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The Process Of Design

Sketching is an important part of the design process

As a logo and brand identity designer, it still never ceases to amaze me how many people think that logo design is a 10 minute job, usually involving “putting some text up in a nice font with a little graphic”.

Logo Design for Thelwall Cars

The new Thelwall Cars logo design, case in use


Recently I was contacted by Mr. Robin Howarth of Thelwall Cars to develop a unique image for his new taxi firm.

8 Excellent Fonts For Screen and Print



Well, it’s been a few months since my last post about fonts and typefaces and since then I’ve done a lot more exploring into the vast world of typefaces and returned with some very interesting finds, particularly when it comes to screen-ready display fonts.

The Bongos Social Desktop Redesign

The next step in the evolution of the Bongos Social Desktop GUI design

After the initial Bongos Social Desktop GUI Design Mockup, the Core Development team and myself sat down to discuss the feedback and critique

Simple Grey Linux GTK GUI

GUI Design for Linux, slightly Aqua-ish, using neutral greys and bright blue, glossy highlights

This GUI Design I produced is a lot less radical than my SHI10 Linux Interface Suite, but still uses some of the more advance features capable in the GTK Murrine Engine.

I’m contributing to Gaia10!

We are all looking forward to a great and wonderful release this year! And on a personal note, I’ll be looking to contribute much lovely skinning and customisation to this year’s release for Linux: a DockbarX theme, an AWN4.0 theme and possibly a Docky theme as well.

New Zeitgeist Logo Proposal

Recently, I was approached by Zeitgeist developer Seif Lofty about developing a new logo design and brand for the Zeitgeist Project – a “service which logs the user’s activities and events, anywhere from files opened to websites visited and conversations.

Brew, anyone?

Dedicated to those who love to sit with friends and a brew

This is dedicated to those who, like me, love to sit with good friends and enjoy a hot beverage or two. Without coffee, the world would be a different place indeed. For a start, I doubt I’d get up in the mornings.

Nautilus – When Imagination Becomes Reality



Regular readers of this site will remember a few months back when I made a post entitled Deconstructing Nautilus and Rebuilding It Better. It proved to be rather… controversial. Some of you hated my redesign proposals, others loved it. Forward a couple of months later and some rather clever man has took my mine and DanRabbit’s Nautilus dreams and made them reality, or as near as we can currently get.

New Logo Design for Marianne’s Attic



New logo design and brand I produced for Marianne’s Attic – a new business specialising in selling handmade, vintage, upcycled and unusual accesories and children’s clothes and toys, as well as products for adults like keyrings made from scraps and cutouts from reclaimed books.