Aghia Irini Villas

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Aghia Irini Villas website logo

KC Designs were approached by the UK side of a holiday villa rental complex situated on the lovely Greek island of Paros. The brief was to update the existing site with something that was attractive, welcoming and mobile friendly. There was free range to do anything as their old website was not mobile friendly and performing poorly. AIV UK would … Read More

Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen portrait

My wife wants to write about Steve McQueen on her blog website. “No problem,” I said, “I’ll draw him for you…” Out came Affinity Designer… Problem Solved! An all vector portrait illustration of Steve McQueen. Below is the outline view mode of every object that went into drawing the portrait.

A Chinese Crested called Wizz

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A Chinese Crested called Wizz

A Chinese Crested called Wizz, drawn in Affinity Designer as a tribute for a friend (Wizz passed in December last year). All vector apart from the pixel cloud brushes which came from the xresch clouds and smoke collection on the Affinity Store. The Chinese Crested is a hairless breed of small, or toy, dog that are partially covered with hair … Read More

Reflective Yoga

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Reflective Yoga website and logo

Briefed with creating a website for a local yoga teacher, KC-Designs created the lotus logo for Reflective Yoga. The lotus flower, or lily, has been a spiritual symbol in Eastern religion for thousands of years. The lotus flower grows from the bottom of streams and muddy ponds to rise above the water and bloom. It symbolically represents being fully grounded in earth, yet aspiring … Read More

Kingfisher illustration

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Kingfisher illustration

Kingfisher, a vector illustration. Having completed the illustration this saying of Jesus seemed to fit perfectly. Using vectors means the illustration can be resized without loss of quality unlike bitmap based art and photos which become pixelated the larger they are resized. The original of this illustration could fit on the side of a building and still look sharp!

Blue Celtic knot work

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Celtic knot lilac and blue

Celtic knot in blue. A graphic design based upon Celtic knots. This design is all vectors so will scale without loss of detail. Highlights and low lights have been added to provide a sense of depth to the knotwork. Below is the same design using different a colour scheme.

Gold Celtic knot work

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Celtic knot black and gold

Celtic knot in gold. A graphic design based upon Celtic knots. This design is all vectors so will scale without loss of detail. Highlights and low lights have been added to provide a sense of depth to the knotwork. Below is the same design using different a colour scheme.

Benedetto GA35 left handed guitar

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Benedetto GA35 left hand for portfolio

Benedetto GA35 left handed guitar illustration. This image was drawn using only vectors – see the wireframe closeup image below where the black outlines represent the individual vector shapes and compare it with the closeup image at the bottom. This illustration took several of days to complete due to the complexity of the beautiful wood grain. Wireframe view Closeup view

G Mantella Jewellers logo

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G Mantella Logo

KC Designs were approached by G Mantella Jewellers to re-create a logo to be used on all their bags used when the client purchases an item of jewellery from them. Their original logo – see below – looked a bit too thin and insubstantial, the G and M were too close so the logo was redesigned with bolder lines. The … Read More

Avatar for website

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Laura's avatar for the website

This Avatar is not purely aimed at social media but is to be incorporated into a new website, so a slightly different approach was required. The Avatar is also used for social media and was created in Affinity Designer which is a great vector with pixel editing app. KC Designs use the same basic approach when creating an avatar and … Read More

Avatar for social media

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Ken's avatar for social media

Avatar for social media created in Affinity Designer which is a great vector with pixel editing app. KC Designs use the same basic approach when creating an avatar and work towards realism rather than create a caricature. Features need to be slightly exaggerated – a larger head to make the face more prominent – and simplified, as avatars are often … Read More

Jenny Lauren Mohsen

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Jenny Lauren Mohsen

Website: The Jenny Lauren Mohsen Gallery is a website showcasing the paintings by Jenny Lauren Mohsen. There is a left side menu bar for larger screens which changes to a top menu bar for smaller screens. The site has several gallery pages depending on the context of the art works.

Tom Bushnell

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Tom Bushnell Artist

New responsive website: This website for Contemporary Abstract artist Tom Bushnell incorporates a gallery to showcase Tom’s art and provides an online shop where paintings can be purchased.

Hymn Society GBI

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Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Website rebuild and logo: The logo supplied was an old scan of printed material so quite degraded. KC Designs set about re-creating as a vector drawing, utilising Gill Sans for the text and adding the open book element. To this was added differing bottom text elements for the various website pages. The society was formed in 1937 and has an … Read More