Things Etc.

mainly about UI, UXD, Work and other stuff that interests me

Saul Bass: Hero

Spent all of my lunchtime thumbing through the genius of Saul Bass. He has been a heavy influence on me from an early age and this monster of a tome is a testament to his true genius.

So inspired I did this logo for a mate of a mate:

Awesome feedback from my mates mate:

“It’s hideous – looks like a five year old did it”



Filed under: Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design, Typography


Clever thinking

Filed under: apps, Problem Solved

Visitor App Concepts: Zoo

Filed under: apps, iPhone Apps, Mobile

New App Platform branding

Filed under: Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design, iPhone Apps, Mobile

Google Tourismo Concept

Social Racing concept using googleMaps API. Obviously im not going to tell you the mechanics of how it works but it does…

Filed under: apps, Mobile

Some old pitch work i stumbled upon

Back in 2009 we did a pitch to AMEX about a ‘social concierge’ here are the vids we used to introduce the concepts:

They loved the concepts, blown away by them but as usual did nothing with them. Fast forward 18 months later there was a big PR thing with an alliance with Four Square ( do exactly what we pitched… Wonder where they got that idea from. This is now being proclaimed as THE Social Media case study for ROI.

The second concept was for CSR:

I came up with the concepts, (wrote the storyboard, AD etc) and dave lee did the sound and vid production… Still not the first time my ideas have ever been ripped off and no doubt won’t be the last too for that matter. (SICK).

Filed under: Art Direction, Audio, Branding, Pitch, Social media Stuff

and just remember these too…

Filed under: apps, Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design, iPhone Apps, Social media Stuff

Elsevier Anatomy Game Facebook app

Developed and launched a Quiz Based app for Elsevier called the Anatomy Game. The premise is to answer 20 random questions from a database of 500 in the quickest time.

The app is here for a limited time.

Update (Nov 2011)
The app/competition has now closed, here are the stats:

Facebook users (Total)

Likes / Recommendations

Best Day: Tuesday 13th September 2011

89 lifetime installs 

Mostly UK heres the top 10

1. Sheffield
2. Cardiff
3. London
4. Kensington
5. Gateshead
6. Hove
7. Huddersfield
8. Leeds
9. Ormskirk
10. Rochdale

Avg. Time on Site

% New Visits

Returning Visitors

2.83 (Index / Game / Leader board)

38,235 plays of the game (total impressions)

Fastest time to complete the quiz
9 seconds

Pretty impressive the goal was to get at least 2,000 plays.

Filed under: apps

New App Builds

Build 2 for an cross platform events app:

First build for a large scale enterprise iphone app:

that i wrote about on here a while ago i think…

Filed under: apps, iPhone Apps, Mobile, UXD

New iPhone game concept for a friend

done over the weekend as an experiment. Can’t reveal who it’s for but once done with real artwork will be something pretty awesome…

Filed under: apps, iPhone Apps, Mobile, Social media Stuff, UXD