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An extensive yet honed pick of my static graphic design work from the last eleven years or so. It includes a lot of magazine design, promotional and branding work, illustration, copywriting, packaging ...

An extensive yet honed pick of my static graphic design work from the last eleven years or so. It includes a lot of magazine design, promotional and branding work, illustration, copywriting, packaging and product design and more.
On the side of this, I produced work for video and even did a little writing that can be found via my website, chrisnobledesign.com.

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  • 1. chris noble PORTFOLIO
  • 2. A IntroductionB Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to MarketingC Publication DesignD With Added CopywritingE IllustrationF Photoshop WorkG Web Workchris noblechris@chrisnobledesign.com
  • 3. chris noble portfolio email index Introduction ALong story short.In 1981, my brother Mark and I werebought BMX bikes. Six years later,my father was knee-deep in the UK’sBMX freestyle association whenthey acquired the UK’s only freestylemagazine, Freestyle BMX, which Markhad contributed to. My father quicklytook over the magazine and made mynineteen-year-old brother editor.As a teenager, I idly drew detailedlettering and graphics on everythingfrom bedroom walls and trash cans toenvelopes and school history books. Ateighteen, I started learning the ropes ofdesktop publishing and soon becamethe magazine’s designer.In 1992, during the doldrums of actionsports, Mark and I started a newcompany with me as Creative Director,took on the flagging magazine andrelaunched it as Ride BMX Magazine*.It’s there, at first in a tiny set-up underthe stairs at home in rural Dorchester,England, that I really cut my teethin print graphics, crashing throughinfluences such as magazine designersDavid Carson (Raygun, Beach Culture),Andy Jenkins (Homeboy, Freestylin’)and Jeff Tremaine (Big Brother), andGrand Royal magazine. The first sevenyears were a pure hands-on learningexperience.It wasn’t all magazines. Throughoutthis period and beyond, I workedwith James Holder on his variousprojects, among them popularclothing labels, café chains and third-party branding work. (James is nowfounding father and Creative Directorof the international sensation that isSuperdry™.)And with growth and new publicationscame new art directors and designersto hire, mentor and manage as wellas other creative contributors tocollaborate with, not to mention overallbusiness direction.In 1999, having successfully launchedDirt MTB Magazine to critical acclaim—again initially with my design—we setour sights on the lifestyle market withLevel magazine. It turned out to bean epiphany for me. Given my usualfree rein, months of part-time tweakingfrom the initial Ride BMX/Grand Royal-inspired mock-ups led to the finalhoned product with its own uniquestyle. It won the ‘Best DesignedConsumer Magazine of the Year’award at that year’s UK MagazineDesign Awards, beating Wallpaper*and other favorites in the shortlist. “Anewcomer to the lifestyle scene, Levelrenounces the style despotism ofcertain rivals,” the awards book states.The judges concluded, “Clarity, control,confidence—and all in its first issue!”While Level only lasted two years—itdidn’t stand a chance against theestablished titles with their hardenedand ruthless London-based ad salesteams—its aesthetic effect still lives onin my work. Over the following years,many articles in Ride BMX Magazinewould have fit comfortably into Level,bringing the clean yet grid-free lookof the latter to a new subject andaudience to widespread approval.This tight branding, a Helvetica-plus-hand-drawn look, lasted a few yearsuntil I broadened my scope, givingindividual articles greater personalityand by adding typefaces and artdirection suited to the subject. Each ofthese articles still had a look distinctlyof the magazine’s brand, only withadded appeal by sub-branding thesubject fittingly. I made a similarapproach during my temporary stint asart director of Document SkateboardMagazine, after which the editorswished I could have stayed on.We sold the company at the end of2006. After a year of art directingRide from my new home in the US,I moved on to freelance for variousclients, including as Art Directorfor the Southern California-basedSnowboarder Magazine.Thinking.Good branding is all about the totalfeeling you get, from the brand’s publicface to the end product experience—from perfect packaging to simplefunctionality—and customer service.Every brand has its