I create fonts, web pages, videos, shoes, lamps etc. and I'm always learning how to create even more stuff. Whatever your project, I'm sure between me and my friends we've got it covered, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
I think if you look closely, people's passions are more particular than "I love making things." For me, there are two parts of the process that I particularly love:
- The first is technical ability. If I make something, I've thoroughly researched it, assessed all the different ways I could do it, and then landed on the approach I believe gets the best result. I'll often combine multiple approaches into a hack, or re-imagine approaches from other disciplines.
- The second part is all to do with serving people. I love doing things that provide real personal value along with the professional, and I'll think and think and think again to make sure the solution I provide is appropriate to its purpose and representative of the correct character.
- I studied at MADA
- I use Robofont to design type.
- I use Kirby to construct websites and Brackets to code them.
- Dan Milne – If ever a wizard of type there was, Dan Milne of Aus is one because his eye for detail is beyond compare, and his typeface Tasman is ever so clear. Not quite a rhyme.
- Bec McDonald – Fantastic Illustrator.
- Gemma Teese – Sweet as publishing and packaging.
- Ruby Furst – Animator and art director.
- Tal Levin – typesetting aficionado.
I love music, but my housemates have no idea what kind of music I'm into, because I'll listen to about 10 different genres in any given day of work.
Essential listening in my book:
- John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Ballads albums.
- Vulfpeck, particularly Fugue State.
- Alison Krauss is Essential, although be warned, she is country. What a voice!
- Thomas Newman writes my all-time fav study music, particularly well-coupled with Alexandre Desplat.
- Joni Mitchell has written some of the greatest songs ever. A Case of You covered by James Blake or Diana Krall are also tops.
- The Oh Hellos, Through the Deep Dark Valley.
- The Poet 1 and II by Bobby Womack. As an added bonus, here's JP Cooper's cover of the classic, Harry Hippie. Voice like maple syrup.