desktop publishing example of a beer festival programme created by alison read

Moktoberfest – now in its third year, this popular Moray beer festival has gone from strength to strength.  I’ve been closely involved from the start, and designed, created and produced the original programme.  This year I also managed the Facebook campaign and took the official photos.


The Nepal Trust is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of some of the poorest people on Earth in remote regions of Nepal. Their annual publication, Namaste, is a colour booklet sent to all UK supporters. I compiled and edited two former issues, including providing many original photos from my trip to the area.

Business brochure for organisations in lossiemouth produced by alison readd digital content

Lossiemouth Business Association

The LBA supports and promotes businesses in the Lossiemouth area. In 2014 they commissioned a directory of local businesses, shops and services. 5,000 copies were printed and delivered to local homes, and provided to visitors. I created the concept – The Lossie Pages, collated the data, sourced advertisers, designed and laid out the directory.

Windswept Brewing Co

Corporate team portrait shot of lossiemouth brewery

This renowned Lossiemouth microbrewery started brewing in late 2012. Now exporting to multiple countries in Europe, and the winners of countless awards, both for the beer and the business, Windswept are at the leading edge of the Scottish craft brewing scene.
As an external creative, I worked closely with the web designer to develop the look and feel of the site according to brand guidelines. I created much of the original written content, and supplied a variety of photography services, including product photos (onsite and in the studio) and shots of the team.

Photo of scottish beer product
Windswept box beers product photo
graphic design by alison read coposite of bottles with text
Portrait headshots of staff at windswept brewery