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

Shortlisted for the Creative Bath Awards

April 26, 2017

tallhatDesign has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Designer’ category in the 2017 Creative Bath Awards to be held on 8 June. There is some tough competition in this category, with some talented people on the list. Let’s see what happens! See the full list of finalists. Good luck all – quite a few friends and …more

Vector illustration examples

April 21, 2017

I was asked to collate a selection of vector illustrations I’d created for various projects, and thought I’d make these available here. See below (click to enlarge), or visit tallhat.com/vector-illustration   [ngg_images gallery_ids=”5″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_pro_masonry” size=”210″ padding=”18″]

VPS hosting: Plesk, nginx directives (ouch!) and WordPress

February 27, 2017

This is a bit of a technical article for me (I’m no server wizard), so please excuse any misunderstandings/misuse of terminology on my part. I’ve finally got my VPS hosting working with nginx and WordPress, which, looking at various articles online, can be tricky in a lot of cases. The main reason for doing this of course is …more

Gmail web interface – we want bigger fonts!

October 28, 2016

I’ve only recently switched to using Gmail for my main email account, and am benefitting on a few fronts e.g. spam reduction, the handy “promotions” tab, better/easier filtering and so on. One thing that really annoyed my though were the font-sizes when viewing emails and typing replies. The “settings” for the Gmail web interface leaves …more

New website for ‘The Dire Straits Experience’

September 5, 2016

tallhatDesign was approached to create a new website for ‘The Dire Straits Experience’ – a band containing several original members of Dire Straits and recreating the sound and live experience of this hugely popular group. A key aim was to make use of tour photography to get across the energy and scale of the live …more