Friday, 30 March 2012

Tiwi



6 month after I got mack from kenya I finally got the films developed from the underwater cameras - this is probably my favourite picture of the lot (and one of the only ones that isn't just a snapshot of us snorkling) :)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Long time no blog

Its been ages since I've posted anything on here (partly due to the stinky robbers that keep stealing my computer), here's a quick update.

Lots of website design:
http://www.givingbacktogod.co.uk/
http://pattestingbirmingham.com/
http://www.freshwindsimmigration.co.uk/

And an annual report:
http://www.freshwinds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Annual-Report-screen.pdf

Organised a collaboration with university students (they did most of the designing):
http://www.freshwinds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/FITC-winter2011.pdf

And loads more - at some point I'll upload a new set of nice portfolio things.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Shelsley Walsh Doodles


This is just a doodle I did at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb (cars doing time trials up a hill).

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Teddy Bears Picnic





A client wanted a teddy shaped leaflet for a Teddy bears picnic so I've developed brushes and patetrn swatches for the illustration. I'll post the final leaflet once it's done but here's what we have for now. The blue bear is done using patterns while the brown is expanded gradients with strokes added.

Friday, 22 July 2011

logos

Just a quick piece on designing logos for people. It's taken me a long time to notice that people are greedy: bellow are 5 versions of a logo for our database systems. Starting with the design my boss sketched and wanted to something I think could be used as a corporate identity for our database solutions.











Only when I submitted them I found there was a problem. My boss wants all the elements of all the designs combined into one logo... "sorry thats not going to work" is what I should have said, istead I said "I'll see what I can do". Now I get to spend a whole day trying to cram 101 solutions into one design that I know isn't going to work one its own, never mind when its combined with the company logo.

It's all very well and good giving people options but if they can't make decisions then offering alternatives is floored from the start. I might just start from skratch and only show them one design.

Friday, 17 June 2011

An update




Its been a while since I've posted anything on here.. to be honest I've been too busy working to spend time to put anything up. Here are a couple of examples of the work I've been doing at Freshwinds. The logo's existed but all the other elements needed to be sorced. Nothing exciting but I'm happy with them.

Thursday, 5 May 2011