Vagabundo Travel - Tourism
I spent weeks on this logo, brainstorming, conceptualising, designing, developing and fine tuning, but the result comes across quite effortless.
Vagabundo is a tourism business located in Lagos, Portugal. It is owned by my mates Brodie, Kris and Curt.
I told them I would design the best logo I’ve ever created, and I know I did - It will always be my favourite. Vagabundo is Portuguese for Vagabond, hence the feet in the design - Keep on movin!
Lagos, Portugal is Earth's party capital, and they should know - The three have been all over the world, several times. Lagos… not a bad place to start a business!
Check out their website. Bums away! vagabundotravel.com
2015, Arizona Super Bowl - The Sporting Globe
Logo for the 2015, Arizona Super Bowl event that was
held at The Sporting Globe (Bar & Grill) venues across Victoria, Australia. TSG is a sport orientated, bar & grill franchise. They do themed events that cover almost every seasonal Australian and international sport. The TSG venues house an abundance of screens so the customers can catch almost any sport. The screens are also used to promote special meal and drink deals and to promote events such as this one on the left.
It only made sense to use one of Arizona's biggest icon's; Monument Valley.
The animation for these designs can be found on this page here.
Final 3D animated logo (Angle 01)
Final 3D animated logo (Angle 02)
Final 3D animated logo (Angle 03)
Final 3D animated logo (Angle 04)
Final 3D animated logo (Angle 05)
Colliers International - Global real estate
Colliers International is a United States-based global commercial real estate services organization with approximately 15,000 employees in more than 482 offices in 62 countries.
I was commissioned to refresh the logo with a full 3D reconstruction, which I built in Maya (A 3D computer graphics program). Great for capturing depth, detail and reflections. I also designed and animated lower third graphics, transitions and logo intro/outro sequences so their editors could splice them together with their own video and images for their YouTube commercials and other media.
The animation for this 3D logo can be found on this page here.
Final design (Applied)
Final design (Clean)
Car Connect Online - Car broker
The idea here was to symbolize a dynamic look that represents the customer wanting a car, the broker moving forward to find it (The top arrows) and then the broker delivering their findings back to the customer (Bottom arrow). And of course to make it shiny like a new car badge.
CM logo (Garden Fresh)
CM logo (Chrome)
CM logo (King's Quest V, Weeping Willow)
CM logo (Transformers Battle)
CM logo (Sharp Colours)
CM logo (Paper Pieces, Flinders St Station)
CM logo (Clean)
Coin Multimedia - My first business
Coin Multimedia was my first business directly after university. Coin the verb, that is. I was self-employed for 6 years (2005-2011) and worked with some of Melbourne's biggest ad agencies. I also had the pleasure and pain of working with some of Melbourne’s independent entrepreneurs. I worked with my Father, David Thomas, and we specialised in multiple medias. We were multidisciplinary designers and artists. We still are and we love what we do.
I learned A LOT from running our own business, especially when we said ‘Yes’ to almost anything that came along. You’re forced to learn, quick! We took whatever we could get our hands on, but after honing in on what I really loved doing, animation and logo design, I ended up working at Crown Casino, Melbourne, as their Senior Multimedia Designer.
I designed the Coin Multimedia logo, back in the day.
The custom 'C' & 'M' letters fitted together quite nicely.
I made graphic variations for use over cross-media.
Tour t-shirt (01)
Tour t-shirt (02)
Tour t-shirt, in white or black (03)
Here Come the Drums (Album cover)
Don't You Wanna Feel (Single cover for their album Better in the Dark)
Rogue Traders - Aussie band
The Rogue Traders are an Australian electronic, pop rock band formed in 2002, fronted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Natalie first found fame on Neighbours, an Australian television soap opera that was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985.
I was asked to create the bands logo, which was then used over cross-media; print, television and web. I also designed merchandise that was sold on their 2008 Australian tour, Better in the Dark.
Final design (Applied)
Final design (Clean)
Look Out! - Clothing
Making an explosive statement... almost. I had 3 'Os' to work with, which was perfect, because it gave me the chance to use 3 grenades.
Final 3D CWT design (Applied)
Final 3D CWT design
Chosen font, manipulated (Concept phase)
Final CWT design (Web banner)
Final CWT design (Green)
Final CWT design (Yellow)
Final CWT design (Dark blue)
Final CWT design (Pink)
Final CWT design (Red)
CWT - Personal logo
I've always loved the look of a nice cursive font, so that's the style I went for on my own branding. Something friendly and totally legible. I also wanted something with depth. Something textured and solid, that appeared tangible. A lot of time was spent stacking my names and I made sure that the dot on the letter ‘i’ was replaced and perfectly aligned with the end of the letter ‘m’, above it. Removing the dot on the ‘i’ allowed me to space and distribute the names evenly.
I am pleased with the end result. But, as my tastes often change, this logo is destined to evolve. It's the reason why I can’t get tattoos.
Hamish Built - Builders
Maaate, another logo for a friend. My original concept was quite unique, abstract, yet traditional, but we eventually ended up with a more sleek, modernised look, with a strong structure showcasing the ‘H’ & ‘B’ to represent construction. It’s a shame this never went into action, due to Hamish going into a partnership of another name.
ProTint Window Films - Commercial tinting
Funny thing is, this logo was for my mate Tim Peel,
so why not peel the tint in the logo... It does have a
dual meaning - The application and removal of tint.
One of the services they provide.
Final design (Isolated logo)
SP Hall Electrical - Electricians
Sam Hall is a professional electrician and the owner
of SP Hall Electrical. Another example of a mate trusting me to create an original identity for their business. You can see the Hall electricity box, it looks quite nice isolated as a smaller logo on its own.
Final design (On burgundy) - Unused
Final design (Clean) - Unused
Original concept - Unused
Office Link Solutions - Networking
This was for a networking company that never eventuated, but my final idea was to ’network’ the two letters ‘O’ & ‘L’ by creating levels between the two to symbolise an office. A somewhat staircase.
My first concept demonstrates this also - Using a single line folded into letters.
Final design (Camo) - Unused
Final design (Candy) - Unused
Nook - Industrial design
This logo was for a designer chair that never eventuated either, but I enjoyed playing around with colour and depth.
Final design - Only ever used on website
Women of Spice - TV program
Women of Spice was a potential Melbourne based cooking show that hoped to share the kitchen with some of its local Female celebrities.
A. Perelberg & Co. - Jewellers
A. Perelberg & Co. have been around since the early 50s. They are Jewellers based in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. The 'A' & 'P' diamond has been around since that period, so we decided to let it live on.
Final design - Unused
The Olympic Hotel - Pub
I did this logo years ago, I'm not saying it's the best,
but it's better than their current one.
The Olympic Hotel is situated in Preston, Melbourne. This logo never went ahead, although it was along the same lines as the original. My thoughts were to keep the tradition going, with respect for the history of the town that held the 1956 Summer Olympics, but instead they chose a terrible design. You can’t even call it a design.
It was just. One. Single. Font. And. No. Motif... Shithouse.
Rabelle - Jewellery
Rabelle is a boutique jewellery company specialising in fabuleux rings. They're based in Bordeaux, France. Rabelle is a play on words. It's the way the French phonetically pronounce the English noun ‘Rebel’, hence the middle finger.
One of my concepts
Aristocrat Print Solutions - Printing
I did this years ago... I don't really like it. That's why it's way, way, way down here. Though I do like the CMYK houndstooth pattern as a standalone graphic though.