Here is a selection of music-related design work I have created, from logos and flyers to cover art and web design…
Certainly the most involved project I have been commissioned to work on by a band, Ease Springs’ ‘Who is Leonard Bopper?’ album launch was multi-faceted and spanned a broad number of disciplines. The project began with an intricate illustration for the album’s cover art, as well as the CD and inlay design.
The illustration was then applied to a unique story-based website, with 8 chapters, each being released at weekly intervals. The chapters were visualised by different zoomed-in sections of the artwork, several of which were animated through the use of CSS coding, negating the need for a 3rd-party player.
I managed the launch’s marketing campaign, building and scheduling MailChimp newsletters and running Google and Facebook Ads throughout. I also designed several printed flyers and ads which were published in prominent music magazines, including NME, Melody Maker and Grapevine.
There were several other related items and I produced a number of posters for live performances and other events in the band’s calendar.
A group of Hip-hop DJs, UMR have had two mix album releases, for which I was commissioned to produce their CD inlay designs, as well as designing their logo. Their 2nd CD inlay was based on my own sleeve design, ‘GreenSleeves’, using a single sheet of A4 paper/card and a special folding method, which avoids the need for glue. I have also created numerous flyers, posters, banners and other related marketing materials for their various live performances in Chelmsford and London.
A live Hip-hop band, Tha Fü are a crossover between funk, rock and rap, with a hard-hitting comedic edge to their lyrics and vocal style. Their debut EP makes use of my special glue-less folded A4 ‘GreenSleeves’ CD inlay design. I also designed their logo as an ambigram, which can be read both the right way up and upside-down – quite a challenging, yet very rewarding project!
This new-age world music duo commissioned me to design their debut album cover, inlay and CD face, using a number of pieces of artwork supplied by several artists to illustrate various tracks from the album. I used sections of the art to create alien planets spiralling in towards a central blue giant star. I also designed their logo with a Celtic feel rendered in moss-covered stone.