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NATALIE COOPER GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO www.ItBeginsWithX.wordpress.com


PRINT HARPER CHALICE

Designing literature to match existing style for electric fence security company. I introduced image grids as a way to showcase photography and more muted tones to improve and enhance a bland and confused design strategy. Clockwise from top: 28 page product catalogue created in InDesign using Microsoft Excel data sheet, my photos and component technical research. Also created an 8 page catalogue for another system. Alternative catalogue covers.


Information sheets created for different industry sectors designed to match company colours and essence.

Harper Chalice Group Limited

Harper Chalice Group Limited

Perimeter Security Solutions

Water Treatment Plants

Perimeter Security Solutions

sub stations

Sub stations, whether in residential areas or remote locations, can be fully protected against intruders using Harper Chalice’s PulseSecure™ electrified barrier system.

Not only does it hit back at would-be intruders with a painful but regulated safe electric shock, it triggers an immediate alarm if anyone tries to bypass, tamper with or climb over it.

Equally effective against determined thieves and casual vandals, PulseSecure™ is the ultimate psychological deterrent to anyone tempted to try breaking through or climbing a fence, wall or other boundary structure.

Officially the most effective electrified system, PulseSecure™ has been independently tested by UK official agencies and judged to work better than any alternative electrified perimeter system. It outperformed every alternative system in the most demanding conditions.

The system is used widely at high risk sites, including power stations and utilities, and is approved for the protection of Critical National Infrastructure. It can be fitted to almost any host fence, gate, wall or similar structure to defeat any attempt at undetected access.

PulseSecure™ is robust, neat in appearance and not prone to false alarms. Where the priority is to prevent unauthorised access, PulseSecure™ provides the highest level of deterrent without looking unsightly, making it ideal for enhancing perimeter security at sub stations.

The proven perimeter system for securing sub stations: • Officially tested in the UK and confirmed to perform better than any other electric security barrier system. •

Approved, installed and operational on the highest risk sites globally, including nuclear power stations, government projects and CNI sites.

Superior component design and better over construction ensures continued, full operation in adverse conditions.

Compliant with the highest international standards for safety, reliability and performance.

Water treatment plants, reservoirs and associated facilities can be fully protected against intruders using Harper Chalice’s PulseSecure™ electrified barrier system. Equally effective against determined criminals and opportunist intruders, PulseSecure™ is the ultimate psychological deterrent to anyone tempted to try getting past a fence, wall or other boundary structure. PulseSecure™ is proving highly effective at critical risk sites, including remote water treatment and storage facilities. It is fully tested and approved for the protection of Critical National Infrastructure. PulseSecure™ can be fitted to almost any host fence, gate, wall or similar structure to defeat any attempt at undetected access. Not only does it hit back at would-be intruders with a painful but regulated

safe electric shock, it triggers an immediate alarm if anyone tries to bypass, tamper with or climb over it. Officially the most effective electrified system, PulseSecure™ has been independently tested by UK official agencies and judged to work better than any alternative electrified perimeter system. It has proven itself by outperforming every alternative system in the most demanding conditions. PulseSecure™ is robust, neat in appearance and not prone to false alarms. Where the priority is to prevent unauthorised access, PulseSecure™ provides the highest level of deterrent and detection capability without looking unsightly. Its many advantages make PulseSecure™ the ideal perimeter solution for water utilities.

www.harperchalice.com

Protecting wall tops against intruders

Preventing intruders from climbing over walls into your property is an age-old challenge – now Harper Chalice technology provides a truly effective answer. The neat, 100% proven PulseSecure™ electric shock wall-topping system allows any wall to be made proof against climbing. PulseSecure™ gives you the power to hit back at intruders in a way that no conventional security measure can. It is the most effective psychological barrier and has proven itself in operation at even the most crime-hit sites. Pulsesecure™ is a neat, inobtrusive system and as such it provides a much better answer than ugly and ineffective spikes, razor-wire, and rotating blades.

