elliot ellis

graduating typography student
at the university of reading

elliotellis@me.com@elliotellis

listen responsibly is a forward-thinking music magazine that strives to promote music listening as a precious and meaningful experience.

the project consisted of editorial design, identity, branding, and art direction, and is the result of months of experimentation and refinement.

it is deeply personal to me and feels like a culmination of everything i have been trying to achieve with my work in the past three years.

the magazine consists of a front matter section containing news and single reviews, a main section containing features, interviews, long-read articles, and reviews, and a listings section containing upcoming events and releases.

music coverage drifts towards the weird but wonderful, the underground but accessible, and the futuristic but now, and i have made many design and art decisions to reflect this musical ethos in a visual manner.

feature articles take upon their own colour scheme to give them their own sense of identity, but work within a design system that can accompany a wide range of content.

i spent a lot of time perfecting an overall layout and typographic system that would be methodical yet allowed freedom to experiment where needed.

the project contained a strong editorial aspect to it, where we were responsible for curating content that would fit the tone and brand of the magazine.

developing an overall editorial brand through the interaction of design and content was something i found fascinating to work with; the relationship is very subtle but extremely powerful.

identity, branding, art direction, graphic design, and web development for the 2018 reading school of art degree show.

deliverables included posters [above] and other promotional material, an exhibition website, and a publication.

attendees of the degree show could recieve one of four different covers on their publication.

all spreads were collaged by hand, photocopied, and scanned. digital software was used only to print off the images and type, and to compile the scans for print.

identity + branding for a [fictional] architecture conference.

deliverables included a2 poster design [above], social media animation, and an information leaflet for attendees.

web design + development for the 2017 university of reading art degree show [link].

‘2 3 2 2’

personal project consisting of photography + design for the covers of a series of mixtapes.

my aim with these is to tease the mood and setting of the music explored within.

‘brain yoga’

‘summer collapse’

‘lone and surrounded’

‘afterglow’