All the other things
18 Nov 2016
Click on hover
I stumbled across a nasty little anti-pattern today where a web ad hyperlink triggers on a mouseout event as the cursor moves off the ad. No one really likes ads, but I think we generally accept their presence as a reasonable price for quality content, and we expect them to...
05 Jun 2016
We've been interviewing for a junior–mid level designer at work over the last couple of weeks, and I've noticed a worrying trend that many of the juniors have been through unpaid internships. A quick search for graphic design internships in The Loop and Pedestrian shows a bunch of unpaid internship...
08 Sep 2015
You spin me
Desktop wallpaper sized for a 15" MacBook Pro and iPad.
14 Oct 2014
A couple of simple flat wallpapers for iPhone and iPad.
21 Sep 2014
A paste up for Z's bedroom – about 2 feet across, sharpie on butcher's paper. A bit surprised by how much I'm enjoying drawing in the larger format. Love to get my hands on an old overhead projector and try something really big, or maybe a mural.
17 Sep 2014
I don't need to be rescued. I'm the hero of this story. Some illustration for a friend, based on a misremembered quote that keeps creeping into things I draw for my daughter. It's a little twee, but as someone who grew up on Super Nintendo, Mario and Zelda, I love...
28 Aug 2014
Sharpie and butcher's paper art for the office. Really enjoyed working on the large size figure (stands about 4 feet high). I think I'll grab a roll of paper for home this weekend and start making some for Z.
19 Aug 2014
Another work in progress. Exported basic shapes from Illustrator to Photoshop, laid down block colours and some simple shadowing. Still needs a lot of refinement.
18 Aug 2014
First attempt at a new colouring technique in Photoshop.
12 Aug 2014
Ah, yeah nah.
A quick wallpaper set for iPhone and iPad, dedicated to the most Monday-est Monday that ever there was. Happy Monday!
23 Jul 2014
The last six months have been non-stop. Steph has been consumed with her coursework and film production, and I've been crazy busy with work and some projects for The Squad. Somehow amongst all of the mayhem, Z is thriving, her little personality and wicked sense of humour constantly deepening and...
13 Jun 2014
Sitting on the tram this morning flicking idly through my twitter stream, worrying about a day of client interviews and Z’s upcoming birthday party. I'd forgotten that today was the memorial for little Rebecca Meyer. So stupid to have followed the story for so long and to have not remembered....
04 Jun 2014
Not everything is about you
Hi. I couldn’t help but notice you glaring at me and my daughter. Look, we’re genuinely not trying to make your life hard or unpleasant by being here. We just need to get from this place, to this other place, and being Melbourne the tram seemed like a nice option....
09 Apr 2014
Rocking the boat
A few random thoughts: I listened to a great interview yesterday with Julie Ann Horvath on Shoptalk talking, amongst other things, about her resignation from Github (which you should absolutely read about and has been covered much better than I could elsewhere) and her thoughts on startup culture. It's a...
11 Jul 2013
My kingdom for a dot ruled notebook
For some time now I've been keeping my eyes open for a source of relatively cheap A4 dot ruled pads in Melbourne for general design and wireframing. Behance offer a nice hardcover ring bound dot pad, but at $15 plus postage it's a little expensive for daily use. I also...
01 Feb 2012
In addition to my day job, I've been freelancing design and web work in my SpareTime™ for about a year now. Not a huge amount of work, but enough to have stirred the ever present spectre of pricing and the two main questions that scurry around after it: How to...