Unlike elaborate physical wall toppings, which can always be overcome by determined intruders, PulseSecure™ operates both as a powerful deterrent and a detection system that never sleeps. It hits back at intruders with a short, sharp, painful but regulated safe electric shock. Furthermore, any attempt to climb over it, or interfere with it, triggers and immediate alarm. Pulsesecure™ is suitable for the protection of walls in all locations, from busy city centres and residential areas to remote, high security facilities. It is widely used to protect walls, fences, gates and other boundary structures in the UK and internationally. It is used in both the commercial sector and at official government facilities.

Nuclear Power Plants

The PulseSecure™ wall topping solution - proven against the most persistent criminals: ‘It’s the best investment I’ve ever made. We’re already winning new business thanks to our improved security, because we can properly guarantee to protect the vehicles in our care.” - Stephen Greenhorn, Director, 911 Vehicle Recovery, Glasgow

The PulseSecure™ electrified barrier system is proving itself as the perimeter security solution of choice for nuclear power stations and other maximum security Critical National Infrastructure sites.

“We’re delighted with the system - it paid for itself in the first nine months. It’s really reliable and having great security has given us the confidence to get on with building our business.” - Rob Lynch, Director, Newport Caravans

Effective against the most determined ‘professional’ intruders, PulseSecure™ can be used to protect complete perimeters, and to create secure inner zones within the overall boundary.

Safe, legal and effective, PulseSecure™ is ‘Secured by Design’ police preferred specification approved.

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It has been installed to provide complete protection against undetected intrusion at nuclear power stations in the UK and Europe.

Officially the most effective electrified system available, PulseSecure™ has been independently tested by UK official agencies and judged to work better than any alternative electrified perimeter system. Having

outperformed every alternative system in the most demanding conditions. it is approved for the protection of Critical National Infrastructure and is now widely used at higher risk sites. PulseSecure™ can be fitted to almost any host fence, gate, wall or similar structure to defeat any attempt at undetected access. Not only does it hit back at would-be intruders with a painful but regulated safe electric shock, it triggers an immediate alarm if anyone tries to bypass, tamper with or climb over it. Complying with the requirements of nuclear sites, Pulsesecure™ delivers trouble-free operation with highly accurate and reliable detection characteristics and the most formidable deterrent capability.

Superior component design and better overall construction ensures continued, full operation in adverse conditions.

Compliant with the highest international standards for safety, reliability and performance.

Harper Chalice Group Limited

Perimeter Security Solutions

Protecting roof tops against intruders

Protecting nuclear power stations around Europe: • Officially tested in the UK and confirmed to perform better than any other electric security barrier system.

Preventing intruders from climbing over roofs, in order to break into a property, is now easy thanks to Harper Chalice’s PulseSecure™ electrified barrier technology. The neat, 100% proven PulseSecure™ electric shock roof protection system allows any roof to be made proof against undetected intrusion.

Approved, installed and operational on the highest risk sites globally, including nuclear power stations around Europe.

Superior component design and better overall construction ensures continued, full operation in adverse conditions.

PulseSecure™ works by hitting back at intruders with a short, sharp, painful but regulated safe electric shock. It protects your site by creating the most effective psychological barrier and has proven itself effective at deterring even the most persistent criminals.

Compliant with the highest international standards for safety, reliability and performance.

PulseSecure™ is a neat, inobtrusive system and as such it provides a much better answer than ugly and ineffective spikes, razor-wire, and rotating blades.

Approved, installed and operational on the highest risk sites globally, including water utilities, government projects and CNI sites.

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Harper Chalice Group Limited

Perimeter Security Solutions

Perimeter Security Solutions

www.harperchalice.com

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Harper Chalice Group Limited

The proven perimeter system for securing water treatment facilities: • Officially tested in the UK and confirmed to perform better than any other electric security barrier system.

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Unlike elaborate physical solutions, which can always be overcome by determined intruders, PulseSecure™ operates both as a powerful deterrent and a detection system that never sleeps. Any attempt to climb over it, or interfere with it, triggers an immediate alarm.

The PulseSecure™ roof topping solution - proven against the most persistent criminals: •

Officially tested in the UK and confirmed to perform better than any other electric security barrier system.

