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Spraymie a shredding stunt that’s not quite a Sotheby’s £1.04m affair

Spraymie a shredding stunt that’s not quite a Sotheby’s £1.04m affair

Effective self-promotion can be notoriously difficult to get right. Whether you’re a freelancer trying to make a name for yourself or a design studio fishing for new clients, the goal is always to stand out – but for the right reasons.

My self-promo materials are beautifully designed, of course – it’s all about practising what I preach. I want to show how I solve a design problem, rather than just be a flash-in-the-pan with a  ‘look at me’ gimmick. 

So with that please look at my website to see what I can offer for YOU!

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Breaking up bad design

Breaking up bad design

Bad design is like noise. Like clutter. It can be frustrating, dull, or annoying. It may be as bad as actually ugly, or simply unremarkable and therefore not worthy of someone’s attention. To your audience, bad design is an obstacle instead of an enabler.
At best, bad design does not help your cause; at worst, it hinders your cause by creating an obstacle for the audience to climb over. Why create more obstacles to getting your audiences’ attention?

Good design makes it easy for your audience to hear you, to “get it”, to tell others, and take action. Good design helps your audience understand your message – which helps you achieve your goals. Good design creates delight, ease, joy, and efficiency.

Good design attracts positive attention. Good design will succeed in expressing the intended message to the intended audience in a memorable way – the ultimate goal of any visual communication project. So hire me to make you stand out from the crowd.

The Best Music Videos of 2018 (So Far)

The Best Music Videos of 2018 (So Far)

The music video, when I remember it being my MTV years, is now an age of YouTube. Now, the music video has rightfully returned as a viable art form, with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Bjork and Childish Gambino using it as more than a companion piece of images tacked on to a good song.

For the likes of Gambino and Bjork, the music video is used to help convey the message of the song, whether to deliver symbolism of a political or empowering message.

Artists are using this as a way to build and curate their artistic identity—or in the case of most pop stars, as a means to insert a valuable brand product placement for those billions of YouTube views. These are the best music videos of 2018 (so far)

CHILDISH GAMBINO – “THIS IS AMERICA”

ANDERSON.PAAK – “TIL IT’S OVER”

TYLER, THE CREATOR – “OKRA”

BECK – COLOURS 

KENDRICK LAMAR FT. SZA – ‘ALL THE STARS’

MGMT – LITTLE DARK AGE

GORILLAZ – HUMILITY

What do you think?

 

Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business

I have joined Start Your Own Business to help expand my Graphic Design business. The aim of Start Your Own Business is to provide a useful selection of FREE start-up resources and to highlight the support that is available in each area on a LOCAL basis.

Over time, the company grew both in size and in the area of coverage. They offer useful local information, the theory of starting a business, hints, tips and the latest news to start-ups all over the world without having to worry about crippling print and distribution costs.

The website has proved to be extremely popular and currently ranks in the top 5% of sites worldwide. 

The Aim of the Site

SYOB sole aim is to highlight and help new business start-ups and encourages its use. The company is a privately owned company and does not receive any public funding.

You will find my information – https://www.syob.net/uk/graphic-design/Kent

or visit – www.linkedin.com/in/jm-designer/

Contact

Andy by e-mail at [email protected] or general enquiries should be addressed to [email protected]

The Doug Stanhope Podcast

The Doug Stanhope Podcast

Mr Stanhope, I am shit at this stuff so I will cut to the chase, I am a long time listener first-time emailer, I love digging up mother ( I would love to see this into a film ) and a HUGE fan of the podcast, this leads me to the following for you and Mr Chad Shank.

I hope this helps or you like them OR you may well hate them if so f*ck it.

All the best Jamie

 

HI, MY NAME IS JAMIE MELVILLE AND I’M A FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

HI, MY NAME IS JAMIE MELVILLE AND I’M A FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Freelance Graphic Designer for hire with 16 years of experience in advertising and marketing as a Print/Web Designer and as a Studio Manager for several successful advertising agencies. Fully qualified with an HND in Graphic Design. Working with small to large businesses around the world. Master in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

If you are a small or established business looking to rebrand, an agency looking for an extra set of hands or just starting up your company and need an identity, I can help.

I provide a friendly, flexible and professional service to ensure my clients appeal to their target market and communicate their product or service effectively and creatively. I’ll work closely with you on your project and as there are no middlemen, you’ll get exactly what you need.

I’m also super easy to contact. I’m experienced creating Adverts, Brochures, Catalogues, Exhibition Stands, Flyers, Invitations, Posters, Logos, Stationery and Web Banners and I’m pretty handy in Photoshop too so if you need any image editing I can do that for you as well. To see some of the work I have produced please take a look through my portfolio.

