The work of Melbourne freelance designer, Chris Cotton.
Drop me a line at c.j.cotton@gmail.com or give me a yell on +61 413720922


Yonder Ice Cream

Client
Studio
Role
Year
View
Susan Boyle
Sony

Design GUI
2010
Site

Probably one of the biggest names in the business. When Sony needed a wizz bang new website for Miss Boyle I was speechless to say the least. Though I have to say incorporating cool with classic without the use of Black was a great challenge. Hats off to Neato for building it.




Client
Studio
Role
Year
View
Bosch
Ginger

Art Direction
2011
Site

Bosch needed some super cool visuals for their latest campaign 'Harden the Bosch Up', so naturally they approached Ginger Melbourne and naturally they approached yours truly.



Virgin Music Promo
Client
Completed
Role
Year
Virgin Media
Promo Piece
Illustration
2009

One of the many wonderful and creative opportunities provided while working with Virgin Media. Always a fresh direction meant that we were always delivering whole hearted graphic design, they truly understood its value.



HR logo design
Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
HR
Polyester
Brand
Design
2009

Logo design has always been a favourite past time of mine. It is like sculpture in many ways. The designer needs to create an object completely from scratch that is not arbitrary, but full of meaning, so as to have the best chance to connect with the widest possible audience. HR is a little bit of fun for its owners.



evil illustration
Client
Studio
Completed
Year
Evil
Polyester
Illustration
2010

Essentially this piece is about showing all those hip kids out there that a old grommit like me with a few hours on illustrator can pump out something I hope that's relatively street cred worthy - spray paint is not my forte..




Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Virgin Media
Virgin Media
Illustration
Design / Illustration
2010

One of many semi high detailed enigmatic images created for a Virgin Media Campaign. This was part of a larger project where users got to choose their own background.



Yonder Ice Cream

Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Personal
Polyester
Illustration
Design / Illustration
2006
Yonder was part of a greater Exhibition concept. It involved bringing three faculties of Interior Product and Graphic design together underone roof.



Client
Completed
Role
Year
Krunit
Logo Design
Design
2010


Krunit is a skate brand in the making that is yet to make it... Actually this is just one of those fun play designs that I hope will evolve into something bigger over the coming years. Stay tuned.




Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Pizzahut
Virgin Media
Homepage Takeover
Concept-Art Direction
2009
Working at one of Britains largest Internet Service Providers meant working on great projects, and with an awesome team. This was the first ever complete homepage highjack for Virgin, which registered a huge 500 thousand page views in just one day for Pizza Hut's rebranding. I took the job from infancy at pitch to launch, conceptualising, illustration to Art Directing a team of animators and developers. It was a pleasure.



metrostation
Client
Completed
Role
Year
Sony
Facebook App
Typography
2009

 

Metro Station is a massive indie pop rock band from the States. Sony approached me to create a series of designs that could be used in combination to create to t - shirts for a web app. This is one of 10 different typographic designs completed. Heavy punk graph... I wish I was. Ha.

 



metrostation
Client
Completed
Role
Year
Sony
Website Design
Design GUI
2008

Will and the People was the first site completed for my employer Sony Music. The site was completely community based. Users were asked to create their own Avatar out of set character illustration elements and become part of 'Wills Army'. The more you used the site the greater your 'rank' would become. The illustration and concept were supplied and I was asked to design the GUI. Unfortunately the boys didn't cut the mustard and the site has been pulled down... thems the breaks of the music industry. Great job though.

 



hr

Client
Completed
Role
Year
PortDouglas CC
Campaign
Concept Design
2010 / 11

Port Douglas Carnivale is THE festival of Far North Queensland Australia. The brief was to combine all the elements the region has on offer, from diving to rainforest activities in a piece that could be used for all advertising collateral from TV to DM.

 



metrostation
Client
Completed
Year
Pelusa Funk
Illustration
2006

Über fun illustration done as part of a larger poster for music graphics. It’s part of the graf aesthetic. A palette of suckers was created at different angles and then applied throughout the legs.




Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Visit
Vodafone
Empathise
Website
IA GUI
2008
Site

One of a few project completed for Vodafone.This project had already been in the wings with another agency for 9 months before they decided to hand it over for us. We completely tore apart the existing structure of the site through Post It mapping to create a fact sheet based system, where one could easily navigate the volumes of laborious information with suggestive prompting. User sessions were required to ensure we hit the mark.



sessesses

Client
Completed
Role
Year
SES
Campaign
Concept Design
20050

As we saw the orange army in the recent Queensland devastation I couldn't help remember this old piece I created back for the State Emergency Service. This campaign was about encouraging younger members to join the ranks. It was a huge success. Not only was did it feature in the Courier Mail, there were over 100 thousand posters printed and just as many postcards, all of which were spread throughout communities of regional Queensland,

 




Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Ryan Shembri
Cru Digital
Logo Design
Design
2005

Ryan Schembri is an award winning Wedding Photographer. This design was about embracing the Cinderella elegance that his work denotes, while aligning him in the top end of the market.. The logo incorporates an R & S intertwined. It went down a treat.




Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Dell
Wunderman UK
Viral Game
IA GUI Mechanics
2008

Working with Wunderman was a huge eye opening experience. Never have I experienced a cafeteria like it. The work was awesome professional and cutting edge. This project involved creating an new look and game play around an existing game engine to appeal to the UK market. We trimmed it right back and completely rebadged it... as much as possible, considering the strict limitations.. so as to give it the best opportunity for viral success.




Client
Completed
Role
Year
JLS
Sony

Design GUI
2009

JLS is one of the biggest Bands to come out Britains X Factor. Their site was no less pressing, with thousands
of page views by the multitude of users in love with these guys. My brief was to design a site based around
a white background, with the primary colours that represent each band member. The flag approach proved a
success. Since then, they have decided to go black and hence it is not my design anymore. None the less a great
experience.




Client
Completed
Role
Year
Brainy
Logo Design
Design
2006

 

Brainy is a health and lifestyle coaching operation. They help their clients maximise their full potential,
through educational programmes that cut to the psychological core of each individual for organisation success.

This logo mark is bright and bubbly to cut through the clutter of self help program marketing, and designed to
propel Brainy into the stratosphere as market leaders.

 




Client
Studio
Role
Completed
Year
Bradford & Bingley
Investis
GUI Design
Microsite
2009

The sad news is that Bradford and Bingely went belly up during the GFC. The good news is we got to design a
calculator micro-site to help existing customers find a way out of the bank with a good deal for their new home loans. This design was presented as part of an overall concept. Still waiting on the decision.



Lissie Homepage
Client
Studio
Role
Year
View
Lissie
Sony

Design GUI
2010
Site

Working for Sony has provided some great opportunities. Being asked to do Leona Lewis' new website was one of them, a complete honour. It went off without a hitch - barely an amendment. Though I wish I had more time, as always is the case.




Client
Studio
Completed
Year

Pizza Hut
Virgin Media
Print Concept
2008

Pizza hut approached Virgin Media as an ad platform for its new rebranding campaign to Pasta Hut for its UK stores. In order to win the account we had to pitch new creative. It worked.




Client
Studio
Role
Year
View
Lissie
Sony

Design GUI
2009
Site

Working for Sony has provided some great opporunities. Being asked to do Leona Lewis' new website was one of them. A compele honour. It went off without a hitch - barely an ammend. Though I wish I had more time, as always the case.




Client
Range
Completed
Year
Gelati Art
Speedy
Series
2008

Every now and again I get asked to create a range for the brilliant kids decor label called Gelati Art. Here is just one of the many canvas creations that are available for purchase.




 


Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Dell
Wunderman UK
Campaign
Design Concept
2008

There is no need to explain who Dell is. At Wunderman we created all the collateral for the UK and Europe. This is just one of the many pieces produced, that included print, web, micro-sites and games.



Mini Creative Challenge

Client
Completed
Year
View

ABC Print
Brand
2007
Site

Abc Print Supplies asked me to create their full branding and marketing platform. After we agreed on the brand we moved into designing developing the entire eccomerce platfrom. These guys sell the cheapest cartridges and toners in the country.



Mini Creative Challenge
Client
Studio
Completed
Year

Star City
Junior
Design
2007

While working at one of Brisbane best agency's, Junior, we were asked to create a series of marketing collateral
for Star City Casino. Jumping Jackpots was one of many major promotions held by the casino. We created the
Lucky Scratch ticket texture by chance, and merely amended the motif to suit. The client loved it, and would
have pursued having the complete campaign printed in foil had it not been ridiculously expensive. Love it, and
still trying to remember how I created it.



Virgin Music Promo

Client
Studio
Completed
Role
Year
Family Nightclub
Crudigital
Website
Design
2010

Sweet piece I did for Family Night Club in Brisbane whilst working with Cru digital. Coming your way soon.
Really wanted to break away and gate crash myself a Webby. Unfortunately the nature of freelance work means that you can only drive a
project so long before you are out the door and the client is taking it in a new direction. Will keep you posted as to how it goes.