Sunday summary (#1)

Blog header image - 3D render of Brighton houses

Another month, another failed attempt at the simple task of keeping a blog up to date. So I thought maybe having some sort of weekly round up might encourage me to actually get on with it. Maybe. Anyway, I guess the point in this is to reflect on what I’ve been doing this week. Given… read more»

What I’ve learned in 2 years freelancing

Two years ago today I officially finished my job and flopped into the life of a freelance animator and designer, without much of an idea of what I was doing. Here’s a few things I’ve learned in that time. Freelancing is hard When I left my job, I really had no idea what I was… read more»

Experiments: Data Visualisation in After Effects

Data visualisation over a 3D map of Europe.

Data visualisation fascinates me. I’m amazed by what it can reveal, and the impacts it can have – both positive and negative. In fact, before I started the masters that I dropped out of this year, I’d originally been looking at an MA in in Design Informatics at Edinburgh – until they increased the price to… read more»

The big move; one year on

A moving van packed with all of my belongings

Moving to a new city is hard. Starting life all over again in another place means rebuilding a lot of the things you take for granted. This is my story, all of the mistakes I made, and my advice for anyone planning to make the same kind of journey. A year ago yesterday, I packed… read more»

September, a month of change

Autumn trees under a rainbow

I often put it down to my Mancunian roots, but for whatever reason I’ve always been more comfortable on rainy days than sunny ones. Pretty much anything over 20ºC and I’m uncomfortable; 30ºC and I’m straight up panicking. But give me clouds and a cooling rain shower and I’m at peace. I’m sure as a… read more»

My First After Effects Script

Having set myself the task of learning After Effects expressions, I of course got distracted and started learning Unity again, and probably some other things too. But for once, I managed to pull myself back and focus on After Effects again when I ran into a problem that forced me to learn something new (by… read more»