I’m reading Ian Wharton’s “Spark for the Fire” and some of it was feeling familiar. I thought I’d write about why I chose to design a typeface for my Master’s project. People were surprised. I’m a web designer, not a type designer. I have no desire to enter the world of type design. So why […]
NB: This isn’t going to be a breakdown of BEM, just a few links to a few resources and a runaway thought-train. I’ve tended to be quite organic with my CSS over the years, modifying it as I learn new things. Really the only rules were use a reset/base, alphabetise properties and don’t use !importants. […]
I fixed/changed a couple of things on here today. One I hadn’t noticed and one had been bugging me for a while. I have a much bigger list as I want to overhaul the code and make some design changes, but until I do my big re-launch, little things will suffice! Plus doing stuff to […]
I love Moleskine notebooks. This is probably not a surprise. They’re a stereotypical designer’s tool, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with liking well made, beautiful things.
Shortly before I left 3wise, I began work on converting Flash animations to CSS. Due to project constraints I only finished one myself. I’m sharing it in case it helps anyone. The CSS isn’t perfect, but there’s stuff in there you can pick apart for your own use.
I spent my Saturday frantically trying to get everything done so that I could have Sunday to do whatever I wanted. What I chose to do was read.
This is a quick explanation of how to turn a photograph into a vector. When used in the right context, creating things “off computer” and working them into a design can work really well. It can also add more uniqueness to your work as you’re not relying on stock libraries for your resources.
…aka why are you using the default WordPress theme? The Problem I have not had a live portfolio since 2008. That’s four years. What I did have was the one I had to do as part of my final university projects. I had a job right out of uni, and my skills improved quickly as […]
Due to the nature of working full time and doing a full time masters I haven’t been able to keep this blog up to date. I would have loved to have had a running commentary while I worked on my project, but it just didn’t happen and that’s the way it was meant to be. […]
Brief notes used as part of the draft for my report. Need to be expanded and explored further.
Brief notes on designing typefaces – why it’s important to design words and not letters.
Notes on my proposal feedback, planning based on the new schedule!