It’s been quite a while since my last post and I am feeling a bit guilty. Work has been extremely busy recently and I am still working on the redesign for Oxcreative.com
In the meantime, I received a set of Letraset Neon Markers from the kind people at Letraset and decided to write a review for the Illustrators and arty folks out there.
You can find the full review on my personal site.
After being a customer and a fan for quite a while, I finally submitted my first design to Threadless and it is now available for voting!
It will only be available to vote on the for the next 7 days so any votes would be greatly appreciated and if the shirt gets made, I’ll be giving some away on here and www.jordanmemari.com!
It’s been way to long since my last post, since going freelance, I haven’t really had a great deal of spare time – and any time I have had has been working on projects that are hopefully going to be kick ass (something for you designers/developers out there).
I thought I would post an update as the site is being to look likes it’s been abandoned which definitely isn’t the case.
The current project I am working on should be launching around the end of August and then it is straight back onto the Oxcreative Re-design.
If there is anything you would like to see more/less of on the OxCreative site, or would like to see something specifically in terms of the actual design please let me know
My second week into full time freelancing and things are moving along. I am getting through projects that, when I was freelancing part-time in the evening, would have taken me weeks as opposed to days.
I am enjoying the flexibility that if I have had a late night, I can (more…)
I’m at the end of my first week full-time freelancing and there is one dominant feeling I have… tranquility. I have a truck-load of work to do at the moment yet do not feel stressed as my awesome clients (who I was dealing with before leaving my job and going full-time freelance) are happy to be getting more work completed by me now than when I freelanced part time and I make sure I plan my schedule well – so I can decide to switch off in the evening and forget about work.
I plan my schedule a week in advance, set myself a minimum amount of work to do per (more…)
For the past 18 months i’ve worked for a leading global cosmetics company as a web designer which means that freelancing and working on projects such as OxCreative.com have always played second fiddle.
It’s been a difficult 18months and I have struggled to adapt with the corporate lifestyle (after previously working in a very casual environment) finding it very restrictive and suffocating and as a result my mood, lifestyle and skillet have suffered.
After a lot of thought and financial calculations I have decided to take the plunge into the big bad world of freelancing! It’s something I have wanted to do for a while and believe it is the best move (more…)
For those of you who are tech-savvy, designers, Apple fans or have been even been online in the last few weeks, you would have seen or read at least one thing about Apple’s magical mystical update of it’s iPhone, the iPhone 4. Those of you who bought an iPhone 4 or have seen the news since its’ launch will know there has been a lot of unhappy people when it comes to signal and even more after Steve Jobs offered the wonderful tip of ‘just don’t hold your phone like that’.
A few ideas and questions have been swimming around in my head and I am starting to wonder if Apple knew of the issues with signal before they sold the iPhone 4 and had foreseen the unhappy consumers and woes ahead. There are two things primarily make me think this (more…)
It’s been 2 months exactly since my last post and its been a busy 8 weeks (I’ve definitely been neglecting OxCreative.com!)
So much has changed and it seems like a lifetime ago I had any time to even consider posting on the site, playing some PS3 or even finding time to read. This is mainly all down to one thing… Ralphy!
We’ve had Ralphy for 7 weeks (since he was 7 weeks old!) and boy oh boy is he a handful. Now you may be thinking “I just see a picture of a cute puppy sleeping – he doesn’t look that bad!?!”
That’s mainly because it’s the only time I can get my camera out, the rest of the time i’m stopping him digging in the mud, chewing flowers, chewing shoes, chewing stones, hell the other day I even caught him chewing (more…)
We caught up with our first place winner of the Letraset competition we ran a few months ago.
The ever-so funky Holly Stanway was the lucky winner of a 24-piece Letraset Tria Visualization kit with a bleedproof marker pad.
Holly is an Illustrator & artist working with everything from pens & paints to fabric & textiles. If you’re looking for an interesting read, or want some instructables on making somethings yourself, check out Holly’s blog alittlestranger.com.
As many of you know, we are having what we consider ‘extreme weather’ in the UK. I am in Hampshire, which seems to be hit pretty badly – there is 3-4 inches of snow outside sitting on top of 2 inches of slush/ice and it is still snowing pretty heavy!
Anyway, I went out into the garden and up on the roof last night as there was an eerie orange glow where the clouds and snow had trapped the light pollution and though I would share some pictures (these were taken around 9.30pm at night!):
These are some plant pots snowed over in the garden (more…)