Design

The stereotypical “designer” part of I’m a designer. Surrounded by screens at a desk wearing skinny black jeans scribbling logo’s, posters, billboards whatever else while sipping coffee and refining them to a useful photoshop file. The education put to use.

laptop mockup of a website for mons royale

Mons Royale Product Page Pitch

Over a quiet weekend I knocked up a quick pitch piece of a product page for Mons Royale, I’ve always been a big fan of their pieces and have worked with them on media projects over the years but never in as much of a design role.

I took what Mons is already doing with product and graphic design and just pushed it to a web design, using the strong colors and angles, being a quick weekend piece the site works as a mockup but isn’t truly function, there’s no hover states, only enough header tags for the page to load, javascript only powers the webpack build, there are problems with the design at certain sizes or adaptions so it would need significat work to be production ready.

The design is layers on layers of CSS grid and I’m really looking forward to the implementation of sub-grid as it comes down the pipeline, almost all of the color is either background filled grids of SVG shapes, including the promo piece (green background) halfway down which involved layering and building shapes in a way I hadn’t pushed as far before so that’s something I want to continue explore and create some dynamic and responsive designs that are super performant.

https://mons.rileybathurst.com

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tahoe web shop running on a macbook

Tahoe Web Shop

I enjoy freelancing but sometimes it comes with limitations and one of those I was running into was how to promote myself online, with such a spread out portfolio there are days I struggle to explain what I do to someone on the street so I wanted to put up a front that was simple even if it doesn’t cover half of what I can do.

Tahoe Web Shop

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pacrav physiotherapy website on a laptop

Pacrav

I have been working with Matthew at Pacrav as he has been setting up his new physiotherapy business in Reno, Nevada. We have been working on branding and website needs.

The logo for Pacrav is based around the idea of movement, flexibility and strength, we created a unique shape that has an inclusion of the double “A” with a custom word mark and can be used with the tag line as well as in individual parts.

Pacrav has been strongly branded in orange as a bright and lively color which can be used for branding elects or used as a background with white elements over it.

The site with all its branding and ideas can be found at pacrav.com aside from the regular website needs of a business in this day and age but we have taken that further streamlining the consultation forms, since these have been setup Matt has found it has saved time for patients as well as employees.

The site was built on a foundation framework with a wordpress Content Management System, with these together we we’re able to create a site that was affordable but also preforms strongly in many environments, the site is fast and responsive across devices with modern and documented code for easy updates and additions.

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Canterbury Homekill

As a custom butchery service Canterbury Homekill is a local service for farmers and hunters. The service requires a detailed form for each order, by moving this online the butchers have more time for work and a lot less time in admin. I have been helping CHK build up the online system and adapt as customers and orders have changed over the years.

As a customer uses the service they are able to create a profile for looking back on orders and get in touch with the butchers.

In addition to the website we have also worked on rebranding Canterbury Homekill with a new logo and color scheme as well as newspaper advertisements for marketing.

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priest sheetmetal website developed by Riley Bathurst on a macbook

Priest

Working with Priest Sheetmetal has had me spanning from graphic design to photography and branding then back again, as a local staple in an older industry the Priests are in their third generation of running the company and showing no signs of slowing down so they are embracing the modern design style and modern methods of reaching customers. The logo is a sheetmetal press which may get lost to those outside of the industry but they are ok with that as it still creates an interesting shape. The branding then rolls into the slab serif typeface to create a sturdy foundation as a reflection of the metal products they build. From the strong foundation of the icon, slab serif typography and a strong blue we have been able to build up into marketing materials from business cards to a website that is quick and to the point.

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snowboarder dropping into a rocky chute

Snowledge

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I’ve been working with Snowledge.co as the lead digital content creator. This is a relatively open position for creating media for advertising and social media. This ranges from disappearing stories on social media as a throw away up to full video projects that have taken weeks to months to complete.
 
Being involved with a project in the startup phases I have also helped across the board with design on marketing and UI, with a social media base the app needs constant updates and a large amount of shots have flown through the app and out into other channels to promote the project.

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minimalist poster

Design Scribbles

These are a selection of visualization of thoughts or ideas, generally they are a reaction to something I’ve been around at the time although some of them were made for something in particular.

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poster for end of year drinks

Rolleston Square

I designed a series of posters for the Rolleston Square shopping center and events they we’re holding. The posters we’re based heavily on the colors and logo of Rolleston Square.

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