Special Sauce Agency approached me to help them create a new striking web presence for North America’s largest known uncut diamond – The Foxfire. I put together the site visuals and UX journey, with Special Sauce coding up the site and adding their unique flavour.
The Foxfire was found buried deep beneath a frozen lake, in the remote Diavik mines of Canada.
Named after the resplendent Northern Lights, which in Aboriginal myth illuminates the night sky like a brush of undulating fox tails, the Foxfire diamond is the rarest of its kind. At 187.63 carats, the two-billion-year-old stone is the largest known, uncut gem-quality diamond ever to be discovered in North America. With a unique luminosity, the Foxfire gives off a singular glow, appearing to actually emit light.
A miracle of nature.
These coupons were a 30th birthday gift, designed by myself with tailored made messages for all occasions that could be redeemed at any time. Rather than one big gift, I thought 30 thoughtful gifts would have more sentiment.
Do it with passion or not at all.
Here is a selection of projects that I’ve been asked to take flat data from and translate into graphics that can be easily digested alongside sitting comfortably within their retrospective brand guidelines. Infographics are a particular joy of mine, as each set of data will always detail a different end graphic result that can then if desired be brought to life in animations.
One of my passions is being given an excel document of populated cells and bringing this to life. Some examples can be animated from vector files too with examples shown in the light box below.
A premium hotel brand wanted a luxurious design experience for 500 guests on their exclusive island hotel launch celebration in Venice. The story focused around the lifeblood location of the ‘Luguna e Vita’ and a trail of the surrounding islands’ history was set in place for the guests to experience on the prestigious JW Marriott’s Isola delle Rose.
Escape to a resort retreat on a private island in Venice
Working with MKTG INC, I created the printed materials and lent my skills to 3D production with detailed drawings and measurements depicted in a clear drawing pack for the team of production specialists to follow in Europe.
A luxurious design experience for over 500 international guests
I was asked to design a website that promoted their work and was testament to their creativity. I designed the logo, promotional materials and coded the fully responsive site that acted as an online portfolio show casing their projects past and present. Alongside this I’m also the carpenter on site and produce 3D drawings for more complex projects.
Over 30% of the world’s population lives in earth made homes.
We are passionate about working with communities and with clay – in particular London clay because it’s readily available and too often destined for landfill. Anyone can get involved, from a 4-year-old to a granny. We work with our hands – and feet, and tarps, often assisted by the occasional robin.
If you need an oven or bespoke oven door, please get in touch.
Transition Belsize approached me to design some promotion materials and maps detailing the area that they represented in Belsize Park. Joining forces with local artists I produced a map based more on aesthetics than functionality along with vibrant posters and flyers that expressed their colourful character, detailing all the public fruit trees in the area.
The Transition movement has a vision of a greener and happier towns, strengthening communities through fun, useful and sociable activities.
I’m continually involved with this group and volunteer my designs when asked, from Fruitery maps to Green Fair promotional materials.
Perfect for urban foragers or those with green fingers.
The Oracle Retail Week Awards are the most celebrated and sought after awards in retail’s calendar and I was lucky enough to be given creative lead for their 2014 campaign that followed on from some event designs I did the previous year. From a quite loose direction I created a variety of designs that followed the stages leading up to the main award’s night in Park Lane.
As an off-shoot of my creativity, I run a bespoke furniture business. I designed the site and crafted all the products from salvaged timber.
Check out my furniture from reclaimed pallets.
A colleague had this gem of an idea, we costed it, looked at the logistics and interviewed drinkers and publicans. I designed and packaged the concept, from box construction to finished graphics. Each box was sent to a leading crisps manufacturer as an entrepreneurial venture that you might see in a pub near you soon!
Potato crisps were first made in 1853 by a Native American chef, George Crum, at the Moon’s Lake House hotel in New York.