Playlist Frenzy Fun Times

December 18, 2013

I realised two days ago that I need to make a Soundcloud playlist because: 1. I usually blast out tunes through Soundcloud when I’m painting, and 2. using a computer when you’re covered in paint is not fun.

Here’s my first stab at a noisy, painting-friendly, neighbour-unfriendly Soundcloud playlist. Enjoy at full volume.

Tacky But Great

December 5, 2013

I know that there’s such an obsession with clean lines and UX at the moment, but this website popped up in my Facebook news feed the other day. I think it may be the best thing ever. Everything from the ‘futuristic’ fonts to the cheesy voice over is awesome. File next to the Space Jam website.

Time to Freelance Over Xmas

November 29, 2013

I tend to get a bit excited about Christmas, so I decided to put my Christmas tree up on November 22nd. Okay, I get overly excited. Here’s a terrible Instagram picture of my waist-high tree.

In other news, the Collabforge office will be shut for a couple of weeks of the holiday season so I will have a tiny bit of spare time on my hands. Hit me up if you’d like some freelance writing, social media, publicity or marketing help.

Collaboration Crazy

November 27, 2013

After my little post about Wipster yesterday, I found a whole Mashable post about ‘collaboration’ tools for design. Upon closer inspection, these all seem to be design feedback tools rather than true collaboration-enhancing platforms (including Wipster) but pretty interesting nonetheless. Read the post here.

P.S. They’re all free. WHOOP WHOOP.

Brushing Up On My Photography Skills

November 26, 2013

I’m going to let you in on a little secret… I’ve got a master plan for 2014/2015. Yes. [Excited dance]

I won’t divulge/bore you with the tiny details, but I’m currently in training mode so I’ve been shooting pictures like a maniac recently and may have adopted two photography mentors. I’ve also enrolled in an intensive photography course at CAE, and have been getting photo editing tutorials. May have also updated some of my gear, ever so slightly!

Here’s a sneak peek of the pictures I took of pal Katrina Cheung for her fashion blog Two Halves over the weekend, via their Instagram account. Can’t wait to publish the actual pics!


November 26, 2013

Stumbled across a website by the name of Wipster today. Guessing it a twist between ‘work-in-progress’ (ahem, WIP) and a hipster. Or something like that.

Name aside, it looks like an interesting way to work with clients on feedback on videos. Heaven knows how confusing it is to get feedback on creative projects, and every extra factor (i.e. audio and visual and copy to approve all the same time, and needing approval from the brand manager/marketing assistant/PR team/janitor) makes it more difficult to sort out what changes happen and which suggestions are plain stupid.

Just putting it out there.

Photoshoot for Made By Morton

November 11, 2013

My very, very lovely friend Lauren Morton is the genius and brains behind Melbourne jewellery brand Made By Morton. I did a photoshoot over the weekend with Lauren to showcase some of her gorgeous new pieces! I can’t wait to share the final images, but here are some behind-the-scenes pics of us frolicking around Fitzroy North. I have to say that the models are also both totally adorable!

P.S. Show Made By Morton some love through Facebook and Instagram.


October 24, 2013

I’ve really gotten into illustration and Photoshopping things together in my spare time, so I’ve designed up a couple of things! Now on sale via Redbubble. Enjoy.

P.S. Follow me on Instagram for real-time updates as I go blind drawing these tiny little things.

Skeleton Sketches

September 10, 2013

I did a lot of sketches and doodles when I was an angsty teenager (didn’t we all?!) but fell out of it once university/work/relationships got in the way. I was having a whisky with an artist friend earlier this year and he mentioned that he makes the time to do at least one drawing a day to get himself into the habit. It stuck with me and I’ve been drawing ridiculous amounts for the past few months.

Anyone, here’s just a tiny bit of my output. There’s a bit of a theme. It’s not obvious, is it? Anyway, click through to check them out on Instagram.

P.S. I did put up a post a million years ago about some random illustrations I did here.

Instagram drawing video!

July 23, 2013

Have played around with a couple of Instagram videos! Here’s my second attempt at a drawing vid. Please forgive the weird angle – you have absolutely no idea how HARD it was to draw with a makeshift tripod covering my view.

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