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Freelance illustrator/ graphic designer . Residing in Sheffield. Working at Arcade. My Portfolio www.getaloadageo.co.uk

Monday, 15 November 2010

2X Elliot Illustration

An old coursemate of mine, James Horwitz has been running his own Graphic Design company in the heart of London for the past year and a bit, 2X Elliot is building up a decent client list and they're moving to a swanky new studio space situated in Notting Hill, not too shabby me thinks.

James asked me to knock something up quickly to display on their website, an illustration that had to reflect 2X Elliot, I admittedly copped out and just doodled away as time restraint was against me but I'm pleased with this.

Gaslight Club: Christmas Flyer

I've designed a new Christmas themed poster for the nice lads from Dead Young Records for their Gaslight Club event based in Leeds. This year they're holding an evening of live bands and carol singing at Holy Trinity Church, which I can imagine will feel very festive.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Fright Night: Halloween At The Crucible

For Halloween, Sheffield city centre was engulfed in Fright Night, an event organised byYellowbus Events and has grown in stature over the past few years to turn Sheffield into a Halloween themed carnival. Scott Barton of Yellowbus Events asked me to organise the live art side of things to set some artistic ambience in the Crucible Theatre, naturally I gathered the Stars In Stripes to take on some Halloween themed artwork.

This was a very pleasant event to work on even if there were hired zombies stumbling around trying to scare you every 5 minutes, on many occasions making kids cry. It was pretty cool and we were looked after by the staff which we were all thankful for especially as our collective hangovers were kicking in from a weekend of Halloween partying.

We all drew various monsters on our 6ft boards, I'd chosen to take on a werewolf as it's been the one thing I've enjoyed drawing over the past month. I think I'll start to work with more colour with my live art work from now on as I've noticed it adds a lot more to the piece as a whole.


I've been put up on the TOMS blog as follow up for the Style Your Sole event which was held in The Office store in Meadowhall.

This involved me doodling on brand new pairs of TOMS shoes for customers who purchased in store for that day. It was a pretty lively event with Kopperberg cider being handed out to shoppers whilst browsing for footwear. TOMS are pretty unique as they have a good stance on an ethical business model that gives pairs of shoes to children who are in need of them, from what I can tell they're quite popular in the U.S where they originate from, I hope that in the U.K people will latch onto this as a popular brand.