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Bet4Pride – Visual Design

Original site design in Sketch Final site screenshots Marketing banners

Bet4Pride logo development

  It starts with exploratory sketches. Always. No computer drawing app is as quick or efficient as hacking out small thumbnail sketches. The sketches must be small – detail is the enemy – as the logo must be strong enough… Continue Reading →

Brand identity for Matero Games

Brand identity for start-up game studio Matero Games. A haiku [ my first and perhaps last 😀 ] to try and encapsulate the origins of this brand name… From Belfast to Temuco Inspired creative thinking Matero Games Barry’s idea to… Continue Reading →

“Always On” football highlights designs for William Hill

Working through the variables with a UX designer to provide on-brand designs and annotations for the dev team.

World Cup tournament pages

UI design and dev hand-off for the 2018 FIFA World Cup mini-site for William Hill. UX designs provided by my friend and colleague Miguel Antolín. It was the first instance of a new tournament app for significant knock-out tournaments –… Continue Reading →

Agile Retro App.

UI Design for an Agile Retro App. Based on the Spotify Labs Squad Health Check model but digital rather than card-based. Hackathon project for William Hill. Four very good devs bashed out a fully-working version in a single 24-hour session.

TokenKey logo

Logo-only job for a Blockchain startup.

Email and landing page for personalised video campaign

To trial the services of a direct marketing video provider. Design and build of fluid email and responsive landing page.  

« Photography »

Chirigotas, Carnaval, Alcalá de los Gazules 2020

Domingo @ La Tabernilla Domingo @ Dominguito’s  

Campeonato de Andalucía de Lucha Playa, El Palmar, 2019

Playa de El Palmar, Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz. 29 septiembre, 2019. Very nice.  

San Jorge, Alcalá de los Gazules, 2019

Homemade Doomfist

#1 son made this Overwatch themed cosplay arm for fun. He’s gone into the detail of building this Doomfist arm over on his own model making and cosplay blog.      

Flamenco, Jerez

“Know the town quite well” – I thought. But yesterday I was shown a treat. Right in the town centre, a stone’s throw from Plaza Arenal – an excellent flamenco show by Iván de Manuela Carpio (singin’), Melisa Picón (dancin’)… Continue Reading →

Studio, grey.

The new studio space. First victims are known to me.

The pop-up bull ring, Alcalá de los Gazules, 2018

Anna & Chris

« Notes »

Alpha Bravo Charlie alphabet in Spanish

Here’s a current Spanish radiotelephone/radiophonic spelling alphabet (no hay equivalente oficial español al alfabeto radiofónico): A de Andalucía B de Barcelona C de Cádiz D de Dinamarca F de Francia G de Grecia H de Huelva I de Italia J… Continue Reading →

rsms.me

A Fabulous 21st Century Helvetica Alternative

WP Forms Lite is a spam magnet

I wanted to try a free WordPress contact form plugin. WP Forms Lite seemed very popular – with 5,000 positive reviews. Unfortunately, it comes without any type of spam protection. My contact form was found by the spammers and boy… Continue Reading →

Spaces doing strange things in your HTML? Check your non-printable unicode characters.

A couple of weeks ago we found this strange problem in an email newsletter: random spaces between words – clearly visible in the source code – were disappearing or very narrow in the rendered email. Turns out that, somewhere in… Continue Reading →

Simple, reliable local WordPress development on macOS. 2020.

Is *AMP-stack web [design and] build is what you do? [Hacking WordPress!] You need a local dev environment. You need and want your dev environment to be a fuss-free, stable, reliable and long-term partner. The thing about the options I’ve… Continue Reading →

Fat-cat apps on small SSDs

Oh my. Five per cent of my hard drive (8.5 GB) was taken up by Microsoft Office applications. 2GB just for MS Word. Yeowch. Apple’s built-in Notes.app is 16MB. Compare.

How to crop and resize images for the web, without Photoshop, and for free

For a non-pixel-monkey, adjusting a high-resolution stock image for use in a website at a specific pixel size/aspect ratio and to a limited filesize is trickier than it sounds… Three separate functions are required cropping something compositionally decent to the… Continue Reading →

Prettier underline on text links

Funny post about Comic Sans’ing pointless or snarky comments over on CSS tricks. It’s a very amusing idea. However, when looking at the originating article “SNARKY COMMENTS IN COMIC SANS” I noticed their lovely text links. Chrome inspector to hand,… Continue Reading →

« Stuff »

UX mastery on a maintenance page

What a lovely little thing to add to a downtime message. My favourite online UX course provider added a game of minesweeper to their maintenance page. Took my mind off the wait and informed me when the site was back… Continue Reading →

Just wondering. Is referring to global warming in degrees negatively impacting our mental framing of the issue? Do we think of single degrees as largely insignificant steps between sub-zero, «summer holidays», a fever, boiling water, oven temperatures…? Who cares about +/- 1ºC? Global warming is all about the fever point region. Six degrees and you’re dead…

Andréa Mallard on why design is too important to be left to designers

[Generation] Logo

Love, love, love this song. It’s “old” now, from 2007, back when the hipster movement was just starting to gain traction around the world. Ironic and witty. Your gran’s got her own logo.

Visual Notes: Gestalt Psychology and Web Design

I personally find visual note-taking is a great aid to the learning process. Here are my visual notes from the course ‘Gestalt Psychology and Web Design’ by the Interaction Design Foundation. The astute amongst you may notice that I started… Continue Reading →

Los Jaguares de la Bahía – Contribution (Video Oficial)

Not everybody’s cup-of-tea. Paco Loco is a famous producer on the Spanish indie scene, strictly left-field, and an essential part of Monkey Week (El Puerto de Santa Maria variants thereof). Los Jaguares de la Bahía is the outfit he does… Continue Reading →

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