Bonaverde are a star­tup com­pany from Berlin that strives to change the way Coffee is per­ceived. They’re unique in that they let one buy their cof­fee beans green dir­ectly from the grow­er. They’ve designed a revolu­tion­ary cof­fee machine, which allows you to cir­cum­vent the inter­ven­ing sup­ply chain.

I worked with them on their app to cre­ate icon avatars depict­ing Customer (ter­med a “Coffee Changer”), Grower, Scout and Ambassador char­ac­ters. I also pro­duced a few fur­ther illus­tra­tions of their pro­duct and some per­son­al­ised login icons. To find out more please read this blog piece on Crew.

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a series illustrating prenatal development

This series of illus­tra­tions was com­mis­sioned by an soft­ware developer for an app he was devel­op­ing called ‘Gravid’ (Norwegian for ‘Pregnant). The app is inten­ded to be used by expect­ant par­ents to help them mon­it­or pro­gress dur­ing preg­nancy, get expert advice and edu­cate them­selves about the day-to-day devel­op­ment of their child in the womb.

The brief con­sisted of design­ing a ‘Mother’ char­ac­ter and then pro­du­cing 41 con­sec­ut­ive weeks of vec­tor­ised illus­tra­tions of the baby grow­ing from a bundle of cells into a new­born.

T-shirt Illustration Design

The Bear, The Lion and The Wolf.

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An illus­tra­tion design embel­lish­ing an ’Alpha’ con­cept logo, com­mis­sioned via Crew web­site. The illustration’s com­pos­i­tion is inspired by the ‘Allegory of Prudence’ by Titian and its con­tent com­bines a three-headed entity (one Bear, one Lion and one Wolf) with­in the typo­graph­ic ‘Alpha’ logo. Each anim­al is inten­ded to sig­ni­fy a par­tic­u­lar vir­tue the brand wanted to evoke (Lion = Courage ; Bear = Strength ; Wolf = Loyalty). The logo was cre­ated for brand­ing pur­poses and labels, with the illus­tra­tion hav­ing to be cap­able of being prin­ted on black and white appar­el.

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Examples of per­son­al­ised illus­tra­tions cre­ated for use in let­ter-pressed wed­ding invites. I have worked on a num­ber of such com­mis­sions, which have been offered to me via the Crew web­site. On the invit­a­tion with a map, I only cre­ated the illus­trated icons and topo­graph­ic ele­ments such as moun­tains and forests.

I very much enjoyed being a small part of people’s « Big Day ». If you’re look­ing for help with a wed­ding invite please don’t hes­it­ate to drop me an email.

Kidswear Illustration 2015 Collection

produced under the Art Direction of Noo-Studio for Mesamis clothing company

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This Spring/​Summer 2015 Collection con­tin­ued with the hand-drawn aes­thet­ics from the pre­ced­ing Autumn/​Winter col­lec­tion and applied this style to cre­ate designs that depic­ted examples of children’s nat­ur­al curi­os­ity and their fas­cin­a­tion with explor­a­tion. Hence the char­ac­ters are act­ive, dynam­ic and express­ive of inquis­it­ive­ness, won­der and joy.

The Autumn/​Winter 2015 was informed by the pop­ular­ity of the pre­vi­ous year’s use of 3d mod­els. Thus it accen­tu­ated this more styl­ised approach with­in the illus­tra­tions. The designs were also spe­cific­ally designed so that more invent­ive meth­ods of incor­por­at­ing them into cloth­ing could be used (e.g. embroidered rather than prin­ted and/​or patches of dif­fer­ent tex­tured fab­ric embed­ded with­in them).

Kidswear Illustration 2014 Collection

produced under the Art Direction of Noo-Studio for Mesamis clothing company

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This is a selec­tion of illus­tra­tions cre­ated for the Spring/​Summer 2014 Collection. The three brand char­ac­ters of Mesamis (Bear, Rabbit and Elephant) were designed as 3d mod­els and then used as the basis for all the images.

The Autumn/​Winter 2014 Collection was also inspired by the 3d mod­els. However, this series explored more hand-drawn aes­thet­ics. The illus­tra­tions reflect the core brand val­ues of Mesamis and con­sequently depict the char­ac­ters as activ­e and dynam­ic, as well as emphas­ising a close rela­tion­ship between child and par­ent.