Welcome to the Portfolio of Richard Watson
I really enjoy creating logotypes and being a part of the process of creating identities.
Here is a collection of some of my latest logotypes. Some have been created as a part of TAFE assignments, others have been created for clients.
My focus is on creating appropriate logos/identities that represent what is needed in the best possible way.
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As a part of a TAFE assignment we were required to create two posters to advertise a chosen product for each.
One was to "persuade and entertain", the other to "educate and inform". My two chosen products were coffee and wine.
All concepts and ideas, photography, editing and layouts are my work. Logos belong to their respective companies.
Currently the coffee ad is being considered for a client and as such I cannot display it here. If you wish to view this piece, please contact me.
I believe both pieces to be highly successful and marketable resolutions.
Working in technical support for Cashflow Manager I was able to recognise a need for this part of the product to be re-designed.
I was able to work this re-design as part of my studies at TAFE over 5 weeks, totalling approximately 160 hours. I have given high degrees of consideration to the functionality and look and feel to what has resulted in a very satisfactory outcome.
This concept has been very well received by my employer. Much of my work here will feature in a future version of the software.
At this stage this work cannot be displayed for commercial reasons.
As a TAFE assignment, we were required to make an interactive digital product for a specific user group while promoting a certain product.
My user group is 13-21 year olds who love to dance and are highly interested in popular culture. My chosen product is the Apple iPod. This proposed product is designed to attract customers into Apple stores.
The product I have designed is for an interactive video booth which customers can dance in and enter a competition to be in the next iPod advert, judged in the format of 'So you Think You Can Dance?'.
The fourth thumbnail links to the working concept.
I enjoy photographic projects. Presented here is the product of two TAFE assignments:
Cityscape - Backstreets/Sidestreets
We were required to present a series of photographs that we had taken and edited to fit the theme of Cityscape for a fictitious exhibition. I gave mine the subtitle of "Backstreets/Sidestreets" as this is where all of the photos were taken.
Photo Essay - Wine
We were required to create a photo essay about something we love. Since moving here I have developed a love for fine wine. Here are the results.
I have often looked at greetings cards and considered that I may be able to create pieces that look at least as good.
With the skills I have learned through the Advanced Diploma of Multimedia at TAFE I believe that I am capable of creating these pieces.
Here are a selection of greetings cards that I have created recently.
I relocated to metropolitan Adelaide (SA) from Norwich (UK) in October 2007 to marry a beautiful Australian woman.
After 10 years in customer service positions (ranging from train conductor to pub/restaurant manager to software technical support) I decided to try my hand at something I REALLY wanted to do - design. Graphic design was my hobby on and off for a few years before I finally decided to see if I could follow the desire of my heart and create for a living.
I am proficient with (and thoroughly enjoy):
Product creation from inception to completion;
Graphic Design, Web Design, Interactive Digital Product Design.
My personal interests include:
Playing Futsal/indoor soccer, spending time with my wife and dog, listening to fine music, watching fine movies and drinking fine wine. I have been a Christian since I was 18 and enjoy going to church on a regular basis.
If you would like to talk about anything at all, I am always pleased to converse where possible.
I am also very happy to discuss any projects that you would like to consider working with me on.
I can be contacted directly via the email link on the right hand side or simply copy and paste the address from here:
You can also contact me via any of the other links on the righthand side of this page.