INK WELL
SAN FRANCISCO 2014
ADMONITION
THE AMERICAN REAR WINDOW
App concept for RSA Student Brief tackling mental illness. Aimed at improving well-being through being active, social and open about personal thoughts & feelings.
A chronological film documenting the time my girlfriend and I spent working in San Francisco for two months.
Stop motion animation based on the poem by Sylvia Plath, the artistry of Rachel Whiteread, and the sounds of a typewriter.
During my investigation into the NSA and it's tendencies to spy on its neighbours, I took a look at Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' and used its visual narrative of surveillance to draw a comparison with the 21st Century state.
ELIZABETH W CATALOGUE
DISSONANCE
DREAMS
POSTER ART 150
REMOTE-CONTROL
THE WAR ON T(ERROR)
TRUTH TRIPTYCH
ARABISH
TERREÕ
TERRORISH
THE TRUE TRUMAN NATION
WE ARE AWAKE
Catalogue I designed for artisinal fragrance, linen and boutique goods company in San Francisco.
A triptych of infographic posters displaying the dissonance of Wars, Weapons and Wealth - using quotes and conflicting facts.
A periodic table of dreams and their apparent interpretations. Catalogued into groups and ranked in frequency. An attempt to blur the lines between fact and fantasy.
In celebration of 150 years of the London Underground, I screen-printed this poster using 2 inks for an exhibition showcasing Poster Art from the past.
Profiles of the most widely used drones from all over, the reality of their control, and the condemning of their glorification as marvels of technological warfare.
The true casualties from the “War on Terror” have been grossly underestimated. After further research I decided to create a striking info-graphic and 3D sculpture that could be viewed as both a work of art, and also a testament to the true errors the war has made.
A short series of typographic awareness posters for World Trade Center 7, the third tower to collapse on the day of 9/11.
In order to break the Islamophobic taboo, I made an elegant typeface in both form and style to reflect the true beauty in the stereotype. Creating decorative patterns with each glyph and using them throughout this specimen.
Taking the form of a holy book, this publication aims to question the notion of blame when throwing around such a dangerous word. Terreō is Latin for 'I Frighten'.
Thirteen years since the "War on Terror" began, how has the longest conflict in US history altered Terrorism, or is it just using the term to justify an injustice equally as "Terrorish" as its foes.
Examining the Truman Show dilemma and the fears stopping us from seeking the truth. Everything from George Orwell’s prediction of 1984 to the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea. Riddled with manipulated 1950s/60's advertising.
ISTD brief, focusing on Protest and the constant battle between human rights and police brutality. In doing so I began to draw a comparison between "Aggression & Oppression" and this became my underlying theme throughout the publication.
ELIZABETH W
KUSH LONDON
AFRICANIMALS
REMOTE-CONTROL
WALL OF WOMEN
MGH MONOGRAM
Package design for Elizabeth W and their latest collection of hand creams, following a particular illustration style.
Animal illustrations for a clothing brand, personifying wildlife as a reflection of today’s youth.
I documented the stuffed animals at Bristol Museum and followed around a group of teenagers who mocked and jested at the creatures from which I used their words.
Profiles of the most widely used drones from all over, the reality of their control, and the condemning of their glorification as marvels of technological warfare.
Since I never have much time to draw portraits any more, I started a small project of drawing a range of women I find to be wonderful, and deserve a place on this wall.
A family monogram for my grandmother Megan Gwyneth Howell, capturing her beauty and love for art, as well as her complexity and flourished personality. Final image was embroidered into a linen handkerchief by machine.
KUSH LONDON
CALYPSO VOICES
INK WELL
CURRENT MEASURES
RELATE RECORDS
ZONE-O3
LOGO LIMBO
Logo for a London based clothing brand.
A glimpse into the current rebrand of one of London's most renound voiceover agencyies.
App concept for RSA Student Brief tackling mental illness. Aimed at improving well-being through being active, social and open about personal thoughts & feelings.
Branding for Current Measures, an alcohol optics company. The final design was a simplistic monogram, finished with a droplet of liquid to represent the notion of the brand and what they do.
L.A. based record label. Portraying connectivity and relationships as well as incorporating the Onshin symbol and a headphone jack.
Branding and identity design for an Ozone (O3) medicine company. This included a logo, business card designs, menus, business plan, stationary and a close collaboration with the interior design as well as an overall concept for the company.
