In April 2010 I set up the online music blog The Monograph. The site quickly took off and, along with Natasha Walkerdine (Enter the Treehouse) and John Helps (Maybeshewill), The Monograph went to print in August 2011 with a 28 page newspaper format, and ran this way until January 2013. Within The Monograph, an online TV, iOS app and image archive was also established and continue to run successfully.
A beautifully responsive and minimalistic bespoke Shopify theme for friend and seamstress Katie-Ella was created to showcase her unique products. Using the new branding created by a third party, the site was a quick turnaround, taking no more than a month from wireframing to deployment.
Heritage Garden Rooms
Keeping craftsmanship and quality at the core, I designed and built this responsive site for the premium service of Heritage Garden Rooms. Built using a custom lightweight Sass framework, I set about working on this site working closely with the client, having regular catchups, meetings and design reviews.
As of Tuesday I took the decision to no longer be Creative Director at Un.titled. It was a really hard decision to make, but I’ve decided I want to set up shop on my own with a little studio called Alloneword...
The more and more the web progresses, so does a person’s expectation of a website and what it should do for them. While we of course want our websites to look good, we also need to ensure we are giving our users what they want and how they want it, and one way to do this is by looking at our website’s analytics, to see what users are actually doing…
As I while away the last hours of work before I finish, and head back to my family and start festivities, I wanted to put together a little message for anyone else looking to kill a little time before they do the same, and to wish all a good Christmas and 2016 filled with love and happiness...
Driving to a client meeting yesterday I was pondering, as I often to on the way to these sorts of things, what it means to be a website and the overarching attributes it might need to consider. This particular drive I started to think about the term 'brochure' site, which gets thrown around from time to time...
After last weeks venture over to the other side of town to explore Stoneygate, we decided to keep things a bit closer to home with a trek around Leicester Forest East, which our house sits on the borders of. There's not a lot to the area really, with clusters of houses built up around the main road out of Leicester merging into one swell, but we could see on the map there was some green space tucked away at the back.
Now we're on part 4, I found we had to go on a little drive to get to our next exploration, which was the beautiful and historic suburb of Stoneygate. We've wandered around and through there before, but there are so many streets I've peered down but not had an excuse to go down, until now.
Being just around the corner from us, and steeped in history and period charm (it even has a castle!) Kirby Muxloe is charming and quaint. We've been to the pubs and restaurants a few times, but there are so many little streets and nooks that I wanted to hit that next on mine and Rufus' adventures.
The same weekend as part 1, we went over to Aylestone to have a nosey around the meadows and old part of the suburb. I used to live in Aylestone and have friends that still live there, so I drive past the meadows and old town roads regularly, and have always wanted to have a poke around. We donned our adventure wellies and set out on another trek.
Its no secret I'm a big fan of Leicester, and recently Rufus and I have been going on little walking adventures on Saturday mornings around Braunstone Town, which is the district of Leicester we live in. I love wandering down streets I've often driven past to see what's down there, and we sometimes uncover lovely bits of architecture, a hidden park or even just a pretty street.