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Flux 2023 Degree Show

4 June 2023

A team of third-year students took on the branding and promotion for this year’s degree show. Read more

New branding for Georgina Rivers Academy

24 May 2023

Background Georgina Rivers has been in the nail and beauty industry for over 18 years and is a qualified educator, teaching courses for Cuccio ltd… Read more

Carter’s Fairground contest: Cadbury Dairy Milk

8 February 2023

  Brief ‘Fairground fonts were designed to be persuasive, to get people to take action but in a fun and eye-catching way. They also have… Read more

Carter’s Fairground contest: Legal & General

8 February 2023

Overview This Real Job comes in the form of a contest, something fairly unusual for these briefs. Following a recent social trip to Carter’s Steam… Read more

True Food Organics Logo

30 January 2023

Overview True Food Organics, originally named True Food Co-operative, is a zero-waste, organic food and grocery store based in Emmer Green, Reading. It is run… Read more

Harris Garden interpretation boards

30 January 2023

Brief Summary The Harris Garden is a botanical garden, located on the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus. It was established in 1972 and has since… Read more

Student-Led Department Instagram 2022

30 January 2023

Introduction After joining the instagram team in our first year of University, we (Emily and Rio) began to co-lead the Instagram at the beginning of… Read more

Joby Carter Fairground Contest: Redesigning Odeon

30 January 2023

Redesigning Odeon Brief Joby Carter is a signwriter and fairground artist who owns Carter’s steam fair and he set up a competition whereby as the… Read more

Project Freedom – Real Time text for a theatre performance

30 January 2023

Overview & Goals The supplied brief was to document a live theatre performance by Jamal Harewood, an artist who creates audience-led participatory events that focus… Read more

Oyster Outcomes

30 January 2023

Background Oyster outcomes LTD is a consultancy business which offers several different services. These include multi-disciplinary management, governance and assurance, coaching, mentoring and coach supervision,… Read more

Mock up of Project Freedom Booklet

Jamal Harewood: Project Freedom

30 January 2023

Background Jamal Harewood is an activist who sets out to share his vision of race and identity through workshops around England. He is currently undergoing… Read more

Quieter Lifestyle logo

30 January 2023

Background Around 20% of the University of Reading halls are now labelled as quieter lifestyle. The scheme aims to group together students who identify with… Read more

‘Fresh Out’ Film Posters (RJ00543)

27 May 2022

Overview This real job entailed designing three film posters for the independent film Fresh Out. The client is part of an independent distribution team at the National… Read more

Promoting racial justice in teaching and learning: digital and print collection

5 April 2022

Real Job: Bethan Williams designed a journal highlighting Reading’s focus on racial justice. Read more

Pain Research Reading: Logo Design

5 April 2022

Real Job: Emily Collard entered a design contest to brand a new research centre at the University. Read more

Mock up of A3 Poster

Dragon Rouge Design Contest

5 April 2022

Real Job: Hanorah entered a design contest promoting make-up as a route to addressing mental health issues. Read more

G live Radical Creatives

5 April 2022

Real job: A team created illustrations and branding for this local initiative to encourage creativity amongst young people. Read more

Little Orchard Farm shop & café

5 April 2022

Real Job: Issy, Yana and Lachlan took on the branding of a start-up farm shop run by Typography graduate Izzy Wedgwood. Read more

Gifted Boutique Drop 8: Campaigning Branding

5 April 2022

Real Job: A team of designers created branding a social campaign for the latest ‘drop’ from a community interest fashion brand. Read more

GradSpire Logo

5 April 2022

Real Job: Chloe Yau branded an innovative graduate development scheme enabling SMEs to attract, recruit and nurture top-talent graduates from across the region. Read more

Georgina Rivers Academy Branding & Web Design

5 April 2022

Real Job: Alex Gwynne led a team creating a new website and brand for the Georgina Rivers Academy Read more

Georgina Rivers Salon & Academy – Social Media and Illustration Style

5 April 2022

Real Job: Salma Adelwahab worked on a brand launch for a local beauty academy. Read more

Careers in Psychology Animated Video

5 April 2022

Real Job: Lamar Kaki worked for the Psychology department at the University of Reading to create an animation promoting a career as a Psychological Wellbeing… Read more

Time to Reflect: A collection of personal memories

24 January 2022

Background Often, Ronald Smith was told “You have led such an interesting life, you should write a book”. The memoir consists of Ronald’s life experiences,… Read more

PLACEing Objects: Artist’s Publication

24 January 2022

Background This Real Job required us to design a publication for the PLACEing objects exhibition that ran in March 2020. The exhibition was part of… Read more

