New website launched

Well, its been about three and a half years since my last blog post. Rather than update this website, I am moving my online presence onto richard-welch.com.

Click to launch - Richard Welch: Digital design and development portfolio

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Vintage Invitations – website launched

Although slightly late to write this post from being very busy – here is my most recent website for Vintage Invitations. They are a London based studio who create hand made vintage themed wedding invitations and a growing range of related items. The website features Ecommerce / online shop functionality which was both designed and developed by myself. I enjoyed experimenting with different processes when it came to the design which were different to much of the more minimal and typographic projects I tend to work with.

If you’re getting married any time soon, give them a shout for some hand made invitations!

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Chord & Drum holding page

Here is a holding page I designed for Chord & Drum which is going to be a social network and interactive collaboration service for musicians. I have so far just been involved in the holding page design and development. The page is built into a WordPress theme.

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Radio Etc 2011 Promo CD

Here is the finished Radio Etc 2011 Promo CD. It was a very limited print run of 50 x custom designed CD sleeves which were hand cut, folded and glued from 250gsm matte coated paper. This can be viewed in the portfolio section. Check out the music here
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radio etc 2011 promo
radio etc 2011 promo

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New MySpace 2.0 Profile

I have been working on some new MySpace 2.0 profiles so I thought I would write a quick post about the new format, a few thoughts on where the social networking website is at from my point of view and what my clients can expect with it in the not too distant future.

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Updated IMGD Website Online

So here it is – this is the first blog post on my updated website. Having been online for well over a month it has been a fairly slow and quiet transformation – this is mainly because it has been under construction for a while so the less attention it got the better!

The portfolio is the main focus of the website and where I spent the most time developing. Work can be viewed by Media or by Client, depending what you are interested in. Selecting Branding, Print, Websites, 3D and VFX or Illustration will quickly display an overview of all the content in that section with just a single click. Since what I create for a client often covers multiple media’s, browsing by client will list all the relevant media for that client, again as an overview of work produced. If more information is wanted for a piece of work, another click on the image will display higher resolution images and also a brief description. The plan is to give the user the flexability to choose how and what they view, and not to over face them with too much content at any one time. The site is also easy for me to manage with a CMS since I only ever have to enter the work once.

IMGD Website and Mobile optimised site

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Metropolis MySpace Updated

Just a quick post to say I have given the Metropolis MySpace a bit of an update. This will probably be totally client managed now so will probably only be doing minimal work on this from now on. Check it out as there are some new tracks and event info and stuff!
Metropolis MySpace update
Just a quick post to say I have given the Metropolis MySpace a bit of an update. This will probably be totally client managed now so will probably only be doing minimal work on this from now on. Check it out as there are some new tracks and event info and stuff!

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

New MySpace page for the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

HCMF on MySpace.

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Skulls Skulls Skulls…

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Some of the artwork for the latest release from Sustained Records;
‘The Memento Mori EP’.
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Masters of Illusion update

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I finally got round to getting one of my designs printed onto a t-shirt. This is strictly a one off for now, just to test the quality of the print. I am looking into getting more printed along with some other designs to, watch this space! The actual print process used is direct to garment (DTG) printing which might not necessarily be used if I was to get a bulk order done. The effect is nice and sharp and the colours are nice and bright. Check the picture belows.

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Sustained Records Release 002 (SSTD002)

SSTD002 is in the shops now. It features 2 brutal tracks by I:Gor who has had releases on Deathchant, Suburban Trash, Low Res, Hangars Liquides, Strike, Pacemaker, M-tronic along with his own label ADHD Recordings. I:Gor built his reputation making hardcore but these tracks prove he is at the forefront of producers who are merging hardcore and drum n bass and pushing the sound into new boundaries.

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Buy your copy from herehere or here.

Visit the sustained records website here: www.sustainedrecords.com

Visit the sustained records myspace profile here: www.myspace.com/sustainedrecords

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Metropolis MySpace Update (online now)

The Metropolis MySpace profile is complete.

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Click on the above image to view a screenshot, or click here to view it live. This was a collaborative project – please see earlier post for more information.

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Gangster Cat Canvas Painting

Here is a canvas painting I have created recently as a xmas present. I used a number of nice loud colours from the montana gold / shock range. That yellow looks even brighter in real life!

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Canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Green room shoot

Here are a few last remaining composition shots from a project I worked on at Sunderland University before the hard drive containing all the raw footage died. The project was due to be part of an experimental promotional video for Sustained Records which looked into different extremes of climate change. Seen in the scenes below are fellow design graduates Matt Easom and Chris Winch who didn’t hesitate to join help out on the shoot – Cheers guys!

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Substance November poster

The next Substance poster is now complete ready for next months event. Incase you don’t know what it is, Substance is a brutal electronic event held in Leeds. This is the fourth event and is going to be the last one for a while, so make sure you get yourself down there if you think your eardrums can hack it. The artwork on the poster depicts a scene where hundreds of skulls create a mushroom cloud explosion.This time printed in B2 format! Check it..

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Sustained Records in KMAG

Sustained Records featured in global ‘Knowledge ‘ the UK based, global drum and bass magazine.

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Sustained Records is a new label for cutting edge and experimental drum and bass. Our aim is to bring you some of the most innovative and hardcore producers the scene has to offer whilst supporting eco-activists by donating 10% of its profit to environmental causes.

More information about Sustained Records visit:

www.sustainedrecords.com

www.myspace.com/sustainedrecords

More more information on knowledge magazine visit

www.kmag.co.uk

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Sustained Records 001 (SSTD001) out now!

Finally the awaited artwork releases of Sustained records 001 are out now. Heres a sneak pic of one I managed to aquire!

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Visit the sustained records website here: www.sustainedrecords.com

Visit the sustained records myspace profile here: www.myspace.com/sustainedrecords

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Substance Leeds, October – Beardyman, I:Gor, Donny…

Substance is back and it is bigger, badder and more brutal than ever. On the 24th of October ‘My House’ will be crammed full of Leeds debuts comprising of some of the sickest DJs, live sets and beatbox madness.

More info: www.myspace.com/substanceleeds

Poster I designed for the event is below:

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October Substance in Traffic Mag

As part of the promotion for this months Substance event it has been featured in the free electronic music magazine ‘Traffic’ as a half page advert.

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Inside Traffic mag – advert is the bottom half of the left page (above pic)

This months Traffic magazine is avaiable for free. Check out http://www.trafficmag.org/


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Sunderland University Focus Degree Show

These are some images showing the design degree show at Sunderland University. I studied ‘Design: Multimedia & Graphics’. It was rather good! Me and a group of friends created the show promotional material which covered the 148 page catalogue, adverts etc.

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Close up of my work.

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Another pre-show shot.

Goodbye Design Centre

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