Friday, June 17

Citizen becomes Apple Design Vendor

Great news for Citizen today, after months of negotiations amongst my contacts at Apple, and waiting for the right project to come along, I'm proud so say that this morning I've signed off on Citizen becoming an official vendor to Apple.

This is good good for Citizen for so many reasons, being able to legitimately say I work with Apple is a massive plus for the business, and working with Apple is always fun, their approach to creativity in design is one of the reasons they're such an amazing company in the first place.

Not a bad acquisition for Citizen Yr1.

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Friday, June 10

The Daily Torygraph

The Daily Torygraph is great site, take a look. It's published by Dave Waters of Watermill who has been responsible for some pretty impressive work, he was Creative Director of Top 30 Ad Agency D.F.G.W, back in 1989, which eventually sold to Freud Communications. Watermill have had a hand in some of more memorable ads on TV for companies like Audi, XBox and John Smiths , as well as the opening credits for Die Another Day, and Dave himself was part of the creative team that worked on the Millennium Dome project when that opened in 2000. 

I wanted the logo to show exactly what the site was about. It's a simple premise, it takes the front page of The Telegraph, and, each day subverts the headline to form some satirical comedy. This made the premise for the logo quite simple, I took the technique used by Dave for manipulation of the headline - Tipex and a graphic pen, and applied this to the masthead of the Telegraph.

Look out for the site, there's posters going up around London soon, and it's clocking up an astonishing amount of daily hits (30k last count). It's a great project to have been a part of, and backed by a truly creative force.

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Wednesday, June 1

Erm, 'Drumming up Business'

I was recently interviewed for the Freelancing site PPH, here's a link to the article. It's been pretty good for my profile, and a few people have been in touch to say they've seen it, or they'd like my advice on starting up, it's really nice when people make the effort to appreciate your work.

I do regret sending that photo in though, to say I've got a Moon Face in it is a huge understatement. I know I was happy that day but it's no excuse. 

I'm a little more conscious of my 'Moon Face' these days since we took our 2 year old Archie to the Space Centre in Leicester at the weekend, and bought him a little Space Shuttle. I carried Archie out of the museum after lovely day, on my shoulders, and on the way out he kept trying to say (in his broken baby English) "Land, shuttle, on Daddy, Moon Face." I mean he's 2, so he can't lie. 

Anyway, where were we? Oh yes... Interview, yeah, it was good, have a read.

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