A few of my favs – Narrowing down a career into a few images is difficult. I’ve had some great experiences in some very diverse design environments, from TV and magazine which is fast turnaround, to corporate and branding where your final ideas are locked in for years. WordPress, Photoshop and illustration are some of my specialty areas. Word and PowerPoint are valuable skills but rarely design portfolio worthy. Below you’ll find  a small sample of my work to demonstrate diversity and some of my favorite pieces.

Bodhi Events animation: Based on existing static logo provided. I’ve embedded this animated swf vector file created from animator CC. The file size is small, sharp and loads fast which is ideal. The disadvantage is that swf files aren’t currently supported by mobile..only desktop computers. Hopefully that changes soon. The way around it is to have 2 optional elements stacked in a website column. One element is a text box containing the flash embed code. This is set to display only on desktop. The alternate element is an image file, which is set to display on phone and tablet.This can be a static image or an animated gif.

Ty the knot: Logo design and branding. A contemporary Noosa Civil Celebrant needed something fresh and modern to stand out from a conventionally conservative industry. Ty Sutherland had the right name. Now all he needed was the right look.

The Grey Zone – Book biography for blood cancer treatment – Typography, cover and book design, ebook and website. View website

This POS brochure holder & brochure is part of a larger campaign including billboards, posters and other collateral – Artwork only using InDesign and Illustrator.

The Shaken Cradle – Fiction book on witchcraft and child abuse – Typography, Photoshop, design.

Extreme nouns – Reference book for Art Directors  (200 pages) – Concept of idea, design, copy and editing, illustration, Photoshop, website design and promotion including video presentation. Marketing and analytics. View website

Zoom in to see the working of the book using the ‘How to and index page’. View the website to understand the concept and where the idea came about. View website

Packaging design - Sunshine Coast

Petrik Packaging – 13 pieces, 4 sizes, 4 products – Design and artwork. Mockup of artwork shown here in Photoshop for presentation purposes using action scripts.

stufly – music album 1 artwork. Concept and design. Photoshop illustration based on an image of the artist’s face. The idea is based on a butterfly painting that 2 ideas become one in a collaboration of music. View website

stufly – music album 2 artwork. Concept and design of graphics using Photoshop. Website design and social marketing including Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud. Based on the vibrant colours of the first album and artwork. The idea is to convey the fresh and modern sound of the music with a loose representation of digital eq. View website

Poster for internal use at BMF Advertising – Melbourne cup and Employee Assistance – The brief for both of these pieces was to incorporate the BMF corporate colours of red and grey, but without obvious logos or branding images – Image selection, concept, design, typography and finished art.

Websites

Music website

Video editing, music production, Photoshop cover art.

Landscaping website

A showcase of before and after pictures for a landcaping business on the Sunshine Coast.

Celebrant website

One page WordPress. Simple & cost effective.

Clown website

A simple and cost effective website for a kids party entertainer.

ibook showcase site

ibook, cover art & layout design.

Brainstrorming ebook store site

A showcase for this brainstorming ebook. Contains video and downloadable pdf.

Finished Artwork

2006 – 2013 – From my time at BMF Advertising – Clients included, Lamb, Beef, XXXX Gold, BPay, Renault, APEX, WeightWatchers, MBF, Domino’s, Austar, Foxtel, Cooridge, IKEA, Aldi, OPSM, Comm Bank, Dairy Farmers, Solo

Animation

a) Extreme nouns – gif Created using Illustrator, Poser 3D, Photoshop.


b) Flash animations X 2 WeightWatchers. Desktop only.

Photography

Photography - Julia Gillard - Sunshine Coast graphic designer
Photography - Julia Gillard - Sunshine Coast graphic designer

Photoshoot – Julia Gillard book tour – Commissioned by Better Reading

Photography - Julia Gillard - Sunshine Coast graphic designer
Photography and art direction - ebook - Sunshine Coast graphic designer

Nurture Parenting  – Photoshoot for Baby massage ibook. ‘Baby Massage -the magic of touch’

Photography and art direction - ebook - Sunshine Coast graphic designer
Photography and art direction - ebook - Sunshine Coast graphic designer
Photography and art direction - ebook - Sunshine Coast graphic designer
Photography and Photoshop combining - Sunshine Coast graphic designer

Kid’s Photo shoots  – 2 images combined in Photoshop to bring out the best expressions of both pictures.

Photography and Photoshop combining - Sunshine Coast graphic designer

More Photoshop

Photography and Photoshop retouching - Sunshine Coast graphic designer

Retouching experiment  – A personal project using opposite techniques and effects. Left and right I generate an older and a younger version of this wedding photo.

Dairy Farmers  – Brochure image. Product shots combined with their standard hills image background.

Photography and Photoshop retouching - Sunshine Coast graphic designer
Photography, design and Photoshop retouching - Sunshine Coast graphic designer