Gallery
(HND) Graphic Design Course

Student Graphic Design Work

This gallery shows a small sample of student work from the Graphic Design course at BCFE. While the majority of students have little or no experience with graphic design software at the start on the course, within weeks they are producing impressive design material. The quality of student work by the end of second year allows them to easily move into graphic design employment, or progress to advanced entry of a level eight honours degree programme. For a general overview of the HND in Graphic Design course at BCFE go to the Home Page, this page covers the course in much greater detail.

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Vector Illustration Gallery

These are some examples of students vector poster designs. Using Illustrator students answer a design brief by mastering complex tools within the software to produce an innovative visual response. As demonstrated in this gallery the graphic design course at BCFE helps students to develop their own illustrative style, which demonstrates a real mastery of a whole range of graphic design software.

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Vector Adobe Illustration for Edgar Allen Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum by student designer Adrienne Fanning
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Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Tell Tale Heart' vector illustration poster by Jeremy Barnett featuring a dismembered body under floor boards
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Vector Poster Design for 'Moby Dick' by Joseph Ross Graphic Design Course BCFE
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Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' Vector poster illustration by Aisling Johnson featuring a white picket fence casting shadows of crosses
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John Boorman's 'Excalibur' vector illustration poster by Chiara Tallarini featuring the lady of the lake holding Excalibur
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'The Apollo Programme' vector illustration poster by Eileen O’Neill grid of images from space programme in the shape of the United States of America flag

Vector Poster 'The Pit and the Pendulum' by Adrienne Fanning
Vector Poster Design for 'The Tell Tale Heart' by Jeremy Barnett
Vector Poster Design for 'Moby Dick' by Joseph Ross
Vector Poster Design 'All My Sons' by Aisling Johnson
Vector Poster Design 'Excalibur' by Chiara Tallarini
Vector Poster Design 'The Apollo Programme' by Eileen O’Neill

Photoshop Composite Gallery

Below are some examples of Photoshop composites created by students on the HND in Graphic Design at BCFE. Using Photoshop students create photo composite images in response to a design brief. These composites require strong concept development coupled with the sophisticated application of Photoshop tools and techniques.

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Photo Composite Poster for 'The Elephant Man' by Cliodhna Ryan rendered in a colourful paper collage style.
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Photoshop Composite for 'Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children' by Stella Sparks rendered in folded news paper style
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Photoshop Composite for 'Moby Dick' by Maria Seery rendered in an off cut paper silhouette style
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Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' Photoshop Composite poster by Lukasz Sitnikow image depicts aircraft blue prints on a desk
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M.R. James's 'The Ash Tree' Photoshop poster by Adrienne Fanning image depicts the same day time scene with the centre dipicting a haunting night version
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Photoshop composite poster design for 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde' by Gabriella Makrai image depicts the feet of a boddy on a slab one human and one grotesque

'The Elephant Man' by Cliodhna Ryan
'Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children' by Stella Sparks
'Moby Dick' by Maria Seery
Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' by Lukasz Sitnikow
'The Ash Tree' by Adrienne Fanning
'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde' by Gabriella Makrai

Packaging Design Gallery

Our packaging design module brings together a range of different design skills from the various course modules. Skills include vector illustration, typography, photo compositing and craft, as well as acquired packaging design know how. Below are some examples of packaging designs created by our students.

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Rascals Beer Can Labels designed by Cliodhna Ryan her theme is colourful retro montage
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Thompson Tea & Coffee Packaging Design by Ross Phelan colourful octagon boxes featuring die cuts and animals
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Egan’s cheese packaging poster by Helen O’Higgins featuring three types of cheese on a table with grapes
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O'Connell's Butchers Packaging Design and poster by Graham Moynes rendered in a Saul Bass style
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Barton & Childers Meat Packaging by Ruth Tutty natural cardboard packaging with animal die cuts set on a kitchen table
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White's Drinking Chocolate packaging design poster, white jars set against black background

Rascals Beer Can Labels by Cliodhna Ryan
Thompson Tea & Coffee Packaging Design by Ross Phelan
Egan’s Cheese Packaging by Helen O’Higgins
VO'Connell's Butchers Packaging Design by Graham Moynes
Barton & Childers Meat Packaging by Ruth Tutty
White's Drinking Chocolate Packaging Design by Shane Butler

Digital Painting Gallery

Illustration plays a huge part in the graphic design programme at BCFE and one of the illustrative techniques covered on the course is digital painting. Below are some examples of digital paintings by students.

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Jane Eyre theatre poster by Marianna de Santos rendered in a water colour style
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'Solomon Kane' digital painting for graphic novel cover by Aleksandra Kuleka
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Digital Painting of Megan Fox in the Dutch Style by Adrienne Fanning
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Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' digital painting by Ruth Tutty
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Regeneration theatre poster by Brian Bartley painting of soldier rendered without a face
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Zombie Cromwell by Jason Ryan featured in 'IMAGINE FX' Digital Art Magazine

Jane Eyre by Marianna de Santos
'Solomon Kane' by Aleksandra Kuleka
Dutch Style 'Megan Fox' by Adrienne Fanning
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Ruth Tutty
'Regeneration' by Brian Bartley
Zombie Cromwell by Jason Ryan featured in 'IMAGINE FX' Digital Art Magazine