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DJC - Mini Portfolio

  1. 1. David John Connolly 07740 766332 The following pages contain examples of work built up during my professional career. If you would like to receive more information on any of the projects, see more of my work, or discuss what design services I could provide to you, please do get in touch. To download my full portfolio click here.
  2. 2. Identity M6 Diesel Creation of a new identity for M6 Diesel, a petroleum distribution company with ten UK sites. Identity is now used on all stationery and apparel, and will be rolled out with a signage refurbishment / renewal program across the country. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  3. 3. Illustration Water posters Part of a series of three large format posters on the theme “water”, conceptualised with the intention of capturing the volatility and complexity of water solely with line. Keeping the images solely monotone focus the viewer on the activity of the water. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  4. 4. Print Guinness POS Management of a large project for Guinness Africa, involving the creation of a catalogue of items that would be distributed across Africa, and the design of all items within that catalogue. Dealing directly with the client and the buying members of my team we proposed items that were suitable for the specific requirements of the African markets. I also worked on the identity of the new “Reach for Greatness” campaign which was also being worked on by Saatchi. I designed and artworked approximately 15 print items including large format banners and posters, and arranged online delivery of the artwork to suppliers across Africa so they could be produced locally. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  5. 5. Brochure Sign Technology Ltd Part of a targeted marketing approach by the company, focusing on three specific markets, and utilising the identity and strategies as developed by myself to increase enquiries and sales by way of information about the company’s services. The identity has been used on all literature, exhibition stands, and local marketing, with measurable success, and will soon be implemented on the web. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  6. 6. Glassware Grolsch One of a range of concepts for the pint and half pint glass to be used in UK pubs & bars. The top 3 glass manufacturers in Europe also presented more than 60 design concepts for the client’s perusal. One of my designs (left) was selected as one of 4 in total from all tenderers to be considered in final-round discussions before the project was taken in-house. The product that made it to market has strong similarities to this original concept. PRODUCT DESIGNER
  7. 7. Shot tray Jose Cuervo Design in Rhino 3D of a shot tray for the Tequila brand, which folds shut to enable better storage in confined back bar areas. PRODUCT DESIGNER
  8. 8. Stirrer Gordon’s Sloe Gin A stirrer which uses Gordon’s iconography to enhance the brand in targeted retail locations. PRODUCT DESIGNER
  9. 9. Pen O2 A unique pen design which forms part of a proposed merchandise range for O2. Squeezing the pen results in the trademark O2 bubbles appearing behind a transparent window. PRODUCT DESIGNER
  10. 10. Exhibition County Buildings, Staffordshire County Council Design of a new light box capable of displaying interchangeable graphic prints, ranging from 500mm to over 9m wide, to form the centrepiece of refurbishment of County Buildings in Stafford. I worked within the many constraints and requirements specified by the architect on size, light brightness, depth, as well as the requirement to have integrated functional uplighting and decorative downlighting, and the requirement to keep costs manageable, all within extremely tight timelines. Working with new technology and unproven production methods, the result is an entirely new product which is now on permanent display at SCC headquarters. The Architect, Charles Brown of Brownhill Hayward Brown said the product “exceeded all expectations”. PRODUCT DESIGNER
  11. 11. Interactive 4C Design Self-motivated creation and implementation of an interactive pdf emailer to be sent out to clients and colleagues in order to inform them of the services the department could offer, and provide updates on progress with important or interesting projects. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  12. 12. Marketing collateral 4C Associates Example shown is a map to guide employees and visitors to the new 4C offices around the building and surrounding area. This document forms part of a wide range of internal- and external-facing collateral, part of an ongoing project to revitalise the 4C image, beginning with flexible brand guidelines and new approaches to communication, which were implemented across all media. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  13. 13. Textile Coors Light A design for a ladies top, which uses a distressed version of the Coors Light logo created by myself. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  14. 14. Packaging Impulse Design work undertaken as part of a creative pitch for Unilever, proposing a range of gift pack concepts aimed at increasing sales of Impulse products at Christmas. Five routes emerged as strong options, and mood boards of images, colours and textures were created for each one. Following this, pack and gift ideas for each route were produced, using the understanding of the brand gained from our research. The project involved taking responsibility for the quality of the concepts & final visuals, and presentation of ideas & prototypes. The ‘Eco’ range, part of which is shown, is designed to reflect the growing concern in the Impulse target market for the environment and interest in sustainability. PACKAGING DESIGNER
  15. 15. Promotion Johnnie Walker bars One of a range of design options for Johnnie Walker bar experiences in Africa. The project involved designing interior schemes for three distinctly different bars, and creating a range of barware & visibility items that could be used in each one. PRODUCT DESIGNER
  16. 16. Print Diageo print buying guide Design of a pocket-sized guide to buying print items for Diageo. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  17. 17. Web Diageo merchandise site Working closely with web developers and the programmers behind this innovative online ordering system, I was responsible for a front-end redesign of the site to bring it in line with Diageo brand guidelines and introduce methods to sustain interest in the use of the system through better promotion of new products. WEB DESIGNER
  18. 18. Light Intrigue Working prototype of a premium ambient table light made from African Wenge wood, acrylic and aluminium. The user is encouraged to interact with the object by inserting transparent acrylic slides... and is rewarded with differing light effects dependent on the orientation of each slide. PRODUCT DESIGNER
  19. 19. Services PRODUCT DESIGNER 3D design & visuals including glassware, lighting & signage. GRAPHIC DESIGNER Logo design, identity & branding; Brochures & catalogues; Stationery; Artwork & design for print; Exhibition design; Illustration. PACKAGING DESIGNER Artwork & design of FMCG & other types of packaging. WEB DESIGNER Front-end web, interactive pdfs & e-marketing. To see more work samples or to discuss how we could work together, please contact: 07740 766332