Journal

22nd January, 2020

A time for imagination

Last year’s New Adventures conference could have been a one-off reunion. It was a challenging project, but the event itself was probably our best yet, and the response overwhelming.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2020.

30th December, 2019

2019 in review

Six years have passed since I last reviewed the year. That was 2013; I got engaged and began to detach from the speed and distraction of design and tech, pledging to prioritise my personal life.

4th June, 2019

An emotional adventure

Excitement gave way to fear, but hard work and a positive community made everything worthwhile. This is what it felt like to bring back New Adventures after a six-year hiatus.

24th January, 2019

A certain sense of inevitability

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.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2019.

26th December, 2018

Netmag Q&A

A short interview with Netmag about the return of New Adventures.

20th September, 2018

Design notes: a simple plan

It’s taken a summer of hard work to establish a comfortable baseline for wherever our new adventures might take us. Here are some notes about our new design and build.

This article first appeared on the New Adventures blog.

13th September, 2018

New Adventures returns!

People always asked if New Adventures might ever return. “Never,” was our stock reply. But this year we realised just how much we’d missed it — and missed you — and wondered if a return might re-energise digital design and those that value it.

31st December, 2013

2013 in review

Another end-of-year reflection for future me to enjoy. It was an incredible year in which I pretty much sorted my life out. Most notably, I turned 40, and got engaged!

24th January, 2013

Hello one last time

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.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures newspaper, January 2013.

31st December, 2012

2012 in review

Having summarised my year as both 2010 and 2011 drew to a close, I'm learning to enjoy writing these reviews now.

4th July, 2012

A brief update

It’s been a busy few months and I’ve barely had any time to write. As a result, a number of things worth journalling have slipped through the net.

2nd May, 2012

New Adventures, the sequel

The second New Adventures in Web Design took place earlier this year, again at Nottingham Albert Hall. Some three months later, I’ve finally found some time to write a little about it for posterity.

22nd January, 2012

Relly's New Adventures video

The day after the second New Adventures wrapped, we received an unexpected gift from Relly Annett-Baker: a wonderful little video that sums up the whole day.

22nd January, 2012

New Adventures newspaper 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

Hello again

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.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures newspaper, January 2012.

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