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

31 Jan 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 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.

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  • 18 Oct 2018

    Inktober Day 18. When @hicksmade did a prawn I was sure she was setting me up to do cocktails! #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #cocktails

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  • 18 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 17 . @hicksmade’s pen led me onto squid and their ink shooting abilities. I also found out that a part of the squids anatomy is called a ‘pen’. #inktober #inktober2018 #ink #leighandjondoinktober

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 16 “The Pilot” - a response to @hicksmade’s barber shop poster. Experimenting with a different style on this one #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #pilot

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Inktober Day 15. @hicksmade’s staircase led me to this. There must be a hairdressers somewhere called this? #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #hairwaytosteven

  • 14 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 14 - from @hicksmade’s theme of escape, and tonight’s Dr Who, with a return to classic theme: running!. #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #drwho #pictogram #signage

  • 14 Oct 2018

    Inktober day 13 is more of a doodle as time was very short! There was a bird in @hicksmade’s day 13 so I ran with that. . #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober

  • 12 Oct 2018

    Inktober Day 12. Thinking about @hicksmade’s lumos led me to this “please don’t turn me off…”. #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #sadlightswitch

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Inktober Day 11. The shape of @hicksmade’s spoons made me think of the Mandrake - a root that looks like a tiny human. There are lots of legends around it, but this one is based on the Harry Potter interpretation. . #inktober #inktober2018 #leighandjondoinktober #mandrake #harrypotter

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