Clive leads a team of graphic and web designers, supporting both the marketing team and our design teams with brand identities, wayfinding signage, websites, promotional materials, event display panels and presentations.
Just don’t ask him to do anything with Microsoft Word…
What’s your favourite project you’ve worked?
Going back a while, we created Stride Treglown’s 50th Anniversary book. We were briefed, but given no restrictions, so we could be as creative and inventive as we liked. With so much freedom, it really turned out the way we wanted. More recently, the 52 Big Ideas for Bristol book. Again, that was good because there was no definitive idea of what it should look like. We tend to create a lot of PDF documents, so when you get a finished bit of print and you specify materials, it’s nice to get the look and feel combined into something tactile.
What is the current big trend in graphic design?
There is a lot of chaotic and cropped typography at the moment, which is a bit more illustrative. In terms of visuals, ruined effects and playing around with photography is trending, as well as overlaying illustration over photography. I like to use a lot of negative space to create an image or layout. All of that is popular at the moment.
Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?
When I was working in London I got into reading National Geographic while commuting and really wanted to go out and see it all for myself. I took a year out and travelled to India, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, America, Mexico and Canada. I wanted to go without having to work anywhere, and just enjoy seeing everything. I was living on baked potatoes for a year leading up to it, but it was worth it.
What is the best building in your city?
Ashton Gate Stadium. It’s undergone a complete revamp and it looks incredibly different. Stadiums can be such futuristic looking buildings, made even better when City win!