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JabberworksWordPress site for illustrator
I love building things and figuring out problems. I started my career working for the BBC and ITV in television production before learning web development. I’m also from a fine art background. I’m passionate about art and art theory. In development terms I straddle these different worlds and bring a sense of these in to each project I work on.
Here are some websites I’ve designed and built for private clients. Corporate projects I’ve done over the past couple of years include work for Conran Design Group, Thomson Reuters, CBRE and Peugeot.
If you are a prospective employer feel free to take a look at my CV
I take a lot of photographs. I also travel fairly frequently, partially with a view to taking photographs of those places. There are a few recurring themes in my photography including:
I like piles of things. There. I said it. What are they there for though? Is something being built? Is something being destroyed? A pile of something is usually a sign of one or the other. I like that. But then I am a bit of a nerd.
Aspirationalism made plastic looking outward.
The countryside is good. It’s always interesting looking at the way humans interact with it.
In every museum I visit I love looking at the layout and details of the place. There’s a bit at the end of the film Russian Ark that talks about the Hermitage being an ark of the Russian identity. The soul of the Russian people is there. I always find myself taking this thought with me to all the galleries I visit.
I have an Instagram account. You can find that here: @rabbitdan
This is effectively my sketchbook. It features a mix of pen sketches, decorated pages from Mills and Boon, UI experiments, bits of writing, and other assorted brain farts.
Click on the button to see a random thing.
Click on this boring link if you want a list of everything in this section.
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“My mind then wandered. I thought of this: I thought of how every day each of us experiences a few little moments that have just a bit more resonance than other moments—we hear a word that sticks in our mind—or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if only briefly—we share a hotel elevator with a bride in her veils, say, or a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed to the mallard ducks in the lagoon; a small child starts a conversation with us in a Dairy Queen—or we have an episode like the one I had with the M&M cars back at the Husky station.
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I find writing is a useful way of thinking. It helps me to organise my thoughts. A lot of my Masters was worked out on my blog. It’s been fairly quiet for most of the past few years.