Don’t copy the biggest sites out there

April 21, 2020

Website design, with its usability factors and functionality, can be a tricky business. There’s a lot to think about and juggle, from branding and the ‘graphic design’ side of things, to SEO, to mobile and touch device testing, to conversion rates and ‘reducing friction’. If you’re designing for a medium or large organisation you’re likely …more

Coronavirus update

March 17, 2020

17 March 2020 tallhatDesign is planning to continue business during the virus outbreak, but is likely to begin home working very shortly. We wish all our clients the very best in these extraordinary circumstances. Please do let us know if there are any special notices or website changes you need assistance with. All the best, …more

Launched in 2019 – some new websites

January 13, 2020

2019 was a busy year. A new tallhat.com website is underway but in the meantime I thought I’d post a few new projects that have been delivered recently. Some of these have yet to make it to the portfolio… Farmhouse A brand new hotel in the Catskills (up-state New York) – tallhatDesign designed and built …more

New website for The Filter

September 14, 2019

New website design and build for The Filter (also based at the Guild coworking) https://thefilter.com

Applescript app to batch convert Apple Pages files to PDFs (drag and drop)

January 25, 2019

I spent a long time trying to find a simple way to batch (bulk) convert .pages files to PDFs on a mac. There were a few Applescript examples online, but I couldn’t get anything working with a simple drag and drop compiled app. Perhaps older Applescript versions that were no longer working with High Sierra? …more

Owls of Bath – 2018 Sculpture trail website

February 6, 2018

Delighted to have been asked to design and produce the official ‘Owls of Bath’ website for this new event (from the ‘Pigs and Lions’ team). Also produced video content for this at short notice. The website will evolve over the year as the event develops and artists produce their creations for the ‘trail’. minervasowls.org

New website for House + Co Estate Agents

January 5, 2018

Requirement: To design and produce a new responsive WordPress website integrated with the business back-office software (Expert Agent), branding and messaging concepts, signage, new PDF templates for online brochures. Deliverables: Website design visuals; build and project management (WordPress), campaign strategy, branding elements, signage artwork, graphic design. Next Steps: Roll out of further branding elements e.g. …more

New website for Nick Shipp Architects

October 3, 2017

Requirement: To design and produce a new responsive portfolio WordPress website. Deliverables: Website design visuals; build and project management (WordPress), before-and-after image setup, CMS training and handover. Next Steps: Expanding the projects portfolio Website: www.nickshipp.com

It’s not all corporate design!

September 3, 2017

We don’t just do corporate design and websites, here’s a showreel of some of the ‘fun stuff’ – animated content, game development, plus some concept work and personal projects Clients included: BBC/Ecowatch, Nobok (Sports), Festo, Lloyds TSB, Adidas, Orange

Vector hand-drawn style arrows – free downloads

August 22, 2017

I needed some hand-drawn style vector arrows for a project and ended up creating my own. I’ve put them here for free downloading in case they’re useful to anyone else: PDF: 738kb file https://tallhat.com/downloads/vector-hand-drawn-arrows.pdf Adobe Illustrator: 1.7mb file (CS6 format) https://tallhat.com/downloads/vector-hand-drawn-arrows.ai