I love a good WordCamp and I have been happy to have been part of the organiser team for Manchester for several years. The WordPress Community is a fantastic group of people and I have made lots of friends there. This year I was proud to be asked to lead the design team for the… Continue reading Designing WordCamp Manchester 2018
Andonette, can you make a print in the style of Banksy? The Banksy piece where the kid is dancing in the rain and the man walks with his umbrella. In fact, that’s not Banksy, but an artist called Skurktur so I want to credit the artist for the heavy influence in this piece. It’s not commercial, it… Continue reading Life is About Learning to Dance in the Rain
Back when we started Factory, one of the first events was Molesworths Business Breakfast in Rochdale. Whilst there we met a great bloke called Dylan Leighton who was pitching his open source idea, Hexayurt UK. Much later on Dylan asked me to work on some branding for his startup venture, Magnificent Tea, so I set… Continue reading The Art Of Tea
Amelie Birth Print. Just another pretty birth print I created. These birth prints are all the rage at the moment. I thought about setting up on not on the high street but in truth it’s such a saturated market, web development pays better and I just like doing them for my friends as gifts. Making the… Continue reading Amelie Birth Print
I’ve been working on Manchester Wapuu for WordCamp. What’s a WordCamp you say? WordCamps are locally organised conferences. They cover everything WordPress related. Anyone can attend a WordCamp, from WordNoobs to experts. From creators to contributors. WordPress if you haven’t heard of it, is responsible for over a quarter of all new sites on the web.… Continue reading Manchester Wapuu for WordCamp Manchester 2015
Every year since 2003 the Fresh Creative Awards have been showcasing innovative & gong worthy work within the creative industry. We were invited by global design agency & in-house ‘design team’ consultants; Make Your Words Work, along with fellow guests, the in-house Design Team for NSPCC. A Night with the MYWW Team After digging out… Continue reading At The Fresh Creative Awards 2015
Check out these crazy designs we created for Hexayurt UK We were comissioned by Hexayurt UK to create, in short, “Something I can print on a Yurt”. A brief doesn’t get more free than this, so we set to work hand doodling some ideas. We didn’t really have anything in mind, what you see here just ‘evolved’.… Continue reading Illustrating A Hexayurt
Hexawho? Hexayurt! I dragged a reluctant Danny off to his first networking event. Molesworth’s Business Breakfast over at Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale. He shuffled in muttering, and came out all fired up like he does. That morning we listened to a talk about Open Source and how to create a business that would survive… Continue reading The Hexayurt and a Different Take on Open Source.
At CreativJam we love startups! So when two young fashionistas stopped by our office with an idea and a dream, we got to work creating them a fresh identity to start them on their journey!
Here’s a redraw I did for North Manchester Golf Club. They needed signs remaking for the roadside. since the only image they could lay hands on was about a centimetre in size, they had a problem. The par 71 rolling parkland course at North Manchester Golf Club has been entertaining the golfing fraternity of the North west… Continue reading A Revamp for North Manchester Golf Club.
A creative brand for Matthew James Site Services. Logo Design. We work with a lot with companies in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. So, we know that being wildly creative can sometimes present a challenge. We rose to it gladly for maintenance company Matthew James Site Services. We created a gorgeous colourful brand identity that… Continue reading Logo For My Other Half
Here is a simple but effective logo design I created for Specialist Vehicle Solutions. Seller of beautifully restored classic cars. Paul, who has been selling cars for over 45 years, wanted a classic and effective logo that could almost feel like a car badge in its own right so I went about creating one. Creating… Continue reading Logo Design for Specialized Vehicle Solutions.
I’ve gone crafting mad. I read about this fifteen minutes per day thing, where I decided I would be really super creative for for exactly fifteen minutes per day. So much has changed since last Wednesday. Life is never a straight road where you can see clearly into the distance. What’s new on the career… Continue reading I go crafting mad and take up crochet.
But that site will do my logo for a fiver!! – some of my graphic designer friends are feeling their noses rightly put out of joint by the revolution of ridiculously cheap graphic design – how on earth can any of us compete with that? And how come we want to charge what we do?
I created this hand drawn wedding print for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to commemorate the anniversary of their marriage in Vegas. How to create a hand drawn wedding print. So it’s quite simple really. I scouted around on the interweb for elements of Las Vegas. First, I found my photographs. Then, I traced them off… Continue reading Hand Drawn Wedding Print For Maxine & Andrew
The story behind my Nicky Siano Poster. When my pal Paula told me she was doing an event with Nicky Siano, The legendary pioneer of Dance Music & once resident DJ of New York’s famous and much revered Studio 54 I was pretty excited. I’d already worked with Paula on some cool event posters. Notably, the… Continue reading Legendary Pioneer of Dance Music Nicky Siano