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.

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.

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.

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.

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.