Shillington Graduate

I’ve not posted for a while because I’ve been busy putting together my final portfolio for my course at Shillington College in London. My final graduation exhibition took place last night at a gallery in Shoreditch. It’s been a journey and it’s with sadness and relief that I’ve reached the end.

Why I Don’t Use Helvetica

For a short period, when I started attempting to design websites, I loved Helvetica. I had no graphic design knowledge but I just thought the font looked… cool. Today I’m rather more indifferent.

1950s Packaging Inspiration

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve become obsessed with the graphics on packaging from the 1950s. I’ve been gathering inspiration for a college project, and it turns out that from a graphic design point-of-view, the 1950s is pretty badass.

Web Typography Today

It can be tricky to keep up with current developments in web design, particularly when dealing with a vast subject such as typography. In this post I’ve collated as much information as I could about typography on the web today.

Shillington: Semester Two

Last Tuesday marked another step in the rapid approach towards the end of my part time graphic course at Shillington College; the end of Semester two.

Better looking website images with Instagram style CSS filters

In any modern web set-up, clients will inevitably want to upload content including images themselves. In my experience, this can be a nightmare from a design point-of-view. InstaCSS is a quick and easy way to create visually consistent images.

Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Software Developers

I have been fortunate in my career to work with a number of incredible software developers. I’ve realised that there are some very basic qualities, skills, and habits software developers display that are great practice for absolutely anyone.

Web design work 2014

I’ve come to the end of another year and I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a few of the design projects I’ve enjoyed over the past twelve months.

Shillington: Semester One

I’ve come to the end of semester one of the graphic design course I’m doing at Shillington College and it’s been, well, bloody great.

Nest Grid

Nest Grid is a little SCSS grid which I built a couple of years ago and still tend to use as a base for new website builds. The big difference my grid has over others is the way in which it handles nested elements.

Back to School

At the end of September I started studying graphic design at Shillington College. My employer offered me the chance to enrole this year and it was an opportunity that I jumped at.

New Website

So I’ve finally put together a personal website. I spent ages over the past couple of years procrastinating and putting off making anything as I tried to think of a unique angle or a revolutionary design. In the end, my new site was born out of necessity.