Georgia Bayne

Illustration BDes (Hons)

Georgia Bayne is a designer and writer. Her work focuses on the interactivity of people & objects through play and utilises collage, bold colours and textures.

About

Throughout my design work, I aim to encourage interactivity between people and objects in order to create personal memories. In my final year, I have created a novelty children’s book and a mindful wellbeing pack that communicate my passion for how play can inspire growth and help to build relationships. 

As well as this, I am interested in using my style in a variety of areas across illustration such as packing, editorial and campaign design. Limited colour palettes, paper collage and interesting patterns and textures are combined in my work to create bold outcomes. 

My inspirations draw from my love for fashion and textiles. The bold and unique surfaces that textiles provide when combined with image making is something I am interested in. As well as this, communicating with audiences through the use of paper collage is a large part of my practise. Collage is a fascinating, tangible experience that bonds the maker, the work and the end consumer together in harmony, thus creating a memorable and personal experience.

Drawing on these inspirations through interactive books and products has become a focus in my personal projects in which I create educational and safe spaces for children and adults to play.

'Jungle Tail' Picture Book

A picture book with animals on the cover lies face down. Its title is 'Jungle Tale' and its author is Georgia Bayne.

Cover for interactive children's picture book, Jungle Tail. The book encourages young children to look further than they think they can see by looking out for animal tails that lead them to fun and educational facts about each jungle animal.

'Jungle Tail' Picture Book Spread

A picture book lies open with the colourful interior illustrations showing

2nd spread from Jungle Tail. The book encourages young children to look further than they think they can see by looking out for animal tails that lead them to fun and educational facts about each jungle animal.

'Jungle Tail' Spread

A picture book lies open with the colourful interior illustrations showing

3rd spread from Jungle Tail. The book encourages young children to look further than they think they can see by looking out for animal tails that lead them to fun and educational facts about each jungle animal.

Sona - Mind & Wellbeing Pack

an illustration of the colourful packaging design for a slim box

The Sona mind and wellbeing pack was founded on the basis of utilising sustainable practises, promoting wellness through art therapy and other mindful activities and bringing people together for a memorable and personal experience that reintroduces mindful play back into adult lives.

a slim colourful box lies open on a table, contents including a scented candle, personal journal and card based board game

Sona box contents; including a scented candle, personal journal and card based board game intended to reintroduce mindful play back into adult lives.

Sona - Collaborate Cards

a picture of a boxed deck of cards with the title 'collaborate' and a simple black and pink package design, surrounded by the bold black and pink cards

The Sona collaborate cards are one of five packs of cards in the Sona box. The cards can be used as part of the board game in the bottom of the box and include a variety of mindful activity prompts.

The Sona Journal

three books lie on a table, all showing their interior pages with colours and text

The Sona journal is an interactive personal journal that can be used alongside the Sona board game or as it's own entity. Combining art therapy practises with the benefits of journaling, the journal includes a variety of mindful prompts, spaces to draw and free journal space.

'Talking Turkeys'

a book cover illustration featuring a cartoon turkey; the book's title is Talking Turkeys, and the author is Benjamin Zephaniah

Book cover illustration for 'Talking Turkeys' as an entry to Penguin's Student Design Award, inspired by the personification of turkeys in the book and the poets Jamaican heritage.

Campaign Poster Design

A rendering of three large posters on the tiled wall of the interior of a public building such as a train station. The posters have a red, pink and purple colour scheme and feature quotes from women who feel they have suffered from system inequality in the workplace

Campaign poster design for political think tank Common Weal.

Campaign Design

Campaign design for YCN's Student Design Award brief with Art Fund. My campaign 'Spread Your Wings' focuses on showing Art Fund's audience the breadth and variety of museums and galleries the UK has to offer, whilst encouraging them to explore new topics and perspectives.

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