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Come and hear me 'go on a bit' in 2008

For someone who isn’t the keenest public speaker, I seem to have got a few speaking gigs coming up.…

Oxford Geek Night: 6th February

I will be doing a 5 minute microslot on Icon Design explained next week, a quick run-through of the process of icon creation from thinking of a metaphor, to sketches to final icon. Taking place upstairs at the Jericho Tavern in Walton Street Oxford. The Geek Nights are always a good night out!

Future Of Web Design 17th April

From Design to Deployment
Creating a site isn’t always a straight process of sketches to static photoshop comps to coding HTML & CSS. Looking at the workflow and nitty gritty of various designers reveals a variety of techniques for getting a design deployed on the web. This session will look at those practices: creating personal frameworks, planning markup for semantics, accessibility and SEO, browsing testing, bughunting and many more.

I also seem to have been volunteered for a live bout of layer tennis! Elliot Jay Stocks and I are pitted against Jina Bolton and Hannah Donovan from last.fm. As Leigh said “Do they know how slow you are?”. Obviously not!

@media London 29th-30th May

Three is the magic number
Oh yes it is! It’s the magic number! Designing with symmetry and equality in mind can make designs dull and lifeless. This session will show that with embracing asymmetrical balance and working in multiples of the mystical number of 3, you can create tension, express movement and even express emotion in your designs.