"I still want f**king paying"

Bless me WordPress for I have sinned. It has been six months since my last blog post.

What can I say? There is no excuse other than to say I have been very, very busy.

Anyway, I’m back now, and I hope to have lots of exciting new work to show you in the very near future. Most of which is the result of winning a pitch for a large electronics brand with my friends at Why Design Media. Watch this space for more details.

Love & Happiness according to Dolly & John

This month I had the chance to put my creative skills to use in a non-professional capacity by entering a competition set by a young London-based artist by the name of RYCA (pronounced Rye-ka).

The brief was simple: depict “love” and “happiness” using 2 symbols (he used hearts and smileys in his work).

I took my inspiration from the music world where Dolly Parton once famously sang “Love Is Like A Butterfly” and John Lennon penned the somewhat controversially titled “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” for The Beatles.

I was picked as one of two winners and was given a free “Love & Happiness” print by the artist for my efforts!

I recently completed this identity design for SNAP Executive, a newly formed recruitment consultancy whose aim is to match the best candidates with the best jobs.

Not only did I design the the logo and associated stationery including business cards, letterheads and compliments slips, I also came up with the name “Snap”, which (in case you hadn’t already guessed) is a playful reference to their corporate matchmaking credentials.

Fresh from a few days break in Madrid I’ve returned rejuvenated, revitalised and ready for action. Since I’m back I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to remind any potential clients out there that, if you’d like to work with me, you can contact me here.

Rainbow over the fountain at the Jardines Cuartel de la Montaña, Madrid

This is the first installment of what I hope will be a regular feature on my blog. Spec of the Month gives me the opportunity to showcase my talents as a creative, free from the constraints of the “real world”. If you’d like to get involved and suggest a brand for me have a crack at then please leave a comment below.

Speculative press ad for Nurofen painkillers