PulseSecure™ is suitable for the protection of roofs and roof-edges in all locations, from busy city centres and residential areas to remote, high security facilities.

Safe, legal and ‘Secured by Design’ police preferred specification approved.

Superior component design and better over construction ensures continued, full operation in adverse conditions.

Compliant with the highest international standards for safety, reliability and performance.

It is widely used to protect both commercial sector and higher risk government facilities – from small businesses to nuclear power stations.

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PRINT FREELANCE

Clockwise from top: Pride of the Motherland Event: Logo, Posters and flyer. Take-away menu for catering business. Christmas Sale flyer for fashion designer. Leaflets for music/ cultural event.

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Guest artists include: Mailian-Senegalese singer and Kora player Jally Kebba Susso Yoruba talking drummer Prince Anyandosun Dancer Pauline Anderson Osun Ronke will perform a dance piece for the Yoruba goddess Osun with Egbe Oduniy Ilu Bata drummers Dj Afro will be spinning Latin jazz and African Son Cubano dance tracks to close the night

@Cafe Nova Flyover 3-5 Thorpe Close London W10 5XL

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DOORS open 8pm-1am, show starts 8.45pm TICKETS ÂŁ10, Concessions ÂŁ8 BOOKINGS Call 07984722291 or email Haynes567@gmail.com


TRAINING

Training at industry placement during university. Clockwise from top: Kew Gardens branding and promotions aimed at 18-25s. Using colour as an expression of youthful vitality and an exotic plant palette to match the vegetation in the gardens. Logo, Leaflet, Business Card, Letter Heads and Compliment Slip. A4 Mac brochure. Clean, basic design to match the all white Snow Leopard operating system. Leaflet for Royal Dutch Shell PLC. This leaflet was to promote the company’s green energy initiative so I used natural tones with a bright deep orange as the accent.


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PRINT CLARIDGES

Working directly with clients to produce a variety of print including, banners, invitations, calendars, postcards, greeting cards, leaflets, flyers, posters, business cards. Clockwise from top: Thai Festival Brochure Vivienne Whelan Business Card. Integr8 Business Card. Warwick Victorian Evening Flyer.

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Warwick Rotary

£1 THE ROTARY CLUB OF WARWICK Presents

A Mid - Summer Concert Performed by pupils from local Schools On

Tuesday 26th June 2012 @ St Mary’s Collegiate Church

WARWICK MARKET SQUARE

Doors open at 6.00pm with an Organ Recital

ORGANISED BY ROTARY CLUB OF WARWICK

Concert 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Sunday July 14th 2013

Tickets £6

10am to 6pm

Proceeds, after costs, all go to supporting music in Warwick Schools This concert would not be possible without the support of the County School Music Service

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

The Rotary club in Warwick enabling young people to play their part in the community

www.warwickrotary.org.uk

WARWICK VICTORIAN EVENING 2012 Great shopping and offers from Warwick’s top independent retailers. Thursday 29th November 5pm - 9pm

SHOP LOCAL!

Present Days

14 Swan Street, Warwick, CV34 4BJ

10% off

10% off all purchases (except Sale and special offers) with this flyer on the four Sundays up to Christmas. 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd December 2012.

10% purchoff all ases Ex. M 27 Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA Victorian ed Evenis. ng on ly Join us for Victorian evening and get your Christmas shopping started in style. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and enter the draw for a free nail treatment. Enter your details below and return before Victorian Evening....................................................

Mellors Pharmacy

Vivienne Whelan FASHION DESIGNER

M: 07725081215 E: vivwhelan@hotmail.co.uk W: www.viviennewhelan.co.uk

Exclusive Warwick Christmas cards, calendars and jigsaws. Available at Claridges Warwick 25 Mar ket Pl ace . War w i ck . CV34 4SA

Designer Lingerie Corsets Hoisery Nightwear Swimwear Expert fitting advice

Belladona Lingerie Boutique 29 Market Street, Warwick, CV34 4DH

01926 493300 www.belladona.co.uk

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Philip Chapman (BA Hons) General Manager (UK Division) UK Office The Beehive, 7th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG

total design, total sustainability

Jigsaws Claridges Warwick Marbles 25 Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA Snakes & Come and join us for a Ladders complimentary glass of mulled Cards & gifts wine whilst you take advantage Old fashioned of our 10% discount offer. toys & games Available for one night only!