ICPH 2022 Conference Branding

24 January 2022

Background The biennial International Conference on Polyphenols and Health is the most important international forum to discuss the latest developments in the field of polyphenols,… Read more

The CoRAY Project

24 January 2022

Overview Summary of the project For this real job, Cristele Saric and I worked collaboratively for Sue Walker as part of the CoRAY Project’s production… Read more

PLACEing objects Artist publication

24 January 2022

Designing a publication to exhibit a client’s exhibition as part of her Ph.D. is one of the greatest projects I have ever completed! Read more

The School Outreach Company

24 January 2022

Group collaborations: Generating ideas-Logo, branding, PowerPoint palette, website Individual jobs: (Kaylee) Website images, Diagram for ‘intervention’ services, ‘What we do’ and ‘An Evolving market’ illustration.… Read more

Longhaul sports fuels packaging design

5 November 2021

Overview Longhaul is a growing brand which specialises in creating prolonged energy release food for athletes. Owners Staale Brinchmann and Amelia Watts found a gap… Read more

Global Graduate Branding

29 August 2021

Background This branding project was for a new and upcoming module established by Daniela Standen, which will be part of what the University of Reading… Read more

The Gentlemen Danes book illustration

14 June 2021

Background My client for this real job was an independent publisher based in Reading. The client is writing and publishing a new book that details… Read more

Red Emerald Branding

26 May 2021

Background Red Emerald is a new business that aims to advise and support leaders in universities, colleges and government bodies on internationalisation strategies and activities.… Read more

Infographics for PhD research thesis on aphasia

25 May 2021

Background The client for this project is Willemijn Doedens, a PhD student in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of… Read more

A Survival Guide to an Emotive World

25 May 2021

Background Young adults with a learning disability may struggle to go to university, not due to a lack of skills but due to confidence issues.… Read more

Wychwood Project Rebrand

25 May 2021

Background The Wychwood Project is a registered conservation charity located in Wychwood, covering an area of 120 square miles. Its focus is to encourage and… Read more

Longhaul Endurance Branding

25 May 2021

Background Longhaul Endurance is an up and coming brand, which aims to provide athletes with high quality performance food. Co-owners Staale and Amelia both saw… Read more

Reach Out and Connect

25 May 2021

Background A group of volunteers had set up a Facebook page called ‘Mature Engagement’ during the first Covid-19 Lockdown in the UK, the initial idea… Read more

IAWADBD: issue 3 zine

25 May 2021

Background This real job was slightly different than most real jobs. Rather than getting a client brief, we make an ‘I am we are… different… Read more

Movie: a journal of film criticism. Issue 9.

25 May 2021

Background The Head of the School of Arts & Communication Design at the University of Reading, Professor John Gibbs, required a student to design issue… Read more

EVE Film Branding

25 May 2021

Chloe Ball and Romy Chessells worked with a group of senior film executives who have formed an film company with a difference. The clients were… Read more

That Marketing Blog

25 May 2021

To visit That Marketing Blog, go to: http://thatmarketingblog.com/ Background That marketing blog began as an idea of a collective place of resources for students. It… Read more

Fast turnaround logo design project 2021

25 May 2021

Brief: The brief for this project was a bit different from the ones I have previously worked on; this was a two-week turnaround project to… Read more

Undergraduate recruitment social media post

Undergraduate recruitment

25 May 2021

Overview Third year students Ruth and Maya and second year students Lucy and Grace were selected to form the ‘Undergraduate Recruitment team’ to increase applications… Read more

Destination book design

‘Destination’: travel journals book design

25 May 2021

Background Over the last thirty years in the label and packaging printing industry, Swiss-born Bernhard Grob has travelled across the world to promote and sell… Read more

Cowrie Scholarship Foundation

25 May 2021

Background The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation was set up to allow economically disadvantaged black students to attend UK universities and with the foundation being very new… Read more

@uortypography: the student-led Instagram account

25 May 2021

Background The student-led Instagram has been operational since 2018 when a group of students rightfully decided that it would be a great tool to promote… Read more

Art for Research Reading 2020-21

25 May 2021

Background Art for Research Reading is an organisation that runs yearly to raise money for Cancer Research UK Children and Young People, by running an… Read more

Superfast logo design project

25 May 2021

Background In their second term, Part 1 students take on a website project where they are given the logos and brand guidelines in order to… Read more

The Horrible Captain Horatio Murky book design

25 May 2021

Background Whilst in Covid-19 lockdown, the client wrote an illustrated children’s book aimed at 6–9-year-old children where all profits will go to Heads Up, a mental… Read more

