Jack Vanstone

OVERVIEW

I’m an art director, creative strategist and visual aesthetics designer based in Manchester, UK.

Creating visually stunning and unique design concepts for a range of individual and corporate clients is what I do, my expertise is non-linear.

ABOUT

Proficient in all things creative, I have worked in artistic and creative industries for over 7 years, with a portfolio that spans long term business clients right through to independent musicians and individuals, I provide a unique aesthetic with professional execution for every project. From website setup and management through to asset rendering and professional marketing campaigns, my work is always delivered within the quoted timeframe and alongside continued professionalism.

I take a lot of personal pride in the work that I provide for my clients and always ensure prompt and detailed communication on all aspects of the projects I work on. I have a broad range of professional and creative skills that are constantly being improved in order to provide an even higher standard of work to the business clients and individuals I work with.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Functionality and form have long been the pillars of design philosophy, yet over time many famous designers have challenged the rightful order of these two very different yet equally essential components. For a long time the focus was on functionality with many designers choosing to prioritise the way something worked to how it looked or felt, but as the use of design and subsequent principles began to change and diversify, so did the general consensus surrounding design philosophy.

Nowadays it’s commonplace to consider both of these key components, from websites, apps or pieces of software right through to physical products and product packaging, design should consist of unchained creativity and meticulous attention to detail in order to allow both function and form to find a natural equilibrium. It’s not unusual to find that one is favoured over, or naturally more abundant than the other, some designs require more emphasis on functionality and others on visual appearance. Ultimately, striking the balance between spontaneous creativity and regimented project boundaries and limitations is what leads to unique and professional, final products and services.

PROJECT

Print Media

DESCRIPTION

CS17 is an illustration of a classic modernist layout, designed specifically for print media using a 12×4 grid and executed using minimalist left-justified typography. All images in this piece of work were sourced from third party’s and retouched in order to fit the stylised aesthetic of this project.

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PROJECT

Creative Direction

DESCRIPTION

ABYSS | FEATURES is a series of documentaries and articles for Techno music label Abyss Recordings. Showcasing a series of music focused articles, experiments with light and sound and location focused artist spotlights, this project has a wide scope spanning art direction, stylising and asset rendering.

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PROJECT

WEB

Website Design/Development

DESCRIPTION

Among other creative works I have a keen interest in user interface and user experience within web based design. My website design and development work spans independent creative projects and startup businesses right through to establish companies and individuals.

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PROJECT

Logo/Emblem Design

DESCRIPTION

This collection of designs exhibits a selection of logo designs and emblems for a range of companies and individual clients including childcare companies, clothing companies, tech companies, record labels, musicians, booking agencies, restaurants and more.

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PROJECT

Illustration

DESCRIPTION

This collection of designs exhibits a selection of characters designed in Illustrator. Each design consists of a combination between freehand drawing and curve drawing to ascertain a natural and life like aesthetic whilst maintaining a clean, sharp and defined finish to the illustration edges.

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