own story andattitude it needs to convey and on thesurface of it all is the visual statement.What you see always comes beforewhat you get, which itself must be athing of beauty.My aim is to put a compelling andstrongly tailored feel into the apparentsimplicity of all the branding andgraphics that I do, rather than blindlyfollow in the footsteps of competingbrands or that which the brand hasdone before. I get a feel for the brandand its intentions, and without muchin the way of forethought translate thatfeeling into visuals. A rough, off-handidea goes through varying degreesof tinkering to end up as a refinedtreatment ready for presentation.The way I see it, in a world of wildtypefaces, boundless color andendless Photoshop possibilities, that“clarity, control and confidence” I got ahandle on in 1999 shines through.This book represents my picks frommy career in print to date. It is noteablethat a fair chunk of that career hasbeen publishing and designing nichemagazines, which brought with themtheir own specific limitations: time andmoney.Producing one hundred pages amonth—including photo editing, imagescanning, repro and even thinkingup a title for most of the articles andsections—usually put a challengingcrimp in the amount of time I couldgive to anything. Toss into the scheduleother in-house work, be it video motiongraphics, website building, luggingboxes of magazines in from a truck orjust day-to-day business running, andI was really down to a hundred work-hours for those hundred pages.I only point this out because it alwayssurprises people who don’t work inmagazines.It’s for you to judge how well I spentmy time, and how well I could spendit working with you. I, for one, knowI could work wonders.*An American publication also named Ride BMX Magazine launched at the same time, in cooperation. Our magazine became known as Ride UK BMX Magazine and later, to avoid confusion, that named was officially adopted.We’re all brands here
  • 4. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BMISC
  • 5. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BSimple custom folder to hold media information and magazines˜˜ Cover photo and 2012 Sketchup mockup (reskinned in Photoshop) by CN
  • 6. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BReader profile for media people; four folds, actual size: 700mm long˜˜ Amusingly innapropriate but better-looking use of line graphs, where bar or pie chart would be the norm. Photo (and 2012 Sketchup) by CN
  • 7. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing B1 Launch Party invite 2 Postcards for insertion into advertising trade magazine 3 Business card 4 T-shirt iron-on offered with Level magazine 01 5 Paper publicity fly-stickers on a roll for plastering everywherelevel.MAGAZINE:UKpeople style music Film travel liFe adventureAll thINGs Good www.4130.com | pHoto: spiKe JonZelevel.MAGAZINE:UKpeople style music Film travel liFe adventureAll thINGs Good www.4130.com | pHoto: spiKe JonZe15342
  • 8. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BAnd Forks box (for BMX bicycle forks) and 50% scale dummy (made by CN)
  • 9. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BDeluxe BMX packaging for seat/post combo: packaging concept, engineering and designShown: artwork, digital mock-up (Adobe Illustrator), final product
  • 10. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BJuly 2009Deluxe BMX company: swing tags and packagingDeluxe BMX handlebar grips and packagingAllows shopper to grip grip without removing it from packaging
  • 11. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BDeluxe BMX tradeshow giveaways: introductory brochure (2008), a water bottle, mug, and a double-sided poster
  • 12. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BDeluxe BMX advert treatments from 2008 brand intro ad onwards
  • 13. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BDeluxe BMX company: promo T-shirtsWeb ads (banner and 300x300 GIF slideshow)Rip of an 80s classic designfor ‘Rockville BMX’ store,hence retro back printFrom Mexico ’68 Olympicsposter, a concept thatalso cropped up later inSnowboarder magazine‘Lotus’ logo (of Esprit S1)remade to say ‘Deluxe’Collaboration T with quote froma Deluxe team magazine article
  • 14. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BSeries of T-shirt designs for Judo brand(For and in collaboration with James Holder, pre-Superdry)
  • 15. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BMagazine promo T-shirts, offcut sticker, zip-up sweatshirt, knickers
