Design is Marketing

You need to become a multifaceted marketer if you want to be a truly effective designer. If you don’t do marketing, you don’t do design.

Rebrand Round-Up #2

Four of my favourite new brand identities of March and April 2016 including Pitchfork’s new logo and new work by Pentagram.

Books by Michael Bierut & Kate Moross

In an attempt to read more, I set myself a challenge of reading one book a month in 2016. I started with two monographs by two designers I really admire.

Rebrand Round-Up #1

This is the first post in what will hopefully become a series that highlights some of my favourite rebranding projects. This post features the new identities for the Premier League, Gumtree, Zocdoc and Incite.

2015 Personal Review

2015 has been a great year for me, both in and outside of work. I’ve put together a brief summary of my professional highlights of the year together with some goals for 2016.

MK Geek Night

At the beginning of December I did my first bit of public speaking, at web a meet-up called MK Geek Night. The title of my seven minute presentation was ‘The Often Underestimated Element of Truly Effective Design’.

25 Fresh Grotesque Sans-Serif Typefaces

Typefaces inspired by early grotesque and mid-century neo-grotesque fonts are so hot right now. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourites, all released in the last few years by a number of different font foundries.

Shillington College: A reflection

Studying at Shillington was a fantastic experience. It was inspiring, motivating and rewarding. And despite perhaps not being the archetypal candidate for the course, I learnt a lot. I’ve put together a personal reflection of my time on the course covering why I went there, what I learnt and my views of the course as a whole.