shots i’ve taken of her.
I went on a 5 days bucks bender in QLD last week, and while out in a club had this random thought to make a gif of my mate Gav standing under the flashing lights. Anyway, here is the result of alcohol, an iphone, and a lil creative brainflash. Enjoy and try not to have a seizure.
As somewhat of a track record of the better pieces of work i’ve been doing, i have decided to start this blog. One day my kids will log into this, and go “you made all this? wow…look how outdated it all looks”. But basically it’s going to be nice to have this timeline of projects. I’m also going to post some of the different stages and various outcomes of projects, so you can see how things progress to yield the final result.
For my first post, i thought i’d show what some of the outer regions of a photoshop file look like. Event artworks for instance are often made up of quite a lot of stock images and graphic components, many which reach into the artwork from the outside. When widening the canvas it reveals all the little extras hanging off the sides, which can look quite interesting.
Anyway, that’s my first post, enjoy.