Black Members of Parliament Book

25 May 2021

Labiba and Yaa took the opportunity to design the book Black British Members of Parliament in the House of Commons: 22 Stories of Passion, Achievement… Read more

Hampshire RFU Branding

25 May 2021

Background Hampshire RFU covers 32 rugby clubs in Hampshire with different membership types, e.g. paid members club, representative rugby, 7’s teams, women’s rugby, a LGBT+… Read more

Community Cooking and Wellbeing Kitchen Logo

25 May 2021

Background Our client Ilaria Mezzogori is involved with a Community Kitchen, a communal and social place where free community-based programmes are run so people can… Read more

Fine Art Degree Show website, catalogue social media design

25 May 2021

Background Every year, the art department hosts two art shows for finalist art students: the Winter Cabaret and the Summer Art Degree Show. Both shows… Read more

The Art Therapy Agency Website Redesign

25 May 2021

Background Founded in 2011, The Art Therapy Agency is a membership based group of art therapists. The agency was set up to raise awareness of… Read more

Typography External Wall Graphic

25 May 2021

Background The Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading building wayfinding needs some refinement. The department needs a distinctive sign to… Read more

Exhibition booklet

Ure Museum Digital Exhibition Booklet

25 May 2021

Background The Ure Museum The Ure Museum can be found in the Classics Department within the Edith Morley building on the University of Reading’s Whiteknights… Read more

Charles Mozley Trust Website

25 May 2021

Background Charles Mozley was an English artist whose paintings, illustrations and lithography was influenced by the style of French post-impressionism. After his death in 1991,… Read more

COVID-19 Knowledge Test E-Learning Website

25 May 2021

Background The COVID-19 knowledge e-learning platform is a website created by the data science club at the University of Reading to help the general public… Read more

Christian Community Action branding

25 May 2021

Background Christian Community Action, otherwise known as CCA is a Christian charitable organisation local to the Reading and Berkshire area. CCA provides support for less… Read more

Dizzy Milk Brew Co.

25 May 2021

Who are Dizzy Milk? Our clients; Jack Gillespie and Ash Stedman, were beginning a new business venture of brewing their own range of craft beers… Read more

PROJECT LATERAL – RAF design studio

25 May 2021

Background Sgt. Lee Tomas, Chief of the RAF’s air staff campaign set out to create striking visuals that broke conformity of the old and invigorated… Read more

The IC Branding

25 May 2021

Background The IC, abbreviated as the ‘International Collective’, are a company who specialise in internationalisation within the education sector globally. Founded by clients Sirin Myles… Read more

Professor Betts Catalogue

25 May 2021

Background This catalogue celebrates the life and work of Professor Anthony Betts, who was a Fine Art professor at Reading University during 1933 to 1963,… Read more

Baseline shift animations 2020-21

25 May 2021

Background Baseline Shift is a series of design talks, events and workshops organised by a team of students for students at the department of Typography… Read more

Coaching Reading Visual Identity

25 May 2021

Background Our client, Julie Williams, is part of a network called ‘Coaching Reading’, which is a community of people who are qualified and/or passionate about coaching. Together… Read more

Baseline shift: organising, promoting and hosting a series of design talks

24 May 2021

Baseline shift – our series of design talks – is student-led. Find out what this entails. Read more

History of letterforms

24 May 2021

Background James Mosely is an expert in the field of typography and the history of letterforms and printing types, he has lectured at the University… Read more

London AV Solutions Wall Graphics

12 May 2021

Background London AV Solutions is a family run business who provide smart home solutions using cutting-edge technology to simplify and enhance the lives of their… Read more

Love, trust, hope: the Alana House cookbook

9 May 2021

Background Alana House women’s centre, a charity in Reading that provides a safe space for women to express themselves and strive towards their goals, approached… Read more

Frankie the Fish: The ReMINDS Project

20 April 2021

Background The clients for this project are from the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Reading, where they… Read more

ROSES poster

RJ00468 ROSES posters

28 January 2021

Background ROSES is the Reading online sports economics seminars held every Friday. The seminars are organised by our client James Reade who also promotes the… Read more

Longhaul Branding and packaging redesign

28 January 2021

Background Longhaul is a company which strives to create savoury performance food for endurance athletes. Currently they have one product on the market, a pouch… Read more

Designing packaging for endurance sports fuels

6 September 2020

Real Job – A group of Part 2 students create new packaging for Longhaul – an early stage start-up sports food company, specialising in savoury… Read more

Farm toy exhibition ‘Playing at farming’