Middle East Office 6 Dokki Street, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

@integr8_ltd facebook.com/integr8renewable

office: 08452 573 236 mobile: 07903 117 066 email: philip@integr8x.co.uk web: www.integr8x.co.uk


Clockwise from top: Claridges Poster. Hill Close Gardens Leaflet. NHS Warwick Hospital Leaflet. Claridges literature.

A5 Flyers

500 for £45

Business cards f ul l co l o ur

250 f or £20 500 f or £30

Copying Service Costs from memory card, USB, email

PDF Word Document

Free

includes A4 10pp b/w or 2pp colour or A3 equivalent

JPEG

£3.00 £3.00

Excel

£5.00 £5.00

Copying Black & White 1+

10+

25+

50+

A4

20p inc VAT

14p

9p

XXp

A3

40p inc VAT

28p

18p

XXp

Colour 1+

2+

A4

£1.50

£1.00

75p

65p

A3

£3.00

£2.00

£1.50

5+

£1.30

10+

For larger quantities please ask for a no obligation quote. All prices listed are for ‘instant’ copying and exclude VAT unless specified, which will be added at the current rate.

price list

Powerpoint

Laminating, Binding & Fax Laminating

Binding

1+

2+

A4

A4

£1.55

£1.00

A3

A3

£2.50

£2.00

A2

£15.00

£5.00

A1

£15.00

£6.00

£2.50 £XXX

Fax A4

£XXX


PRINT

Mr and Mrs Ian Coley

request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Rhiannon Jones To

CLARIDGES

Richard Andrew Clarke At St Matthew’s Church,Harley, Berkshire On Saturday 3rd July 2015 at 2pm

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I created original varied templates to meet the demand for wedding stationery.

R.S.V.P. 22 Hendon Road Fulwood Berkshire BE2 9UG

Mr and Mrs Ian collins request the pleasure of the company of .................................................................................................... to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Rhiannon To

Wedding Invitation

Lewis Andrew Clarke At St Matthew’s church, Harley, Berkshire On Saturday 3rd July 2015 at 2pm

R.S.V.P. 22 Hendon Road Berkshire BE2 9UG 01339 556 668

Karine

&

Stephen

Analeise and Marcus wedding invitation 14 december 2013

request the pleasure of the company of

.................................................................. to celebrate their marriage

at St Mary’s Church, Cheap Street, Warwick W22 8MG on Saturday 8th September 2014 at 1pm

Karine & Stephen

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and afterwards at the Hilton Hotel, Swans Drive, Warwick, W21 7HS

R.S.V.P.

22 Hendon Road Fulwood Berkshire BE2 9UG

KS Together with their families

Karine Matthews & Stephen Morley request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage

R.S.V.P. 22 Hendon Road Berkshire BE2 9UG 01339 556 668

At St Matthew’s Church, Harley, Berkshire On Saturday 3rd July 2015 at 2pm


LOGOS MENDE NAZER FOUNDATION Logo designed for the Mende Nazer Foundation, an initiative to secure children’s places in schools in the Nuba region of South Sudan. Depicting a typical homestead in the grassy lands with strong Nuba motifs.

LH PERSONAL TRAINING Logo for Linda Habersaath personal training company. An elegant, stylish but firm feel.

PRIDE OF THE MOTHERLAND Designed for a pan-university event. A strong bold and recognisable logo using some popular African motifs.

EASTERN UNION

Designed for a money transfer company. A simple sans serif font using the company colours.

CAPITAL LEARNING ACADEMY Logo for a sports and education initiative aimed at improving lives of disadvantaged young people in Britain. Reflecting the British flag, the football badge style as well sentiments of dedication, hard work, courage and intelligence.


