So, it feels like an eternity since I actually wrote a blog post so here goes. You may notice I’ve tweaked this site a bit, I’ve shoved my work on the home page and trimmed a load of fat that wasn’t really needed, so overall the site is much more concise and to the point now (which is kinda how I’m feeling right now).
I realised recently that I hadn’t updated my portfolio for over a year as most of what I’ve been working on has taken ages to go live, but I’m able now to share some of the stuff I’ve been doing. I also took about 3–4 months off work last year to get over some heavy stuff in my private life (which I won’t go into here) and am only now starting to feel like my head’s back in ‘work mode’.
Hackations.com is a site set up by brace.io founder Cole Krumbholz. Cole got me on board to design the front-end of this travel / hacking / tech / coffee shop themed blog. Incidentally I moved Free Faces over to brace.io and highly recommend it for any static sites or prototyping, it uses some magical dropbox integration trickery that I don’t pretend to understand.
I’ve been working closely with the charming guys over at hamyard.tv to redesign and relaunch their online portfolio and news site. They work with a variety of top clients making stuff that moves about a lot (which I don’t pretend to understand either). Go check them out.
Bisley Law is a boutique firm of solicitors based in London, specialising in commercial, technology and corporate law. They wanted a simple yet colourful website that kinda didn’t look like your average solicitor’s site.
Lincoln Jay specialise in training and coaching people in all areas of public speaking, I used their existing branding but pretty much reinvented everything else to come up with a modern and fun website. Have a look.
Last but no means least I was approached by Lucian James to redesign two of his sites. Firstly his personal site lucianjames.com, Lucian is a life coach (I think that’s the right term, though he’ll probably kill me for describing him as such) who uses a lot of systemic therapy, the creative arts, executive coaching, business strategy, and the world’s wisdom traditions with his clients. Lucian was keen to use positive alchemic images of regeneration and rejuvenation as metaphors on his site, which meant I got to research all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff. I did get some strange looks at Waterstones though as I was going through the section on satanism and the occult, happy days. Check out the postcards page I really like what he’s done here.
Secondly I also had the pleasure to redesign agenda.inc for Lucian which is a luxury brand consultancy working with several big name clients. We went for a kind of esoteric phrenology metaphor to emphasise the psychological and cerebral approach to their work.
Not So Rotten in Denmark
I also had the honour of being asked by KEA (Copenhagen School of Design and Technology) to go out to Copenhagen and give a two hour talk to their design students on the 21st Feb. The talk wasn’t recorded (that I know of) so I think I’ll make a blog post soon outlining some of the points I went over as the crowd asked so many questions (which is exactly what I wanted) that I didn’t really even get to show my slides. I much prefer a more spontaneous and relaxed atmosphere when talking, I’m no good at reading out speeches and never stay on script so it was ideal. A big thanks to Joshua Englar for inviting me and the Danish Young Enterprise Foundation for stumping up the cash to bring me out there.