19 August 2020

Real Job: Cyan and Caitlin developed promotional material for an exhibition of farm toys @TheMERL. https://merl.reading.ac.uk/explore/online-exhibitions/playing-farming/ . Read more

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

19 August 2020

Real Job: Do you like Owls? Liselot, Immy and Joanne worked on new wayfinding and interpretation boards for Turbary Woods Owl Sanctuary near Preston, with… Read more

CAFOD Emergency Response Team – Stencil font

15 June 2020

Real Job: Couldn’t end the year without at least ONE of our undergrads designing a typeface. Connie Worthington unpacks her excellent work in this report.… Read more

>A-Z Degree Show 2020 Creative Direction

14 June 2020

Real Job: In the last report from our Degree Show team, Aanand Tank reflects on his role as Creative Director, a role that showed his… Read more

>A–Z Degree Show 2020 (Invites)

14 June 2020

Real Job: The task of designing degree show invitations is a hallowed tradition in many design schools, and our students have been doing it for… Read more

I am, We are… Different by Design: Issue 3

14 June 2020

Real Job: Editors Marianne and Aanand are putting the finishing touches on Issue 3 of @UniofReading’s arts diversity zine. Publication this summer! 🤞🏿🤞🏾🤞🏼🤞🤞🏻 @UniRdg_Diverse Read more

Ladybird Book Prototype Replica

14 June 2020

Real Job: Emily has recreated an important handmade @ladybirdbooks prototype for digital display (and, hopefully, print) at @UniRdg_SpecColl at @TheMERL https://youtu.be/OBSeX5sVqQk Read more

New Blood Awards – Audible

14 June 2020

(Almost) Real Job: We encourage our students to let us know when they are entering their work for awards, as the experience can count towards… Read more

Dunsden Village Hall website redesign

14 June 2020

Background David Woodward, the head of the Dunsden village hall charity needed a website redesign. The goal was to drive traffic and promote the many… Read more

RFT 50th Exhibition

14 June 2020

Real Job: Arianne is working with @RFT_Cinema on an exciting exhibition showcasing their archive of Student-designed film posters dating back nearly 50 years. The archive… Read more

TrueSwift: Park your Archive™ software UI design

14 June 2020

Real Job: Tim Greaves reflects on his experience designing an interface for a data management firm @TrueSwiftLtd, based next door to Typography in the University… Read more

>A–Z Degree Show: Social Media Presence

13 June 2020

Real Job: Angie Bacallan explains how our graduates designed and managed the promotion of their degree show this year: https://www.instagram.com/greaterthanatoz/ https://greater-than-a-to-z.co.uk Read more

Reading School of Art Degree Show Publicity 2020

10 June 2020

Real Jobs: Angie, Eden and Ruth built the branding, literature and website for this year’s Art Degree Show at @UniRdg_Art https://asbestosstreams.com Read more

Student-run Department Social Media accounts

10 June 2020

Real Job: Our students asked if they could build and manage an Instagram account for the Department. https://www.instagram.com/uortypography/ @_timwatkins @UniofReading Read more

A History of Sport at Reading

10 June 2020

This is a progress update report for a project being completed for University of Reading’s SportsPark, which is still ongoing at the time of writing.… Read more

A zine to create awareness and celebrate diversity

10 June 2020

Real Job: Martha and Seniz led Typography’s diversity project this year, culminating in the production of the second issue of our ‘zine for the creative… Read more

Communicating with Care Homes About the Usage of Antipsychotics in Dementia

10 June 2020

Real Job: Izzy Bahrin developed an information poster to raise awareness of issues around the prescription antipsychotic drugs for dementia patients. The project supported the… Read more

>A-Z Degree Show 2020 (Website)

6 June 2020

Real Job: Amrita and Chia-yi created the site at https://greater-than-a-to-z.co.uk . Their report makes clear the value of learning how to communicate effectively with IT… Read more

Adherence to medication – interactive designs

3 June 2020

Adherence to medication – interactive designs (RJ00394) Report Background The client for this project was a PhD student named Othman, who I was not in… Read more

APPG on the Microbiome Leaflets

3 June 2020

Real Jobs: Chris Lewis and James Ollig worked infographics for a PhD student researching the Human Gut Microbiome on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group… Read more

The DEL Feedback Action Plan

3 June 2020

Background The English Department at the University of Reading required full size A1 laminated posters which addressed feedback and assessment issues in English Literature. The… Read more

Open Digital Seminar in Eighteenth-century Studies Logo

3 June 2020

Real Job: In a month-long project, Ella Griffiths worked with @rebeccabullard, Convenor of @ODSECS1, to update the branding for this online seminar series. Read more

