Stephen Franklin Selected Works

Over 30 years ago when the design industry was moving towards desktop publishing, I was there. In today's digital environment, I am still here, constantly moving forward, gaining experience. I seek to collaborate with other skilled artists, designers, and developers, to share my knowledge and learn from experts in the pursuit of perfection. Above all, I will continue to be a craftsman. Selected Works: 1987 – 2006, in reverse chronological order.

Grandiosa Lørdagspizza Packaging Retouching
Retouching of the front of pack hero image for the Norwegian frozen pizza brand Grandiosa.
Client: Stabburet
Categories: Retouching, Packaging
Unilever Flora Packaging Artwork
Development of master illustrations, photography, and master elements for the Unilever Flora Heart design packaging artwork.
Client: Unilever
Categories: Branding, Packaging, Retouching
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.
Client: Escape to Luz
Categories: Creative Direction, Branding, Logo Design
Geezah Logo Design
Logo and stencil design for the Geezah Sound System, Dublin Ireland.
Client: Geezah Sound System
Categories: Branding, Typography, Logo Design
Freedom Unlimited Website
Design and development of the Freedom Unlimited website, Dublin, Ireland.
Client: Freedom Unlimited
Categories: Web Design, UX UI, Creative Direction
Eventuality Website
Design and development of the Eventuality website, Dublin, Ireland.
Client: Eventuality
Categories: Web Design, UX UI, Creative Direction
Escape to Luz Illustration
Cover illustration for the Escape to Luz promotional brochure.
Client: Escape to Luz
Categories: Illustration, Graphic Design, Creative Direction
Ecotech Logo Design and Stationery
Logo design and stationery for Ecotech Recycling, Dublin, Ireland.
Client: Ecotech Recycling
Categories: Branding, Graphic Design, Logo Design
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.
Client: Wyeth BioPharma
Categories: Creative Direction, Graphic Design, UX/UI
Sqeez Juice Tetra Pak Packaging Finished Artwork
Finished artwork for the Sqeez range of juices in Tetra Pak packaging.
Client: Sqeez
Categories: Branding, Packaging, Retouching
John Bullers Pies Packaging Artwork
Creative artworking for the John Bullers Family Pies. A new product range from Green Isle Foods.
Client: Green Isle
Categories: Branding, Packaging, Retouching
Donegal Catch Packaging Artwork
While working as the Creative Artworker at Mesh Design, Stephen was tasked with building the finished artwork for the Donegal Catch range from Green Isle foods.
Client: Green Isle Foods
Categories: Branding, Packaging, Retouching
Green Isle Stir-Fry Packaging Artwork
Creative artworking on the Green Isle Stir-Fry flexographic packaging finished artwork.
Client: Green Isle Foods
Categories: Branding, Packaging, Retouching
Green Isle Potato Bake Packaging Artwork
Creative artworking on the Green Isle Potato Bake flexographic packaging finished artwork.
Client: Green Isle Foods
Categories: Branding, Packaging, Retouching
Kin Khao Brand Identity
Identity design for Kin Khao Thai restaurant, Athlone, Ireland. The design was executed across interiors, signage, menus, newspaper ads and other marketing materials.
Client: Kin Khao Thai
Categories: Brand, Graphic Design, Logo Design
Brightspark Brand Identity
Identity design for Brightspark, a Dublin-based digital marketing agency.
Client: Brightspark Consulting
Categories: Branding, Creative Direction, Logo Design
FOOD Club Night 1st Birthday Poster and Flyer
Street poster and flyer for FOOD club night 1st Birthday celebrations, Dublin, Ireland.
Client: FOOD Club Night
Categories: Graphic Design, Illustration, Poster Design
Thick & Thirsty Point of Sale Hero Image Retouching
Retouching of hero image for Thick & Thirsty point of sale promotion.
Client: Kimberly Clark
Categories: Retouching, Advertising, Art Direction
Froot Loops Back of Pack Illustration
A promotional back of pack illustration created for Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal packaging.
Client: Kellogg’s
Categories: Illustration, Graphic Design, Packaging
Coco Pops Back of Pack Illustration
A promotional back of pack illustration for Kellogg's Coco Pops cereal packaging.
Client: Kellogg’s
Categories: Illustration, Graphic Design, Packaging
Concept Visualisations for Landini Associates
Concept visualisations created for Landini Associates client projects. Each image was based on supplied architectural elevations, along with a creative brief for the materials to be used for the interior design.
Clients: Various
Categories: Branding, Interior Design, Visualisation
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.
Client: TAFE NSW
Categories: Illustration, Graphic Design, Advertising
ABOL User Interface Icons
Created user interface icons for various use cases for the Australian Business Online (ABOL) website, commissioned by Hothouse Interactive, Sydney, Australia.
