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STEPHEN LOWE GRAPHIC DESIGN


Me I have always wanted to do something in arts since a young age. Through high school and college, this became clear that graphic design was my chosen subject. I feel that since starting university, I have improved on my own graphic style and have a clear view on the future of my branding career. I love modern design and an eye catching logo. I also love creating my own typography. Skills: • Fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign • Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver, After Effects and Flash • Basic QuarkXpress Education: • Luton Sixth Form, 2 A levels and a Graphic • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Word, Exel, Powerpoint) Design Btec • Confident on both PC’s and Mac’s • Ashcorft High School, 2 A’s, 3 B’s, 3 C’s operating systems Results of 2nd year at De Montfort University: Contact: • 3x 1sts (A) and a 2:1 (B) • stephen _ lowe2@yahoo.com Starting final year September 2012 • www.behance.net/StephenLowe • www.issuu.com/stephenlowegraphics Areas of interest: • Branding • Corporate identity • Typography

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Vision & Illusion Museum, Edinburgh This project involved re-branding a museum of our choice. I chose a childhood favourite of mine, an illusion museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. The logo incorporates an illusion in itself, using patriotic colours in a kaleidoscope emblem. This was easily adapted to different means such as advertising, transport and signage. With this I also created a style guide outlining the colours, fonts and usage.

vision and illusion museum, Edinburgh

vision and illusion museum, Edinburgh

vision and illusion museum, Edinburgh

vision and illusion museum, Edinburgh


SELECT - TV Channel For my TV graphics module, I had to create an identity for SELECT TV and their sister channels. It also had to include a 24/7 catch up website logo. All of these needed a movie ident which was created in Adobe After Effects. This was also created with a booklet outlining my process and development to my final outcome.

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Another branding project was to re-brand the design society at De Montfort University. I chose the word ‘doodle’ as the name as it is the starting point of any great design and is great way to get the creative juices flowing. The logo is simplistic, making the letters simple shapes but still legible. The O depicts a doodle in itself which can be different colours depending on who uses them. This is also shown in a small booklet on the colours and fonts.

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The City - d&ad For 2012’s d&ad project, I chose the branding section supported by venturethree. Their brief was to re-invent the city of London’s image and create a brand for it. I focused on the fact the area is just over a square mile and used the square theme through my designs. The logo comes in a variety of colours and is meant to bring new life to the district, making it a fun and social place to be, incorporating QR codes and a what’s on guide. This was shown in the simple style guide.


Folded Font Another passion of mine is typography. I experimented in creating fonts back in the summer of 2011 and found it to be really exciting with variety of different ideas. I liked looking at making art fonts, even illegible but all keeping to a constraint as it makes the process more challenging and fun. I was lucky enough to have my font ‘folded’ used on a creative typography website. It is based on folded paper strips and included numbers and punctuation. www.handmadefont.com/folds.php


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