A beginner’s guide to screen printing, by a complete beginner.

Posted on Apr 3, 2018
A beginner’s guide to screen printing, by a complete beginner.

[This is a wrap up of a screen printing course I took with The Print Club London. It’s mainly so I can remember what to do next time I give it a go, but I hope you find it helpful too!] I got my start in graphic design as a digital designer, working for the website […]

Two moped thieves snatched my phone… and I couldn’t be happier

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
Two moped thieves snatched my phone… and I couldn’t be happier

[I originally published this article for the Startup publication on Medium] While checking Instagram and walking home in London last year, two guys on a moped mounted the pavement and yanked my phone out of my hand. As my earbud headphones came popping out of my ears, with what felt like half of my brain, […]

Making my Dad’s family (Christmas) tree.

Posted on Jan 8, 2018
Making my Dad’s family (Christmas) tree.

My dad researches our family history in his spare time. For his Christmas present this year, I decided to turn his research into an A2 family tree. Here’s how I went about it… I’d call Ashley (dad) Barnard an amateur genealogist, but when you trawl through birth, death & marriage certificates, search church records for […]

Two days of work for 11 seconds of TV

Posted on Dec 14, 2017
Two days of work for 11 seconds of TV

I recently completed a short project for the Sky Atlantic series The Tunnel, ‘a British-French crime drama’. With the third series Vengeance soon to be released, Toby Welch (friend and producer of the show) reached out for some help filling some gaps in post-production. Usually (in Britain anyway), if a brand is used on a TV show, […]

Dribbble Animations

Posted on Sep 7, 2017
Dribbble Animations

I finally got an invite to Dribbble! (follow me here) For the uninitiated, Dribbble is (in their words) a ‘show and tell for designers’. It’s basically an online community for design pros who want to share their work and maybe ask for feedback, or basically show off. It’s pretty powerful, and can actually lead to […]

I got to judge an award

Posted on Aug 9, 2017
I got to judge an award

After winning Best Use of Technology last year, The Cateys asked me back to help pick this year’s winner. The Cateys celebrates the achievements of the best people, places and businesses in the hospitality industry, and takes place each year at Grosvenor House in Mayfair, London. I won the award in 2016 with my client […]

Filmballers

Posted on May 31, 2017
Filmballers

While watching the Premier League this year, two of my friends (Steven Bradshaw and Paul Child) came up with a great game. Basically, you substitute a footballer’s name into a movie title and make it as funny as possible. It’s called Filmballers. I’m nowhere near as good at this game as those guys (my football knowledge […]

How I launched a website in a day with Adobe Muse.

Posted on May 15, 2017
How I launched a website in a day with Adobe Muse.

[Edit: See the site live at odibeesans.com] I own a copy of Adobe Muse as part of my Adobe CC subscription. I’ve wanted to try it out for some time, as it claims to put the power of the web developer into a designer’s hands. Essentially, you can theoretically turn your design (done in Photoshop or similar) […]

Cinemagraphs and ‘Saber’

Posted on May 13, 2017
Cinemagraphs and ‘Saber’

Type guru and former art director of Men’s Health Kerem Shefik (an old work colleague of mine), posted this on Instgram a short while back. He used the free Saber plugin for After Effects to make an animated letter ‘O’. A post shared by Kerem S (@kerumba) on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:58am PST Pretty much immediately I downloaded the plugin […]

I made a font (from scratch) in one day.

Posted on May 5, 2017
I made a font (from scratch) in one day.

One Day Builds I’m a huge fan of Adam Savage’s One Day Builds. At the beginning of the day he starts with a pile of materials, and ends up holding something that he once coveted (this one is my favourite). So with this in mind (and a day off from work), I set myself a challenge… Create […]