July 2016: Dogs! My latest design celebrating all things dogilicious!
A family of cushions from my “Wildflowers” collection.
The designs are inspired by the woodland behind my house. The collection aims to capture the fresh, peaceful and uplifting essence of the woods in springtime.
May 2016: this is the 8th newsletter that I have designed for the University of Oxford’s Physics Department. It is 24 pages A4. Catherine Charnock Creative did the design as well as some editing, copy-editing and proofreading.
“Wildflowers” is a collection inspired by UK woodland. In spring the woods are awash with bluebells, buttercups, and daisies. The designs aim to capture the peaceful, fresh feeling of being in the woods. The collection is intended for fabric for use in home décor.
27 Feb 2016: Woohoo! I’ve just found out that my “Kitchen Crazy” designs have made the top ten list for the Moyo magazine brief! The top ten were selected by Hallmark Cards, UK!
Check it out on the Make It In Design blog:
Below are the three designs I entered
And below is the collection with co-ordinates
Feb 2016: 36 page brochure containing Alumni Stories from the University of Oxford’s Centre for Criminology.
Catherine Charnock Creative managed the whole process from start to finish, including designing the brochure, proofreading and purchasing environmentally-friendly waterless printing. We printed 500 copies.
From a design perspective the project was challenging in that some of the Alumni sent in very nice photos of themselves, while others were not as good quality, and some have no photo at all. I came up with a flexible and fun “panel” layout to maximise the impact from the best photographs while using playful design and graphic elements where photos had to be used small, or were lacking. Displaying all the photos in greyscale, and limiting the colour palette to three main colours helped to unify the brochure. The use of transparency blend modes added interest and additional tints and shades.
My client said: “Thanks for all your work, too. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and it’s been great to work with you.”
Dr Ben Bradford, Departmental Lecturer in Criminology, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, February 2016
Nov 2015: Poster design for the Christopher Tower Poetry Competition. This is the third year that Catherine Charnock Creative has designed the Tower Poetry poster, you can see the 2015 poster here and the 2014 poster here.
This year the theme was “Wonder”. I provided three concepts, and then worked up the chosen concept into three more poster designs. The final design was selected and is being mailed to every school in the UK. Click on the image for a closer look.
Sept 2015: An 80 page A5 book produced by Catherine Charnock Creative for the 2015 Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT), in collaboration with the Finnish Society for Gene Therapy (FSGT). The congress was held in Helsinki and for the design we took inspiration from the city and its design icons including Alvar Aalto and Marimekko. The emphasis was on fun, colourful, minimalist design to create an engaging and eye catching programme book. The book was perfect bound and printed in Helsinki.
In addition to the Programme Book, we designed a lot of other materials including display banners, web banners, outdoor signage, invitations, as well as the cover for the Congress’s Abstracts Book (see image below).
October 2015: 24 page newsletter for the University of Oxford’s Physics Department. This is the 7th issue that Catherine Charnock Creative has designed. The newsletter has been so successful that the Physics Department is now publishing two newsletters a year. You can see the previous issue here.
Have a look – page 17 is my favourite!
Oct 2015: 16 page newsletter for the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford. We continued the look and feel established in the 2014 newsletter, but reduced it to 16 pages as it was being mailed with Oxford Today, the University’s Alumni Magazine.
June 2015: The University of Oxford’s Physics Department asked Catherine Charnock Creative to design and produce a leaflet to advertise their Industrial Projects Programme. The Programme links third year Physics students with high tech companies to promote skill sharing and networking and enable the students to gain useful real-world experience, while the companies gain links with bright students and potential high-quality recruits. The brief was for the leaflet to be accessible to all levels of company employee and to have a “high tech” feel, while showing Oxford students at work. Catherine Charnock Creative fused vector elements with equations and typography to create a simple but striking leaflet. It was printed by Seacourt to the highest environmental standards and quality.
Click here to download a pdf.
May 2015: Sixth edition of the Physics Department Newsletter is hot off the press! All about Quantum Computing (I admit the equations in the first article were a bit of a challenge!) – the design was done to match the look and feel of previous issues, which you can view here:
Page 17 was quite fun too!
April 2015: 24 page Annual Review for Earthwatch Institute. The design was inspired by Earthwatch Australia’s Annual Review – creating a continuation of the Earthwatch brand. We used large images to add maximum impact and make the Annual Review inviting to read. We also repurposed the final design to be viewed on a Tablet.
March 2015: 24 page A4 Annual Review for the Social Mobility Foundation. Catherine Charnock Creative designed the Review from concept to delivery. The Social Mobility Foundation wanted to build on the existing branding that we have established over the last year or two (see 2013 Annual Review and Guide for Employers and Parents and Carers’ Guide), but also introduce more illustrations and infographics.
Catherine Charnock Creative also handled the print buying, ensuring that the Review was printed to a high standard on FSC certified, uncoated stock.
Feb 2015: Things have been crazy busy here at Catherine Charnock Creative! Hot off the press is the Oxfordshire Science Festival’s 2015 booklet (see below): 25000 copies printed and distributed throughout Oxfordshire. The Festival is packed full of fascinating events – don’t miss it!
We decided to change the design format for this year, opting for a 24 page A5 self cover booklet. See previous year’s flyer designs and poster designs here. The cover images have come out really well – very vibrant colour! Catherine Charnock Creative handled the design from concept to delivery, designed the “Ox-On!” logo and drew the fun doodles inside. This was the ultimate in fun design: have a look!
April 2016 – work in progress for Ultimate Portfolio Builder Course which I’m enjoying immensely! Below my African Animals design. So much fun.
Poster and flyer design for the Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2015. This year the theme was “Cells”. Catherine Charnock Creative submitted three initial concepts and then worked up the chosen concept to the final design. The poster was printed by Seacourt using an environmentally friendly waterless offset process on 100% recycled paper and sent to every school in the UK.