  • 16. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BBook and DVD covers˜˜ For the books, eBook size-optimized artwork also produced for Nook and Kindle Fire
  • 17. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BCorporate logo˜˜ Factory was a coming-together of three companies; the logo is made up of three equal,stylized boxes (denoting a ‘factory’ process) in perspective, forming an “F”Online/corporate logos˜˜ The heart denotes vitality. Heart icon reformed to make the back of a skateboard, a BMXtyre and a motocross exhaust pipe
  • 18. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BCorporate logoFactory didn’t use the logo (choosing one an in-house buddy did), but then a BMXdistribution start-up my brother was helping out needed one, and as it was a freebee…Lines beefed up, boxes now represent distribution (of bike parts)Brand logo for a proposed but now-shelved yoga product companyTop: First concept: shadow on legs in lotus position and belly button (the hot spot in yoga) wouldhave looked good in wood floating above a ‘Kerry B’ store doorBelow: Purity, life and balance represented by a circle. Also shown mocked up on a cylinder,perhaps on a water bottle or as packaging for a yoga mat. Would have been very distinctivewherever it was used. Possibly too Japanese-flag in red, would have changed color in next round
  • 19. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BCorporate logo proposal for Grind Media which is the coming-together of ASG (Action Sports Group), primarily a print publisher, and Grind TV, an online enterprise; rounds 3 (top, my personal favorite) and 8˜˜ Thinking behind round 8:1. Colors blend from the red in RGB (digitial) to the cyan in CMYK (print) and are squares, representing pixels (for digitial) or colour swatches in a color book (for print).2. The icon has five sides representing Grind Media’s five core competencies (print, digital, mobile, events and TV)3. Icon is very simple origami construction—as if from a strip of paper (print)4. Icon bears the scars of being skated on—grinded—if it were solid, 15-20 feet wide, laid down and banked like the “origami” shadows suggest5: Bottom right, idea for logo built as outdoor skateable art/lunch table for head officeMain logoSmaller useSmallest useWeb URL favicon.ico size (view at 100%)Monochrome optionsSkateable logo/picnic bench for the parking lot
  • 20. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BGrind Media logo work in progress
  • 21. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BVarious brand and publication logos˜˜ Top-left: Barcode reflects “buyer” subject. Numbers on logo’s as-accurate-as-possible barcode type “thebicyclebuyer” in the phone keypad alphabet; replaced by functional barcode when on the cover.)˜˜ Middle-right: 4130 Publishing Ltd logo: black blocks in columns count: 4,1,3,0; also works upside-down
  • 22. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BETHAN“E-SToNE”FoRTIERbAckEStone-Mary-Cavan_BizCard.indd 2 1/25/13 2:20 PM236 AvenidA FAbricAnte Suite 201SAn clemente, cA 92672PHOne: 949.325.6200 FAX: 949.325.6196www.snowboardermag.comS i n c e 1 9 8 7 n M a d e i n t h e U S aETHAN “E-SToNE” FoRTIERSENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER3498 Winesap ROad, sLC, UT 84121MObiLe: 801.556.7753ethan@technine.comSTANCE: REGULARRooTS: VERmoNT/CoLoRAdo/SLCETHAN“E-SToNE”FoRTIERFRoNTEStone-Mary-Cavan_BizCard.indd 1 1/25/13 2:20 PMMaryWalshbackEStone-Mary-Cavan_BizCard.indd 6 1/25/13 2:20 PM236 AvenidA FAbricAnte Suite 201SAn clemente, cA 92672PHOne: 949.325.6200 FAX: 949.325.6196www.snowboardermag.comS i n c e 1 9 8 7 n M a d e i n t h e U S aMary WalshOnline editOrOFFICE: 949.325.6160MObIlE: 207.720.0737mary@snowboardermag.comStance: RegulaRRootS: loon, nHMaryWalshfrontEStone-Mary-Cavan_BizCard.indd 5 1/25/13 2:20 PMMagazine logo design, alternate, in use˜˜ Rebellious upside-down “MAGAZINE” treatment waseight months before Comedy Central did itBusiness cards Party flyer
  • 23. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BSnowboard event logosPro modelWomen-specificMen-specificMulti camberEco friendlyFlat camberSpeed lacingReversecamberNormalcamberSpeed entryProduct test badge andbuyer’s guide icons
