Fresco Flooring

Fresco Flooring

By Sarah Bates

Fresco Flooring commissioned me to digitally update this illustration which humorously highlights the differences in the professions involved in the commercial flooring business. It is displayed in Fresco Group’s boardroom for all to enjoy the differences. I think it is paramount for any successful not treat everyone in their team the same, nor have the … Read More

University of Leeds’ Window Graphic

University of Leeds’ Window Graphic

By Sarah Bates

The Brief I was recommended for a commission to design a window graphic in the reception area of School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds as part of their refurbishment. The windows are incredibly large and in a prominent area and are south facing so the intensity of light was important. Full design coverage was needed … Read More

Logo and Signage design

Logo and Signage design

By Sarah Bates

The Brief Prohibition Hair Salon needed a logo design as a result of The Elements hair salon relocating within Leeds’ city centre. Reece and Matthew are inspired by the emerging art movements in the 1900s; William Morris and his Arts & Craft movement and the beautiful sumptuous Art Deco period with its angles and indulgence of the … Read More

Trials of Engagement – Solo Exhibition July 2016

Trials of Engagement – Solo Exhibition July 2016

By Sarah Bates

My first solo exhibition was an innovative research study. It focused on the developing interdisciplinary, zeitgeist movement that brings together a unique collaboration between creativity and healthcare. It was the last project in my Master Degree in Creative Practice at Leeds College of Art. The course widened my practice, extended the breadth of engagement and was the most … Read More

David Dutson – Logo Design

David Dutson – Logo Design

By Sarah Bates

David Dutson, a landscape architect from Jersey got in touch and wanted a logo design for his new start-up company. I give all my clients a bit of homework and so David was set to task with visual researching things he liked, disliked and what he thought was successful. This can be done simply in … Read More

A World Without Words – International Exhibition

A World Without Words – International Exhibition

By Sarah Bates

  International Exhibition My 2nd international exhibition was the visual exploration and response to the city of Tronto, Italy was through a super macro lens. I used self generated data whilst investigating graphicacy (which is the ability to communicate visually) and is considered as important as literacy and numeracy and the ability to read and count. I was … Read More

Data Visualisation

Data Visualisation

By Sarah Bates

Using data to make imagery Working with Dr Paul Genever and Dr Amanda Barnes at York University I was interested in how data visualisation might be able to produce imagery to raise awareness of what they do in the department. I began with a data set of 12,000 entries, results from 4 experiments using a stem … Read More

RT Gas & Oil Heating – logo design

RT Gas & Oil Heating – logo design

By Sarah Bates

A logo design was commissioned by Neil from RT Gas and Oil Heating who was just setting up his new business. He needed a logo that reflected the services he offered, and the logo needed to communicated a strong, confident and trustworthy message to his customers. Design Process As part of being a good designer … Read More

Frescrete Ltd

Frescrete Ltd

By Sarah Bates

Newly launched business, Chris Maltby at Frescrete who are specialists in concrete repair and resin floor systems have already had some great successes, with brilliant testimonials and lots of enquiries. I have already designed and printed their business cards, email flyers and a promotional leaflet will hopefully be finalised shortly, part of their promotional literature. … Read More