Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Video creation

Just finished creating a new promotional video for wire walker, Madeleine Prevost - Lemire. We had to re edit 6 minutes of music to make a viable 2 minute piece with a noticeable start middle and end. Keeping the tension and build in the music. We then ciut down the act to give a feel of what she has to offer and to make interesting viewing.

This is the third video we've done for Madeleine and its always a pleasure.

Click here to view the video in small flash format.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Colour Lovers

I have been creating palettes and patterns on Line via a Fantastic creative resource

You can check out my palettes here

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Twetches... Twitter sketches

I been twittering for a couple of weeks now. I'm not a maniac, but I do enjoy the contact with friends and design news when it comes in. The main thing about all social networks, visually, is the avatar. The little picture that represents you.
So I thought it might be interesting to sketch things that have shrunk and played with already and then send them back... So its a little project now. It keeps my quick sketch skills up.

You follow me on twitter you get TWETCHED!! Twitter Sketched.

Done with Wacom Intuos 3 and Photoshop.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Here's a talk from Tim Brown all about creativity and play. The importance of play to feel free and safe enough to make those leaps and bounds. Great talk. I found it amazing that this is all the games and talks I've done in improvisation and clowning...

I think this is so important. It reflects how a person is and feels. The play is taken out of us by schools and work places and we are left, supposedly adult... but barren and ultimately very unhappy.

Take a look and go play in the sand.

CSS eMailer

Just finished a CSS/HTML conversion of Dushan Milic design for his first eMailer.

Nice clean layout with drop shadows... Had a bit of fiddle to get them to layout correctly under each image but got there in the end.

The thing with eMailers is the other end. You never know which program the end user is using and a lot of e Mail programs strip tags or add them. You can end up with four 'body' tags easily. You also have to keep the CSS inLine and not an external sheet.

Always a pleasure to work on someone else design... especially when they know what there doing.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Pop up design creation.

I wanted to create a pop up card for my bother & sister in-law for the arrival of there new daughter. I played around with cheesy teddy bears and rabbits, until I thought a bit deeper of what had just happened and how the baby arrives... we all know dont we?

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

New Project

I've been playing with ActionScript and gravity. I have big interest in the way you can create certain effects using mathematical script. Its a lovely effect and feels very real.
Click here.

Friday, 3 October 2008


Just like everyone to check out a great talent in Illustration and Art Direction. Dushan Milic. A Canadian who has gained a superb reputation for his wit and visual mastery and is often seen in the Globe and Mail, New York Times, Wall Street Journal to name but a few.

A very funny man now settling in amongst the dykes and canals of Holland. With pen actual and virtual in hand and his inline wheelchair, maybe one day he'll draw me a biscuit.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Viewing Images....

I have been playing with xml and media RSS and have put up a gallery test using the new Cool Iris 3D wall viewing software.

I love the effect, especially with lots of images, its very impressive. You can add more than one gallery per page and you can draw images and galleries from across domains.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Paper art and Origami

I have been making pop-up cards and playing with paper for a long time. But now with an amazing mix of technology, new thought and old crafts what can be created is INCREDIBLE. Check this on TED

Christmas cards, one piece, cut and fold. These are for sale and I'll put a link up soon to the rest of my collection.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

The more you pay the more you get. ?!

Well this made me laugh, top designers playing around or accident?

Great Design

Thats a lot of money for . . . a bit of a cock up.


Sunday, 17 August 2008

New Flash Designer on the block.

My daughter is 5 and three quarters... and has started to play with Flash. Its great to watch how creative she is, how easy it is to create things.. anything... everything. She has now got the hang of my or should I say our Wacom tablet and loves drawing and creatin little Flash interactions.

Have a look and a laugh..

Click here


Monday, 28 July 2008

Karina Gauvin...

Hi all,

here's the link to the new Karina Gauvin site . . .

The site has really nice subtle colour fades all the way through which fits great with the sound track of her incredible vocal talents.

It was a great to work with Karina on her new site and we look forward to a continuing relationship.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Duo Volart Site up and running...

The new Duo Voltart site is up and running.

After initial ideas of using papyrus or old paper background we dropped it for a more classic pure black and images of their exceptional act. The site is clear, simple and powerful. Making full use of Flash and its ability to make it a seamless user experience and being able to format exactly as the client wants.

The is dual language in English and French and relies on easy importation of text files for the content.

See the full site here

A little thumbnail of the intro page...

New Work...

We have recently been working on a Flash based web site for multi Juno Award winner Karin Gauvin.

Karina is Canada's star Soprano singer and wanted a new site reflecting her and her art. Its been a real pleasure and a great creative journey to create a site that gives off the right feeling in a visual, interactive and audible way.

New site link coming soon.

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Christmas Game.

Made a simple little Flash based game for "The Mat Velvet & Charlie Show" as part of there Christmas e mail campaign.

We created cartoon designs for each character and then made a simple interactive experience. We kept it simple as we know how people get very busy this time of year. It was enough to just get them involved and be amused but not over burden them.

View the actual game here.

.:: Joyeux Noël ::..:: Happy Christmas ::.

.:: HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ::..:: BONNE ANNÉE ! ::.

May the next year bring happiness, green thoughts and Biscuits...