Friday, 11 April 2014

Prism Press

Prism Press is a print studio based in Scotland, creating artwork using experimental and traditional printmaking techniques. The Logo I designed conveys the meeting of modern and classic styles from which their inspiration is taken. Website and store coming soon!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Into the Void

Got my Craft Robo back in action for some vector cut paper layouts, and here's the first; Into the Void. These triangles will be seen more, though a little bit fiddly, I like the effect.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Focus On Your Ability

So it's been a while... a long while since my last post. I've been learning, building, working, gardening, adventuring... lots of busyness!
So to just right back into it, a quick exercise in hierarchy and composition I created with LetterMpress, a fun app that imitates traditional letterpress techniques.
The lyrics come from Houdini by Foster the People, a fantastic song, and this statement makes for a great focal point.

Sunday, 11 September 2011


Howdy Howdy Howdy! What we have here is the new logo for Ballantine Fitness and Strength Training. B FAST. Dave is a freelance personal trainer located in Edinburgh. He's also a great guy, so give him a shout if your in need of some fitness training. Website to follow ;)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Woodeye Furniture Website

Here's the Woodeye Furniture website I created. It's a nice simple site showing off the wonderful craftsmanship and beauty of the many products available. There will be a facebook page up soon, and links will be on to match. Be sure to check out the stunning work!

Saturday, 30 April 2011


Welllllll Happy 2011! Can't believe how quickly the first few months have already gone, but I have got lots to show and tell so i'll dive right in.
What we have here is a piece of decorative type inspired by my moon photography. It was designed a while ago as a possible book cover, but had to wait to get finished. Using Letraset Omnicrom sheets is ideal to give the image the silver shine I wanted it to have. It also has a grain quality that adds to the letter pressed look. I'm really happy to finally have it the way I want it! The Omnicrom sheets have added a bunch more ideas for projects (and a way to finish another), so I guess I should get going...

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Completing the second lot of layouts is ∆˚¬…10•. I got nice of use out of the Craft Robo, it enabled me to make the gird and the rocket silhouette exactly how I wanted. This layout went through several incarnations before I could settle on this one, and i'm happy with the final look I have here.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Yet more variation in this one, I also tried out some new colours and detail, getting me a bit of practice with my new Craft Robo!


Just a quick layout tonight, while I finish a couple of others with some detailing.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Composition 7. I was tempted to add texture to the base layer, but the simplicity works better here. The last couple of layouts have also led to some new project ideas too. Good times.

Monday, 11 October 2010


The first of this weeks daily composition! A bonus result from tidying my work desk:)

Thursday, 23 September 2010


Here;s number 4! Im pretty happy with the colour balance and overall weight of the piece, and it's spawned a few more ideas. Always a good thing.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Today's composition draws inspiration from Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines books, which i'm currently reading.

Monday, 20 September 2010


This week my evenings will be mainly filled with HTML writing so I figure I'll get a quick cut paper composition made each night to keep things interesting... Here's the first!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Woodeye Furniture

Woodeye Furniture is a small company based in East Lothian specialising in bespoke furniture, kitchens and antique restoration.
I really enjoyed creating this piece and playing around with the typeface to make it unique to the brand. The furniture being produced has so much character, the logo is a continuation of its bold and distinctive style [really, this furniture is so impressive and has huge talent behind it].
I've done more reading than making recently so it was ace to get playing with type again. Gonna try and get more type work realised and up shortly!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Numbers - Update

Having passed half way on this project, I thought I should upload the latest numbersI I've collected. This project is taking it's time, and it's difficult to decide between different versions of numbers I find, but thats's the nature of the beast I guess.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Right then, My first post of 2010!
An isometric potrait of Two-Face from Batman The Animated Series. This started with a play around with some new graph paper and different levels of hatched triangles to create tonal compositions. Using the hatched triangles to draw Two-Face was a nice experiment and I think the style really suits the character, showing the disfigured side of Harvey Dent's face effectively.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Achillies 02

The second layout from my Achillies series.
I took a different approach to making the this one, playing with the materials and textures. The lighting was a little tricky to get right but i got it to work, creating the sphere effect.