I was in the process of packing for holiday (always very last minute where we’re concerned) when Dave announced that he’d just agreed to do a quick job for Fleishman Hillard before we left. ‘It won’t take long, just put together a couple of images for something …’. The brief arrived – it was for a 3 metre long poster presenting the entire plan for a World Hepatitits Day campaign, including the design of some icons and some A0-sized posters alongside.
That was indeed a late night with a takeaway and all hands on deck, but the client was very happy and grateful. Needless to say, the ironing didn’t get done before we boarded the plane.
A couple of years ago I worked on this graded language biography of Nelson Mandela for Scholastic. It was filled with same iconic photographs that we’re sadly seeing all over the news at the moment.
An amazing life. An inspiring story.
Last year we were introduced to a talented singer songwriter by the name of Jess Goyder. We got on great guns and discovered that, by strange coincidence, I briefly lived in Jess’s home town of Charlbury when she was growing up there as a teenager. It’s such a small place, I imagine we crossed paths in the corner shop without even knowing!
Our brief was for a WordPress site with integrated social media, that Jess could manage and update herself. We designed her logo and provided a bespoke designed template for the site, all of which was inspired by the intricate featheriness of her voice. You can hear Jess’s fantastic voice reel, watch her video and buy her tunes on the Jess Goyder site. Home page photo by Jon Meade, drawing and handwriting by Jess.
During the course of the project I had the privilege of hearing some of Jess’s older recordings, which she’d mixed together with new material on a CD for us. The whole ‘album’ was a brilliant mix of folky, jazzy, poetic, dancey, soul with sprinklings of bossa nova – right up my street! We’ve since heard her play at Kensington Roof Gardens too. Unfortunately, you’ve missed Jess on the festival circuit for this year but you can read her Glastonbury highlights on her blog.