ANGÉLIQUE BOUDEAU

hi@angeliqueboudeau.org

Need new online or print designs that meet your business goals in an eco-friendly way?

I'm a multidisciplinary graphic designer based in Edinburgh who treats sustainability as a core principle of my creation process.

How I can help

I work for businesses that are concerned about their impact on climate change. I aim to understand the needs and challenges of each business and devise a solution that meets their goals in an eco-friendly way. I provide design solutions that reduce energy and resource usage, such as low footprint website designs and print designs that minimise ink usage.

I’m available for contract work now in Edinburgh, UK and remotely. To get started on your eco-friendly graphic design journey get in touch with me today.

My background

I specialised in sustainable graphic design during my Masters degree in Fine Art at Le Havre’s National Fine Art School in France. My research on this topic has been featured in Etapes, a well-known French graphic design and visual culture magazine.

I believe a low-carbon lifestyle is a must in both our personal and professional lives to overcome the climate change crisis.

Services

Eco-conscious website design

Includes responsive mobile/desktop designs that are lightweight and fast (website development can be arranged).

Eco-friendly custom illustrations

Includes digital/vector/bitmap artwork, print illustrations, screen printing, laser cutting & hand sewn bookbinding.

Green branding & logo design

Includes logo design and style guide, as well as branded social media banners, posters, booklets & slideshows.

Sustainable print design

Includes posters, leaflets, booklets & business cards, that have been optimized for material & ink usage.

Portfolio

SHRUB Coop, Zero waste cooperative: Graphic identity, web design & leaflets

Set of four SHRUB Coop flyers with grey & black, green, red, and orange outlines. Illustrations are cropped by a colored diagonal footer.
SHRUB Coop is an Edinburgh based charitable organisation that empowers local communities to live low carbon lifestyles. This set of 4 A5 flyers made for SHRUB Coop was designed to be printed in risography, a low carbon emission printing technique where colors are applied one by one in a series of layers. The first flyer gives an overview of the goals and projects of the charity. The three other flyers explain ’s main zero waste activities in more detail: food sharing initiatives, bike repairing workshops and their second hand shop (see footer for illustrations credits). Website design coming soon.
Person with long hair holding a black frame where the frame displays eight labelled black outlined illustrations of hand signs. On the right, a bold title is followed by a short paragraph. Both are written in the red colour of the brand.
This A3 poster resume the eight hand signals used at the SHRUB Coop during working group and general meetings. This poster is displayed in the charity’s cafe, food rescue and second hand shop to help newcomers to learn the hand signals (see footer for illustrations and mockup picture credits).

Yoga with Vico, coach & teacher: Logo design

Yoga with Vico's rectangular logo design shown on a business card made from recycled paper. The card is held by a hand in front of green plant leaves.
Business card for Yoga with Vico showing the coloured logo. Vico is an independent professional yoga teacher and certified breath coach who has a background in occupational therapy.
Yoga with Vico's square logo design shown on a natural fibre tote bag. Background is plain and light aquamarine colored.
Tote bag showing the dark version of the Yoga with Vico logo. Vico is based in Copenhagen and takes pride in making yoga accessible to everyone by adapting her teachings to the physical abilities and mental health needs of her students.

Wedding invitations: Illustration & design

Mockup of the back of the wedding invitation on a colored background. Includes coloured illustrations of eucalyptus and peonies.
Back of the wedding invitations. Based in A5 paper format, the invitation card is designed to fold on its right and left sides to become its own envelope to reduce paper usage. I produced the custom illustrations myself by hand, based on the plants to be used for the bride’s bouquet.
Mockup of the front of the envelope/invitation showing the addressee's name and address, two stamps and plants illustrations. The invite is displayed on the front of a vase containing a green-blue bunch of plants with a wooden panel background visible.
The front of the wedding invitation card once folded into its envelope form. It shares the same flower and plant pattern used ons the back of the card. Corresponding wedding menu and signage coming soon.

Masters thesis: Research, writing, design & bookbinding

2 white copy of the essai about ethical and ecological graphic design are stacked on each other front cover visible.
“Can graphic design be sustainable?”: this the question I looked to answer in my Masters thesis. Download the PDF, in French, titled as “Des cycles et des hommes: Le design graphique peut-il être écologique?” or purchase an handmade limited printed editions from L’Atelier Téméraire. This work was published in the French graphic design and visual culture magazine Etapes (243th issue, special edition on design and sustainability.)
Sustainable communication thesis spine spreaded by fingers to show the discarded printings.
The thesis was originally printed on reclaimed paper collected from the workshop of the university and the cover pages were made from eco-friendly handmade rag paper. Each reclaimed sheet had a side that had already been printed on for another use and one blank side to be used for the thesis. Each page in the thesis is built from one reclaimed sheet folded over itself so the blank side is on the outside ready to be printed on (see picture). The whole thesis was then tightly bound together by a single linen thread to hold the sheets together.

Testimonals

Angelique is an excellent designer with a great eye for detail and ability to bring designs together into a coherent overall brand. She brings exciting creative ideas to meetings and also takes on board other people’s ideas and feedback. She does what she promises promptly and well.

Angelique’s work was essential in rebranding our organisation, making it clearer and reaching out to a wider audience. We’ve had loads of excellent feedback from our community and beyond about all of her designs and the overall look.

Angélique turned our initial idea into a magnificent wedding invitation with hand drawn custom illustrations. Her approach led to a design that was original and reduced paper waste.

We’d highly recommend working with Angélique for her professionalism, ability to listen and her graphic design expertise.

Get in touch

Looking for a graphic designer who shares your concerns about sustainability and the environment? Or just interested in talking more about eco-friendly design?

Fill in the contact form or send me an email at hi@angeliqueboudeau.org and I’ll get back to you within two working days.

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