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Pen Icon

An icon design I did for an old university project about pens, of all things! I altered the nib slightly, not a bad looking icon none the less

Pen Icon
Pen Icon


User Interface Design Idea

User Interface design work I created a while back with Seed Creativity. The brief was to create a page using text over a large photograph and use icons that represent History, First Aid, Infrastructure and Holidays.


Community Engagement Workshop

I designed graphic assets for Seed Creativity, with the brief of making the assets look like they would work on media designed to appeal to people who are a part of the Third Sector – volunteer work, fundraising and charity.

Here are the assets and the final product:

The New Google Logo

…or something every design blog has to say something about. I’m pretty late but here’s my thoughts.  

I love the new Google logo. It’s a welcome change. It’s only been around for 2 weeks and it just feels normal and a step into the future. The previous iteration already feels outdated.

A clean sans serif wordmark is definitely a sign of current design – even though sans serif fonts have existed for 100+ years. Perhaps, that’s why they have a timeless feel

However, the translation from desktop search engine, to mobile hasn’t worked as well. I instinctively still search for the lower case serif g icon. It took me some time to realise the 4 colour sans serif capital G icon was a google search icon

On the smaller screen the new logo in colour looks too busy. The colorful nature combined with the chunkiness when scaled down is too visually stimulating for me. The previous wordmark felt classier and understated because it was also in solid grey and maybe that is something Google could do. However that will be something we just get used to or altered for future mobile updates.