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Mini Review: On Web Typography

Santa Maria covers topics such as choosing the right typeface, pairing, and responsive design in an engaging and informative way. The book includes an in depth set of resources for further investigation, and an interesting discussion of problems with vertical rhythm on the web. A concise overview, On Web Typography is a handy addition to […]

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September Conferences 2014

Group shot ;) by marc thiele

NB: This is a later posting of something I found half written in my Dropbox! You can find out more about the conferences at their links. Conferences are a great way to learn, get inspired, and meet new people. Last week I attended two, Reasons To and dConstruct. Reasons is centred around creative inspiration, and […]

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WIP: My Sister as a Disney Illustration

Practising Illustration Iteration 5—Real to Cartoon

I became fascinated recently by how some artists/illustrators are able to create characters based on real people. I wanted to understand what it was they took from the real person that made the character recognisable. I began a little illustration project that I am plugging away at as and when I have the time.

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Realign

Jaz Design Homepage Realigned

I’ve wanted to do a full redesign for a while now, but time and wanting to make things to actually fill the site with have prevented me. I settled for a realign, which I already want to throw out and start again. Ah the life of a designer!

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Spark for the Fire Video Review

Spark for the Fire on fire

Spark for the Fire is an excellent little book. It’s one that gives you permission to dare to do all the things you think about doing. It celebrates curiosity, the ridiculous, imagination, and play. It has anecdotes and ideas from lots of different kinds of people. Spark is perfect if you’re feeling a little burnt […]

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Pubhack 2

Pubhack is a “10 hour web hackathon based in the pub”. I was the lucky one who won a ticket via their Twitter competition. Pubhack announce their brief on the day, and then you have ten hours to produce something to share with the entire pub at the end of it. This is not for […]

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6 Month Review

There’s no doubt in my mind that 2013 was an incredible year for me. It has now been 6 months since I left my job, and things are still going great. I wanted to share with you some of the things that happened since I have gone rogue!

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