LOGOS

LOGO DEVELOPMENT Initial ideas for a media distribution outlet looking for a modern and elegant logo to reflect the idea that Africa is ‘open for business‘ with the world. I experimented with strong bold typography and globe graphics in the company colours.


WEB // EMAIL NATALIE COOPER BOOKS AND HARPER CHALICE African Musical Instruments: Using a website builder and HTML I produced a minimalist, clean and playful website to promote and sell my books and products. I also integrated Google Adwords, Google Adsense. AMI Website, L-R from top: Landing page, About the Book, Reviews, About the Author, Shop. Harper Chalice: Creating landing pages and emails in company style. I introduced image grids as a way to showcase photography and more muted tones to improve and enhance a bland and confused design strategy. Light yellow is used for forms, quotes and offers. Landing page created in Adobe Muse. Email created in Email program, MailChimp.


PRINT // ANIMATI FINAL MAJOR PROJECT A3 display boards explaining the project. Showing front page, primary research, research, development, style tests, storyboards and final outcome and evaluation.

ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER

PRIMARY RESEARCH

My area of interest is everyday or casual conversation as I find some of the most spontaneous, exciting and interesting things come from here; when the conversationalists are most relaxed, most themselves and are portraying their character through what they say and how they say it and the devices used to communicate that message and the semantics of this. Verbal dialogue is often listened to or read, but is seldom visually expressed so that it can be watched; I wish to shed light on the everyday as I have been documenting my everyday life since the age of 7 and wish to communicate an aspect of the everyday life through a more expressive medium than writing. This is of much interest to me as I deal with visual communication and there is no visual answer to the question of casual conversation; artists who deal with conversation tend towards narrative based animations. The level at which we overlook everyday conversation is so extreme that when we do stumble upon a recording of it, it feels as though we are eavesdropping on something very private or personal and the trivial aspects become intriguing as we begin to develop extraordinarily accurate ideas of the conversationalists.

PROBLEM Everyday conversation is a part of everyday life, which like it, is often overlooked despite it’s richness and vital functions in creating and maintaining our subjective realities. In everyday conversation, we act out ourselves and negotiate social identity and interpersonal relations motivated by interpersonal needs, who we are, how we relate to others and what we think of how the world is. It is the site of important dimensions of our social identity such as gender, generational location, sexuality, social class membership, ethnicity and subcultural and group affiliations. SOLUTION My intention is to visually represent everyday dialogue through animating the ideas and topics communicated in the conversations I have recorded. This is so that the viewer can appreciate visually the dialogue being spoken by illustrating the words and topics through animation and watch the detours of casual conversation; a spontaneous visual piece of poetry for the potential in dialogue and language we overlook.

ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER

“NOO! THAT’S NOT WHAT “It’s gonna be so obvious, this “Did you like my, my,my mix I MEANT TO MAKE! STOP! person was killed with some last night?” Do you want some tea? very strange,exotic, erm, “Yea. S’really good” Oh, that’s very annoying. frog poison. Oh let’s go and “Yea I know” Anthony! D’you want tea? have a look who has some “Maybe I should put Virtual DJ D’you want tea? Oh yes! very exotic strange frogs, on your computer, and give Okay! That is not what I and there aren’t many people you some tunes to, mix” meant to make.” in the UK with very strange “No, not that kind of mix. My, exotic frogs” Rum and Apple Juice mix!” “That was also nice, very nice” “That’s MY idea” OVERTIRED

DAYTIME TV AT GRANNY’S

RUM & APPLE JUICE DEVELOPMENT

RESEARCH

STYLE TESTS

I started by recording everyday conversations in everyday situations. At the beginning, I did experience the Hawthorne Effect, where one alters their behaviour for awareness of being monitored, but eventually managed to forget the recording equipment was there.

Initially, I looked at I Met The Walrus by Josh Raskin as I though it was similar to what I wanted to create in creating an animation based on a conversation and came to a conclusion that I wished to opt for a hand drawn heavily illustrative style. To inform more specifically what illustrative style I would aim for, I looked at Kavel Rafferty who places an emphasis on traditional mark making and Zoe More O’Ferrall who does the same thing but with a specific focus on the everyday.

