Welcome to Riley Bathurst Design this is my freelance design, photography and video space.
I’ve been working with clients from large to small, creating logos to TV shows. I’m always up for a challenge and available to create something for you, your company or your project. I ended up here through design school, working for photographers and a desire to create as projects have come up or I have been looking at new things I have adapted my work continually through medium and style, something I wish to keep doing to keep creating the best pieces I can.
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This is where my portfolio starts and the base of my work. Since studying I have explored a number of other areas but I always come back to the base rules, styles and inspiration of layouts, colours and other fundamentals of graphic design.
These are print works of sort, some of which have been printed, some have been used entirely online, most are static but all of them are different.
I created a subtle 3d graphic for the poster of the event, with a long list of sponsors and plenty of info needed the imagery had to draw people in but also allow the text to talk to the viewer.
Designing for the Quake City Rumblers is always interesting as those that encourage chaos it gives a certain freedom to the design process.
For the second year I worked on the VP flyer we simplified back to a stylized image I had taken to tell the story on the front and a minimal map on the back. I’m a large fan of simple maps as a way of communication to tourists to allow them to discover a new place’s personality without getting lost or the information approach of GPS.
Learning to design for the web has been one of the more challenging experiences I have had as a design, incorporating the artistic side of the creation with the structure of code, a rapidly and ever changing space that is viewed differently from person to person gives more than my share of headaches but I feel it has lead me to design websites far better with an understanding of how they work.
The second version of the Yeboi Apparel as been stripped back to a minimal design and colour scheme to let the images of the shine through and grab the attention.
My photography started with my action sport, at the same time I was discovering design I was also moving into these dynamic sports more about creating a moment than getting points on the board. That and the fact I always have something in my hands and a camera works really well for that.
One of the nice perks of this job is that I got to work with one of those people that I’ve been interested in for a while. I’ve skated his boards on and off for a while, as has probably everyone thats skated in NZ.
I’ve heard a fair amount about Dave, he lives half an hour away from where I did a bunch of years back on the west coast, where both of us were kinda in the middle of nowhere, which is maybe why I hadn’t met him, he enjoys his privacy, making it really cool that he let us follow him around with a camera and Anna Pearson with her notepad. Check the full piece on The Wireless or the video piece.
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