Maxing out with Adobe in San Diego

Adobe Max, 2–4 November 2016 San Diego, California, USA A short video ‘auto-generated’ by Google Photos, so mind the verticle videos, it was never intended for this medium, but it summarised my experience quite well. There were plenty of special guest speakers, a highlight being Quentin Tarantino of course; technical workshops, where we dived deep into everything Adobe … Continue reading Maxing out with Adobe in San Diego

Video and photography for StormGathering

New work added from a telecommunication conference held in London, this was held at the uber-cool Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High Street. The space was well presented and the view was beautiful, especially at night. Services included print and digital design as well as documenting the day with video/photography. The logo was animated and redesigned to … Continue reading Video and photography for StormGathering

Presenting Grunts and Grapples

Every day on the way to meet Lara for lunch I walk past Tunbridge Wells Gallery, and I’ve always seen this cool looking poster for this exhibition, it’s just now I actually got round to going in to check it out, sadly, a week before it’s three-month stint at the venue ends. Grunts and Grapples is a … Continue reading Presenting Grunts and Grapples

Typography observations in Hastings

An observation of typography, lettering and visual communication in Hastings, a town rich in history, in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. Ranked third most deprived seaside town in England, the town centre is split into two main areas, the ‘new town’ where you’ll find your generic chain shops and cafés, and the ‘old town’ in … Continue reading Typography observations in Hastings

‘I don’t know what I’m doing’ – A night out with Adobe

This is the go to event to find out about the latest additions to Creative Cloud, and hear the stories of success from luminary speakers. We had Tom Watkins, D&AD black pencil winner; Marylou Faure, top illustrator; and Dan Germain, the brand director of europe’s largest juice company – Innocent. Tom Watkins At 21, this guy has achieved a lot, … Continue reading ‘I don’t know what I’m doing’ – A night out with Adobe

Berlin: Graphic Design in the GDR

This May Lara and I headed out to Berlin for a long weekend, the sun was out and it felt like the start of summer – with temperatures passing 25°C for the first time this year. It was my third visit, Lara’s first, to the cosmopolitan city and we enjoyed the food, the drink, the hospitality, and the availability … Continue reading Berlin: Graphic Design in the GDR

David Bowie – Letterform Live

Grafik bring you Letterform Live, in partnership with Monotype and the ISTD, a series of talks – all about type, typography, and the design process. At each event speakers zoom in on a single letterform, exploring both its visual form as well as the story behind it, sharing their letter’s little-known secrets and reveal their personal relationship with … Continue reading David Bowie – Letterform Live

SpeechStorm acquired by Genesys

In December 2015 Genesys acquired SpeechStorm in a move to enhance their omni-channel contact centre solution. Genesys, is a company that sells customer experience and call centre technology to mid-sized and large businesses. It sells both cloud-based and on-premises software. Wikipedia (February 2016) I’ll be working with a new brand in the near future so I thought … Continue reading SpeechStorm acquired by Genesys

Offset

Two-day art and design event in London Dublin-based art and design conference set up shop bang in the centre of London’s creative community, at Shoreditch Town Hall, the programme consisted a whole host of notable speakers. Attending: Johnny Kelly, Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer), Seb Lester, Yasmeen Ismail, Maser, Pony, Andy Stevens (Graphic Thought Facility), Rachel Thomas, Aisha Zeijpveld, and more. … Continue reading Offset

Graphic Designer at SpeechStorm

Software developer SpeechStorm specialise in optimising customer service systems and interactive voice recognition (IVR). They work with some of the biggest players in telecoms, retail, financial services and utilities across the globe. We have started on completing the brand refresh, which involves working with Tunbridge Wells agency, Yoyo Design, who are working to bring together … Continue reading Graphic Designer at SpeechStorm

A week for/against the cartoonists

Last week an old friend came to visit me and it was a good opportunity to check out this amazing exhibition, a major retrospective exhibition of Ralph Steadman’s work, at the Bentlif Gallery – Maidstone Museum. I’d been anticipating the arrival of the exhibition for some time, as it’s not very often you get a … Continue reading A week for/against the cartoonists

Baseline overprint poster signing

These sheets are overprints from the production of various Baseline issues. Images will show inposition pages from Baseline articles as well as, in some instances, images from other, unrelated and random jobs which were going through on press at the time. View the collection here. This week a reader from USA purchased an overprint poster, … Continue reading Baseline overprint poster signing

Sense of Place

Visited a great local exhibition called ‘Sense of Place’. The projects included analogue and digital print (experimental and manipulation), graphic design, photography, sculpture, book art, architecture, audio and illustration. It was very good to see a variety disciplines, academics and students exhibiting together, especially at the start of the academic year. Hopefully the show will inspire some of … Continue reading Sense of Place

Junior Designer for HDR Visual Communication/Baseline

My time as Campus Officer has come to the end for Maidstone UCA and a new adventure awaits. Hidden away in the small village of East Malling, West of Maidstone, is Bradbourne House. The HDR studio is based in the converted barn (pictured above) on the estate. The house was built in Tudor times and extended over time, it … Continue reading Junior Designer for HDR Visual Communication/Baseline