About MeI graduated in 2007 from the University of Central England with a first class degree in BA (Hons) Visual Communication. During my first two years at university I studied various aspects of Graphic Design from branding to editorial design. As a creative, yet logical thinker my final year was spent specialising in Information Design and Wayfinding. For the past 9 years I have been working as a Wayfinding Designer/Information Planner in London.
This blog hopes to document things that inspire me, cool stuff I find and occasionally the utterly bizarre.
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Case Study – The Work of Lance Wyman It is arguable that the set of Mexico 68 Olympic pictograms are one of the best there has ever been. Created by Lance Wyman along with Manuel Villazón and Matthias Goeritz, these … Continue reading
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health. Thanks to everyone who has visited this site. The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy … Continue reading
Perception and Meaning Following on from my previous musing on how we form a picture, I began thinking about how we create meaning from the things we see around us. Can we take what is there and distort or manipulate … Continue reading
UK mapping products comparison continued… Frequency Update UKMap UkMap works on a 3 year cycle of updates. Retail use is surveyed every 12 months. OS MasterMap There are updates issued by the Ordnance Survey every 6 weeks for MasterMap, which … Continue reading
On a recent project, one of my tasks was to help create wayfinding maps for a city centre. During my three years working as an information designer I have only ever drawn diagrammatic maps of buildings and never map information … Continue reading
Forming a Picture When trying to understand an environment we form our own mental image of the surrounding area, but how is this picture formed? How do we take the snippets of information we see and process them? Is it … Continue reading
On a recent trip to Ireland I ventured through a London airport. After a tasty breakfast and a spot of tax free shopping I decided to inspect the signage a little closer. I had little trouble using the signage. The … Continue reading
What is logic? After thinking about zoning I moved on to thinking about logic and how we can piece an environment together in a way that speaks clearly to the people who use it. What exactly is logic? Is it … Continue reading
Zoning Thinking about the concept of zones I began to question how zones are devised and how useful they are. Can you force logic? Can you force an identity on an area or environment? Is knowing what zone you are … Continue reading