From Illustrator to Ink: Designing my own tattoo.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016
From Illustrator to Ink: Designing my own tattoo.

I already have a few tattoos. I once went through an 8-hour sitting on a hangover, so I’m no stranger to the process (and a little pain), but I’ve never had the balls to design my own. This is for the same reason I couldn’t design the logo for my freelance business; I’m my own worst critic. I’d be […]

WINNER! Cateys Awards 2016

Posted on Jul 6, 2016
WINNER! Cateys Awards 2016

Last night I earned the right to put ‘award-winning’ in front of my bio, after winning ‘Best Use of Technology’ at hospitality industry Oscars, The Catey Awards 2016. As ‘digital and brand manager’ at M Restaurants (read out by the same guy that does the voice of God from X Factor) I was luckily allowed to […]

Wedding table names: From the mind of my new wife.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016
Wedding table names: From the mind of my new wife.

When my wife Laura and I first met, we were both working for Bauer Media, who publish magazines like Grazia, Empire and FHM before they closed. In the early, flirty stages, Laura would sometimes set me little design challenges during the day. She would usually ask me to create some sort of peculiar scene in which an animal is […]

INTERVIEW: Website landing page examples 2016: Top trends for boosting conversion

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
INTERVIEW: Website landing page examples 2016: Top trends for boosting conversion

I was recently interviewed by eCommerce Insights on how to best optimise landing pages in 2016. They featured a few of my campaigns, including Honda’s King of the Hell, and the M Restaurants Choose Your Table feature. Read the full interview here »

Passive aggression with design.

Posted on Dec 2, 2015
Passive aggression with design.

The lift in my apartment block in London is a claustrophobic’s worst nightmare. It is a four foot wide coffin, just big enough for two people and it constantly breaks down. If you don’t close the metal gate as you leave, the lift won’t work. So when the bloke from the third floor leaves the gate open in […]

Choose your table function: Making waves with M Restaurants

Posted on Nov 6, 2015
Choose your table function: Making waves with M Restaurants

[Edit: We won an award for this piece of tech! Read more about it here.] Since launching back in October, the ‘Choose your table‘ functionality on the relaunched M Restaurants website has been making industry headlines. It is, perhaps, the first restaurant website in the UK that allows you to pick your table, airline style, when […]

Make your own wedding invitations for under £100.

Posted on Sep 6, 2015
Make your own wedding invitations for under £100.

[Edit: This post made it to the front page of Reddit, after I posted the images as a gallery on Imgur. Apparently, there’s a lot of love for sarcastic design out there. I ended up having to blur out the shots and take down my wedding website, as I received 20 bogus (but lovely) RSVPs in […]

Photo restoration and colour

Posted on Jun 10, 2015
Photo restoration and colour

In 1956 my Grandmother (left) and her sister were married on the same day in Wallsend. Almost 60 years later, I restored and coloured this photo to show her at a family reunion. She’s 85 years old. After posting this video to r/Colorization, someone (quite-rightly) pointed out that I could have saved myself a lot […]

Wedding poster; Better than a toaster.

Posted on Nov 25, 2014
Wedding poster; Better than a toaster.

I took along the DSLR to my cousin’s wedding in Jamaica during the summer and managed to get some really natural shots of the bride and groom (largely by getting in the way of the official photographer – tsk tsk). Once home, I blended these photos over a lovely texture, along with a shot of […]

Another Video Timelapse

Posted on May 20, 2014
Another Video Timelapse

Sometimes I’ll be asked by a sales person to produce concept artwork for a website design, in order for them to win a pitch. Mockups like these are always good fun, because you can be as creative as you like, without brand constrictions or having to worry about image rites (as the artwork isn’t guaranteed […]