Branding Project for a new Japanese Restaurant.
For my first personal project, I decided to create a brand identity for a new Japanese Fusion restaurant. I chose to do branding as it's what I would like to do as a career. I wanted something authentic but not overly traditional and overused. For this reason, I stayed away from Japanese-inspired fonts and went for something more professional and less 'cringe'. My main design was the logo which is a play on a bowl of noodles but in a more graphic way and in a more simple way. I chose colours that would compliment each other and give off a Japanese vibe.
Designing a Logo for Someone's Sewing and Craft Website
For this little side project, I was asked to design a British sewing and crafting logo for a website. The client asked for a Union Jack pillow and to make it look stitched and a needle and thread hanging off it. So that's exactly what I did. Overall, the client really liked my final logo. From the use of bright colours to the font style.
Project 2: Designing Coffee Bean Packaging.
For my second official project, I decided to stick with the branding topic and design a packaging for a new coffee bean company. While researching for this, I saw a lot of designs that were the same. Same colours, font, the same standard coffee bean on the front but I wanted to do something for original and something that you rarely see. So I decided to go for some illustrative flowers as my main design. Overall, I really liked the way it turned out. I think I used the right colours, the right font, the right spacing etc. It was a challenge at first due but as I progressed, it got easier and easier as I just let my brain flow with ideas.
Project 3: An Editorial Design about a Travel Guide to Portugal.
For my third project, I decided to do something very different from my previous projects. I decided to design a travel guide to Portugal. I picked Portugal because it's where I would like to hopefully move to in a few years. Overall, the project was really fun and once I had the base of my layout done, it was easy. I think this and my Japanese Restaurant project are my favourites throughout my final year of University.