based in London
My name is Tom Aisthorpe and I am a Graphic Design graduate at the University of Portsmouth. I enjoy all areas of design, especially UX/UI and digital design.
Being a team player, I am conscientious and highly motivated. I have excellent organisational and communication skills; am confident when presenting and can act on my initiative. I am also an extremely quick learner when it comes to software.
I am an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator. I also have intermediate knowledge of Sketch, Flinto, InVision, Adobe XD, After Effects, Animate and Lightroom.
2019 - D&AD: New Blood - One to Watch/Best in Show
2017 - Bite The Ballott; Political Animal - Commendation
2016 - Southbank Centre, Festival of Love Design Challenge - 2nd place
2015 - Royal Opera House Design Brief - Commendation
Anthony Joshua, Panthera, WE11, AWAKN, Komyuniti, Yotel, Cafe Crepe, GATE8, Inner Me Health, Norwegian Adventures, POWAH, Summersdale Publishers, The Hangout and VIØLETS.
If you would like to view my full portfolio, please feel free to get in contact.
Slide is the outcome of my final major project at university. It began as research into internet culture. Then, with some leads, developed into a reinvention of a modern dating app using multiple-layers of attraction to carefully match potential couples. This eradicated the shallow pairing methods used by popular dating apps and will result in higher compatibility rates from the minute users are matched. The outcome was a working app, a marketing presentation and promotional materials.
Here is the work that I designed for GATE8 as I was freelancing as their artworker and retoucher. Whilst working with them, I created multiple posters, flyers, web graphics and product packaging. In addition, I retouched hundreds of photos from product shoots and created mockups to be used for client pitches.
A book publishing company asked me to create the front cover of their latest gift book. The Creative Director’s specific guidelines were that the cover must include the three monkey emojis whilst making it fun and enticing to customers.
This profanity ridden exhibition piece is the outcome of an ISTD brief that I completed at university. The brief was to create a modern protest but in an alternate way to the common pitchfork and sign holding design. The project came to life after I stumbled across figures and statements of motorbike riders who had been injured by sliding on horse manure on the roads. From this, the interactive exhibition piece was created. It includes two flaps and one typographic shovel. A typographic bin liner is within one of the flaps, to partner with the shovel, and a campaign information leaflet is held within the other. A single and double page spread has also been designed to partner up for this outcome.
BEARD HAIR OIL.
This project was for a gentleman who produced beard hair oil on the Isle of Man. He was keen for me to lead and create a number of designs, from which he chose the one shown.
This was one of my final university projects. It was all focused on assets that I could show potential employers or clients. I focused on using a minimal monochrome look as I didn't want any colour to distract from my work.
The outcome for this project was:
• CV Mailer & envelope
• Business cards
• Digital CV/taster portfolio
ALIEN INVASION IN THE G.L.A.C
This was a university project within my second year where I was asked to create a typographic book that used copy from a television script.
THE GROW UP CHOCOLATE COMPANY.
This is my submission for YCN 2018. I completed this during my second year at university. This was a very tight brief that included creating a design that was visually obvious for people with particular eating habits.
While working at Gobi Digital, I was asked to create multiple proposals for the company to take into pitches for potential clients. I created the main template as shown and now that is adapted for each client pitch accordingly.