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Drum up a Circus: Making a Film

How an international collaboration continued throughout a pandemic to produce a beautiful film.

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Youth@Work: graphic recording at an Erasmus+ conference in Turkey

Event Illustration is the service in which we make your conference or sympossium go farther by turning the conversations into content. We explain how we go about this and the value inherent in this model in this case study.

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Event Illustration with the European Creative Hubs Network

How we made CAMPUS, BRUSSELS a printed and digital booklet summarizing the European Creative Hubs Network Campus conference. A case study in event illustration.

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Drum Up A Circus: illustrating creative development in Rwanda

We were fortunate enough to travel to Rwanda to work as official reportage illustrators for an exciting week of research, development and drumming! We were the lucky witnesses to an international collaboration project, involving Circus Zambia, Ingoma Nshya and Cardiff-based NoFitState.

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Data Chaos: explainer comics for software developers

We worked with Coade3, an innovative software development startup, to produce a comic explainign their services. Our work with Coade3 showcases everything we're passionate about at Cooked Illustrations - clarifying complex messages through engaging artwork, and creating a visual language for a brand to use again and again, long after we've wrapped on a project.

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PanaMartina: creating intellectual property to fund science outreach

Discover how Cooked Illustrations worked to condense decades' worth of research into a multilingual comic book about a time-travelling girl, eager to learn about Panama's history.

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Encounters: interactive storytelling set in Cardiff

'Encounters' is an interactive story about two Cardiff-based creative workers who are connected through various work and community circles, despite never actually meeting. Discover how we brought this little story to life.

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Diving For Denticles: a historical ecology

Why is it relevant for scientists to experiment with different methods of communicating research to different types of audiences? Here we explore how illustration can help research reach a wider audience, as well as tell you about how scientists use shark denticles to recreate the historical ecology of a site in the Panamanian Caribbean.

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The International Mystery of the Ghost Slug

The Ghost Slug: a rare and fascinating species of mollusc has a fascinating, international history

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What is Science Communication?

Find out what science communication is, and learn about all of its fantastic benefits, here.

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Startup Stiwdio Portraits

This new space offers permanent desks, drop-in spaces, meeting rooms, and ongoing business support. But best of all, it is the ecology of unique startup businesses and the networks that coalesce around this space that are truly valuable. For a business lives and dies by the connections it makes.

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Illustrations or Text: what’s better to communicate complex ideas?

Both haver their strengths, as well as their shortcomings. Both have their places. And these are, of course, dependent on the situation, what our goal in the process of communication is, and the subject matter we’re trying to communicate.

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15 A Day: using AR health exercises in a healthcare context

The 15 a Day project was a collaborative project between Ian Cooke-Tapia of Cooked Illustrations; Maria Hayes, independent arts facilitator; and Esyllt George, arts and health coordinator of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. This team was selected and convened through an open call by Y LAB, a Nesta and Cardiff University collaboration focused on innovation in the public sector in Wales.

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Agaricia Branding Development

Exploring the logo development of the Agaricia brand.

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DrumUpACircus:
 NoFitState

This project involved two performance companies from different regions of Africa: Circus Zambia, a youthful and vibrant social circus company that equips young people from vulnerable backgrounds.

VISUAL JOURNALISM / STORYTELLING / PERFORMANCE CIRCUS

ME2M8:

This was a personal project lead by Andrea Renaud to explore how we could work towards developing styles and designs that would better serve more commercially-minded clients.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION / COMMERCIAL

Article Illustrations:
Tropical Marine Biology

Each illustration in this collection is responding to a different research paper or question. What ties them all together is, well, marine biology.

VISUAL/SCIENCE COMMUNICATION /

Encounters:
Creative Cardiff

This brief, Our Creative Cardiff, came about as the Covid-19 pandemic forced the creative industries alongside the rest of the country to go into lockdown.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA / STORYTELLING / CHARACTER DESIGN / TOURISM

Martina:
STRI

Martina and the Bridge of Time is a multilingual comic book that tells the story of Martina, a young Panamanian girl hungry to learn as much as she can about her homeland.

SCIENCE COMMUNCATION 
‍ILLUSTRATION

Youth@Work:
Erasmus+

This conference particular conference was part of the Youth@Work Partnership, and it took place in Mersin, an agricultural and educational hub in southern Turkey in December 2019.

VISUAL JOURNALISM / INFOGRAPHIC / EVENTS / YOUTH OUTREACH

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