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Miriam Barnes

Graphic Design, BA (Hons)

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About me

Miriam is a 29-year-old graphic designer and a mum of two hailing from the sunny shores of Blackpool. Armed with an infectious enthusiasm for editorial design and copywriting, she dives headfirst into the captivating realm of visual storytelling. As a dedicated lifelong learner, Miriam is ever ready to conquer new horizons within the industry, seeing each project as an opportunity to grow and expand her creative repertoire. Embracing the unknown with open arms, Miriam stands at the precipice of an exciting future, ready to embark on new adventures and conquer uncharted territories. So buckle up, for Miriam’s creative rollercoaster is one you don’t want to miss.

Project 1: A coffee table book celebrating the life and works of Japan’s greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki.

Project 2: A political campaign in support of the North of the UK becoming independent.

Book inside box, full view

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Traditional Japanese bookbinding, by hand

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Original sketches overlayed on tracing paper

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Film stills beneath the original sketches

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Continuous pattern surroundings

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Poem on the bottom of the box, written by Hayao Miyazaki

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Keywords: design, editorial, book, japan, bookbinding, layout, graphic design, packaging, craft, campaign, political


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