Reading Assembly – Power at Tate Exchange

2 June 2020

Real Job: Charlotte Frost created a typographically complex leaflet to outline a series of events led by staff from @UniRdg_Art #ReadingAssembly Read more

A Room of Our Own: The Virginia Woolf Learning Journals

2 June 2020

Real Job: Working with Dr Madeleine Davies and three student editors – Libby Bushill, Zoë Kyle and Maddie Bazin – from @UniRdg_EngLit, Katy Smith designed a… Read more

Art for Research Reading

2 June 2020

Real Job: Georgia Robertson created branding and a catalogue in support of an annual art competition for children in the Reading area. @AFRReading #artforresearchreading Read more

Pharmacy Happy Families

2 June 2020

Real Job: We created a set of Happy Family styled cards designed to promote the diverse nature of the Pharmacy professions. Read more

Site Management Textbook design

29 May 2020

Background This blog post will be discussing a project which was carried out for the site management department and course at the university of reading.… Read more

Optimum: Student mental health start-up promotional document

26 May 2020

The Brief Our team was tasked to create a leaflet to promote the client’s company and the services they offered. The client also stated in… Read more

Making a difference in Palestine and Israel

25 May 2020

Real Job: Students designed a campaign booklet and postcard to raise awareness about the work EAPPI carry out in Palestine and Israel. #EAPPI @eappiukireland @eappi Read more

Leading the Tate Exchange 2019 Workshop

24 May 2020

Real Jobs: Seniz Husseyin and Martha Macri led a team of students from @UniofReading in promoting diversity and individuality in the arts at @TateExchange. Read more

Arcade Game Typography Event Promotion (RJ00389)

6 May 2020

‘Ideas, materials, social media and activities in support of an evening of Typography-themed video-gaming in the Department, centred on Arcade Game Typography: The Art of… Read more

Diversity team Tate Exchange 2020

24 April 2020

Background I am, We are… Different by Design is a student-led group from the School of Art and Communication Design advocating for diversity and inclusion… Read more

Émile Niveduab book design

22 April 2020

Background Michael Twyman is retired Professor of Typography at the University of Reading. The founder of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, Michael has… Read more

VG Logo

22 April 2020

  Background The client for this project was one of the owners of a start-up company based in Luxembourg, called Voll Getestet (VG). The company… Read more

Ornamental plants: Our future invaders?

7 January 2020

Real Job: Seniz Husseyin led a team of Part 2 students to brand the University’s gold medal winning display at the Chelsea Flower Show. See… Read more


7 January 2020

Background #mygreenstudy is a student-led project, run by three third-year BsC students at the University of Reading, supervised by Associate Professor of Botany, Alastair Culham. … Read more

R. U. Hacking? Society Rebrand

7 January 2020

Real Job: Anna Harding and Mitko Spasov delivered a complete rebrand for R. U. Hacking?, the Reading University Hacking Society. See more on typography.network Read more

Front of the packaging mockup

Impact TwentySeven – Brand Visual Identity Development

7 January 2020

Background and briefing Impact TwentySeven is a new charity start-up which is looking to harness the huge market potential of the beauty industry. The aim… Read more

School of Arts and Communication Design UCAS Fair Stand

7 January 2020

Real Job: Siobhan Bailey and Chloe Ball designed, built and ran our new stand at UCAS fairs in London and Manchester. See more on typography.network Read more

Typography Timetables

7 January 2020

Background Students on this course often struggle to manage their time in the most effective way so that they can excel in each module.  On… Read more

Periodic table anniversary wall graphics for the Department of Chemistry

7 January 2020

Real Job: A team of Part 2 undergraduates designed a commemorative wall graphic for the Department of Chemistry to mark the 150th anniversary of the… Read more

Movie: a journal of film criticism. Issue 8

7 January 2020

Movie: a journal of film criticism. Issue 8 Background Professor John Gibbs, head of the School of Arts & Communication Design at the University of… Read more

Reading Museum Donations Board

7 January 2020

Real Job: Tom Green was commissioned to create a new donor board for an event at Reading Museum. See more on typography.network Read more

Helping to improve student understanding of electronic marks

7 January 2020

Real Job: Alex Ganczarski worked on a campaign to help students get to grips with the way their grades are presented to them. See more… Read more

Type Ephemera Day publicity

7 January 2020

Real Job: Arianne Cantwell and Aanand Tank created branding and publicity materials for a departmental event on letterforms and ephemera. See more on typography.network Read more

