Client: Web Designer Magazine

Project: Cover feature content

Project specifics:
  • Magazine content

Client location: UK

Link: http://www.webdesignermag.co.uk

Web Designer Magazine 176

I was rather excited to find 3 of my sites in the cover feature of this months issue of Web Designer Magazine! The feature covers what goes on behind the scenes of a complex web design and how the sites are built up within a Photoshop file. Great stuff, thanks Web Designer Magazine!

Client: Imagine FX

Project: iPad Sketching Article

Project specifics:
  • Magazine Interview

Link: http://www.imaginefx.com

Imagine FX – October 2010

I've been lucky enough to appear in most of the mags I read in one way or another, so I was overjoyed when Imagine FX got in touch! They were running an article all about Autodesks SketchPad Pro for the iPad. Apparently they had seen my work previously and wanted to feature a few pieces as well as a quick interview, awesome!

Client: .NET Magazine

Project: .NET Mag - CMS Site of the Month

Project specifics:
  • Magazine Article and Award

Client location: UK

Link: http://netmag.co.uk

.NET Magazine 204

This was a wonderful surprise to hear about! .NET Magazine had featured my Voodoo Controllers site in issue 204, awarding it site of the month! One of my customers kindly emailed me to let me know, so I promptly popped down to my local shop and grabbed a copy.

The write up was awesome, one of the quotes read... "Often a design comp will be gorgeous but somehow fail to be seen through to completion on the live site. Not so here. So many finer points of this site have been polished, from the photo slider to the tasty radio buttons. And most of all, none of this detracts from the sublime user experience" ...ROCK ON!! I was rather pleased with part :)

Client: Mac Format

Project: Art on the iPad Article

Project specifics:
  • Magazine Article Entry

Client location: UK

Link: http://macformat.techradar.com

Mac Format 223

As mentioned elsewhere on the site, I couldn't believe just how much exposure my 'iPad created' Dinosaur character got! This time it was Mac Format!

This character was initially just a test sketch within SketchPad Pro on my iPad, but as there was a lot of media buzz about sketching on the iPad, my dino got picked up pretty quickly...within a matter of days in fact, so I was overjoyed to see him appear in Mac Format!

Client: .NET Magazine

Project: Top 20 Mobile Apps For Designers

Project specifics:

Magazine Article Write Up

Client location: UK

Link: http://netmag.co.uk

.NET Mag 203

Well, after sketching that dinosaur character on my new iPad using Autodesk's SketchPad Pro, I couldn't believe how much media attention it picked up! I not only got contacted by Autodesk themselves asking to use it in promotional material, but also .NET Magazine and Mac Format! Crazy! It never fails to amaze me just how small this world wide web actually is.

Client: Web Designer Magazine

Project: Magazine Feature

Project specifics:
  • Magazine Article Write Up

Client location: UK

Link: http://webdesignermag.co.uk

Web Designer Magazine Feature

Yey, another little appearance in Web Designer Magazine! I was invited to do a quick article about how I use Photoshop for the web and how valuable it is to me as a designer. As Photoshop is my main tool it seemed like the perfect thing to be writing about! So I outlined just how much I rely on it, how I use it and in particular, just how important it is working with games related websites. Apologies for the face, not a lot I can do about that part ;)

Client: The Creative Unity

Project: The Creative Unity - Volume 1

Project specifics:
  • Book Feature

Client location: USA

Link: http://thecreativeunity.com

The Creative Unity – Volume 1 – Featured Designer

This was a great opportunity that arose late 2008, where I was approached by the publishers of this new creative inspiration book series, the Creative Unity, to appear in their first volume as none other than their featured designer! If that wasn’t enough to bowl me over, I was then told that I had the first 6 pages of the book! I was rather taken aback by this, but promptly bit their hand off and got busy preparing some work. As it’s what I love most, I decided to focus only on illustration and photography, and put together a huge collage of my characters for the first page (which you can see in detail on the illustration page on this site). It was a real honor to be asked to appear in a such a way and I wish the guys at the Creative Unity a lot of luck for 2009! Thanks guys!

Client: The Web Designers Idea Book - By Patrick McNeil

Project: The Web Designers Idea Book

Project specifics:
  • Book Feature

Link: http://dmdthebook.com

The Web Designers Idea Book – By Patrick McNeil

Back in 2007 I was approached by Patrick McNeil from none other than the very popular design site, Design Meltdown, to appear in his book ‘The Web Designers Idea Book’ in the ‘black’ themed section, that was due to go on sale in late 2008. I was really, really excited by this, as at that point I had never been published before, but could barely wait a whole year for the book to be published. Low and behold a whole year passed and the book got released, and what a book it is, cram packed with a great mix of stuff. Great work Patrick!!

Client: .NET Magazine

Project: Build Off Article & Design

Project specifics:
  • Article Write Up
  • Design Concept

Client location: UK

Link: http://netmag.co.uk

GEN – .NET Magazine – Issue 182 Build Off

This was great fun once again. It’s been a while since the last build off for NET mag, so I was overjoyed to be presented with the chance of doing another one. This time it was for an energy provider. As this is a rather stale subject, I wanted to inject a little politics and passion into the equation, so rather than take the usual approach I created a fictitious company called GEN (Or Green Energy in full) toward the earthy folk of the world and show how a design could house some real personality and appeal to people on a level higher than simply ‘being the cheapest’. I already had a few emails from people regarding the article (thanks everyone...and no it's not been to complain about my stupid photo ;) so it looks as though it's struck a really positive chord, which is ace, just what I wanted.

Client: Zeixs - Websites 2

Project: Book Feature

Project specifics:

Book Feature

Link: http://zeixs.de

Zeixs – Websites 2 – Book Entry

I could not believe my luck when I got contacted by Zeixs. I was asked if I would like to be published in the next Websites book...aptly named Websites 2...OMG yes was my response to that! I’ve been lucky enough to land a few appearances in magazines (one more on the way too...keep your eyes peeled next month ;) but to actually make it into such an awesome hard back inspiration book...I cannot stress how pleased I am...I’m grinning like a Cheshire cat! The book is great, it’s a compact design crammed with some great stuff!

Client: Web Desinger Magazine

Project: Feature Article

Project specifics:
  • Magazine Feature

Client location: UK

Link: http://webdesignermag.co.uk

Web Designer Magazine – Issue 136 – Feature

Awesome! I received an email from someone recently stating that they had come across my site “thanks to Web Designer Magazine”...What? I immediately asked the guy if he meant that I was in a magazine, but to which I never received a response. Needless to say at the VERY next opportunity me and my good friend Vix ran (well I ran she laughed) toward the nearest WH Smiths. There it was, Web Designer Magazine sat on the shelf. We started thumbing through from the back...nothing. I was starting to feel dismayed, page 100, page 80, page 40, page 20, oh no it isn't in damn it...then all of a sudden, Vix says 'Oh my god, turn to page 14' and there it was a bloody full page feature! This is possibly one of the coolest moments in my life. Suuuuuperb! Thanks to whomever at Imagine publishing decided my site was good enough to be featured!

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Democracy 3

I've been working with Positech Games for some time now, so it was great to be invited to work with them again on the follow up to Democracy 2.

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The Hard Boiled Baddies

These are the original concept illustrations for my Hard Boiled Baddies that I created last year. I was looking through some old files and found these, so I just thought I’d add them as they are a good indication of how the idea progressed.

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