Plymouth University

On this page I have included some examples of the work I produced for Plymouth University. I was tasked to produce web pages for the Plymouth University website, other digital designs – primarily for use on Social Media, along with some printed material. I worked within the External Relations Department, reporting to the Head Digital Designer and the overall Head of the Digital Team.

Website home pages

The following examples are home pages of the Plymouth University website, produced during 2014. The work involved editing of front end code (HTML and CSS) of an existing template, and the manipulation of images to make them suitable for the various news stories. The home page was updated every week.

Credit: Original code and design layout of all Plymouth University home pages created by Jamie Marriott

Home page Plymouth University website, 26 Mar 2014

26 March 2014. One of the three main feature images shows a computer generated illustration of the latest building to be opened on the University campus ‘The House’.

Home page Plymouth University website, 2 Apr 2014

2 April 2014. The Dartmoor Volunteering image, News 2, involved cutting out the image of a person using Photoshop, changing the lighting of the image, and then placing in an outdoor scene.

Home page Plymouth University website, 9 Apr 2014

9 April 2014. One of the main features in this homepage promotes an open day for the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Home page Plymouth University website, 16 Apr 2014

16 April 2014. The University provides services and events beyond that of undergraduate studies, like the Postgraduate Experience Project.

Home page Plymouth University website, 23 Apr 2014

23 April 2015. The University reveals it’s world and UK rank in ‘The Times: 100 Under 50’, which is the ranking of the top 100 Universities under 50 years old. As with all these homepages, HTML and CSS editing, along with some Photoshop cutouts were required.

Home page Plymouth University website, 30 Apr 2014

30 April 2015. One of the three main stories features a promo for an exhibition about Apiculture which is the practice of beekeeping.

Home page Plymouth University website, 7 May 2014

7 May 2014. AstraZeneca donates a £16 million laboratory to the University.

Home page Plymouth University website, 14 May 2014

14 May 2014. One of the main stories promotes research into how waves and storms impact our coastline.

Home page Plymouth University website, 21 May 2014

21 May 2014. The University’s robots always pull a good crowd. This main story promoting the Royal Cornwall Show, involved Photoshop work to visually emphasise the robots, lifting them out from the background.

Home page Plymouth University website, 28 May 2014

28 May 2014. This technical illustration was used to promote the University’s Architecture Degree course.

Home page Plymouth University website, 3 June 2014

3 June 2014. The main story ‘HOT ’14’ promotes the Art and Design Degree show. The first news story in the bottom left, promotes the opening of ‘Drake’s Place’ Gardens & Reservoir after a £1.4 million renovation project carried out by the University.


Social Media Graphics

In addition to the design of web pages I also produced artwork to be used by the Plymouth University Social Media Team. Working in direct consultation with the Head of Social Media, I produced digital posters and banners to be used on the University’s Facebook Page. Sometimes the graphics would be adapted from designs I had produced for the home page and other times I created unique designs from scratch.

Happy St George's Day, Plymouth University Facebook page

Plymouth Uni Facebook banner celebrating St George’s Day.

Japan 400, Plymouth University Facebook page

Plymouth Uni Facebook banner celebrating the return of The Clove, a ship that set sail from England to Japan to open trade relations in 1614. A replica of the ship arrived at The Barbican Plymouth as part of the festival, celebrating 400 years of Anglo-Japanese relations.

Miami, Plymouth University Facebook page

Miami hosts The Young Universities Summit.

100 Under 50, Plymouth University Facebook page

Plymouth Uni Facebook banner celebrating its achievement of being ranked 42 out of the world’s universities under 50 years old. The University also ranked 6 out of the UK.

Cornwall Show, Plymouth University Facebook page

Plymouth Uni Facebook banner promoting the University’s presence at the Royal Cornwall Show. The University presents the robots, part of its BSc (Hons) Robotics course.

Young Rewired State, Plymouth University Facebook page

Plymouth Uni Facebook banner promoting the Young Rewired State, a festival of young computer coders.

Plymouth Sports, Plymouth University Facebook page

University Facebook banner promoting three Plymouth sports teams, Plymouth Argyle (Football), Plymouth Albion (Rugby) and Plymouth Raiders (Basketball).

Varsity 2014, Plymouth University Facebook page

The University celebrates it’s rugby victory of the city rivals.

Royal Marines 350th, Plymouth University Facebook page

Facebook poster promoting the Royal Marines 350th anniversary celebrations.


Information Graphics

I designed other graphics for the University, to be used on the University’s website and in other media. I also designed promotional graphics to be used on printed material.

Map, Where is Plymouth

A map made in vector graphics displaying the city of Plymouth and its proximity to other major cities in the United Kingdom.

Lynda.com poster

A poster promoting free membership of Lynda.com to all University staff and students.

Facts and figures, page 1

The University also required graphs displaying the statistics of student demographics over the last five years. This page is only one of ten, presented on ten PDF documents available for download on the University website. The graphs were also created to be used in printed material.

Plymouth Engineering, promote to Brazil

A poster promoting Plymouth University’s engineering courses to potential Brazilian students. Working with the University’s International Team, I focussed on Brazil due to the country’s need for more engineering graduates to help fuel its economic growth.

Achini, NSBM Sri Lanka

A poster promoting a Sri Lanka based partner university of Plymouth University.