Ephemera Society Handbook

24 July 2019

Background and initial briefing The Ephemera Society is a non-profit body devoted to the collection, conservation, study and educational uses of handwritten and printed ephemera.… Read more

Penguin Student Design Award Covers

24 July 2019

Background Each year, Penguin opens their Student Design Award competition, which provides participants with an experience of dealing with real cover design briefs first-hand. From… Read more

Reading Assembly – Movement (Tate Exchange)

24 July 2019

Background This is a project to design for the Reading Assembly. The Tate Exchange includes responses, workshops, talks and events, where you can join the… Read more

ASSETS 2018: Conference Branding

24 July 2019

Background The annual ASSETS conference explores the use of computing and information technology to benefit older adults and those with disabilities, such as visual impairments,… Read more

Coln Constituency and Loddon Ecology branding

24 July 2019

Background: Introduction: The project was initiated in the first semester of 2017 by two groups of second year geography students who required a brand identity,… Read more

WST - BMJ Talk

Typography Publicity Student Team

24 July 2019

The brief Publicity was a real job within our department and consisted of myself, Laura Marshall, Elliot Ellis, Jess Downie and Jason Yung. As a… Read more

Brand refresh for the British American Security Information Council

24 July 2019

 Background The British American Security Information Council (BASIC) is an independent think-tank and charity that truly believes that nuclear disarmament is possible. Their work… Read more

Let’s interface the Music and Dance

24 July 2019

The context Our client is a working artist and art lecturer at the University of Reading, Christine Ellison had a continuing interest in exploring the… Read more

Loddon Catchment Consultancy 2017

24 July 2019

Background I will be working with two different teams in this project. This project is to help the clients create a professional image for their… Read more

Wedding Playbill

24 July 2019

Background I decided to take on this project despite the quick turnaround because the subject matter was something I particularly was interested in. My client… Read more

Lula & Gabrielle

24 July 2019

Background: Mona Jibril and her business partners wanted to start a company that would provide a high quality line of nightwear and lingerie for women… Read more

Virus Illustration

Microbiology animations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

24 July 2019

The Brief Anastasia Rattigan from the Online courses team at the University of Reading develops Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) alongside the FutureLearn platform to… Read more

Fast logo designs for local businesses

24 July 2019

The brief In the second term, Part 1 students are required to design a website, however, they are given the guidelines and logos in advance.… Read more

Second Sight – Margaret Atwood Learning Journal Book

24 July 2019

Summary Second Sight is a book publication of Margaret Atwood-inspired works done by Part 3 English Literature students of University of Reading. I worked alongside… Read more

Art in Business

24 July 2019

Background The client is an Art PHD student at the University of Reading who set out to create a ‘document’ that visually supported and demonstrated… Read more

Tate Exchange Diversity Project

24 July 2019

Background Alongside my I am, We are Different by Design group members, in March of this year (2019) we held a workshop at the Tate… Read more

I am, We are Different by Design

24 July 2019

Background In the beginning of part 2, myself and other students that ranged across the three-year groups started, alongside staff, the I am, We are… Read more

Environment Europe Website

24 July 2019

This Real job is aim to redesign Environment Europe website into a clean, fresh new appearance to attract a wider audience and their existing participants… Read more

Signpost Employment Charity Website

24 July 2019

Restated Brief The aim of this project was to rebrand a charity website, the charity (Signpost) being based in Essex with the aim of working… Read more

Typography Applicant Gift (RJ00287)

24 July 2019

Background The typography applicant gift was a project created to make a more personal means of communication with successful applicants, when congratulating them on getting… Read more

SPVRO T-Shirt Designs

24 July 2019

BACKGROUND SPVRO is a startup fashion company that take pride in sourcing from ethical manufacturers and promote social responsibility. They provide fashionable items to consumers… Read more

Loddon Catchment Consultancy 2018

24 July 2019

Brief The brief was to design a set of branding deliverables for two groups of environmental science students for a consultancy that they’ll be setting… Read more

Soil Science diagram

Soil Science Diagram

24 July 2019

Background The Soil Science project was a university-lead project which required several flow charts and tables in order to explain information and educate individuals about… Read more

Maria McKinney Sire Exhibition

24 July 2019

Background The MERL is a museum, library and archive dedicated to farming and the English countryside, aiming to maintain their relevance. Its collections span objects,… Read more

Typography Publicity Team

24 July 2019

The Brief During the end of my first year in Reading, I had invited to be part of the publicity team of the Typography &… Read more

