Project Highlight: Suffolk Pride 2019

2019 saw the return of Pride celebrations to Suffolk after a long, rainbowless drought, and I was granted the absolute honour of creating graphics and marketing materials to spread the good word. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, this project meant a lot to me, and this definitely came across in the work I created.



The organisers started simple. A poster to advertise the date of the parade and the events surrounding it.

I produced three preliminary illustrations, each with a different target audience in mind: a ‘mature’ illustration of the town’s Waterfront, where the parade was to take place; a ‘fun’, vibrant, youthful illustration to draw the attention of the younger LGBTQ+ community; and a more ‘commercial’, general public design, created with merchandise in mind.

The verdict? They loved them, and wanted all of them for a ‘collectable’ poster series.



With the surprising twist that all 3 designs were to be used, it was time to refine the illustrations and start mocking up the poster designs.



Along with posters, the ‘horse’ design was also made into a very popular t-shirt design which was sold at the event, and you may spot the shirt being sported by the residents of Ipswich here and there!

More for Pride…

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