ANTHONY’S NEW HAIRCUT ECLAIRS DAYTIME TV AT GRANNY’S STAMPING ON CHEESE ON TOAST FARTING MONKEY JAPANESE ALPHABET CHARACTERS WIMBLEDON CATS HAIR TELETUBBIES PRISON TATTOOS RUM AND APPLE JUICE AMAZING SHOWER TROUSERS WHOPPING PIZZA FLAT MONO BROW CAT THE FUNNIEST SOUTH PARK OVERTIRED HOT PANS

I was also interested in abstract animation and looked mainly at Len Lye. Len Lye’s work and style is dictated by the instances of musical notes and the instrument which it is played on for example, a guitar bend may be graphically represented in the same way. His work is very colourful and allows the viewer to “watch” the audio. Much of his work is achieved by painting on 16mm film directly and other forms of mark making. This approach to animation allowed me to communicate a mood or notion without having to represent figuratively the people involved. Another illustrative animation I looked at was Bob Sabiston’s Snack and Drink where I was inspired by the rotoscoping element which I would later try to do. I was also inspired by the bold colours and pencil lines in Latin American graphic design and would implement these aspects in my work.

I wished to use methods exercised by some of my researched key practitioners of experimental animation and instead of film, used layers of acetate, a light box and paint with washing up liquid to create my own experimental animation with various forms of mark making such as a comb and using different materials such as paper and glitter.

ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER

ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER

ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER

STORYBOARD (iii)

STORYBOARD (i)

Representing two different conversations occurring simultaneously. Disjointed as conversations are unrelated.

I had created illustrations informed by the styles of my researched illustration practitioners to go with the chosen recording and recorded footage to rotoscope. I liked the footage I had recorded and did not wish to commit myself to hundreds of rotoscoped images if I was not sure it would be included in the final animation. I decided to try and create an experimental film of all that I had collected as I had not yet established a visual style, in hope this would give me ideas which it did, such as the idea of movement through different layers representing the journey or detour of everyday conversation.

Below is a small selection of the conversation topics that occurred:

Represent convergence of the two conversations, representing overlap. Camera moves forward through the layers to the background layer.

Camera moves forward and pans upwards into next scene.

Camera moves forwards through animated hand drawn type.

Long uninterrupted section of story-telling by authoritative speaker 1 represented by camera moving slowly through scene. Warm colours representing motherly figure. Felt tip background montaged with painted film background.

Speaker 4 yawns loudly represented by repetition of last section of the previous scene.

Speaker 1 stutters fixing and starting again the sentence. The words appear as they are said. Animated hand rendered type by speaker 1 in a rushed style.

FINAL OUTCOME AND EVALUATION

I believe I have successfully identified an interesting topic and been able to provide an insightful intriguing answer backed up with well researched information and thorough understanding and study of the subject.

The word ‘good’ appears on screen as speaker 1 says it. Animated hand drawn type over painted acetate background.

Inky animated illustration of toes wiggling with animated inky numbers illustrating speaker 1’s point of “3 toes“. Circle drawn on computer forms around foot anti-clockwise representing the hole the 3 toes can go through as speaker 1 mentions. On painted acetate background.

Camera moves jumpily on speaker 3’s hand rendered type as she minces her words. The bright blocks of colour represents speaker 3 beginning to take over the conversation speaking loudly over speaker 2 and the excitement.

Camera moves jumpily to text three times. Montaged footage of speakers talking in black and white represent them quietly listening.

Camera moves jumpily across the scene as microphone is jogged.

Pen illustration of child in one shoe.

Speaker 3 says “One” and speaker 1 continues to tell the story emphasising having only one of each pair, every time ‘one’ is mentioned it appears in the speakers handwriting.

Camera moves down the list every time ‘one’ is mentioned. Speaker 1 places more stress and emphasis on the word.