Empiribox Science Education in Schools Poster Designs

24 July 2019

The Brief My second real job was to design posters with numerous illustration for Empiribox Ltd, a nationwide primary school science provider. My team was… Read more

Review of Daily Hazard Assessment

24 July 2019

The Brief My third real job was to design the Daily Hazard Assessment for the Met Office, which is the national weather provider in the… Read more

Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust (KKLT) branding

24 July 2019

The Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust (KKLT) is an organisation founded after the tragic death of Kevin Kararwa who died from leukaemia 3 years ago, after… Read more

Reading School of Art Degree Show Publicity

24 July 2019

Brief The purpose of this Real Job was to create a visual brand for the degree show for the Undergraduate students of the Art Department… Read more

HMP Huntercombe Prison Research Project

24 July 2019

Background This blog post covers a project we carried out for HMP Huntercombe Prison in Oxfordshire. Huntercombe is a Category C adult male foreign national… Read more

Celebrating Real Jobs

24 July 2019

Background The department of of Graphic Communication and Typography required two students to help with the organisation and delivery of the summer exhibition in the… Read more

Kaffee Haus Coffee Logo and Packaging

24 July 2019

Background Kaffee Haus advertise themselves as ‘proprietors of amazing Artisan Coffees expertly roasted in Nottingham’. The company is owned by Daniel Wright and Alexei Lambley-Steel… Read more

BrEDS Eating Disorder logo

13 June 2019

Background The British Eating Disorder Society is a new organisation aiming to improve awareness of eating disorders, and the care and treatment of people with… Read more

TY2ED Copyediting project

13 June 2019

Background In 2017 a new format was created for in-class tasks for Part Two which incorporated the University of Reading’s branding. Applying this same template… Read more

QVI Chiropody Clinic Promotional Material

27 February 2019

Group members: Bryony Horne, Cherise Brooker and Lauren Quinn Clients: Cherie McBride,  Ann Westgarth and Deborah Jenkins This reflective report aims to explain the process and how… Read more

Question journal

Question Journal

24 May 2018

Background Gareth Mills from the English Department at the University of Reading and Tabitha Stanmore from the University of Bristol set out to create an… Read more

Anna Fran Designs business cards

Anna Fran Designs: Branding a DIY Craft Business

24 May 2018

Background Anna has been creating and selling handmade items in Sydney, Australia for the past few years. Recently, she has officially registered her business, Anna… Read more

Typography promotional banners

24 May 2018

The brief The department of Typography & Graphic Communication asked for two banners that will identify key areas of the department. The topics for the… Read more

Mrs Myrtle Events Signage

24 May 2018

Our Client Mrs Myrtle is an independent events company based in London, a small business enterprise which offer their clients a styling service for premium… Read more

Large Classroom Education Toolkit

24 May 2018

Introduction With this real job, it was made clear right from the start that it would be an intense project, as our client – Katja… Read more

A to Z of Ephemera Exhibition and Website

24 May 2018

Brief The Centre for Ephemera Studies at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication planned an exhibition titled “A to Z of Ephemera” for their… Read more

Incognito Radio Events and Web design project

24 May 2018

Context Incognito has cultivated a revolution in Reading’s quiet underground music scene. Springing up from a radio studio, Incognito Radio is the central hub for… Read more

Entre Playas Signage Ibiza RJ00216

24 May 2018

Designing Entre Playas’ signage was my first independent design job at The University of Reading. From the beginning of the project I understood that it… Read more

PALS branding (RJ00197)

24 May 2018

Background PALS, or ’Partners for Active Leisure Scheme’ is a local charity based in Englefield, Berkshire. They provide leisure and recreational activities for children and… Read more

CQSD Teaching spaces guide (RJ00228)

24 May 2018

The brief The CQSD teaching guide project was to design a leaflet/brochure that is easily accessible to busy lecturers to help them to effectively use… Read more

Stenton Lecture 2016: print promotion

24 May 2018

Brief The brief was to design and print promotional material for the Stenton Lecture: a prestigious history lecture that occurs annually at the University of… Read more

Wynkyn de Worde Society Material

24 May 2018

Restated Brief As a team of four, we have been tasked with designing the promotional material for the Wynkyn de Worde Society throughout the year.… Read more

Typography room plans

24 May 2018

Background The department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading have multiple different rooms that are needed to host different types of… Read more

Tate Exchange programme

24 May 2018

Tate Exchange programme for Reading Assembly Background Tate Modern runs an annual programme called the Tate Exchange. Tate invites universities to run workshops in the… Read more

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

24 May 2018

Briefing From the very start of the Real Job, it became clear that this was not an ordinary Real Job, nor an ordinary client. Geoff… Read more

