To auger in a new age of internet connection speeds way beyond a traditional modem, Frontline's Art Director wanted to evoke the Matrix style burning rush of speed this massive bump in bandwidth would bring. Provided with a detailed brief and a base stock image that set the fiery tones, Stephen began creating the composition. The speed tunnel utilised a heavily motion blurred forklift truck stepped around the central photograph, colourised to match the bright yellow grid lines and orange and reddish hues around the eyes. As an additional requirement the image needed to be used for many forms of print material and was therefore required to be of an extremely high resolution. The resulting image was a sharp, complete, and seamless visual, large enough for any print format.
Art Direction: The Frontline Agency
Retouching: Stephen Franklin
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Cover illustration for the Escape to Luz promotional brochure.
Wyeth BioPharma Work Life Harmony Week
Designed both print and digital components for the Wyeth Bio Pharma - Work/Life Harmony Week. This included various printed pamphlets and messaging pieces along with the UX/UI for the program’s website.
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Creative artworking on the Green Isle Stir-Fry flexographic packaging finished artwork.
BigPond Cable Packaging Image
Worked with the Art Director at the Frontline agency to produce this secondary pack image, used as part of a Telstra Big Pond Cable Modem packaging. Involved matching and applying the colour halftone screen effect of the hand image to an image of the Microsoft mouse, combining both into a seamless composition.
TAFE NSW Snakes & Ladders TVC Illustration
Snakes and ladders illustration used as the central prop for a TAFE NSW television commercial. Final artwork was produced at a size of 3 x 3 metres and used on set. The largest snake was later animated and composited with live action to complete the ad.
Brightspark Brand Identity
Identity design for Brightspark, a Dublin-based digital marketing agency.
Braams Brand and Marketing Collateral
Creative direction and production of Braams Property Services design collateral, and marketing materials from 1997 through to 2001.
Escape to Luz Brand Identity
Identity design for Escape to Luz, a Dublin based holiday company which organises personalised trips to the Costa del la Luz in the Southwest of Spain.
FOOD Club Night 1st Birthday Poster and Flyer
Street poster and flyer for FOOD club night 1st Birthday celebrations, Dublin, Ireland.
Queensland Energy Revolution Report
A seventy-page report on Queensland energy. Franklin designed the complete report including all graphs, charts, and illustrations. The target format was a short run digitally printed document.