Category: Technology

Protecting against the Wordpress ReST Vulnerability

13 February 2017, 09:39

When the ReST vulnerability hit the news, I was happy that my hosted websites were already safe.

http://derby.graphics/protecting-against-the-wordpress-rest-vulnerability

 
TBS Web Design Belper

TBS Mobility Website & Branding

22 July 2016, 18:32

Website design and build & branding development

http://derby.graphics/tbs-mobility-website-branding

 
Watch Face Design

Round Smartwatch Face Design

8 February 2016, 07:49

Part of a larger app draft, here’s a nice clean smartwatch face design.

http://derby.graphics/round-smartwatch-face-design

 
Test Tube Logo Design

Hexagon test tube logo composition

20 January 2016, 06:29

An early design and composition of a test tube based logo with a hexagonal grid structure.

http://derby.graphics/hexagon-test-tube-logo-composition

 
Town Illustration

Town Use Case Illustration

14 January 2016, 09:25

Illustration highlighting a wide range of uses for a mobile technology firm.

http://derby.graphics/town-use-case-illustration

 

Swiss Style Watch Design

6 January 2016, 11:20

Sample design for a watch face that forms the basis of a commercial watch face solution.

http://derby.graphics/swiss-style-watch-design

 

Designing for the worlds largest IT company

4 September 2015, 09:16

Not a story I’d ever imagined to tell, but a rather pleasing tale none the less!

http://derby.graphics/designing-for-the-worlds-largest-it-company

 

Brand Design for Mobilise Your Workforce

3 December 2014, 14:09

Mobilise Your Workforce events provide an unrivalled opportunity to spearhead a competitive edge by empowering you to harness the latest mobile technology in the enterprise.

http://derby.graphics/mobilise-your-workforce

 

Online meets Print with PaperLater

1 July 2014, 10:37

Like print and like the web… no need to fight with a little magic from PaperLater!

http://derby.graphics/online-meets-print-with-paperlater

 
Liqorice Allsorts 4.5

Android 4.5 to be named Liquorice Allsorts

4 September 2013, 10:50

BREAKING: After Google and KitKat announced their tie up to release the next version of Android 4.4 as “KitKat”, my (imaginary) sources reveal that 4.5 is to be named “Liquorice Allsorts”. {SPOOF}

http://derby.graphics/android-45-to-be-named-liquorice-allsorts

 
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Event Promotion for Mobilise Your Workforce

30 April 2013, 11:40

Promotion of a mobile technology event at Microsoft London HQ.

http://derby.graphics/event-promotion-for-mobilise-your-workforce

 
Live-Feed

Create a live-feed of photographs for your event.

11 June 2012, 11:17

Display images in a live feed using a smartphone, a few apps and a Mac. A couple of people asked me how it was achieved so I thought I’d write a quick post on it. There’s nothing big or clever here, just a few smart apps and a bit of tweaking.

http://derby.graphics/create-a-live-feed-of-photographs-for-your-event

 
Mobile Web

Your Website on a Phone

27 April 2012, 15:33

Before I point the finger, hands up, I’ve done it too.

Yep, along with the hoards of a new generation of mobile phone users, whilst walking down the street, I too have almost bumped into the bloke coming the other way because I’ve had my head down starring at my smart-phone.

http://derby.graphics/your-website-on-a-phone

 
Top 10

Festive Top 10 - Programs/Web Apps I use at Work

23 December 2011, 12:56

It’s that time of year when media channels of the world scrape together an magazine article, tv show, radio broadcast or blog post summarising one thing or another with a Top 10, 20 or even Top 100!

http://derby.graphics/festive-top-10-programs-web-apps-i-use-at-work

 

70's Cars - the future!

12 August 2011, 10:09

Maybe it’s the fashion, maybe it’s the desire to reduce fuel use with aerodynamics or maybe it’s shared platforms for cost savings , but new cars do all seem to look the same.

The relief is of course found on Flickr, and surprisingly in the style dead end of the 1970’s. Which isn’t such a dead end after all, but joyous madness going by these pictures.

http://derby.graphics/70-s-cars-the-future

 

QR Codes

13 July 2011, 11:46

They are nothing new (first presented in 1997) but I’ve recently begun to see more and more QR codes about the place and actually using them. In the Quad exhibition I visited the other week, you could snap a photo of the QR code and get an audio guide of the exhibition. It’s a great development of the gallery audio guide, where you might usually have a headset and select the number relevant to the artwork you’re looking at.

http://derby.graphics/qr-codes

 

LogoCrunch

12 July 2011, 10:32

If you’re in any way interested in new technology, you will have visited the TechCrunch site at some point I’m sure. Set up in 2005 this US based site offers news and analysis on all things tech, start-up profiles, product previews and web site analysis.

