All posts filed under: Bits & Pieces

Offset London 2015

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I was recently lucky enough to attend the first ever Offset conference held in London, ticket courtesy of Computer Arts. With two days full of talks from speakers who are essentially my perfect dinner party list, I decided to settle in and not miss anything! I can truthfully say I learned a lot from each 45 minute talk! The highlights for me were seeing McBess, whose work I have loved since I discovered it a […]

Sunny Side Up CV

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I’ve been experimenting with my personal “brand” and feeling drawn back to the egg-yolk yellow that was always my favourite colour until about the age of 14, when inevitably, everything suddenly had to be black. I realised I haven’t really changed my outlook much since then, but recently found my style becoming more playful and making work to entertain myself. My writing has also become more natural and open. So here is the result of […]

Back to the 90s: Low Poly Construction

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I’m a weird one with Halloween, I do the costumes but only tend to focus on the head (see last year’s sugar skull make-up for proof). This year, I found out about Steve Wintercroft’s ridiculously cool low-poly animal masks, and instantly fell in love. For me, visual impact is key (I can be pretty shallow), so I settled on the stag. It was really satisfying to be constructing something physical after having focused on digital […]

Keeping GIFs Classy

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Ever since Mike’s sign-writing workshop, I’ve been making an effort to practise my hand-lettering and use more custom designs in my usual work, and see how I can mix it with other digital techniques. Recently, I designed an email invite for a blogger event revolving around Stella & Dot’s new range of watches. To make it look more personal and cheerful, I used a script with a jumpy baseline and strong thick to thin strokes. […]

Handlettering with Mike Meyer

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I recently got the opportunity to attend a hand-lettering workshop with a true master of the sign writing world, Mike Meyer. A whole day spent at Borough Market playing with paints can only be a good thing, so I gladly snapped up the chance to improve my technical skill and understanding of letterforms. We started out with a demonstration on how to mark out letters, and all the ways to work with the brush; using […]

Animating a Static Photo

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I recently saw some very impressive and convincing animations of photographs from WWF archives by Make Productions and decided to practice the technique on one of my own photos. I’d love to revisit this at some point with new photographs, and perhaps try making my own soundtrack.

4th Angle Sting

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This is a sting for a new TV channel by Channel 4, aimed at the over 60s. I began with word play and a sense of humour around “old-fangled” which became “four-fangled” and then “fourth-angle”, which happily fitted well with the exploratory attitude of the programming.