A series of logo's designed for a variety of client rebrands. For multiple reasons, these identities were never used, and so end up here in the nether.
DISSONANCE
DREAMS
REMOTE-CONTROL
THE WAR ON T(ERROR)
TRUTH TRIPTYCH
A triptych of infographic posters displaying the dissonance of Wars, Weapons and Wealth - using quotes and conflicting facts.
A periodic table of dreams and their apparent interpretations. Catalogued into groups and ranked in frequency. An attempt to blur the lines between fact and fantasy.
Profiles of the most widely used drones from all over, the reality of their control, and the condemning of their glorification as marvels of technological warfare.
The true casualties from the “War on Terror” have been grossly underestimated. After further research I decided to create a striking info-graphic and 3D sculpture that could be viewed as both a work of art, and also a testament to the true errors the war has made.
A short series of typographic awareness posters for World Trade Center 7, the third tower to collapse on the day of 9/11.
DISSONANCE
MGH MONOGRAM
TRUTH TRIPTYCH
ARABISH
TERREÕ
REGURGITATE
KINGDOM
ICON
50 PHOTOS
A triptych of infographic posters displaying the dissonance of Wars, Weapons and Wealth - using quotes and conflicting facts.
A family monogram for my grandmother Megan Gwyneth Howell, capturing her beauty and love for art, as well as her complexity and flourished personality. Final image was embroidered into a linen handkerchief by machine.
A short series of typographic awareness posters for World Trade Center 7, the third tower to collapse on the day of 9/11.
In order to break the Islamophobic taboo, I made an elegant typeface in both form and style to reflect the true beauty in the stereotype. Creating decorative patterns with each glyph and using them throughout this specimen.
Taking the form of a holy book, this publication aims to question the notion of blame when throwing around such a dangerous word. Terreō is Latin for 'I Frighten'.
During a game of Scrabble I couldn't help but admire the unique wearing on each of the wooden tiles. It gave each letter its own feel from years of play shuffling around in a bag. I felt by using two separate letters for each with different levels of wear I could achieve the same regurgitated effect in this font.
A display font created from the forms and shapes incorporated in Church architecture.
Typographic wordplay poster looking at powerful figures as more than just an 'Icon'.
Creating styled layouts of various fragrance collections for a catalogue photo shoot.
DREAMS
50 PHOTOS
ELIZABETH W
Replicating an array of peoples dreams, collected using surveys and exectuted with miniatures and a macro lens.
A collection of photos shot throughout Bristol paired with trigger words.
Creating styled layouts of various fragrance collections for a catalogue photo shoot.
DREAMS
THE WAR ON T(ERROR)
ELIZABETH W
CURRENT MEASURES
KUSH LONDON
Replicating an array of peoples dreams, collected using surveys and exectuted with miniatures and a macro lens.
The true casualties from the “War on Terror” have been grossly underestimated. After further research I decided to create a striking info-graphic and 3D sculpture that could be viewed as both a work of art, and also a testament to the true errors the war has made.
Package design for Elizabeth W and their latest collection of hand creams, following a particular illustration style.
CAD model with branding for Current Measures, an alcohol optics company.
Animal illustrations for a clothing brand, personifying wildlife as a reflection of today’s youth.
INK WELL
CALYPSO VOICES
App concept for RSA Student Brief tackling mental illness. Aimed at improving well-being through being active, social and open about personal thoughts & feelings.
A glimpse into the current redesign of one of London's most renound voiceover agency's website.
WE ARE AWAKE
TERREÕ
ARABISH
THE TRUE TRUMAN NATION
TERRORISH
ELIZABETH W CATALOGUE
A comparison of protest & power. The aggressors & oppressors. The awake & aware.
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With an overwhelming sense of Islamophobia in the world today since the events of 9/11, I have created a beautifully elegant stereo-typeface that reflects the beauty in the Arabic language. Hopefully shedding a new light on the way we decide to see and judge an entire religious culture, based on the actions of a few.
Examining the Truman Show dilemma and the fears stopping us from seeking the truth. Everything from George Orwell’s prediction of 1984 to the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea. Riddled with manipulated 1950s/60's advertising.
Thirteen years since the "War on Terror" began, how has the longest conflict in US history altered Terrorism, or is it just using the term to justify an injustice equally as "Terrorish" as its foes.
Catalogue I designed for artisinal fragrance, linen and boutique goods company in San Francisco.

