Welcome to a selection of work & inspiration for clients & personal interest.
My name is Sílvia & I'm the creative designer behind blkcatdesign.

Work.

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Client | Ryman [Flourish]

Project | Online banners

ryman hp banner ryman verbatim banner ryman shredder banner ryman epson banner ryman stabilo banner

Photoshop

Illustrator

Several designs for online banners to advertise Ryman's new products and promotional
products range.

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Client | Endsleigh [Flourish]

Project | Marketing materials

endsleigh pack cover
endsleigh pack open
endsleigh pack insert endsleigh pack insert endsleigh pack insert endsleigh pack insert
endsleigh pack inside
endsleigh pack back

Photoshop

InDesign

Collaboration on designing a folder and inserts upselling insurance products to landlords and encourage them to leave promotional leaflets targeting tenants. [artwork and final print by client]

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Client | Coca-Cola [Flourish]

Project | Coke Zone digital banners

skype digital banner bravia digital banner karl lagerfeld digital banner footbal digital banner london digital banner playstation digital banner facebook digital banner

Photoshop

Illustrator

Promotional panels to encourage interaction from visitors to Coke Zone, through collecting points, getting rewards and prizes or just accessing Coke Zone.

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Client | Capital Shopping Centres - The Glades [freelance @Tait Design]

Project | Retail design guide

Glades retail guide cover Glades retail guide intro Glades retail guide shopfront Glades retail guide interior Glades retail guide features

Photoshop

Indesign

Capital Shopping Centres Group Plc (CSC) is the leading specialist developer, owner and manager of pre-eminent UK regional shopping centres. The Glades is one of four online
retail design guides created for Capital Shopping Centres. It sets the standards, presents
the parameters, takes the tenant through the process of achieving Landlord’s approval and provides the technical information required to build the shop.

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Client | Wimpy [Flourish]

Project | Promote Wimpy competition on facebook

Wimpy promotional online banner
Wimpy home page Wimpy competition tips Wimpy competition is over

Photoshop

Illustrator

Collaborated on the design of promotional material posted on Facebook
to promote a Wimpy competition.

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Client | Land Securities [freelance @Tait Design]

Project | Kingsmead Leisure Centre: branding refresh supporting documentation

Kingsmead Leisure Centre document cover Kingsmead Leisure Centre document intro Kingsmead Leisure Centre document signage page Kingsmead Leisure Centre document signage page Kingsmead Leisure Centre document interior page Kingsmead Leisure Centre document back

Photoshop

InDesign

This document sets the design parameters and standards required for the new proposed rebranding of a small leisure centre set in the heart of Bath. Along with the architectural drawings this formed a key part of the documentation submited to planning and local heritage.

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Client | Fur Free Alliance [self-initiated]

Project | Fur Kills direct mail

Fur kills direct mail closed Fur kills direct mail opening Fur kills direct mail removing content Fur kills direct mail blood on your hands
Fur kills labels with names of companies which shameless use animal fur in their products.

Textiles

Illustrator

One animal dies per second for the fur trade. A direct mail aimed at the affluent clients of top fashion store, to make them associate the cruelty of fur production with the wearing of fur and fur products, thereby encouraging consumers to stop buying fur.

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Client | Saracens Rugby Club [concept]

Project | Promotional flyers

Saracens Rugby Club flyer Saracens Rugby Club flyer mud version
Saracens Rugby Club flyer fire version

Photoshop

Designs for an A5 flyer to promote the up coming rugby union match
between the Saracens, the home team, and the Munster men, the visiting team.

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Client | Dorich House [Kingston University]

Project | Poster + booking form

Dorich House poster Dorich House booking form front Dorich House booking form back

Illustrator

Photoshop

InDesign

Design of a poster and accompanying booking form to promote the 9th Dorich House
Annual Conference. The Conference is held at the former home of the sculptor Dora Gordine, now owned by Kingston University.

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Client | School of Surveying [Kingston University]

Project | Report

School of Surveying report cover School of Surveying report inside School of Surveying report tables School of Surveying report back >

Illustrator

Photoshop

InDesign

Design for 'The Sustainable Property Appraisal Project', a report based on collaborated research between industry, academe and the government into applying the principles of sustainability in property investment practice. [ISBN 0-9554744-0-X Download it here.]

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Client | Crumpled Dog [concept]

Project | Notepad

Crumpled Dog notepad cover Crumpled Dog notepad balls page Crumpled Dog notepad lamp page Crumpled Dog notepad drink page Crumpled Dog notepad fly page Crumpled Dog notepad back

Illustrator

A series of graphics for branding the personalised stationery of a small but well
known design agency. The dog logo was animate to give humour and personality.

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Client | my360plus [freelance @blkcatdesign]

Project | Identity + web design

my360plus home page my360plus us page my360plus business page my360plus signup page my360plus login page my360plus profile page my360plus questionnaire page
my360plus business card my360plus logo

Illustrator

Photoshop

Fireworks

Dreamweaver

Corporate identity creation for a new business that helps shape organisations, developing leaders and implement new ideas through personal development. Design of my360plus website (uncoded) and of some icons to be used on the report feedback pages. To accommodate the use of CMS the website has been recently updated.

