Divided we fall

Ask people why they believe what they do. Not to change their minds but simply to understand them better. Because listening to somebody and making them feel understood is one of the greatest gifts you can give.

Why I killed the cookie popup

You know that thing where every website you go to has a really annoying cookie popup that forces you to either ‘Accept all’ or scroll through a massive list of 3rd party companies who want your delicious data? Or maybe there’s a popup that doesn’t actually do anything but tells you that ‘Your continued use […]

Alreet planet?

I’ve finally made myself a proper website! Of course I’ve had personal/business sites before but for the past four years I’ve been without. I decided recently to fully embrace the idea of ‘me being me’ and not worry about having a business me and a personal me. And certainly not worry about any personal brand […]

Do we need to handcraft websites anymore?

I certainly used to think that anything other than hand-crafting every element of a website was not playing the game properly. But why is this? I think there’s a certain feeling of pride that comes from hand-crafting something. But is that really what we’re doing?

Lessons I learned from the design of the NES

This week I was in the rare position to be able to learn about the design of the Nintendo Famicom (that’s the NES to us Westerners) from its designer Masayuki Uemura. He spoke for a couple of hours at The National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham. We heard about design decisions, successes and failures of the project from it’s inception in Japan to becoming a global phenomenon.

Free computer with magazine

When I started using computers many years ago they were expensive. Thankfully they’re getting cheaper and cheaper to the point that something amazing just happened!

View from the top: A charity abseil down Jurys Inn

We’ve been working with Derby Hospitals Charity for a while now and we have regular meetings at their office at the Royal Derby. Today was a little different as we took a trip to the Jurys Inn to see Vicky from the Charity team abseil down the side of the building, along with about 40 other people all of whom are braver than me.

Derby Uni Degree Show 2015

Last weekend we decided to take a trip over to Derby University to have a look at the graphic design, illustration and animation degree show. There was an interesting range of styles on show so we decided to collect together a few of our favourite pieces which you can see here.

Derby Silk Mill, Museum of Making

Yesterday evening we were given a tour of Derby Silk Mill by Daniel Martin, Curator of Making. We’ve been to the Silk Mill many times before but being shown the building and its contents by someone like Daniel really opened my eyes to what we have here.

New website launched for… us!

We recently moved into a new office in the centre of Derby. Once we got settled in we thought it was high time for a new website to better reflect where we are as a business in 2015.