In the decades preceding the turn of the last century, thousands of West Africans left their homes behind to begin a new life in Britain. Sweet Mother shares their stories.
Football Nomad is a travel and culture resource for football romantics.
No Hands is a 2014 World Cup book by Japanese photographer Ryu Voelkel, successfully created using Kickstarter. 269 backers pledged over £18,000 to make this book a reality and I was hired to design the cover and website, and lead the creative direction of the book.
The cover concept combined four elements——the Brazilian and Japanese flags; the colour pink (inspired by Ryu's use of infrared film) and; the iconic shape of a football——into one simple, distinctive mark.
Howler is magazine about soccer made in the USA for a global audience. I was hired to design and develop Howler's first Wordpress-based website. Howler has since joined forces with Medium to carve out a brilliant second version of their website but my role in their early development will always been a great source of pride.
"Goes to Howler Magazine website, stares for hours. Amazing redesign." - KICK
In the book Soccer Superpowers, author Paul French collects the wisdom of top coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, coaches and players into bite-sized footballing lessons.
I was requested by Paul to create a logomark and cover for his book that would help it stand out from the fiddly, overly-technical designs that dominate the football book market.
The logo features a lightning bolt divided in such a way to create the two Ss that subtly represent 'Soccer Superpowers'.
I also created smaller, simpler versions of the logo to use when appropriate.
Based in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Kaffeebar believes in healthy and tasty eating while maintaining a sustainable focus. Owners Johanna and Amanda required a website that was simple and elegantly displayed the beauty of the café and the food and drinks served there.
Berlin Affordable Art features art representative of the modern history and culture of Berlin. Showcasing the work of artists from the famous Kunsthaus Tacheles, the company wanted a brand identity that connected with both travellers and locals.
The logo combined two clichés——the TV Tower and the Berlin bear——using negative space to breathe new life into both.
A poster for the exhibition 'Doggysage: a vernissage for dogs'.
TMRW is a rapidly-growing culture and lifestyle magazine based in the UK. TMRW editor Joe Brine approached me with a simple request: turn our website into something we're proud of and help us sell more magazines.
Ryu Voelkel is a Japanese freelance photographer based in Berlin, Germany. A specialist in sports photography, he works for Nike, Adidas, Howler and Rabona (among many others) and produces his own sports photography podcast, Big Lens Fast Shutter.
Ryu's work primarily involves sports photography, a fact reflected in the creation of his brand identity.
Given the quality and impact of his imagery the design of Ryu's website was about complementing his work and ensuring clarity and function.
Ryu also asked me to work on his 'No Hands' book project. You can view the outcome in my portfolio here.
The Turf share stories for the next generation of football fanatics. Based in Australia, editor Jacob Arnott requested I design a brand identity and accompanying website to give The Turf more authenticity and impact in a competitive online market.
The first, Tumblr-based version of the website.
SFC Friedrichshain Internazionale
SFC Friedrichshain Internazionale is an amateur football club based in Berlin which stands up for minorities and vocally opposes homophobia and sexism in football. As manager for the past three years, I designed the team's new crest and playing shirts to better align with the club's message of tolerance and acceptance.
Rabona is a celebration of great football journalism, iconic photography and a slow appreciation of everything that makes the game beautiful. The magazine's Editor-in-Chief Michael Da Silva requested I build a website that complemented their long-form, feature pieces while improving sales of the hard and digital copies of the magazine.
The website was designed to show Rabona's stories beautifully and functioned perfectly on all devices.
Rabona also asked me to produce a mixed media project to promote the launch of their fourth edition, The Bayern Munich Issue.
Interviews with fans in Munich lead to a photo essay and video to promote The Bayern Munich Issue. The result: Rabona's highest-selling edition to date.
The video, created by Jim Elson, offers a look into the diversity of relationships fans share with their club, Bayern Munich.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Chloe Charles is an absurdly talented singer-songwriter who has produced three studio albums. Over the past few years I have assisted Chloe with various creations for social media, as well as posters for her gigs, two of which are featured below.
A collaboration between musician Aljoscha Babel (A) and filmmaker Florian Rösner (F), A/F Collective produces video content for businesses and creatives. The pair contacted me asking for an identity and website to match the clarity and emotional impact of their work.
The logo represents the elements present in each and every project; Aljoscha's sounds and Florian's visuals.
Amanda Ceccato is an artist from Brisbane, Australia. Now based in Germany——and also the owner of Kaffeebar Berlin——Amanda hired me to create a website that gave her intricate, rich works space to breathe and communicate their messages.