  • 24. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BVolcom 23%Burton 15%686 10%Holden 10%Analog 9%ThirtyTwo 8%Nike 8%Airblaster 4%Quiksilver 2%DC 2%Special Blend 2%Bonfire 2%Nomis 2%Ride 1%Technine 1%Rhythm 1%Electric 30%Oakley 28%Ashbury 11%Dragon 9%Von Zipper 7%Anon 7%Smith 6%Spy 2%R.E.D. 35%Bern 27%Pro-tec 20%Smith 15%Sandbox 1%Giro 2%Dakine 23%Burton 15%Coal 14%Neff 13%Volcom 9%Airblaster 5%Celtek 4%One Ball Jay 3%ThirtyTwo 3%BansheeBungee 3%GoPro 3%Rome 2%Dang 1%Nixon 1%Grenade 1%HelmetsGogglesOuterwearAccessoriesn18 19sm 2013RETAILPRODUCTREVIEW thebrandauditInfographics for Snowboarder Magazine trade special issue (two years)Academy 1%Lib Tech 26%CAPiTA 17%Burton 17%Never Summer 10%Gnu 8%Rome 5%Forum 4%Ride 3%K2 2%Arbor 2%Yes 2%Nitro 1%Technine 1%Stepchild 1% ThirtyTwo 31%Burton 24%Nike 20%Vans 7%DC 6%K2 3%Deelux 3%Ride 2%Salomon 2%Nitro 2%Union 39%Burton 28%Rome 8%Ride 6%Forum 5%Gnu 3%Flux 3%Flow 2%Technine 2%Salomon 2%K2 2%BindingsBootsBoardsWith this year’s Brand Audit, SNOWBOARDER Magazine tapped retailers across the countryto see what manufacturers were pumping out the gear that pumped up the consumer. Thequestion was sent out, and when the answers flooded in, we compiled them on these pagesas a reference guide for which companies are killing it.We asked over twenty of the leading retailers from across the United States to provide uswith their top three selling brands in each of the presented categories for 2011. We combinedthese results to arrive at how often each brand was ranked as a top three seller.Retailers taking partin this survey include:Eastern Boarder, Leominster. MAEastern Boarder, Natick, MAWave Rave, Mammoth Lakes, CASnoCon, Seattle, WAExit Real World, Portland, ORSalty Peaks, SLC, UTWorld Boards, Bozeman, MTSatellite, Boulder, COCal Surf, Minneapolis, MNYouth Shelter Supply, St Could, MNMt Hood 26, Welches, ORBlindside, SLC, UTEmage, Denver, COEternal, Reno, NVDarkside, Killington, VTNewt & Harolds, Boise, IDCausalities, Marquette, MIFlipside, Ashville, NCCivil, Greenwich, RIShred Shop, Skokie, ILModa 3, Milwaukee, WItheBrandAudit16 17sm 2013RETAILPRODUCTREVIEW thebrandauditTheBrand AuditWith this year’s Brand Audit,SNOWBOARDER Magazine tapped retailersacross the country to see what brands have beenselling best leading up to the SIATradeshow inDenver.The question was sent out, and when theanswers flooded in, we compiled themon these pages as a reference guide towhich companies are killing it.TheBrandAuditShops gave a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd rankingto a brand, marked bynred, norange, and nyellowrespectively in the graphs.14 15TheBrandAudit16 17
  • 25. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BBuilder News magazineMedia kit rate card, four foldsBuilder News magazineInfographics for media kit78.8%11.9%Owners, Partners, Corporate Executives,Directors and General ManagersConstruction Managers,Purchasing Agents,Buyers andSuperintendents5.5%Sales and MarketingManagement3.2%Architects,Designers andEngineers0.6%Other76.1%22.5%Residential Builders, Developers, Remodelers,Specialty Contractors, Engineers and ArchitectsDevelopers, General Contractors, Engineers andArchitects of Mixed-Use & Multifamily Construction0.9%Other (tradeshowsand specialevents)0.5%Building MaterialWholesalersand Dealers
  • 26. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BFront Back Cover openedBack spreadInside spreadBuilder News magazineMedia kit tri-fold folder
  • 27. chris noble portfolio email index Miscellany: from Branding to Packaging to Marketing BAd rates Special positions Bonus exposure Tradeshow distribution Reprints Mech spec Format information Deadlines Art submission spec TermsGreen issues Build guides Modern builds Money Multi-family builds Web news City planning Disasters Laws and regulationsFor the magazineFor the media kit, print sideAdvertisingopportunitiesDigital ad rates Article archive ads Product section AV hosting Podcast hosting Targeting Blog ad rates Digital magazine E-newsletterFor the media kit, web sideE-blasts Press releasemarketingSocial networking site logos rebuilt and optimised to Builder News icon specificationBuilder News magazineIcons for media materials and magazine
  • 28. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CPUBLICATION DESIGN
  • 29. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CLevel magazineCovers˜˜ Jackass, the TV show, was not publicised in the UK until six months later. All copywriting by CN
  • 30. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CLevel magazineTravel: Korea
  • 31. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CLevel magazineStyle: Autumn/Winter
  • 32. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CLevel magazineTravel: Los Angeles
  • 33. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CLevel magazine‘Good Stuff’ pages
  • 34. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CLevel magazineStyle pages˜˜ Title credit: Ice-T, 1986
  • 35. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CDocument Skateboard MagazineRoadtrip˜˜ Text on first spread is in the shape of a gun, reflecting the article’s title