I have been able to experiment with a variety of media which I have not up until this point been able to apply in one situation. I have been able to combine traditional print based methods and mark making with new media to create something old and something new much like my topic; looking at something a lot of us are all familiar with and presenting it in a new way in which we can appreciate it. I have been able to critically evaluate a new subject of my own choice informed by my own motivations and develop the ability of applying New Media to new and obscure subjects to create an innovative answer. I have been given the opportunity of creating a process based piece of work combining traditional elements with New Media to a high standard. I believe I have remained true to my research as it was necessary to be heavily reliant on it to produce a successful subject.

Illustration of a Beluga Whale made using pen, felt tip, pencil and paint. “A Beluga?“ comes out of the Beluga Whale’s mouth.

“Nemo?“ jumps out of the Beluga Whale’s mouth as speaker 1 answers over speaker 4. Mobile phone interference with audio represented with short bursts of picture disturbance.

Pen illustration of Beluga Head Trainers.

ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER

Pen illustration of child’s vans with painted acetate film showing through coloured sections of the shoe.

Left section of screen represents speaker 3 and 4 quietly having conversation as speaker 1 continues story-telling. The opacity increases when they speak.

Ink illustrated ‘T’ forms and ‘MAN’ appears under it as speaker 1 emphasises something apparently obvious to speaker 2. ‘MAN’ written in bold style by speaker 1.

I believe this project will provide the audience a greater appreciation for things we take for granted and encourage cherishing of small things like conversation with loved ones and people may start to notice and give a more critical look at the everyday rather than unquestioning acceptance. I also believe my project is relevant at a time where a lot of the population are embroiled in new technologies and are more withdrawn from social situations. I will continue to document my encounters with the everyday as I have fuelled my appreciation for it with this project and have been able to develop my graphical skills in new forms and exercise and create new learning strategies to create insightful, informative work.

“They are SHOES!”. Shoe prints of child’s shoe appear on top of eß on a painted acetate background.

ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER ANIMATING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION // NATALIE COOPER


ION

HARPER CHALICE I produced a Christmas promotional animation which I sent out by email. This short follows Santa’s Christmas run at workplaces with conventional security whilst promoting the effectiveness and benefits of using this company’s security system.


ANIMATION

FINAL MAJOR PROJECT An experimental visualisation based on the nature of everyday conversation using mixed media and 2D/ 3D techniques. Pencil, ink, paint, acetate, felt pen, fineliner, photography, film, Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.


PRINT // ILLUSTR NATALIE COOPER BOOKS African Musical Instruments and Colouring Book

I produced a set of children’s educational books focusing on African musical instruments. It includes 21 full colour illustrations of instruments from around the African continent with information on each; an introduction to the role of music in Africa and African culture‚; different musical regions;‚ the spread of African music‚; instrument classification and a glossary. There is a full colour version, a colouring book and e-book formats of this 32 page book.


RATION

NATALIE COOPER BOOKS African Patterns Colouring Book Using African motifs as inspiration, I designed this 46 page colouring book for children and using these designs, created a range of handmade greeting cards and homemade screen printed T-shirts.


PRINT // PHOTOG NATALIE COOPER BOOKS Personal Business

I created a range of marketing material to promote the books as well as stationery. I designed, printed, cut, (creased and folded) the business cards, greeting cards, postcards, compliment slips, bag labels.


GRAPHY

view product catalogue: http://issuu.com/ncgd/docs/ami_product_catalogue_2014_sml

As part of the product catalogue I created, I took photos of some of the instruments. I also take photos at stalls for marketing purposes.


ILLUSTRATION PERSONAL WORK AND FINAL MAJOR PROJECT

I enjoy creating experimental artworks, especially mixed media, using film, hand drawing, line drawing, pencil, ink, Adobe Photoshop. Here is a selection of sketchbook pieces and other personal work.


PHOTOGRAPHY HARPER CHALICE

As part of the product catalogue I created, I took photos of the components as well as taking general pictures of the assembled system for press use.


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A collection of print, animation, illustration, photography, email and web work.

Natalie Cooper Graphic Design Portfolio  

A collection of print, animation, illustration, photography, email and web work.

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