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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Campaign poster design for political think tank Common Weal.
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.
To find out more about my design work and my work as a writer and journalist, head over to my website!