February 25, 2019


Muggins, the card game no one's ever heard of, just turned up a typographical gem.

February 25, 2019


A little under-the-hood chat about the new site.

January 6, 2019


Related to simplicity and minimalism, but distinct from both. Plainness is a method that helps define my visual language.

October 9, 2017


Article36, one of my oldest clients, were part of the campaign that just won the Nobel Peace Prize! So many congratulations!

May 24, 2017

Make. All the time.

It's simple: Make. Make the work. Everything comes from the work.

May 23, 2017

Success is an orange van

"Right now, there are people eating here and they're looking at us like I'm something. I'm not something. I'm just with my girlfriend, we're driving an orange van across America."

January 6, 2017

For love or money

The perfect project has both – and they're the ones to write home about. But sometimes it's about making a choice, and making the best of it.

May 3, 2016

Persistence and Love

Persistence gets work done, love makes work worth doing.

April 27, 2016

The tools I use

While most tools could be better, a few are almost perfect. Here are the tools I’m using all the time.

February 5, 2016


Most everyone is drawn to potted wisdom, and I'm no different.

January 4, 2016

Going home for the holidays

When I go home for the holidays I find all kinds of gems amongst my parents' books. Being relaxed for the holidays makes enjoying looking a little easier.

November 20, 2015

Goodbye Rdio

"It gleamed with a well-considered uncomplicatedness that I’ve come to recognize as the residue of good design."

October 22, 2015

Simple thing first

The more I simplify, the more complicated simple becomes.

March 18, 2015

Dieter Rams

"I’m bothered by the arbitrariness and the thoughtlessness with which many things are produced and brought to the market."

March 9, 2015

My favourite SEO tip is also a great life tip

The question was "Can I hide the <h1> tag? Will it hurt SEO?", the forum was Stack Exchange. This response was existential.

January 6, 2015

The journey is the destination

So this is Chesapeake’s new website. Hi.

June 24, 2014

Love is spelt T.I.M.E

Time spent with the people you love is important. Give your loved ones everything you can.

May 22, 2014

Charlie Day on fear

Charlie Day on fear. Brilliant.

May 15, 2014

Design as Art

"When a lot of money comes along before culture arrives, we get the phenomenon of the gold telephone."

November 5, 2013

How little I needed to be happy

Keeping daily routines simple