5th April, 2019
It was an honour to speak at last October’s excellent Dot York conference, invited to contribute my thoughts to the opening session exploring digital identity.
19th March, 2019
That one man should witness so many horrors is hard to process. That nations like ours continue to facilitate such atrocity and poverty is devastating.
6th March, 2019
Last night I attended the launch of Dear Nature, an important new work from renowned Nottingham artist John Newling. I was also invited to give a reading from the book.
24th January, 2019
This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2019.
The first New Adventures took place in 2011, sparking a trilogy of events that helped push digital design forward with bold ideas and honest opinion. The whole thing was a blast. Some seasoned conference-goers considered it their favourite, and for many it was their first event.
3rd October, 2017
As I began researching the ways digital tech helps us discover our world, I considered nature’s influence on my formative years and wondered what I might’ve lost.
24th January, 2013
This editorial was written for the New Adventures newspaper, January 2013.
Yes, it's the last New Adventures in Web Design, but not necessarily our last adventure. More on that later. First, let's go back a few months.
1st November, 2012
After my trip to Minnesota I travelled straight to Brooklyn. I never need a reason to visit my favourite borough, but I was especially excited to attend my third Brooklyn Beta as this time it would be as an insider, supporting my Fictive Kin.
30th October, 2012
Earlier this month I spent four days in remote Nisswa, Minnesota where I delivered a keynote to around 350 designers, alongside Pentagram’s Paula Scher, book designer and Batman author Chip Kidd, and heroes of illustration The Heads of State. It was a breath of fresh air, and it made me think again about what I present and to whom I present it.
25th July, 2012
Just a quick, hastily-written post urging any UK designers to brave the Olympichaos and catch Bauhaus: Art as Life at The Barbican in London before it ends in mid-August. I’m somewhat obsessed, so I popped along yesterday, and was not disappointed.
16th April, 2012
I love rummaging through old boxes of junk, and uncovering gems. Yesterday, during a particularly determined de-clutter, I found this letter from Blue Peter, the world’s longest-running children’s’ TV show.
30th March, 2012
Hot news! I’m now a full-time member of Fictive Kin, if you hadn’t already guessed. This is the kind of role I always dreamed about, and it feels like a perfect fit.
22nd January, 2012
Right now, I’m resting hard after a very successful second New Adventures in Web Design conference, and I’ll write an overview of this overwhelming experience soon. For now, I just wanted to say a little about this year’s newspaper.
19th January, 2012
This editorial was written for the New Adventures newspaper, January 2012.
One wet afternoon in April, I was sat in The Gladstone with my good friend and collaborator Greg Wood — making light work of pale ales — when the conversation came around to New Adventures.
6th January, 2012
Back in November, I was lucky enough to speak at the wonderful Build in Belfast. I reflected on over two years of specific investigation into our craft, and I think it’s one of my stronger talks. I certainly stand by the messages.
21st December, 2011