‘SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND’ IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE, LONDON & MANCHESTER COMMUTERS ARE TOLD
As weary commuters return to work this week, they are being told ‘Seek and ye shall find’ and
‘Love is patient, love is kind’. The Bible quotes will be familiar to many, but rather than a cry from the pulpit to repent, the positive messages are being aimed at single Christians looking for love.
The campaign, which is running at the busiest time in the dating calendar can be seen on the Tube, LDN and Metrolink, MCR this month. It has been created by Manchester artist Micah Purnell for the award-winning dating site ChristianConnection.com. One advert states that “Love is patient, love is kind. (But sometimes hard to find).” That is, unless you’re looking in the right place.
Artwork for album Asleep in the Back whilst with Five Feet Tall.
Cover design for single Red, reverse of single Powder Blue, inlay to album booklet.
Hand script lettering on super early CD singles Any Day Now and Newborn
Identity, web design, artist catalogue and trail, promotional material.
Branding, web design, promotional material, stage design, brochure design.
School of Thought is an intensive twelve week course and creative competition for people who want to learn to develop and pitch big ideas. Over the twelve weeks you will visit leading Manchester agencies to hear from creative directors and senior creatives who will share their thoughts on advertising - and challenge you to present yours.
Each week you will be given a creative brief and you will return three days later to pitch your 'big idea' to your peers and industry tutor. It will be fun, frantic and painful - and all at the same time. But you will come out the other end with a new perspective on what it takes to make it in the creative industry. If you're really good, you might even have a trip to Cannes Lions to show for it.
Although there can be only one winner I was pleased to be beaten by an outstanding creative.
The Naked Truth Project (TNTP) approached me to open a conversation about the elephant in the room, the emperors new clothes, the dark side of Porn.
The line I came up with drew attention to both those who may approve AND disapprove of pornography by using a line that was abstract to it's persuasion. How Good Is Porn could be a statement of praise or a question to be discussed.
A guerrilla campaign using stickers, temporary spray paint and fly posters was devised and laid out across the creative quarter, student quarter and red light district of Manchester.
TNTP wanted to create a talking point about some of the negative aspects of the damaging aspects of pornography. We devised a plan to encourage a conversation at the safest place possible. Online. Anonymously. We wanted to debunk some of the myths surrounding porn and we did this by a short and snappy online voting system.
The campaign spread to blogs and news articles including the Huffington post with a diverse response online.
The campaign was followed with Valentines day Guerrilla marketing.
Naked Truth aims to open eyes & free lives from the damaging impact of porn.
Lucy Uprichard of the Huffington Post says "If nothing else, the HGIP project forces you to reassess exactly how much of a growing concern porn is. Everybody knows at the very back of their minds that so much of pornography is morally questionable to say the least, but we rarely mention it or act upon it. There is a misconception in some feminist circles that porn is just another form of sexual freedom that should be tolerated without comment. This shouldn't be the case - if there is an area where we should be as critical as possible it is sex work. Romanticized images of Billie Piper in 'Secret Diary Of A Call Girl' aside, there are real dangers in the world of prostitution and porn that cannot be ignored, and the How Good Is Porn project is one small step towards bringing these into the public consciousness."
Logo, strapline, web design.
Promotional poster for US artist Denise Casey.
Branding, logo and identity to feed through to interior, signage, menus and promotional material.
Identity and branding
Commission of an internal card specific to less than 400 close supporters of a UK charity.
Graphic design, art direction and photography.
Early experimental mock album art for Pop Will Eat Itself using skate grip on the outer casing.
Design and art direction.
Promo piece for article leading to the 2017/2018 Premier League Manchester Derby.
Customs Connect Digital Solutions
ID and web design for a tech company launching software to help save global players make savings on their import and export of goods.