Beth Ellis is a designer and artist with a curatorial background working in the London and Surrey area.
P&O Ferries - Heritage Wall
Design for P&O Ferries' 'The Holiday Starts Here' exhibition wall to celebrate P&O's 180th anniversary in 2017, initially installed on board P&O Ferries new Spirit Ships, Spirit of France and Spirit of Britain but now it can also be seen on board Pride of Canterbury and Pride of Kent and on dry land in the P&O Ferries Offices. The design includes exhibition panels telling the history of P&O and P&O Ferries and fun facts for children along with an illustrated frieze contributed by PackMe design.
‘It was a pleasure to work with Beth. Together we successfully managed and coordinated our project from concept through to completion. We worked closely to create our vision, consistently met deadlines and more importantly our very specific marine requirements.
Beth was calm, effective and added immense value to the project.’
Jacqueline Burns, P&O Ferries
DP World - Regional Exhibition
A curated display case within DP World's Europe and Russia regional office, providing an informative introduction to the company's portfolio of ports and logistics locations. The display includes graphic panels, edited video, related objects from DP World terminals, wreck finds retrieved with assistance from Wessex Archeaology (read more about the exhibition in their blog) and historic items from the P&O Heritage Collection.
P&O Heritage - 'Our War at Sea'
'Our war at Sea' was a temporary exhibition for the 100th anniversary of WW1 detailing P&O's part in the conflict, designed and curated for the P&O Heritage Collection. The design included large-scale wall graphics, vinyl quotes and titles with original photos, postcards, paintings and plaques from the P&O Heritage Collection.
Comments from DP World staff:
‘I love the wall - a fabulous tribute’
‘Excellent exhibition, very poignant indeed’
The Wellington Trust - 'Medals and Martyrs'
Heritage Lottery Funded temporary exhibition 'Medals and Martyrs', designed for The Wellington Trust in remembrance of the courage of the Merchant Navy in WWI.
Online digital exhibitions designed for the P&O Heritage Collection including:
Logo designs for the P&O Heritage Collection to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1 and a redesign of the P&O Heritage logo in 'stamp' and 'swash' designs to mark 180 years of P&O. (Original P&O Heritage logo design by Julie Nelson Rhodes.)
Corporate stationery designed for the P&O Heritage Collection including business cards, compliment slips and postcards.
Packs of postcards designed for DP World for a giveaway at a corporate shipping event incorporating images from the P&O Heritage Collection.
(Images copyright P&O Heritage Collection)
The Wellington Trust - 'War and Trade'
Heritage Lottery Funded temporary exhibition 'War and Trade', designed for The Wellington Trust with P&O Heritage, in remembrance of the courage of the Merchant Navy in WWI. This was the fourth and final exhibition in the series of temporary exhibitions on board HQS Wellington to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1, 1914-1918. It is running until 11th November on the Thames Embankment.
This project included the design of 12 exhibition panels, an acknowledgments pull-up banner, marketing leaflet, poster and banners for the ships exterior.
Posters & Print Media
Posters and marketing material designed for P&O Heritage and DP World's London Events Team (LET) for themed, charity and social events. These are displayed digitally and in print.
Art & Portraits
Portrait art - sketches, drawings and paintings. Visit my portraits page or get in touch for a personal commission and quote.
P&O Ferries - Food Exhibition
Design for P&O Ferries' 'Food Across the Oceans and Across the Years’ exhibition wall to celebrate and remember the history of food and dining on board P&O ships throughout history.
The exhibition can be seen on board P&O Ferries ships Spirit of Britain and Spirit of France and includes a stunning background photograph depicting the dining saloon of P&O’s MEDINA, from 1911 and collaged panels using photographs and printed ephemera from the P&O Heritage Collection. There are also ‘fun facts’ for the youngsters, featuring illustrations of ‘Pip and Ollie’ contributed by PackMe design.