TechCrunch quickly grew to become a very popular site with 4.5 million rss subscribers. The big and controversial news in September 2010 was that AOL was to purchase TechCrunch, which it did in January 2011.

http://derby.graphics/logocrunch

 

The End of Print?

1 July 2011, 16:46

It’s a question that’s been asked for a good few years now, with the increasing accessibility and availability of technological solutions to consume media that traditionally would be provided by newspapers, magazines and books, how long does print have to live?

Over the last couple of weeks a number of news stories have moved the debate on a step, including the latest edition being the final one in print for industry magazine Design Week. Almost 25 years after it’s first edition the publication is going web only. There is naturally a lot of talk on the web about what it means for the UK design industry, of which DW has been a large part of for quarter of a decade.

http://derby.graphics/the-end-of-print

 

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  • Designing Branding that Lasts Kieran Harrod brand designer with an office at Friar Gate Studios and tent folder extraordinaire discusses an issue facing many businesses looking to re-brand. This article was written for CQ Business Life published by Derby Cathedral Quarter. As I packed away our tent in heavy drizzle after camping at a family festival in Manchester. Others around collapsed tents too and I noticed a good few folks piling their tents in the rubbish bins. It struck me that there are tents cheap enough or perhaps too much effort to pack up correctly that they are just thrown away. Alone the rest of our party headed to enjoy the final days festivities I extracted the first peg mulling over an upcoming project. I was the second designer the client had instructed and wed chatted about their previous experience with an online service whod provided a capable design but one that they had no confidence in putting their name to. The brand like so many tents around me was disposable cheap and unremarkable likely to be scrapped as the customer suggested within 18 months. With some consideration it was decided that they needed to invest in a memorable solution from the start and asked me to work with them to achieve this. Carefully wrapping the guide ropes I thought of the work Id recently completed for Ashbourne-based Henmore Health who were looking to bring a modern professional look to the services they provided at their GP Practice. Seeking a brand that would survive in the ever uncertain healthcare sector and something all of their stakeholders could get behind. Together with the Henmore team through discussion experimentation and hard work I developed a brand inspired by the geography of Ashbourne anchored by the Shrovetide goals which also looks out from the town with confidence. Work in progress on the Henmore Health branding Folding the damp fabric tent into its bag I began to plan some ideas about how to achieve an equally successful design for my latest client. Creating memorable brands is hard work I dont want to my designs to be thrown out like a cheap tent after brief use but to be cherished and looked after so they can be used year after year. Final tent-free words to Danny Smart at Henmore Health: Kieran did a terrific job with the Henmore Health branding and the solution expertly met the brief we provided. Kieran understood the importance of embedding local culture in a brand that enjoys its heritage but is strong enough to venture anywhere Few I think can capture this the way Kieran has. CQ Business Life Article

  • Stock 7 Furnishing Brochure Design The Stock 7 range of furniture from NHG streamlines the furnishing of residential care home rooms by providing a series of ready to use room schemes and furniture options readily available to order. This allows downtime due to the renovation of rooms to be minimal as owners can select the colours styles and finishes they desire from within a scheme with the knowledge that the items will be delivered without delay. Rooms can be customised within each scheme to create a cohesive look without being repetitive facsimiles of each other and with the flexibility to suit occupants needs and tastes. Each scheme has furniture soft furnishings and decoration options to select from all easy to order from the manufacturer all they need to do is decorate the walls using the suggested paints and carpet or laminate the floor again with suggestions to the carpet or laminate to use. To help managers and owners to choose schemes and options NHG approached me to create a series of 8 brochures containing all the options within the schemes. Each scheme is introduced by a mood board of colours and patterns allowing users to quickly get an overview of the scheme. This is followed by a step-by-step guide to the options available from bedspreads cushions and bed runners through to chair options style and fabrics wardrobes drawers and desks wall art paints and finishes. Each brochure follows a set style and layout with accent colours along the spine to help select the preferred colourway from brochures sat on a bookshelf. Packed full of choices and order codes the series of 8 brochures provide a complete care home furnishing solution full details can be found on the NHG Stock 7 pages. Brochure Set All 8 Brochures Brochure Detail Brochure showing Mood Board Bellingham Brochure Proofing the many pages!

  • Central Leeds Church Logo and Branding When the team behind previous church branding project Christ Church Derby were looking to plant a new church in central Leeds they approached me again to create their new logo and branding. The goal was threefold to create a design that reflected a modern church that exists the heart of Leeds with a reformed theological basis. The solution is formed from 3 concentric Cs with a central L creating a striking modern mark flexible for use alongside the church name or alone as an icon. The creation of a monogram is a nod to historic symbolism within Christianity combinations of Greek letters such as Chi Rho (XI) iota eta (IH) and iota chi (IX). The colour palette is serious but not overly important allowing the brand to create striking visual combinations that stand out from the city crowd. A final supporting element of stylised city buildings is seen on the various branding elements. Church Flyer Design Colour Swatch Sheet CCCL Banners



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