Moving Gallery commemorative catalogue

24 May 2018

The brief The brief was to create a commemorative catalogue, in the form of a folded leaflet, to explain the client’s art project: ‘Moving Gallery’,… Read more

Ecosystems Photobook

24 May 2018

The Ecosystems photobook was a collaborative project, between a photographer, an ecological economist and the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of… Read more

Creative Arts Anthology 2018 – Buildings of Nature

24 May 2018

Brief I was approached by James Lloyd, real jobs coordinator, to design the eleventh edition of the University of Reading Creative Arts Anthology; an annual… Read more

Department of Typography clock design and build

24 May 2018

Review of design agencies project write ups I looked at the way Pentagram structure their write ups on their website and with all of their… Read more

RJ00260 Watercress & Winterbournes conservation project logo

24 May 2018

The client & the brief My client for this project was a lady named Maggie Shelton; she works as a Community Catchment Officer, for the… Read more

Catalogue for Brazilian Music Film (RJ00184)

24 May 2018

Brief Albert Elduque Busquets, a postdoctoral researcher in Brazilian Cinema from the Department of Film, Theatre and Television was looking for a student designer to… Read more

Winckelmann exhibition design

24 May 2018

Brief To design print materials for an exhibition hosted by the classics department at the University of Reading entitled From Italy to Britain: Winckelmann and… Read more

National Youth Guitar Circus

24 May 2018

Background information National Youth Guitar Ensemble (NYGE) is a charity which develops talented young classical guitarists in the UK by offering them world-class coaching facilities… Read more

UoR Internal Library Hoardings

24 May 2018

Background information: Over a period of 4 years the University of Reading Library is undergoing refurbishment. The marketing team required some graphics to be made… Read more

The Moving Form of Film Conference brochure

24 May 2018

Background A brochure containing the full programme, abstracts, bio notes and other information for the II IntermIdia Conference ‘The Moving Form of Film: Exploring Intermediality… Read more

Study Smart animation

24 May 2018

MEETING THE CLIENT Once this job was allocated to us the first step was to contact the client. This job was part of an initiative… Read more

Reading University Drum’n’Bass Society Branding

24 May 2018

It has always been one of my main goals, to some day work in the music industry as a designer, and hopefully one day creative… Read more

Reading International email templates

24 May 2018

RJ00241: Reading International Reading International The initial brief set by the client (Susanne) was to design a set of email templates using MailChimp for Reading… Read more

Reside Dance Rebrand

24 May 2018

Context Founded in 2016 and led by Jennifer Christine Stokes, Reside Dance aims to bring individuals and communities together by developing connections to places and… Read more

Joyce Legal Branding and Stationary

24 May 2018

Client: Richard Joyce The brief W. R. Joyce & Company are a small firm of solicitors based in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The client asked for… Read more

Houndsley Dog Walking Branding

24 May 2018

Restated brief After we met with the client to discuss what they aimed to achieve, we sent them a restated brief, which was approved by… Read more

London International Development Centre (LIDC) rebrand

24 May 2018

RJ00227 London International Development Centre (LIDC) rebrand Designers: Fabio Rahmani and Orla O’Connell This London International Development Centre Real Job project was assigned to Fabio… Read more

Connect Reading Branding

24 May 2018

Ellie Hewitt, Fay Biggs, Fabio Rahmani, Jack Smithers   This project was initiated due to a branding module that we undertook during our third year… Read more

Young Ones Apparel

24 May 2018

Client meeting The aim of this job was to create 6 motifs which could be used across various sports fashion clothing items. Through our initial meeting… Read more

Barkham Brook and Permadrain branding

24 May 2018

Restated brief Two groups of students in Geography required logos and a simple brand system for their project. Each team was acting as a consultancy… Read more

RJ00263: Watercress & Winterbournes Conservation Project Logo

24 May 2018

 The Ethos of the Conservation Project The department was approached by Maggie Shelton, the Community Catchment Officer of the new heritage lottery funded project named Watercress & Winterbournes. The… Read more

Natural Flood Management Branding

24 May 2018

Introduction The brief was to create a logo and brand identity for the newly funded Natural Flood Management Reasearch Programme headed by three major universities… Read more

Lisbeth Poster Competition for TypeTogether Foundry

23 May 2018

During the summer term of 2017, TypeTogether organised a poster competition for the Part 2 students of our department in order to showcase their new… Read more

Degree Show 2018 RJ00207

23 May 2018

Brief The degree show is an annual display of work by the undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication. Traditionally… Read more