  • 36. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CDocument Skateboard MagazineTeam tour
  • 37. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CDocument Skateboard MagazineInterview˜˜ Direct work on this magazine was a temporary, two-issue position as we were between official designers
  • 38. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineTrip
  • 39. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineSpreads
  • 40. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineSpreads˜˜ Vegas photos (bottom-right) by CN
  • 41. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineEuro X-Games˜˜ A departure from the average X-Games representation
  • 42. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineInterview
  • 43. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineTrip
  • 44. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CThe Bicycle Buyer magazinePre-launch concepts/promotional cover mock-up˜˜ ‘Identikit’ cover concept, image design and production, logo and copywriting also by CN
  • 45. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CBefore AfterBuilder News magazineMagazine and supplement covers redesign
  • 46. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CSnowboarder MagazineSpreads
  • 47. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CSnowboarder MagazineTurkey trip˜˜ Title typeface customized by CN to create alternate caps to avoid adjacent repeats of form
  • 48. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CSnowboarder MagazineMajor interview
  • 49. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CSnowboarder MagazineAn adventure, with goats˜˜ Aged Helvetica font, pull-quote choice and intriguing redaction by CN. Inspired by the George Clooney CIA spoof movie of a similar name
  • 50. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CSnowboarder MagazineJapan snowboarding guide˜˜ Red guide sections designed to be cut out as pocket guides—if only as a design element. Humorous subheadings, inspired by English often found in Japan, by CN
  • 51. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CCovers
  • 52. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineInterview
  • 53. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineRoadtrip˜˜ Illustration and lettering by CN
  • 54. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineInterview˜˜ Concept: Power-business book, with aggresive ‘edits’ of pull-quotes and title, turning “Chris Doyle’s Rules”—rules for business—into “Chris Doyle Rules”, which some think he does, at least on a small bike
  • 55. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineRoadtrip˜˜ The photographer said he’d shot and processed his work with a “filmic” look. I reflected that with use of the “screen” effect, making everything look projected, overlapping, onto a screen
  • 56. chris noble portfolio email index Publication Design CRide UK BMX MagazineInterview (with a legend)
  • 57. chris noble portfolio email index With Added Copywriting DWITH ADDED COPYWRITINGConcept, copywriting and design
  • 58. chris noble portfolio email index With Added Copywriting DSpace-filler ads for Ride UK BMX Magazine to go in Document Skateboard Magazine˜˜ Usually thrown together in minutes on Doco’s deadline day. Thrasher, the world’s mostfamous skateboard magazine, had recently stirred up some hatred toward BMXers, sothese ads were a lighthearted attempt to rebuild bridges
  • 59. chris noble portfolio email index With Added Copywriting Dinsertcassettehere.the best bmx video ever to come out of the uk is available on dvddvd includes ten minutes of exclusive bonus footagescene access + digital qualityconsolecompatibleRegion 0PALA FILM BYA RIDE BMX MAGAZINE VIDEOseep.175moreinfo?Full page ad for Ride UK BMXMagazine’s Cassette video onDVD. Cassette was one of thefirst BMX videos to appear onDVD, hence the emphasis onthe medium.Tongue-in-cheek space-filler ad for Ride UK BMX Magazine togo in Dirt MTB Magazine
  • 60. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EILLUSTRATION
  • 61. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Snowboarder MagazineFor “After Hours” event poster
  • 62. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Ride UK BMX MagazineRoadtrip article
  • 63. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Ride UK BMX MagazineRoadtrip article
  • 64. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Ride UK BMX MagazineProps ‘Road Fools’ video roadtrip article
