‘A Century of Change’

‘A Century of Change’

I discovered these wonderful murals and subsequently the story behind them by chance as I looked for somewhere to park in Stockton town centre. The murals caught my interest and after a quick google here is what I found… In 2005 artist Zak Newton who is responsible...
Q&A | The Steves

Q&A | The Steves

The Steves was a term first coined by our client at Northern Stage. Both our sign installers are called Steve and they often tackle projects as a team, which can get a bit confusing. Steve H studied Design for Industry, a year behind me at Northumbria Uni and keeps...
Life Kitchen | Cookery School Launch Party

Life Kitchen | Cookery School Launch Party

Ryan Riley is an inspirational young man with a clear vision of what he wants. In the space of 18 months he turned the seed of an idea he put out on twitter into a multi-award winning enterprise. Through Life Kitchen Ryan and his team deliver free cookery classes for...
#IMDDA | Ian

#IMDDA | Ian

International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing at the University of Stirling on 15th May 2019 In 2019 I attended the DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) event at the University of Stirling with the purpose of building on the knowledge I gained...
Why I’m fascinated by signs

Why I’m fascinated by signs

Sign design has come a long way since I started out as an innocent young graduate working as a general designer for one of the country’s larger sign manufacturers back in 1989. My first few years of “proper work” were varied; designing packaging, furniture layouts,...
An obsession with the Loo

An obsession with the Loo

Selected Loos of London by Paula Simoe, part of Hand-drawn London, an exhibition at the Museum of London, 21st April — 11th September 2011 Being involved in signs and wayfinding I think I’ve become obsessed with toilets in public spaces !  How many are there ? Where...