Child Evangelism Fellowship® is the world's largest mission society ministering exclusively to children. Each year CEF® reaches over 12 million children around the world in 187 countries. I help out with the multimedia department in CEF Ireland which has led me to deal with CEF workers from all over the island but also with CEF clients throughout Europe and from the European headquarters in Switzerland.
Child Evangelism Fellowship® is the world's largest mission society ministering exclusively to children. Each year CEF® reaches over 12 million children around the world in 187 countries. I help out with the multimedia department in CEF Ireland which has led me to deal with CEF workers from all over the island but also with CEF clients throughout Europe and from the European headquarters in Switzerland. I began my work with CEF with my university placement in 2012, but have since continued to help the multimedia team out on a part time basis.
I have helped the guys in the multimedia department by performing graphic design tasks and working on a number of projects such as creating advertising pamphlets and leaflets, PowerPoint/Keynote and printed visuals for teaching, children's books, logo design and various other pieces of work.
The CEF Multimedia team do a lot of promotion to make people aware of the work CEF does and also to advertise the many children's clubs and camps that they run throughout the year. The promotional material comes in the form of pamphlets, leaflets, posters and the annual CEF calendar. When designing the promotional material, it is important to take the audience's age into consideration as a younger audience is going to have different tastes than an older audience would. Other promotional material that is designed is for CEF leaders to promote the work of CEF in churches and meetings. This is mainly through PowerPoint or Keynote presentations and is used to encourage people to donate money or help out with camps and children's clubs to aid the work of CEF and to help it continue and strengthen.
I updated the design of a children's book that would be distributed to children all over the world. It was important to decide on the best design style to go with so myself and the other members of the multimedia department researched other children's books by looking through the book shops in Belfast. As a team, we decided to go with a 'school' kind of theme through using post-it note graphics and ripped paper as that style is very popular in children's books. This also had quite a large impact on my design style for other material. As the book is aimed at young children, I was able to go for lively colours and fonts that they would find interesting and I also added little characters throughout to give it a friendly feel. Each page was kept to a consistant basic design even with the colour changes and every section is colour coded to help the reader find their place again if they close the book.
A very large amount of the material produced by CEF is teaching material. It is mainly aimed at children and young people so the material is designed in a way that it is fun and attractive to look at but gets the message across in a clear manner. Other presentations are made to train future CEF workers to prepare them for teaching children in the future. Teaching material can come in the form of PowerPoint presentations and printable material like quizzes, visual cards and books. Here is a taste of the teaching material that I have designed.
Logo design is a small part of my work in CEF. I would like to point out the logo I created for the 20:2020 initiative were CEF aim to have 20 new workers in the 20 vacant counties of Ireland by the year 2020. This logo has been used in a number of conferences throughout Europe as leaders from Ireland promote the 20:2020 campaign to gain support.
I designed a number of memory verses that would be used by CEF inside a bus that they acquired in Estonia, similar to adverts that are displayed insite the tubes in the London Underground. The verses were written in Estonian so I found it interesting when designing the posters but with the help of Google translator, I was able to make some relevant and eye-catching designs.
PJD Safety supplies is a leading supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the UK and Ireland. I began working there in September 2015 as a Sales Coordinator and Grapic Designer. My job as a Graphic Designer is to create all kinds of promotional material for products, special offers and company advertising. My aim is to use various multimedia platforms over time to improve the companys brand and to make it more recognisable throughout the British Isles.
The images below were sent out via email at Christmas time to let customers throughout the UK and Ireland know when they can make their final deliveries, office opening hours and to thank customers for their business over the past year.
The ad below was designed for the Belfast Telegraph and was displayed in a special business handout. Managing the content was vital as a lot of information was required in this ad.
Similar to the Christmas order protocol, the below image was designed to let customers know the final deliveries for Easter.