As a freelancer, I work both directly with clients and within various design agencies across Kent, so, unfortunately, there’s a huge amount of work I’ve created that I’m unable to show you. However, here are a few examples of my work.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

For more than 10 years I’ve worked at design and marketing agencies in Kent, working my way up from a Junior artwork to now work freelance as a Graphic Designer. During that time I’ve produced work for a huge range of local and national businesses and organisations. I’m skilled in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. I take pride in my work and have a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

GETTING IN TOUCH IS EASY!

If you have any questions about my services, pricing, or availability please drop me an email on [email protected]

 

 

The day in the life of myself at the moment…

The day in the life of myself at the moment…

Hello, Jamie, We have just heard back from our client and unfortunately, they have not selected you for an interview. They were inundated with excellent CV’s and it was a tough decision for them. I am sorry it hasn’t worked in your favour on this occasion and will be in contact as soon as we have anything else suitable. ( never to be contacted or heard from ever again )

OR

Following on from our chat we feel for the role we feel we need some with more experience, more suited to the style of work we create. However, we may well look to use you on a freelance basis.

Am I missing something? I have been a Designer since 2002 and gained no end of skills ( continuously learning ) and have in my mind’s eye all the basics and more ticked off.

I think outside the box and often take a knife to it and go all out to show what I can do.

So if you are out there and read and see what I put  I feel and know I have a lot to give to a company and know what I can do for you as a full-time designer.

www.linkedin.com/in/linkedjm/

Is football coming home? Will England win the World Cup?

Is football coming home? Will England win the World Cup?

I genuinely think so…England has the stinging memory of their first-round exit last World Cup as motivation. Before the tournament started, I could not make a case for us winning it, I just wanted to see some signs of improvement. If everyone is honest, I don’t think they ever felt that we could get to a semi-final – I certainly didn’t.

Is it really coming home? You’ve got to believe, haven’t you? And everything does seem to be falling into place.

You can only beat what is in front of you, and this team are doing that. One of the most pleasing things is that it looks like they are having fun at the same time but, as well as our fantastic team spirit, there are other reasons why we have got this far and can be confident of going further.

We have shown how dangerous we are from set-pieces and, far from teams working out how to stop us, the fear factor has built and built. Some teams have tried to foul us ( ahem Columbia ), which has not worked, but nobody has stopped us – other than in the Belgium game when we were not at full strength.

We know that free-kicks and corners are the big things Croatia will be worried about on Wednesday, but I don’t look at them and see anything to be afraid of.

Dare to Dream… I think so.

Gorillaz, The Now Now Review Is A Welcome Return To Form

Gorillaz, The Now Now Review Is A Welcome Return To Form

Now before I start I will say we have had David Bowie who embarked on an amazing journey through pop. All the time through so many years, working with an ever-changing people, he recorded pop, glam rock, soul, disco and stern European rock. 

 
Now I don’t want to compare but I see this with Damon Albarn. I mean for me in the 90’s Blue were not only an amazing pop band and a massive rival to Oasis but they had a clean refreshing sound. I am so impressed with the genius of Albarn from even his solo work (everyday robots ) to Gorillaz and The Good, the Bad & the Queen.
 
Albarn is amazingly creative. What I love about him is he could easily have become “remember that singer from Blur”? but instead, he embarked on three remarkable projects that have all of which have achieved commercial success and critical acclaim.
 
I will say I think his best work is Gorillaz new release The Now Now. Ok so from the previous album the cast is less star-studded than usual, but after ‘Humanz’ there was always going to be a dearth of collaborators. ‘Hollywood’ – featuring Snoop Dogg and Jamie Principle – is catchy.  
 
The album flows well, with a funky instrumental interlude picking up the pace nicely around the middle and its relatively short runtime making it a light and breezy experience. The albums shine most in its gloomy and quiet moments. ‘Kansas’ is a particular highlight with a squelching hook and warped autotune vocals from Albarn which have the same world-weary. The track also has echoes of Gorillaz’s similarly stirring and downcast tracks ‘On Melancholy Hill’ or ‘Rhinestone Eyes’ from Plastic Beach.
 
‘Hollywood’ featuring Snoop Dogg, a synth hip hop hazy moment just hits it each and every single listens. The last track then lifts you from melancholy with building disco sound which mounts teasingly but never fully comes out of the background. If Humanz was the virtual band catching up on what they missed out over all those years, The Now Now is them pausing to reflect. It’s a more moving and engrossing album for it – proof Gorillaz is an amazing extension for Albarn and Hewlett.
 
It seems that we have entered a new, more prolific era for Gorillaz.
 
 
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