Hey hey hey, I’m back.
So I haven’t blogged or updated my website in about 16 months now and it’s not just because I’ve gotten lazy. Let me give you a quick update then I can move on to some more interesting blogs, feature some new work, ideas and much more.
In March last year I left Feral Studios, stopped freelancing and took on a full time design role at Analogue Studios. It was a pleasure to work under designer Jake Richards on some amazing projects. Analogue is a highly creative studio with some great clients. Whilst at the studio we worked on some branding projects for various bars, restraints and bespoke hotels across the country. We worked on projects for Pizza Express, King Koby Chop Shop, and Portobello Road Gin. However an obvious stand out for me would be working for the company I grew up alongside, Nickelodeon.
Although the small town of Morley isn’t exactly the place you would expect a studio like Analogue (probably wont like me saying that), there is no denying the quality of work created by the designers there. Within my first week I had worked on typography to be included in the FW16 fashion guide for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fashion guide. These guides are used worldwide to create merchandise such as clothing, lunch boxes, bedding, and anything else you can slap a turtle on! I also got to work with the classic turtles from the 1980s, which sadly also won’t be released till next year and is under a NDA agreement (Non Disclosure Agreement for those who aren’t down with the kidzz)
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One last thing about Nickelodeon and I’ll shut up about it (for this blog anyway, I’m gonna go on and on about it once it’s released from that NDA!) I have to be very careful with my words about this next project, but I have to mention it. Last year Nickelodeon launched their retro T.V. channel ‘<a href=”http://www.thesplat.com/”>The Splat</a>’ showing some of their most loved T.V. shows from the the 90s; Hey! Arnold, Catdog, Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys etc etc These are programmes I watched over and over again as a child. So when I <em>maybe possibly</em> had <em>some possible</em> involvement in working on something to do with that project that <em>may or may not be, possibly </em>launching this year, it was kind of a dream come true. That’s all I can say, for now, but you will 100% hear loads about it once it comes live.
Anyway after around 7 months or so I left Analogue and went to work at SEO specialists and digital design company Epiphany Search. Epiphany was voted beset large agency by Prolific North, nominated for Awwwards creative agency of the year, and have won awards for Adobe, FWA, CSS site of the day and many more. It was a pleasure to work under designers Joe Robinson and Collin Grist along with a great team of developers, motion designers, and marketing specialists. Whilst at Epiphany I learnt a lot about SEO strategy, earned media marketing campaigns, ideas development and much more.
It was here I worked on various digital marketing campaigns and illustration work for clients such as Collect+, Bank of England, Gala Bingo, Anglican Homes, Zuto and many more. Some of these projects are showcase on the portfolio section, so have a nosey at them! It was a great pleasure to be awarded to a CSS site of the day award on the official back to the future day project we worked on for Zuto alongside designer Collin Girst and the development team. Also I think they’re hiring at the moment so check the website.
Which brings us to today, where I have left Epiphany, launched a new website and I am writing this blog. So what’s next? I am officially freelancing again, after 6/7 months of working on digital I am looking forward to working on some branding & identity projects, packaging designs, editorial illustrations or anything else that comes my way. However there is one big difference, I will not be in the U.K. for the rest of 2016. I am setting sail (on a plane) to Indonesia on the 20th June. Trading in my desk for a beach chair I will be taking on a series of small projects that come my way, whilst exploring South East Asia! So expect to see lots of go pro videos, small illustration projects and hopefully some fun and exciting client work that comes my way whilst I am out there. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while now and I am very much looking forward to a change of scenery (Sorry Yorkshire.)
Anyway thats where I am at, so please keep an eye on my twitter and instagram and keep checking back here for blog updates and new projects. Also if you have any tips for working whilst travelling or would like to work/collaborate on any projects please get in touch, and I will get back to you as soon as I have access to the internet.