Couple at Bluedot Festival 2019

My monthly Spotify playlists

I’m always seeking out new music, and love it or hate it, Spotify has really helped me with this with their weekly ‘Release Radar‘ Playlists – tailored users based on their listening habits. Since 2017 I’ve been compiling my own… 

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Dexter and Darcety at Burnby Hall

A Personal Landmark

Last Sunday was a big day for me. No, I didn’t win the lottery or attain clarity on the meaning of life (I’m sticking with 42). We decided to take the twins (who are now 2 and a half) to a… 

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Hedy Lamarr

I love you Hedy Lamarr

…but probably in not the way you think. Hedy Lamarr may have been an icon of the silver screen but I’ll confess to have only ever seeing a couple of her movies. So why do I love her? One word. Bluetooth…. 

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A portion of sammearns.co.uk

Friday Namecheck #3 – Sam Mearns

This weeks #FNCK mention goes to Sam Mearns @SamMearns, another Yorkshire based designer (I will go further afield with my recommendations in the future I promise). I’ve been constantly impressed by Sam’s minimalist style and hopefully you will be too. As… 

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  • Ominous sunset 2
  • Autmun sky
  • Frosty sunrise
  • Ominous sunset 1
  • Autumn skies
  • Grass at sunrise
  • Tall grass at sunset
  • Sunset over paddock
  • Thistles in the evening sun
  • Sunset and cow parsley

Skies over East Yorkshire

I’m lucky enough to live in a rural area of East Yorkshire and over the last year I’ve made a concerted effort to keep my DSLR with me wherever I am (even if it’s taking the twins for a walk… 

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Isometric grid

Creating an isometric grid in Illustrator [Tutorial]

[level: Novice] The use of isometric grids (the sort of grid used to create the Postmodem logo) is certainly nothing new and often makes a resurgence along with ‘pixel art‘, so I knew it would be easy to find a… 

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Leigh Taylor

Friday Namecheck #2 – Leigh Taylor

It’s that time of the week again, when everyone is (hopefully) winding down to the weekend and I get the chance to talk about and recommend someone to follow. This week’s #FNCK goes to Leigh Taylor @lat Not only am I… 

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Apple ID - Password reset screen

The big boys get UX wrong too

I was quite surprised when I stumbled across this today.  Having forgotten the password to my Apple ID (a more regular occurrence than I’d like) I went through the usual email procedure to reset my password and noticed that the… 

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Jim Morrison

Friday Namecheck #1 – Jim Morrison

Those of you who’ve been using Twitter for a while will have seen the #FF or #FollowFriday links flying around on Fridays (naturally). The biggest problem with #FF, and probably the reason it isn’t seen so much any more, is… 

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Comfort Zone - A scribble on the graffiti wall at FOWD 2012

Working outside my comfort zone

When I attended the Future of Web Design (FOWD) conference in London back in May of this year, I added a small scribble to their graffiti wall which you can see above. The problem is, I know that I don’t… 

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