I have been in the graphic design industry for fifty eight years beginning in an art studio in Sydney in 1961 as a junior commercial artist. I attended college three nights a week while working through the day learning studio skills and carrying out the chores associated with my position.
From there I concentrated on my main interest of lettering and also became very interested in packaging and corporate identity design. A two year interval as a National Serviceman in the Australian Military Forces brought a temporary halt to my career and on completion I took up where I had left off and held positions as senior designer, art director and creative director. Awards for packaging design were reward for hard work.
In 2005 I decided to pursue my love of lettering and typography full time specialising in lettering, logo and brandmark design. This has proved most successful with work across the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. International commissions have come from Switzerland, England, Ireland, United States, Singapore and New Zealand. I have work included in packaging and typography awards (AGDA) from Australia, Australian design magazines, Modern Publicity and Design Down Under 3. I also have fonts available at MyFonts under Bean & Morris, however I no longer produce retail or custom typefaces.
I am also a virtual team member of ‘Luminahealth’. A healthcare branding agency in Zurich, Switzerland. This is where I can exercise my corporate identity thinking, away from the ‘fmcg’ world.
AKA Branding (SYD), Bold-inc.(SYD), Brand Society (MEL), Coley Porter Bell (UK), Creative Sting (SYD), Elmwood (MEL), Energi Design (SYD), Frost Design (SYD), George Patts Y&R (ADL), Honey UK (LON), Lumina Marketing and Branding (ZH), Marque Brand Consultants (SYD), Mash (ADL), Parallax Design (ADL), REB Design (WA), Singleton O&M (SYD), Sterling Brands (NY), Voice Design (ADL), VOK Bickfords (ADL), Crave Real Food (SYD), Darklight Laser (MEL), The Key Branding (MEL), Juergens & Co. (SYD), JKR Global (SGP), 12 Below (SYD), Boxer & Co. (SYD), Jules Barnard (CA), Loop Brands (SYD), Biles Inc.(LON), Studio Band (ADL), Believe Branding (MEL), WDM Advertising (ADL), Fluid (ADL), Hearst Publications (CA), Affinity Creative Group (CA), Why? Brand Design (SGP), The Hive Design (MEL), Disegno (MEL), Anthem (SYD), Scarab Rouge (SYD), Seymour Powell (LON), Cloudy Co.(ADL), Superunion (LON), Hothouse (NZ), Genuardi Master Tailor (NY), Bulletproof (SGP), We Are Driven (BNE). Pollyanna Creative (MEL).
A sample of brands and manufacturers: Arnott's, Cadbury, Cottee's, Carlton United Breweries, Fosters, Crown Lager, Tiger Lager, Bushells, Tetley, Harris Tea, Original Juice Co., Daily Juice Co., Schweppes, Cussons, Woolworths, Foster Clark's, Kellogg's, W.K.Kellogg, Early Rise Baking Co., Praise, Continental, Blackmore's, Nestlé, Devondale, Cherry Ripe, Cool Ridge, Four 'n Twenty, Herbert Adams, Patties, King Island Dairy, Nanna's, Val Verde, Fox Creek, Yellowglen, Vok Bickfords, d'Arenberg Wines, Overeem Malt Whisky, Woodstock Bourbon, Fox Creek Wines, Unilever, Tiffany & Co., Heineken, Smiths Crisps, Lady Jayne, Johnny Bigg Retail, Juergens & Co. The list is almost endless. Over 300 major and minor brands for some of the largest manufacturers of food, wine and assorted products in the world, plus corporate businesses both large and small.