I’ve returned to 68 Middle Street just in time for the start of 100 days, a collaborative project where the aim is to complete a creative process every day for one hundred days.
I’m leaving the Guardian and going freelance in March.
This weekend I will move into a new flat, the first I’ve owned rather than rented. While I’m trying not to see buying a property as an act of settling down, that I’ve bought somewhere in Brighton suggests I’ve found a city I’m happy to call home. This is partly thanks to Clearleft, the design agency I joined in 2009.
Since Mikey joined us in February, the number of designers working at Clearleft is at an all time high. As the company grows, we want to maintain the same level of knowledge sharing and collaboration that happened more spontaneously with a smaller team.
I’m stupidly excited to be working with Phil, Jeremy and the rest of the Clearleft team on MATTER, a new home for independent long-form journalism focused on the big issues in science and technology. We had our first workshop this week, and the neutrons are already firing about some of the possible directions we can this.
Two years ago I joined Clearleft. Now with the responsive design movement in full swing, I look back over the last two years to see how much my approach to web design has changed.
Much of the excitement has come in the form of web conferences, and looking back, I find it surprising just how many I’ve attended this year already.
dConstruct has long combined its conference programme with the name badge, a simple yet cost-effective design. This year we hope to go one better.
With Dave Gray speaking at this year’s UX London, Andy asked if he would then visit Brighton and run a sketching workshop for everyone at Clearleft.