Client: Australian Business Online
Categories: UX/UI, Web Design, Icon Design
HCi Identity Design
Corporate identity and stationery design for HCi, a Knowledge and Process Management company based in Sydney, Australia.
Client: HCi
Categories: Branding, Graphic Design, Logo Design
AGL Brochure Illustrations
Children's alphabet blocks illustrations created for an AGL bill payment brochure.
Client: AGL
Categories: Illustration, Graphic Design, Digital Art
Angels of the Sea Video Cassette Cover
Design and layout of the Angels of the Sea video cassette cover for a documentary on the Whales of Hervey Bay.
Client: The Oceania Project
Categories: Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Packaging
Braams Brand and Marketing Collateral
Creative direction and production of Braams Property Services design collateral, and marketing materials from 1997 through to 2001.
Client: Braams Property Services
Categories: Creative Direction, Branding, Graphic Design
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.
Client: Australasian Energy and Resource Connections
Categories: Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Editorial Design
Resource Connections Logo
Logo design for Resource Connections, an independent Australian energy consultant.
Client: Resource Connections
Categories: Creative Direction, Branding, Logo Design
Merrilake Promotional Calendar Illustration
Stephen's contribution to the Merrilake agency’s promotional calendar. He was requested to respond to the brief "Merrilake Illustrators are not just bums on seats!" in the style of his favourite artist. Salvador Dali's "Sleep" was Franklin's inspiration.
Client: Merrilake
Categories: Illustration, Graphic Design, Digital Art
Testra PSO Document
41 Page proposal document for Credit Suisse First Boston to act as global coordinator for the Telstra PSO (Public Share Offer). Designed the layout including all graphs and charts. Entire document was designed and completed at short notice over 3 days to meet a tight Government deadline.
Client: Credit Suisse First Boston
Categories: Graphic Design, Print Design, Editorial Design
Mars EVA Mech Suit
Mars EVA (Extravehicular Activity) exoskeleton mech suit - a personal design project to help discover the basics of 3D modelling and texturing.
Self-initiated Project
Categories: 3D Art, 3D Modelling
Integrated Vision Marketing Collateral
Creative direction and design of various marketing collateral for Integrated Vision, a leading Australian videoconferencing solutions provider. Stephen, operating as Graphic Vision, partnered with the client to produce a range of items including, a Quarterly Newsletter, DL Brochure, and DL Promotions, managing all designs from concept through to prepress and final print.
Client: Integrated Vision
Categories: Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration
Microsoft Windows Server NT Image
Cover illustration created for a Microsoft Windows Server NT sales brochure for the Frontline agency, Sydney. 
Client: Microsoft
Categories: Illustration, Graphic Design, Art Direction
Microsoft Exchange Brochure Image
Composite image created for the cover of a Microsoft Exchange brochure. Sourced from multiple image styles and combined to create a visually integrated piece of digital artwork.
Client: Microsoft
Categories: Art Direction, Retouching, Digital 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.
Client: Telstra Bigpond
Categories: Art Direction, Retouching, Packaging
BigPond Cable Launch Hero Image
Worked with the Art Director at Frontline to produce a hero image, the centrepiece of the Telstra Big Pond launch campaign. Blended two stock photography images using various distortion effects to create the blurred image on the outside and manipulated colour values to maintain an overall consistency.
Client: Telstra Bigpond
Categories: Retouching, Art Direction, Advertising
Microsoft Catalogue Cover Image
Cover image of the Microsoft Windows product catalogue produced for the Frontline agency, Sydney, Australia. This image is a composite of multiple stock photography images and a photographic shoot involving two models: one for positioning and one for face and hands.
Client: Microsoft
Categories: Retouching, Graphic Design, Art Direction
Microsoft Communiqué Cover Image
Front cover image for the Microsoft Communiqué magazine featuring the new Microsoft Front Page application. Utilising Alias Sketch 3D software to set the lighting and texturing of the composition of the image, and Photoshop for the final shading and colour balance.
Client: Microsoft
Categories: 3D Design, Illustration, Retouching
SoundNet Newsletter and Masthead
Editorial design and masthead design of SoundNet, the official newsletter of The Oceania Project a non-profit research organisation dedicated to raising awareness about Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises and the ocean environment.
Client: The Oceania Project
Categories: Editorial Design, Typography, Illustration
The Oceania Project Logo
Logo design for The Oceania Project, a Not-for-profit research and information organisation established in 1988, dedicated to raising awareness about Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises) and the ocean environment.
Client: The Oceania Project
Categories: Branding, Logo Design, Creative Direction
College Portfolio
Portfolio submitted as a requirement for graduating from the KvB College of Visual communication, Sydney Australia. Stephen received a diploma in Graphic Design on the 7th of December 1987.
College: KvB College of Visual Communication
Categories: Branding, Art Direction, Graphic Design
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