Holly McNicholas

Graphic Design, BA (Hons)

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About me

My name is Holly McNicholas, a West Cumbrian, baker of cakes and writer of words in my free time.

When I’m not in front of screen designing, I can be found trying to make macarons (the fancy french kind) work with gradually increasing success and attempting to get back into reading books (I’m almost finished my first Terry Pratchett).

I like trying out as many areas of design as possible, from 3D modelling to video editing, and pride myself on being a flexible worker full of fun facts and research.

A sample of my final year projects. Darkroom, a D&AD submission for 21grams about increasing awareness and diagnoses for skin cancer in people of colour, Gunpowder Mill Black Spiced Rum, a rum made in the spirit of gunpowder and the age old link between the two, and my self initiated project making a set of His Dark Material Memorabilia to tease the final TV series based on the last book of the trilogy.

Darkroom Cover

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Darkroom App

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Darkroom Advertising

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Gunpowder Mill Black Spiced Rum Bottle

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Gunpowder Mill Black Spiced Rum Bottle Detail

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The Bottle Container

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His Dark Materials Memorabilia

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His Dark Materials Memorabilia

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His Dark Materials Memorabilia

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Keywords: graphic design, packaging design, his dark materials, rum, gunpowder, 21grams, d&ad