Ive recently become a dad and my amazing, wonderful little boy is definitely the most loved new addition to my design life.
I'm a British designer currently based in Cape Town where I'm the creative director of a studio developing innovative branding and packaging solutions with a variety of clients; partnering with some of the world's largest retailers, alongside nurturing smaller companies just starting out.
I enjoy playing a role within the design community. I'm an active member of the AIGA and for the past two years have been selected as a mentor for the International Council of Design (ico-D) and Adobe Design Achievement Awards. I've also had the honour of winning numerous design and business awards.
I want to encourage topical discussion on creativity and innovation, celebrating both the beauty and success of the finished product, along with the journey and the processes involved. I want us to talk about inspiration, ideas and where they come from, taking risks, failing and succeeding.
The Design Life is a place where I wont be taking anything for granted. I'm going to be asking why a lot. There will be design resources, including some great books and blogs to read, guides on fonts and packaging design, information on some of the worlds best design agencies and step by step insights into real world product development.
There will be regular feature's on rare, collectable and nostalgic design. This will include a vast collection of images collected over many years, often accompanied by an historical look into the way these brands have developed throughout their lifespan.
I have also included a section on designing for good. Throughout the World, forward thinking creatives are using design to make a difference in a good and positive way. From reducing infection rates in hospitals to giving a voice to the homeless, I want this website to help promote the full power of creative thinking and the big idea. Design can make the world a better place!