Before I went freelance I used to be Media Coordinator for the Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury – part of my role was managing in-house video production and some of the design work, including creating flyers and logos.
During my time at the Hive, as well as being a general tech bod and project coordinator I was a one-woman curatorial team for their art gallery – I eventually ended up doing everything from programming the space and booking the artists to designing flyers and installing work, with the gratefully received help of some volunteers! As prior to having a regular programme the gallery was an ever-changing space with no clear purpose (there were several periods where it became a cafe/chill-out space instead) and a few of us shared marketing and design duties, I felt a bit of branding was required so I designed this simple logo to use on the flyers and website.
Changing Tracks was a very worthwhile project managed by The Hive in partnership with the region’s Youth Music Action Zone, Shropshire Council, the Young People’s Substance Misuse Team, Shropshire Drug Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) and West Mercia Police, and was launched in late 2007 to teach young people about the impact and dangers of alcohol misuse and provide a programme of music workshops to engage the participants creatively, boosting their confidence and self esteem. Way back when it started, project leader, alcohol worker and all round diamond geezer Sven Worrow asked me to design a logo for it – here it is!