We have another inspiring and up-and-coming creative for you this afternoon in the shape of graphic designer Joseph Walsh. Inspired by ‘timeless design,’ the graduate from the University of Salford’s passion lies primarily in creating modern and unique typography.
“My heart has always been in art and design, it was never a decision I had to make as I always knew its what I wanted. What has taken me a while to realise is exactly what I wanted to do in art and design. It was only really during my A-levels that I decided to go down the graphic design route. Since then I have completed a BA in graphic design at Salford, which I would recommend to anyone, its helped me see what I want from the future. I have learned a massive amount from my time there, I feel like I have really focused my skills. I have also made mistakes, but to really create something great you have to make mistakes and take risks. I’ve had success in the Roses student creativity awards during my time at Salford too.”
“Inspiration for me is very much centred on classic Swiss graphic design, the type, the grid systems and the colours, I love it! I also have a love for 60′s/70′s British icons like the Jaguar E-type, Biba fashion, and everything to do with The Beatles. I’m inspired by timeless design, work that will never go out of fashion, and work that solves a problem. I’m also motivated to prove myself in the world of design, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of it.”
“My immediate aspirations are fairly simple, I want to get a foot on the design ladder. I feel that my skills are best suited to typography, layout and designing strong, simple and effective icons. My best piece of work to date is my latest project, which is a full new San-Serif typeface, designed from scratch and completed in five different weights along with an oblique version.
Modernline is an original san-serif typeface, designed in a self directed final project at University. The aim throughout was to keep it simple and uncomplicated, with pure letter forms.”