Misc: Print, Branding & Board Games

A few bits and pieces that didn't warrant their own entire category, but that I still wanted to display somewhere... 

Twitch: TheHangryGames

Some of the content I created for my Twitch stream, The Hangry Games. The logo is meant to be a spoof of the original League of Legends logo (since that is what I started off streaming the most). Occasionally, however, I'll take a break from gaming and opening up the stream to talking about game development — particularly about UX and UI specifically. Since a fair amount of my followers are either also game developers or students interested in joining the industry one day, this is often really fun as it gives them a chance to ask me questions and get detailed answers live, rather than being restricted by character counts on Twitter.

If you ever happen to swing past and catch me live on stream, please don't hesitate to join the chat and say hi!

Art Direction: Renault Campaigns

A number of magazine ads, brochures and other marketing material that I did for Renault (in both Sweden and Denmark) while I worked as an Art Director for Fatman Design Agency in Malmö, Sweden.

Branding & Layout: Liyana

Logo and promotional flyer for the award-winning documentary / animated film, Liyana, which is an original African tale created by orphaned children in Swaziland. Executive production by Thandie Newton, produced by Oscar Award winner Daniel Junge, and directed by Oscar Award winner Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp.

Application: Ubisoft Massive

 

Ubisoft Massive (in Malmö, Sweden) was looking to hire a graphic designer in 2012, and I was very keen to work there. Considering the fact that they would almost certainly get hundreds of applications, I wanted to make sure that mine would stick out from the crowd. This was done at the time that their game Far Cry 3 was just about to be released, so I made an homage to their work, in my own way. 
 
I replaced their primary character with myself on the cover and changed the title, I folded my CV and cover letter into the booklet space inside the box, and burnt my design portfolio onto a CD. Although I didn't ultimately get the job, I was given fantastic feedback by their recruiter saying that several people in their office had come by to take a look at it, and I'm still rather happy with it - even this many years later!

Branding: Angela Clark Boutique

A collection of some of the work I did for Angela Clark Boutique (previously known as Boutique Beads) - a jewellery shop in Melbourne that makes completely handmade one-of-a-kind designer jewellery. Angela needed a redesign of her old website, as well as new business cards for the new shop. She also wanted to market herself somehow to potential new clients and retailers, but didn't know how, so I made her some comp cards, some brochures and a shop window poster to help promote her brand. 

Branding & Board games: Wonderful Times Group

I worked for the board game company 'Användbart Litet Företag' from 2011-2013, which had just been purchased by a new toy and game distributor called 'Wonderful Times Group'. The company needed a completely new corporate identity was required, which I created. During my time at WTG they grew to become one of the biggest manufacturers and distributors of both board-games and toys in Sweden. 

 

I worked independently as the in-house designer and had a range of responsibilities from maintaining and applying the brand style guidelines to everything the company produced, to creating all of the company's sales material (including elaborate catalogues showcasing hundreds of products, print adverts in magazines, in-store shelving assets, convention banners, product photography and retouch, digital campaign material, etc.)

 

I also created all of the printed board game assets for all the games we produced. I collaborated with illustrators who provided the raw artwork, and assembled everything from the game box itself, the cards, the game-board, the rule-sheets, and any other bits and bobs in each game - and made everything print ready for production in China.​

Magazine Layouts: Aller Media

Some work samples I did for Aller Media, one of the largest magazine publishers in Scandinavia. 

 

The first few spreads were done for 'Antik & Auktion', a magazine that specialises in curating and promoting high-quality antiques. The second group of spreads were an interview for the  magazine 'Mat & Vänner'.

Branding: Along The Highway

A rebrand for a van rental company. The client wanted a vintage feel, similar to retro motorcycle brands. Below are some variations on the logo, a mockup, and a retouched image of their van. 

(That face you make when you accidentally absolutely nail that impossible jump in Portal 2 live on stream — on the first try... #TotallyIntentional)

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