 

About Me

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Oscar Saunders

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

& CREATIVE

 

"You have to be somebody before you

can share yourself." – Jaron Lanier

DESIGN

I've been an artist and avid designer for as long as I can remember, and it's always stuck with me as a talent to pursue. Mainly I work with print & digital, trying to keep up to date with contemporary trends in the design circuit whilst staying true to my own style and beliefs.

ILLUSTRATE

Before design came art – mainly surrealism and portraiture – which has aided in the design I produce today. During my younger education and foundation course I have improved both my artistic skill set with pen, pencil and paintbrush, as well as digitally. and commercially.

RESOLVE

I love the idea of an unsolvable problem, usually because once solved, you have produced something truly unique - something that has never been achieved before. My goal throughout my life will be to find and to solve many of these little gems before I throw in the towel.

ARTICULATE

As well as the above, creativity cannot exist without well written words, and word play – whether it's a poem, a pun or just plain old punctuation. This is a crucial part of me and my style. Sometimes I find it's the difference between knowing your shit, and knowing you're shit.

OCCUPY

Advertising is my ideal career path, but I want my work to reach the minds of the blissfully unaware. With protest as a main focal point of my current design, I hope to help raise awareness and bring about a change in the way we view this rock in which we all occupy.

ANIMATE

Stop motion animation and also moving image pieces are painstakingly time consuming processes, but the eventual end result can create a greater impact than a print. Stories can be told easier, and messages can be conveyed clearer. I have made a few so far with more to come.

CV

Work Experience

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Relate Records

During the summer I moved over to San Francisco, CA, to find a job in design. Whilst there I was offered a paid role as art director for an artisanal fragrance boutique. There I designed packages for stock, adverts for magazines and email blasts along side the creation of their 2014/15 catalogue. Which I directed all the photography, style, editorial layouts and copywriting for.

After being introduced to a young musical artist and record label entrepreneur from Los Angeles I was given the opportunity to create the logo and overall branding.

KUSH London Clothing

FCB Inferno

Clothing brand I was asked to be the art designer for creating the logo and various t-shirt designs with animal illustrations, fit for online retail.

For work experience I had the opportunity of working in one of the top agencies in London, formerly known as Inferno. This really started my passion for the creative industry, and mainly the advertising role. Whilst there I was able to work with other creatives, planning and brainstorming for new campaigns with brands such as Lynx, J2O and many more. I also spent a week in their 'suits' department, researching the latest viral ad campaigns and trends to bring to the table.

Zone–O3

Creating an identity for a start-up holistic cleansing company. I was involved in everything from art direction, mood, colour palette and ultimately the brand logo and slogan.

Education

University of the West of England (UWE)

University of the Creative Arts (UCA)

Bristol / 2011 - 2014

Epsom / 2010 - 2011

BA (Hons), Graphic Design / Upper Second-Class Honours

BTEC Foundation, Art & Design/ Distinction

Following my foundation course at UCA, I chose to study Graphic Design at UWE due to its strong emphasis on work ethic and their ability to prepare students for the real world.

I started this foundation course simply because I wasn't sure which creative field I wanted to take. With the help from my tutors I was able to choose Graphic Design as my pathway and enjoyed every skill they taught me.

My Skills

COMMUNICATION

ILLUSTRATION

BRANDING

TYPOGRAPHY

EDITORIAL

COPYWRITING

ANIMATION

July - September 2014

September - October 2009

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2014

2012 - 2013

Art Director

Junior Designer

Identity Branding

Art Designer

Identity Branding

San Francisco

London

Los Angeles

Bristol

London

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Latest

Regurgitate Typeface

My mother is an avid Scrabbler, and during a game I couldn't help but admire the unique wearing on each of the wooden tiles. It gave each letter its own feel from years of play and shuffling around in a bag. I felt by using two separate versions of each letter, with different levels of wear, I could achieve the same regurgitated effect in this font.

 

Using Illustrator and FontLab Studio 5 I was able to achieve this quick personal project I had been meaning to undertake for a while.

Regurgitate Scrabble Typeface
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Portfolio

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   ILLUSTRATION
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   BRANDING
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   INFOGRAPHIC
   INFOGRAPHIC
   TYPE
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   PHOTOGRAPHY
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   PHYSICAL
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   DIGITAL
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   PUBLICATION
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Contact

osaunders.gd@gmail.com

+44 (0) 7557 765 280

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