Back to collage

Back to collage

It sounds a bit lame, but a big creative highlight of my last year was rediscovering collaging — mainly cutting and sticking bits of paper onto other bits of paper with Pritt Stick..

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Sheffield Digital

Sheffield Digital

I recently had the pleasure of designing the identity for Sheffield Digital.

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Designing a plywood sofa

Designing a plywood sofa

When deciding what side projects to take up, I pick things that are different to what I do normally in the day, and challenge me in some kind of new way. A while back we needed a sofa at work and so it sounded like a good challenge to make one. “How hard can it be?” I said. (Well, quite, it turns out).

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Never a grey day

Never a grey day

When I think of Manchester and the time I spent living there, I often remember the grey skies and the rain. Oh and the wind. And sleet in the winter. I also remember the friendly people, inspiring streets and a creative buzz, especially around the northern quater. I started this picture 10 years ago, a mix of acrylics and spray paint that stank out my small flat and made me feel a bit dizzy, probably contributing to the warped view of the Manchester skyline that I ended up painting. I finished it the other day by adding the letters, carved out of lino and printed from the comfort & fresh air of my garden shed. I’m turning into a proper old man…

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Square Share

Square Share

Two of my friends Matt and Tom recently started up a business called Square Share and I helped them set up their branding.

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Be kind to your future self

Be kind to your future self

Wise advice from my colleague David. I decided to turn it into a linoprint.

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Farewell to the Daddy Daycare blog

Farewell to the Daddy Daycare blog

After nearly two years and 75 blog posts I’ve decided to stop posting to my daddy daycare blog. It’s the end of a (very happy) blogging era.

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Smashing Oxford

Smashing Oxford

Last week I went with my colleague Jon to Smashing Conference, a two day event in Oxford Town Hall. There were lasers, balloons, and more importantly a variety of different talks about the web industry. I enjoyed having time away from everyday work to think a bit more about what we do and how we can be better at it.

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The Best Day

The Best Day

Me and my very bright orange coat on the morning commute. Captured by Dan for this video.

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Digital Disciples

Digital Disciples

Last weekend I did a talk at The Student Conference in Sheffield, an event for 100 or so Christian students at the Showroom Cinema. I shared a bit about me and a few thoughts on technology, faith, storytelling and the internet. Here are some of my slides.

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