Holding on to Summer 2016

Summer 2016 Slider Image

It’s been a while and it may not be any design work but it will return one way or another. In the meantime I thought I’d share a few shots I took on our yearly ‘Holding on to Summer’ trip down to Cornwall.

Creative Mondays 200 – New Dawn

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

As last week was ‘Back to the Future’ week, I wasn’t sure if there was anything that could top it. I tend to post things that are personal to me on this site but usually only in the design sense. As I’ve hit my 200th Creative Mondays post (something I’m damn proud of) I felt the time was right to share my latest creation but this week there’s somewhat of a collaboration to talk about. It will be nine months in the making and most of the work will be done by my beautiful wife! If you haven’t guessed it yet, we’re expecting our first child!

We’ve had the scans and fingers crossed everything is going well so far, it’s such an exciting time I won’t be able to properly express it in words (hence the quick design). So here’s to 200 posts, the constant inspiration, my beautiful wife and our new addition!

Creative Mondays 188 – Moving Home

Home photograph

Smeatons Tower photograph

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

It’s been an exciting and busy seven days since my last post. Packing boxes, organising furniture, setting up my new office in my brand new home! Yep, super excited to announce the headquarters of Creative Mondays has itself a little office space in a house all of it’s own! My old flat (rented for ten years!) will certainly be missed, mainly for it’s ideal location near the sea but my wife and I simply outgrew the space and needed an upgrade.

So this week has been a pretty big change in a lot of ways and thinking of something to post this week was kinda challenging. Do I create something in Photoshop around the move? Do I ignore what’s going on around me and finish that damn ‘Wonders of the Universe’ (it’s coming soon) series?  As I was reflecting and looking for inspiration I often check through any photos I’ve taken and two shots stood out to me. The first was within my flat as we were cleaning it out and I had a moment to sit and stare out the window thinking about the last ten years and the second was on one of my many trips around the waterfront and seeing the one landmark that has always been around me, Smeaton’s Tower.

As much as I will miss my old flat, I look forward to the future and the exciting times ahead!

Creative Mondays 183 – Typography Quote Posters

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I haven’t really experimented with anything lately just for the sake of experimenting so I figured I’d dig up an old quote I liked and play around with a few typefaces. I’m constantly scouring the web looking for awesome imagery and fonts for inspiration and this was a perfect platform to simply ‘play’.