  • 65. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Ride UK BMX MagazineDennis McCoy interview
  • 66. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration ERide UK BMX MagazineIllustrations as used
  • 67. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Ride UK BMX MagazineRoadtrip article
  • 68. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration E‘Japan Issue’ had useful translations,one of which was for “My name isShaun White.” Mistakes, unlikenessand chocolate gold medal intentionalSuspect stances (foot placement on board): duck, stinkbug, pigeon and EuroFor Snowboarder MagazineTo illustrate the news pages’ “Sicktionary” sectionDicks on sticks: skiersPhoto incentives (featuresprevious Austin Sweetin cover)Dompe: a French-Canadianword for “anything that sucks”Chair massage: a fall down wood, metal or concrete stairs
  • 69. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Snowboarder MagazineTo illustrate the “Fresh & Tracked” (good/bad) pageFeatured rider scorns meat-eaters, but recommends sushiFeatured rider loves Cadillacs; not “going green”Featured rider loves painting because “There are no rules”;art is a fantastical take on the accompanying photo, belowFeatured rider likes butterfly knives,partying (“beer… a fire…”); hates TVFeatured rider prefers “style over spincount” and dislikes the Olympics
  • 70. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Snowboarder MagazineTo illustrate the “Fresh & Tracked” (good/bad) pageFeatured rider hates energy drinks “poisoning kids”Featured rider hates bug bites, claiming “Mosquito, spider, tick,bed bugs, butterflies... None of these are good”Featured rider said “it’s insane what [wolverines]are capable of” and dislikes people staring attheir phones during dinnerFeatured dreadlocked rider grows organicveggies, had just started a jewellery companyand loves his father’s “TJ’s Cajun Spice” whichhe puts “on everything”Featured rider dislikes Twitter, saying, “Who cares if thePope just took a dump on his holy throne?” Forgive meFeatured rider dislikes coachesin snowboarding
  • 71. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EAnna Paquin For Ride UK BMX MagazineRoadtrips article
  • 72. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Ride UK BMX MagazineRobbie Morales mini-interviewFor Ride UK BMX MagazineRoadtripFor Ride UK BMX MagazineMuch-videoed RoadtripFor Ride UK BMX MagazineCamera projectFor Ride UK BMX MagazineDigital sequences article
  • 73. chris noble portfolio email index Illustration EFor Ride UK BMX MagazineVarious
  • 74. chris noble portfolio email index Photoshop Work Gphotoshop WORK
  • 75. chris noble portfolio email index Photoshop Work GRide UK BMX MagazineFlipwhip piece
  • 76. chris noble portfolio email index Photoshop Work GFor Ride UK BMX MagazinePhotographer’s body removal
  • 77. chris noble portfolio email index Photoshop Work GFor Ride UK BMX Magazine and Snowboarder MagazineCover logo overlays˜˜ Top cover required placement of the logo between the tree and the bike (on the depth plane) which entailed rebuilding the tyre to lay transparently over the logo
  • 78. chris noble portfolio email index Photoshop Work GFor Snowboarder MagazineBefore and after: three digital images into one fake multiple-exposure film shot, for an interview with the three gents
  • 79. chris noble portfolio email index Photoshop Work GFor Ride UK BMX MagazineBefore: removal of various objects, people, birds etcetera + color enhancement (results on next page; photo used on a Photo Issue cover)
  • 80. chris noble portfolio email index Photoshop Work GAfter
  • 81. chris noble portfolio email index Web Work GWEB WORK
  • 82. chris noble portfolio email index Web Work Glevelmag.comLate 2009 to early 2011˜˜ Content of left and right columns flipped to older/newer content without affecting the other.On the right are ads. Made with Textpattern CMSlevelmag.comEarly 2011 onward˜˜ Closer to a standard blog format with automatic but length-aware extracts etcetera
  • 83. chris noble portfolio email index Web Work Glevelmag.com˜˜ Clockwise from top left: Video page format; “Whatnot” micro-snippets link to external websites, similar thinking to notcot.org; Contents page, with random main image from main “GoodStuff” pieces;“Article” format example (title and two following pages). Each Article was custom-built in Dreamweaver to reflect the design of the print version of Level
  • 84. chris noble portfolio email index Web Work Gsnowboardermag.comConcept/brief design for busy site (from corporate template).andforks.comSimple site for new, specialist BMX brand
  • 85. chris noble portfolio email indexEND