It’s 2016, welcome to NEW!

So I’m ushering in another year and 2015 was something pretty special! Another year full of creative goodness and hopefully some different projects for the months to come (although a bundle of joy might interfere a little).

With the new year now upon us I felt it was time for an upgrade and I’m pleased to launch my new-look site, complete with a new portfolio look! It’s still early days with the site and I’m hoping to add a lot more content into the portfolio as this will be a focus for 2016.

CreativeJUUS was always used as platform for experimentation and it will continue to do so but I wanted to give a chance for the other work to be seen and that’s why the Portfolio features heavily on the front page. The blog still continues and I will update is as much as possible.

I’m certain there are a few bugs lingering in the code of this website but I’ll be trying to sort them out as soon as I can. If you spot anything wrong please feel free to get in touch!

Here’s to the New Year, hope it’s a good one!

Creative Mondays 143 – Distorted Earth

Distorted Earth design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I wanted to go for a different approach and with the constant flood of news stories I thought I’d try to capture something representing the information overload we receive from the various news sources online and on TV. Are we as society getting worse and slowly destroying ourselves or are we simply living in a much smaller world where news travels almost instantaneously to ever corner of the globe?

Plymouth 2017

Plymouth Wheel

Plymouth's Tinside Lido

Plymouth City Centre

Royal Albert Bridge on the River Tamar

Plymouth’s been pretty good to me. Since moving here in 2003, my life has changed a fair bit. I met my wife (almost 10 years ago to the day) in Plymouth and eventually got my start in a career in graphic design here. The city is growing and gaining more of a culture all of it’s own. For me personally, finding out those like-minded individuals was key and over the past few years with the help of Twestival (Plymouth made their mark in the social media charity event) and a Plymouth Designer’s social I feel there is a great community growing around the city.

A couple of years ago I wanted to show off some of the sites of Plymouth (there are still so many more to do) and so I took my camera out and shot some famous landmarks around the city. I feel this is the best way I can show my appreciation for the City of Plymouth.

Back the bid and show your support on Twitter using the #Plymouth2017 hashtag!

You can see this collection in a larger scale on my Flickr page here.

Space Exhibition in Cardiff

space exhibition website

A few months ago I was sent a link to a Space Exhibition that was being organised in part with the Cardiff Design Festival. The idea was to submit a ‘space themed’ illustration or design piece of work that would be showcased at Jolyon’s in Cardiff starting on the 1st of October.

Space Exhibition

SPACE is a collection of work from artists, illustrators and designers from around the world in response to the theme of ‘Space’.

This site showcases all submissions. But a shortlisted selection, curated by Benjamin Cox, the Managing Director of the industry leading Central Illustration Agency, can be viewed at the SPACE EXHIBITION at Jolyon’s at No.10, 10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LJ

As luck would have it I had not long finished my ‘A Star Had to Die‘ poster and decided to submit it to the site. I was up against about 150 other artists and I was happy

Jason Stanley
I think that’s my proud smile…

to have something uploaded with the group. So time ticked by and I really didn’t think much about it. I checked on the site every now and then to see the new entries being posted and to my surprise on the 26th of September I received an e-mail stating that my work would be one of the chosen pieces for the gallery!

So not wanting to wast an opportunity I found the time to travel up to Cardiff and see my piece of work with a few of the others! Was such a cool experience and I was immensely proud to have my work chosen for show!

I believe the exhibition has been extended until the 30th of November so if you’re in or around the Cardiff area I recommend checking it out!