I've been wanting to watch Children of Men for quite a while. I studied the book in school, and quite enjoyed it.
Oh look - BigAwesome Church has just launched a brand new website. It looks awesome - really modern and engaging, lots of personality. Let's take a look at the homepage... A nice black or white panel at the top with the logo in it? Check. BIG full width image at the top? Check. How about [...]
Basecamp is a men's conference run by Katoomba Christian Conventions each year. In 2015 they upped the ante - including a Sydney-based one-day event and coming up with a great brand for the theme. They wanted a website that hit the benchmark set by high profile conferences elsewhere in the world - but also keep things [...]
Connect is the annual conference held by Christian Media Australia - a gathering of Christians involved in the media & broadcast industries. We had the pleasure of working on the branding for the 2015 event - including working on all the print collateral, website, venue graphics and more. The theme for the conference was Daring [...]
I recently had the great pleasure of working with the team at Campaign Monitor to launch a new WordPress powered minisite. It was a great project to work on - and an interesting use of WordPress - so I thought I would share a little more about it. Campaign Monitor are a local Sydney company [...]
Jordesign has actually been in existence for almost 11 years - but it is only since 2009 that it was something full time (rather than on the side). I was blessed to land a part time contract with Youthworks when we moved back from Christchurch - which gave me the baseline to decide I could go fulltime freelance. It's been an interesting 5 years - with plenty of lowlights as well as highlights. But I thought I would share some of the good stuff!
The start of 2014 has feeling like I am sitting on the verge of exciting new things. It is interesting to see how the path of the past 5 years for Jordesign has landed me where I am - preparing me for what is coming next. So what's happening?
Hackagong 2013 was held last weekend - and once again I was privileged to be involved. I teamed up once again with Rhys Powell (a super slick young web/iOS dev) and we managed to pump out a really polished final product by the end of the weekend. We created Whispr: a web app that allows private disposable chat without accounts, and without the need for a native app.
While the websites of churches in Australia has been a little bit behind the trend (particularly compared to US churches) there are a few particularly great examples I thought it was worth pointing out.
There's a great article over at GOOD talking about a 'Third Path' for school leavers, apart from school or university/college. I've been having similar thoughts recently - albeit along a slightly different track. Around Australia (and presumably the world) Universities, TAFEs and Colleges are pumping out design graduates. As a general rule, these graduates seem [...]