The Sun: The UK’s Best Handheld for 40 Years

•December 13, 2009 • 1 Comment

Tonight I seen for the first time an advert by The Sun newspaper in which they poke fun at Apple’s iPhone adverts. I’ve a keen interest in advertising and this is the first advert in ages that has made me stop what I’m doing to watch the advert.

Unlike most of the other iPhone parodies, this is done to a brilliant standard. It takes everything about the iPhone and makes it relevant to the newspaper.

I’m trying to find out who was the brain behind this advert, if anyone knows please let me know by leaving a comment below.

EDIT: The advert was created by Glue London. Thanks to James Merrick for this.

Evolution of Storage

•November 29, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I found this image on Gizmodo and thought it was a great visual description of how the world of storage has evolved.

Metro Project: Your Help is Needed

•November 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment


I’ve recently begun a D&AD design project in University. For this project I need to design a new poster campaign to promote the Metro newspaper. At the moment I am compiling research about people’s opinions of the paper and commuting in general. In order to fully understand the audience I am undertaking various methods of research. Firstly I have compiled a short survey to gain some initial knowledge about commuters.

I would greatly appreciate if ANY commuters (travelling to work/college etc.) reading this could fill in the survey below. You don’t need to be a Metro reader, I’m purely trying to gather research on commuters at this stage. The survey will take less than 2 minutes but will be a huge help to me:


Your help would be greatly appreciated and if you could share this blog link in any way then that would only help me further.

Thanks in advance for any answers I receive.

From PC Technician to Graphic Designer

•October 18, 2009 • 1 Comment

Ever since I first started using computers (I was about 11 years old) I’ve been using Windows based machine. I was introduced to computers by a guy who used PCs a lot and due to the fact that he was seen by me as ‘the computer genius’ I naturally followed his example. In fact my use and growing knowledge of PCs initally led me down a path of Computer Support, more specifically, I decided early in to my secondary level education that I wanted to fix PCs as a profession.

This idea stuck in my head and eventually led me to 3rd level education where I began studying a degree in Computer Applications and Support. At first I enjoyed the new experience, however the novelty wore off and soon I found myself feeling bored and in a way limited on this course. I was, and still am fascinated by how computers work. I am totally in awe of people who can fix the most complex of computer related problems. Problems that would boggle the mind 99.99999(you get the point!)% of the people on the planet. My decision was purely based on what I wanted to to as a profession. So, despite (eventually!) passing my 2nd year of the course I opted to leave for a change of direction, that being Graphic Design.

Something that you need to bare in mind is; I have categorically no artistic talent in terms of drawing, painting or anything traditionally relating to the world of ‘art’. In fact, Art was the first subject I chose to drop in secondary school. However at my then age of 19 I had found that one thing I really loved doing was creating digital imagery on screen. Yes they were just basic forum signatures and desktop wallpapers but I loved doing it and I wanted to do it more, so in what was the most hectic and stressful month of my life I left Ireland to study Graphic Design in Chester.

Doing this resulted in confirming my love for design. Although at times my course annoys me and stresses me out, I never feel bored by it. I love learning new methods and techniques, and find that I can engage much more with my lecturers than I ever could on my previous course because I can relate to them and vice versa.


I know most people reading this will wonder why I’m saying all this, but I’m in the final year of not only this course but also my time in education, and its only now that its dawning on me how much I’ve changed. To sum it all up, as of last month I no longer actually own a Windows computer, instead I now use an Apple MacBook Pro. It felt very strange switching from Windows to OSX based computers but in the end it’s not that I dislike either, Macs are just more ‘me’ at this stage in my budding career. Ten years ago if I heard “apple” I thought fruit, now I think computer.

My point is, make sure to do what you want to do in life. Do what you enjoy and if you find its not right then at least you’ve tried it. I’ve been lucky enough to have 2 attempts at things I wanted to do and although my career as a PC technician didn’t come to pass, I am glad I chose to do it as it thought me a lot!

I’ve met some amazing people in the process of getting to where I am, many of which are now very close friends, and of course my girlfriend.

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed” Theodore Roosevelt

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WordPress for Blackberry

•October 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Yesterday I downloaded a nice little app for my Blackberry. The WordPress app allows you to log in to your blog from your Blackberry. It gives you almost all the main features as well; view/moderate comments, approve drafts and loads more.

I am actually writing this blog while sat on a train and it’s this novelty that makes this app so appealing to me. I love blogging but find that when I’m at home I’m often too distracted to sit and write a new post. This app allows me to write whenever I feel like it and gives much more freedom, which I like.

If you’re a blogger and a Blackberry user then I can’t recommend this app enough. You can download it at


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Moldover’s Circuit Board Album

•September 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Stumbled across this amazing piece of design and thought I would share it on here. I think it’s a very creative idea and adds something different that makes the album stand out from the crowd. It will also more than likely have a positive effect on sales.

Anyway, have a look at the video and let me know what you think.

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