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Client | Sustainability Team [Kingston University]

Project | Student guide

Sustainability Team eco guide cover
Sustainability Team eco guide travel page Sustainability Team eco energy page
Sustainability Team eco take part page

Quark

Photoshop

A guide aimed at University students to raise awareness in sustainability and to encourage
a more environmentally friendly approach to living through recycling and buying green.

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Client | Several

Project | A selection of various logos

Complete Coherence logo Easyproof logo Waggypups logo Visual Demos logo blkcat design logo Stratics logo

Illustrator

Collection of logotypes for clients I have worked with in the past and present. Each logo has been created as a vector graphic so it can easily be scaled up and down without any loss to the quality of the image.

Good design is thorough down to the last detail, it is environmentally friendly, long lasting, and transcends limitations. It is unobtrusive and aesthetic. It acknowledges functional requirements and addresses the psychological needs of society. It is a mean of conveying ideas, attitudes and values.

I consider the environmental impact of my designs, which means overcoming potential barriers to environmentally conscious design, considering the consequences of design decisions and knowing what questions to ask during the design process. All good designers ask good questions.

About.

blkcatdesign has the philosophy that quality design and communication, along with great service and exemplary work ethic, can make a positive impact on my clients and in turn a positive impact on theirs.

I love what I do and I couldn’t do it alone. My long term client relationships is fundamental to my success and I continue to provide an exemplary service to fulfil my clients ambitions. Keeping up-to-date knowledge of industry, software and professional approach to time, costs and deadlines, all contributes to nourish that relationship.

Whether it is a big or small project I'm determined to accomplish distinctive and successful design solutions. To me, each project is always treated as unique and any constrains will only be seen as
a fascinating challenge.

You can find me on Twitter, Linkedin and Google+.

Services.

blkcatdesign provides a comprehensive range of services across print, identity and new media design.
My aim is to deliver powerful design across print and web – enabling my clients to stand out from
the crowd, communicate their message, inspire action, increase their profits and achieve their goals.

Print

  • Advertising
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Direct mail
  • Posters
  • Flyers

Identity

  • Logo design
  • Corporate guidelines
  • Stationery
  • Reports
  • Signage
  • Wayfinding

New media design

  • Bespoke web design
  • Email marketing
  • Banner ads
  • Digital presentations

I work with other skilful associates to provide web development, copywriting, photography and illustration. Recently I partnered with Orium Design an interior architecture practice with vast experience in a number of blue chip companies, retail, leisure and branded environments.

Collaborating with like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs who too recognise and value good design
allows us to create better inspiring work.

Clients.

Some of the clients I have worked with in the past and present.

Complete Coherence

Crumpled Dog

Flourish

  • Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Camelot
  • Coca-Cola
  • Endsleigh
  • Freedom from Torture
  • Hiscox
  • Ryman
  • Telegraph Media Group
  • Triodos Bank
  • Wimpy

my360plus

Law Creative

  • Crowne Plaza
  • David Lloyd
  • G Casino
  • Grosvenor Casinos
  • Holiday Inn
  • Weight Watchers

Nat-Gen

Nuddge

Orium Design

Kingston University

  • Accommodation Services
  • Aimhigher London South
  • Dorich House
  • Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Computing, Information Systems
    and Mathematics
  • Faculty of Science
  • Library
  • Lifelong Professional Education
  • New University Project
  • School of Surveying
  • Sport and Recreation Services
  • Sustainability Team
  • Stanley Picker Gallery
  • Study Abroad

Stratics

Tait Design

  • Aviva Investors
  • Corn Exchange Manchester
  • Capital Shopping Centres
  • Glades
  • The Chimes
  • The Harlequin
  • Group of Irish investors
  • Fosse Shopping Park
  • Private Irish investor
  • Priory Meadow Shopping Centre
  • Hermes
  • Milton Keynes Shopping Centre
  • Secklow Gate
  • Heart Coffee
  • Land Securities
  • East Kilbride Shopping Centre
  • Kingsmead Leisure Centre
  • The Galleria
  • White Rose
  • Celesio AG
  • Lloydspharmacy
  • PRUPIM
  • Manchester Royal Exchange
  • Retail Profile

Widmanns

Contact.

If you’ve got a project you’d like to discuss with me or just want to send me your thoughts,
I’d like to hear from you!

Good things come from good conversations.

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

I strongly feel that designers have a high social responsibility for reducing the carbon footprint of every
design project, and for that reason, I adhere to specific guidelines on all our creative projects. Waste is kept
to a minimum and sustainable resources and recycled products are used whenever possible. Where I am able
I consider purchases carefully, bulk buying to avoiding excessive packaging. All paper and stationery is either recycled or from pre-consumer waste sources, whenever I print I use both sides of the paper and any waste products are recyclable I ensure they are recycled. I encourage the use and practise of environmentally friendly design methods and materials, and make my work available electronically to my clients in order to minimise landfill. I use mugs instead of disposable cups and use energy saving lightbulbs. I donate any
obsolete equipment, furniture, books etc. to charity shops and/or recognised recycling schemes.
There are organisations who I choose not to work with under any circumstances: those knowingly involved
with animal testing, meat or fur production, and organisations shown to have questionable human rights or environmental records.
In an ever more competitive world, social responsibility is the right choice in every sense.

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