D&AD NEW BLOOD AWARDS 2017 ENTRY:

ADOBE

The aims of this project set by Adobe was to use your life experience and hard-won wisdom as a springboard for a set of posters or prints.

The concept was expressing the stress and paranoia I went through with my tattoo. At 15 years old I really wanted a tattoo but obviously underage, but I knew a guy. I kept it hidden for two years but eventually confessed due to the baggage of emotions it put me through, I couldn't take it anymore.

The solution was to illustrate what I was going through, alongside are abstract formations which represent the emotions. Starting of light and flexible, being proud and happy I've got a tattoo, to dark and rigid shapes, showing stress. The last poster shows the abstract forms letting go of my arm and being free but still carry the effects.