Hello!

I’m Tom Ayling
and I like to make
pretty things.

Who are you?

I’m studying a Graphic Communication and Typography degree, so I’m working on design, illustration, typography, infographics, UI/UX, and much more!
Have a look at some of my previous projects in my portfolio to get a better idea.

Instagram.

Being a student, I’m always making and trying new things in the world of design.
Check out my Instagram to see what I’ve been up to.

  • An editorial piece on failure was a lovely push out of my comfort zone. My final week was spent finding new and creative ways to destroy @gfsmithpapers beautiful Colorplan stock 😬 It hurt destroying something that was 'perfect', but the resulting editorial echoes the theme of learning from failure and trying again in my project; "Fail Again: Fail better."⠀
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#editorial #graphicdesign #layoutdesign #typography #indesign #designeverday #graphicdesign #designspiration #isolation #lowkey #blackandwhite #editorialdesign  #bookdesign #editorialgrid #failure #visualdesign #swissposter #itsnicethat #gfsmith
  • Goodbye forever, 2019! My best wishes for everyone's 2020. Learn things, make mistakes, be nice to people.⠀
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#2019 #2020 #newyear #top9 #topnine #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #brandingdesign #designlove #branding #brandingidentity #typography #typographydesign
  • It's been wonderful to work on the beautiful @stmawesgin over the past few months. Cheers to Christmas and the New Year! 🥂⠀
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#festive #gin #ginspiration #craft #distill #cornishcoast #cornwall #kernow #cornishgin #gingin #botanicals #newrelease #craftedincornwall #wildcornishcoast #truro #stmawes #falmouth #cornwall #keepitkernow #stives #stmawes #packaging #packagingdesign #brandingdesign #designlove #branding #brandingidentity
  • A Design Society exhibition piece, based on initials. My piece is highly complex... or just based on the pattern of my favourite jumper. 
Printed on the always beautiful @gfsmithpapers 😍

#graphicdesign #initials #typographydesign #typedesign #gfsmith #typematters #illustrator #typespire #art #letter #typographylove #posterdesign
  • My two window-dwelling residents are still going strong! 🌵⠀
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#plantlife #logo #logoinspirations #logodesigns #graphicdesign #logomark #design #vector #graphicdesigner #symbol #plant #plants #illustration #badgedesign #icon #designspiration #brand #typography #thicklines #cactus🌵 #succulents #visforvector #iloveillustration #designspiration
  • Letraset! It's great appreciating the skill and talent that went into old-school graphic design before desktop publishing and digital type. When it comes to kerning and spacing, it's the most brutal education I can think of!⠀
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#typography #typographydesign #letraset #typedesign #fonts #type #graphicdesign #design #typespecimen #typespecimens #font #timesnewroman

Can I say 'Hello'?

Ooh, please do. I’ve spent ages on my email signature.