It’s Bigger than Hip Hop

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of meeting with Jonathan ‘Ozzie’ Oswald of The Hip Hop Chip Shop and finally trying their food that I’d salivated over so much while building their website, when they came to Sheffield for Peddler Market. I had met Ozzie before but this was the first time I got to […]

The Medjool Date Company Website is Faster than 98% of Tested Websites!

We have just launched a simple but effective, clean and tidy little e-commerce website with the sole purpose of selling and purveying information about just one delicious product: medjool dates. It’s always a pleasure to promote something that you love, and medjool dates have been my favourite dried fruit ever since the first time I […]

Logo Design for TAQA Mountaineering & Walking Club

TAQA Global have a popular mountaineering & walking club which many members of the company belong to. Stephen Salter from TAQA contacted us two weeks ago enquiring about an emblem style logo for the club. The TAQA Mountaineering & Walking Club run all kinds of outdoor activities, so we discussed a traditional shield based emblem […]

Education Gateway Magazine: Our Biggest Challenge Yet

We are very excited to announce our biggest ongoing project yet: a multilingual (English & Arabic) magazine available in print and online called Education Gateway. We have worked closely with Prime Education Consultancy to create a brand, a magazine and a website with the purpose of helping Libyan students and young professionals further their education […]

A Great Design Brief Will Get You Great Results!

Over the years, I’ve executed and overseen a large number of design projects – some small, some big, and mostly very successful. I will admit though that occasionally there have been situations where clients have not been happy straight away, and it’s taken a lot of back and forth to get to a good end […]

Absolut Center (A Post About ‘Absolute Centering’)

I recently read a Smashing Magazine post by Stephen Shaw on making things appear slap bang in the middle of a web page no matter what – this is known in the trade as ‘absolute centering’. Believe it or not this is something that web developers and designers have been struggling with for years. Stephen’s method […]

Designing a Logo for £95: A Learning Curve About the Pricing of Services

For a long time I found it difficult to set prices for my work. I would struggle with the idea of something like a logo design having a fixed price. How could I go about designing a logo for £95, for example, when some logos would surely take longer than others? Through experience, the answer […]

Identity for 100% Physical Training – Gemma Lancaster

Gemma Lancaster is a hugely motivational personal trainer with a proven track record (pun intended) who wanted to give herself a professional, minimalist identity ahead of launching her new business, 100% Physical Training. Of course, I was more than happy to oblige, and Gemma is now the very happy owner of a brand new logo. […]

To Illustrate a Point

I have recently been carrying out Adobe Illustrator workshops for a Theatre company, HunkyPunk. During of one of these workshops, I drew a few shapes to demonstrate the process of creating a custom brush, amongst other things. After we had finished, I was about to close the file without saving when I was grabbed by […]

Simple Logo for The Stretching Clinic

Sometimes the design process can be so simple and so satisfying, you get from start to finish with zero stress, and it all seems almost too good to be true. I was approached by Active Isolated Stretching Clinic, who had decided to abbreviate their name to The Stretching Clinic, (great move by the way guys), so […]