Recently I have been spending a lot of my time developing my skills as an Instructional Designer - the other 'hat' I wear in my full-time role. I have been completing MicroMasters in Instructional Design since January and am now 3 modules in. If you would like to see a sneaky peak of my work for module 100X Learning theories head to unlikelygenius.wixsite.com/mysite where you can see my weekly project submissions based on the different learning theories.
When the exciting news was delivered that I was to become an auntie for the first time towards the end of 2015, my mind went into overdrive with projects I could do for the little one. I settled on making some homemade wooden blocks within the theme of 'woodland creatures' to match the nursery being created. Below are some (rough) photos of the finished article. It was a 6 month labour of love but I was happy with the result and I finished them just in time for Emmett's first Christmas, when he was 5 weeks old... a little later than planned, but of course this was intentional so that I could personalise them with his name and birthday, weight etc ;)
I am looking to do more work like this on commission so if you are interested please get in touch!
An interesting read about the people to watch in 2016 across digital design and other areas. Some good tips in there about how their work will change this year!
Every now and again I do some work as a freebie for a charity or other good cause, the latest offering being a logo for a band made up of a talented group of youngsters who are really putting everything into their music. Territory are a band made up of students from a school in Leeds, where I used to work, who have been doing remarkably well in gigs and competitions lately. One of their parents contacted me about designing a logo for them and I was more than happy to help. They are a rock band, starting to branch out into rock n roll, and wanted a logo to reflect this.
We have been a bit on the quiet side here lately and are working on ideas for how to build the blog and website. There will be lots more on the way in future, with inspiration, weekly features, research and more. Whilst we get started, please look at the gallery of work for lots of new projects that we have been working on. such as these two examples below.
After a busy start to the year we have lots of new work which is now being added to our portfolio page, head on over there to take a look at what we have been up to for the last few months. We also now have a pinterest page featuring our work - look for us as UnlikelyGenius and follow our board :)
A (very) belated New Year to one and all! We have been working on lots of new branding projects which will soon be updated on the website. Keep posted here for more added to the portfolio page
This week will see Unlikely Genius out and about in the community as we have been invited to be a guest at a careers fair at a local school. This is a reat opportunity to talk to some talented young artists and designers about the industry and hopefully inspire them to follow their dreams of being part of a great industry!
Well it's been a busy start to the New Year with a few jobs already completed and much more underway! Keep tuned to this blog for updates on our new and ongoing projects and other information.
New designs for our latest clients - Lady J PI and Shaugnessy Music - are now completed and uploaded to our web gallery! Plus we have exciting new developed for 3 more brands underway and keeping us busy.
We've been working hard recently on a new rebranding job for Cakes By Christina. We had to work quickly through the job for this design to meet tight deadlines due to some impending promotions in the local press where the logo needed to be used. We have really enjoyed producing this logo and working with Christina, having some fun with ideas and injecting a bit of personality into the brand.
It's great to see another customer so happy with their design. Check out their fantastic new website designed by our collaboration partner, LS25 Web Design, also at http://www.cakebychristina.co.uk/
See the fantastic review Christina has left us on our portfolio page!
Unlikely Genius is a freelance design studio specialising in graphic and instructional design.