Been making the most of the weekend. Layered up & ventured out to the flea market with my lady. A gold mine for found type. I can only hope that one day someone will pick up an old piece of my design work & it looks this aged, worn, used, loved. Might have to start collecting tobacco tins at this rate. Already have a few old cigar boxes at home. The life of a hoarder continues.

Putting in the hours at home today, ticking a few freelance jobs off the list. Finally given these three designs the time they deserve for Canadian based, Moore Properties. To be used across the company, including full signage. From sketch to screen. Keep that hand rendered element in the lettering, communicate the hand crafted aspect of the company. Reflect the history that’s involved in the family run business. Passed down through the years. Laying down solid foundations for the companies future. Built from the ground up. Hope I’ve done it justice.

In preperation for my new site, I’ve been collating all my brand identity jobs. Keeping everything fairly bold & simple. Let the work speak for itself. Two years in the game. Very humbling to look back over the range of companies, brands & practitioners I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Looking forward to what the new year will bring. Another year of late nights, early mornings, black coffee, pushing pencils, making lists & crossing things off.
If you want something done, ask a busy man
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In preperation for my new site, I’ve been collating all my brand identity jobs. Keeping everything fairly bold & simple. Let the work speak for itself. Two years in the game. Very humbling to look back over the range of companies, brands & practitioners I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Looking forward to what the new year will bring. Another year of late nights, early mornings, black coffee, pushing pencils, making lists & crossing things off.

If you want something done, ask a busy man

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Back to the daily grind this week. Juggling a bunch of new jobs, filling up the diary already. It’s been a long time coming, but finally got the ball rolling on my own site too. Spend the last 2 years promoting other peoples work, developing identities & web sites. Thought it was about time I did it for myself. New year. Same motto. Never not working. High-res

Back to the daily grind this week. Juggling a bunch of new jobs, filling up the diary already. It’s been a long time coming, but finally got the ball rolling on my own site too. Spend the last 2 years promoting other peoples work, developing identities & web sites. Thought it was about time I did it for myself. New year. Same motto. Never not working.

Hardly posted up anything over the holidays. Happy to just switch off while I was in England. Now I’m back to my desk & back to work. Been meaning to put this together for a while. I’ll be making some changes in the new year, but until then here’s the fruits of the last two years of labor. Very humbling to look back over the whole range of companies I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I’ll be lucky if the next year is as fruitful as the last. And if all else falls, like Saul Bass said, I’ll just make beautiful things. Even if nobody cares.

Do u know some graphic/illustration programs except the adobe one?

Asked by Anonymous

I only really use the Adobe Creative Suite. Photoshop just to clean up designs & hand drawn type, Illustrator for them clean vector line & InDesign is perfect for any sort of layout (Books, publications, websites…) I always start with pencil & paper, start rough & build up. I don’t think any ideas can really be created purely just using a ‘digital’ programme. Have conversations, develop ideas, make mistakes…

Alright man, looking for someone to start work on designing our new website in the new year, whats the best way to chat to you about price/time ect? Cheers, Luke.

Asked by Anonymous

Just fire me an email over to jj.saunders123@yahoo.com & we can talk it over. I’ve been back to work this week. Ticking a bunch of jobs off the list. JS

End of a busy week, almost permanently at my desk, day & night while it’s 32° outside. Ticked off a bunch of jobs on the design list, mainly brand identity projects, but also wrapped up the brand book for Image and Picture. Couldn’t have come out better, solid content, striking photography… A strong representation of the company

Amazing job from Dapper Signs on the signage for North West Barber Co. who I recently branded. So good to see the logo hand painted like this, Cooper couldn’t have done a better job. It’s impressive how the company has developed over the past few months, going from nothing to something. Everything from the refurbishment of the actual store, the barber shop chairs, the chesterfield sofa, the signage, everything… It’s all in the details High-res

Amazing job from Dapper Signs on the signage for North West Barber Co. who I recently branded. So good to see the logo hand painted like this, Cooper couldn’t have done a better job. It’s impressive how the company has developed over the past few months, going from nothing to something. Everything from the refurbishment of the actual store, the barber shop chairs, the chesterfield sofa, the signage, everything… It’s all in the details

A re-brand project near completion for the Basketball Megastore. Just putting together the brand identity submission, including all preliminary work & design process. Majority of clients really appreciate seeing this, how the idea is built up from sketch to screen. Think this has come out well, a strong type based logo. Influenced by traditional sport teams & NBA hardwood classics. Wanted the type to almost look as if it was stamped or embossed into basketball, imitating the shape of the stitching.