BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading. They are the UK’s largest reading charity, reaching 3.4 million children with books, resources and support.
I was commissioned to design 30–week reading programme, Parents and Children Together in 2018. This involved creating a template for activity books that link with a popular children’s book week by week, providing exercises and fun resources to improve literacy in younger children.
Lady Margaret School is a Church of England academy for girls aged 11-18 in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is an outstandingly successful school in welcoming girls of all academic abilities and ensuring that they achieve their full potential.
I redesigned the school website in 2012, refreshed the branding and took new photos.
In 2014, I redesigned the Sixth Form Prospectus. The Year Seven Prospectus was also updated with a new, modern design with hints of the school's historic heritage. This is an ongoing relationship.
Tots Talking is a programme developed by a group of parents in conjunction with I CAN to improve the language skills of two year olds. The programme is supported by the Tots Talking app that parents can use on their phone. The app gives information and reminders to help parents’ learning and encourage them to practise what they’ve learned at home with their child.
I designed a series of logos which were presented to the parents who then chose their favourite. This determined the look and feel of the associated materials, including the app.
Moving On is a fun and engaging handbook for young people moving from Primary to Secondary school.
The aim is to help them adjust to the new secondary environment. Cartoon student characters Chloe and Daz and teachers Ms Hyde and Mr Vaughan guide the children through the process, speaking directly from the page and with a range of activities and lists that help make the transition clear and less daunting.
The book is accompanied by an Oyster card holder that holds a set of picture cards with useful reminders and space for students to write their own lists and notes.
The cartoons are by Marc Ellerby
A selection of images taken in a variety of education settings across the UK
A selection of logos
Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at children and young people with delayed language development. It helps to boost their language skills and narrows the gap between them and their peers.
I designed the original Talk Boost logo and branding which has now been extended over three age ranges: Early Talk Boost, Talk Boost KS1 and KS2. Creating materials that are easy to follow and work with was paramount.
I've produced training manuals and accompanying books, product photography, a range of resources, leaflets and posters.
I have a relationship with children's charity I CAN spanning over ten years.
One of our enduring partnerships is the design of their annual Impact Report, which I produced 2010-2017.
Each year, the challenge was to bring something fresh and new to the design, whilst still retaining the core integrity of the brand. A substantial amount of my commissioned school photography was included in each report.
I CAN’s Talk for Work Profile is a way of profiling student’s strengths and weaknesses in the communication skills they need in the workplace. The Profile is designed to be used with students in Year 9 and above.
I designed the overall identity and page layout.
I was commissioned by Diabetes UK to design and photograph their 2014 Annual Report. The brief was to work within existing brand guidelines and to keep it fresh and colourful.
I travelled all over the UK taking relaxed, lifestyle portraits of some of the charity's most committed contributors, from London to the Highlands.
The Communication Trust have developed Communicating the Code specifically for people working directly with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and for those working in early years, schools and post 16 settings.
The Cracking the Code posters have been developed specifically for early years practitioners to help develop knowledge and skills around speech, language and communication development.
The brief was to make them colourful and easy to read. I sourced youthful, fun stock illustrations and photos to add character.
A selection of portraits
This well informed guide provides teachers and teaching assistants with a wide range of strategies for improving communication skills; by supporting spoken language in the primary classroom within the different curriculum areas.
The guide explores 12 strategies for improving communication skills in the classroom, each with a practical example of how it works across different subjects. It also provides valuable top tips to support communication development within the classroom.
I wanted to create a guide that had a strong visual impact and felt contemporary and engaging. This was achieved by using icons, strong muted colours and an unusual square format. The book and all resources fit neatly inside the clamshell box for ease of use.
I CAN launched an initiative to create a national network of volunteers that take on the role of ambassadors for children's speech, language and communication. Since its inception over 830 volunteers have been trained.
I designed the identity to be friendly and accessible, appealing to both adults and younger people. I designed a booklet for volunteers, the logo was used on t shirts and bags, and I photographed a volunteer training session.
Some examples of older work.
A selection of images taken at live music events