On this gloomy Manchester morning we set off to Google. The CreativJam team, Danny, Jess and I, lovingly nicknamed the JamFam, jumped on the Pendolino from Manchester to Euston. On the train we met a lady who was writing her masters thesis in fine art and film. When I sat down, Danny and the woman were chatting… Continue reading Google UK with the JamFam.
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
So I’ve really gone freelance. The month of December 2014 was a real pivot point in my life. I decided after a good couple of years of toying with the idea of doing the odd freelance website that I was going to throw myself back into it wholeheartedly. I got so serious I ordered print… Continue reading Freelance is not the pyjama dream everyone thinks it is.
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?
This is one of those horrid mummy blog posts. I realise I am starting to write more of them and I need to get out more! Dreaded Mummy Blog October went by without any real greatness. after spending most of it unable to drive after my Caesarian, I was finally allowed loose! I Got all the… Continue reading A Mummy Blog Post.
My first week of being a full on stay at home mum started out well. As I randomly wrote my thoughts in Evernote I watched them deteriorate. Meanwhile all Matt did was look at coffee machines on the Internet. I can do the Stay At Home Mum Thing! Monday was filled with positive! “I’m focusing… Continue reading My First Week as a Stay At Home Mum. Hail Coffee.
This is my first day alone with the baby. I Had a mini breakdown in the middle of the night wondering how the hell I’m going to cope. If it’s not child one waking up it’s the other & when they settle down it’s Matt’s snoring! I’m have to remind myself that this is the… Continue reading Alone with the baby. What Do I Do?