I'm a Web & Interface designer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since graduating with an honours degree from University in 2010, I have been working full time and am currently at a brilliant digital agency called The Weather Digital. Whilst here, I've worked with clients such as The Scottish Government, RBS, Ian Macleod Distillers, as well as DJ Alexander and Rettie.
A lot of the work featured on this site are projects that I have worked on, or been a part of whilst at The Weather, although I hope to be filling it up with more personal work that I've done. All the photo's on here are from my various excursions out and about within the UK and on holiday. I hope you like them :)
No matter how big or small, complicated or simple, I try to ensure that every project that I work on follows a couple of basic rules. By following these, I'd like to think that the client will be satisfied and happy when the project is finished.
People make up their mind about websites within 2 seconds. At very least, let’s make that 2 seconds enjoyable.
A modern promise for a modern web. I ensure that websites I build personally will work on all modern mobile and tablet devices.
Working daily with UX and UI, I get to know what people love to see when using websites, and more importantly, what they hate.
Coming into the festive season of 2013, Ian Macleod Distillers wanted to bring their online shop up to date and in line with their new branding. I was tasked with redesigning, and then re-skinning the existing Magento shop to become responsive. Key figures with regards to bounce rate and visit duration have when improved compared with the same period last year.
Winckworth Sherwood realised that they needed to update their existing website to become responsive so that clients were able to explore what they cover whilst on the move. I was tasked with overhauling the existing CSS and HTML to allow the website become more usable.
Whilst not designed by myself, the Abbeyford website required a fair amount of thought when building the front end. With several different page templates and interactive elements involved, builidng this website proved challenging in parts, but the client was happy with the end result.
To attempt to save money in the Christmas of 2012, my fiancee (Kirstin) and I decided to give home made products that included bath salts, cooking oils and hot chocolate with marshmallows. We came up with the brand of JK which allowed me to play about with a few new tools and programs I had previously not used.
If you would like to see more pictures from the JK range, please get in touch and I'd love to show you.
Recently, we seem to have been attending various weddings and all our friends are having children. I have been asked by friends and family to design a few baby shower invitations as well as bridesmaid application forms! Whilst I don't do all that much print work, I enjoyed doing something different and the reciepients were happy.
Final Cut Pro
HTML / CSS
If you want to get in touch with me regarding any enquiries, you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, use Twitter to send me a direct message or, if you’re in the Edinburgh region, send up a flare and I’ll try and find you.