Hi! I’m Emma, a 22-year-old Graphic Design student currently based in Plymouth.
I have a wide range of interests within graphic design, including: illustration, motion graphics, campaigns design, and visual identity. Although I love the whole process of responding to a brief, I especially enjoy delving into research to establish the cause of the problem I am aiming to solve. As I primarily focus on creating positive social change throughout my work, I believe this research stage is incredibly important to ensure the solution is strong and successful.
In my spare time you can find me exploring Plymouth’s coastal path with friends and family, or taking a break from the digital world to spend time on my pencil illustrations. Although I’ve developed so many new skills at University, I’m excited to delve into the world of design as I know I have so much more to learn!
Don’t Censor My Menopause is a campaign designed to break the stigma surrounding the menopause. It allows anyone who experiences the menopause to join a safe space to share their stories and support each other, while educating those who may not be fully aware of the impact it has on some people’s lives. The menopause is often seen as a taboo subject, so the aim of this campaign is to create a healthy, open conversation - destroying the idea that the menopause is something to stay silent about.
Males Allowed were a Plymouth-based men’s mental health organisation, encouraging men to reach out about struggles they might be facing. This short animation promotes a message from the organisation. The visual used is a man weightlifting (something which could be seen as stereotypically ‘masculine’), however, the weights are metaphors for the struggles the man might be bearing on his own. The piece shows another man reaching out to support him, alongside the message: ‘You don’t have to carry the weight alone.’. This was used on the Males Allowed social media platforms to encourage more men to access the support provided.
Unreal is a perfume designed to portray the experiences of those experiencing depersonalisation/derealisation disorder (DPDR). It represents what a dream-like state might look like visually, as well as how a dream-like state might smell - this information was gathered from surveying people on what shapes, colours and smells might represent their dreams. This perfume aims to promote awareness of DPDR through informational leaflets contained inside the packaging, as well as all of the profits being donated to the Unreal charity - a UK-based charity which aims to support those experiencing DPDR.