Alternative Transmit Icon Mac OS X FTP client

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Alternative Transmit LogoI really am a fan of the Mac OS X FTP client Transmit. It’s a great piece of software, very intuitive, clean interface, plenty of features and so far it has been reliable.

Maybe I’m being pedantic… but I just couldn’t handle the dock icon of the full size truck. Sitting next to Photoshop and Illustrator it just looked strange. I kept finding myself drawn to it while working on other things. I like my dock icons simple.

So what did I do? I redesigned it.

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Creepy Cute featured on Big Cartel

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Big CartelA few weeks ago now a friend said ‘Hey did you know your site Creepy Cute is featured on Big Cartel?’, I said ‘Yeah it’s in the Directory… I know’. But no, i was wrong, featured as in featured on the Examples page! Amazing. I’m so excited… still, i had to write a short post. I need to freeze this moment in time via blog. So why is this great news? There are over 200,000 Big Cartel stores, and they were kind enough to feature Creepy Cute in their list of 12 favourite sites. Creepy Cute really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Win an Abominaballs T-Shirt!

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Ladies Abominaballs T-Shirt

Draw Ends November 15. Not long to go!

Ok so i’m giving away 2 ladies Abominaballs T-Shirts to 2 lucky Creepy Cute fans. We want to spread the love a bit and see some people wearing this delightful abomination! All you have to do is Like our Facebook page and you’ll go into the draw. If you already like this page, you don’t have to do a thing, sit back, relax and maybe an Abominaballs tee will end up in your mail box :O Product details and pics can be seen here. And don’t worry when we pick the winner, we’ll get your size information, wouldn’t make much sense to send you the wrong size now would it. Goodluck! (click on the read more to see pics). More

Creepy Cute Exhibition – July 6 2011

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Creepy CuteWell it has been far too long since my last post, but there is good reason for it. I have been crazily preparing for my first major exhibition Creepy Cute, which I’m doing in collaboration with the very talented Minnette Michael.

The event is 6 months in the making and will feature many illustrative works by myself, and jewellery pieces by Minnette. Creepy Cute is as the title suggests a combination of monster creepiness, and deliriously colourful cuteness. An exceptional mix, that leaves the door wide open for some serious creativity. More

Schaffas 2 Exhibition Recap

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Schaffas 2 Exhibition AdelaideA while ago now, back in August of 2009 i was involved in a great little exhibition held by Chris Edser & Sam Barratt, the guys behind Screamdance.com. I didn’t have a blog at that point so i didn’t get a chance to write much about the event and how the whole shindig went down. The exhibition was all about the little wooden guy to your left, the scientific name for this peculiar creature being a ‘Schaffas’. Certainly one of the most interesting projects i’ve been involved with so far.

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Swampland By Zutto

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Swampland By ZuttoThis is an amazing piece of illustration work by an artist called Zutto. There is so much depth to these illustrations you can quite seriously get lost in the detail. Definitely one of my highlights for 2010.  I just love the fact that although some of the characters are being eaten they still look so damn happy! If you wish to see more from this artist, check out www.behance.net/orange_zutto or www.zuttoworld.com
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Illustrator Tutorial – Simple Skull Vector Icon

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Here are some vector illustrator tutorials and websites offering free vectors perfect for designers.

Illustrator Tutorial - Creepy Skull VectorAfter spending the last 6 years furiously consuming tutorial after tutorial to learn and better my Illustrator skills it’s time to give something back. This is a beginners tutorial in Illustrator, describing in detail the design of a simple but fun looking skull and cross bones. I find the best way to learn something like Illustrator is to jump straight into using the tools. The tools i’ve picked are basic tools you need to get to know so you feel comfortable working your way around Illustrator.  I’ve created this in Illustrator CS5, if you have an older version of Illustrator don’t worry i’ve only used the very basic tools so you should be able to follow every step.

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Pseudo’s Daughter By Jared Nickerson

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Pseudo's Daughter By Jared NickersonThis is an older design but a good one. I remember seeing this design when i was just starting to come to grips with digital illustration and finding my own style. Jared Nickerson is one of my all time favourite digital artists, and has been a huge influence on the direction of my own work. His simple use of lines and creepy themes backed up by a huge burst of colour is infectious. Make sure you check out Jared’s Behance portfolio which is chock full of amazing works. www.behance.net/j3concepts More

Resources coming soon!

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Stay tuned, this page will be filled with useful resources very soon :)

2011 The Year Of The Monster

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Creepy Cute Exhibition

Here we are again, at the beginning of another new year. Greetings 2011!

For me, 2010 was a great year – working simultaneously on Poke Something That Bites and Alltraders. The year was filled to the brim with challenges and projects that have been both interesting and successful. Taking on a leading design role at Alltraders with projects like Harbour Town, La Cantina, Photography MIA & Joomtraders has been loads of fun. Not to mention enjoying the newly expanded web team which claimed 2 great new designers with energy and talent to burn, an SEO guy with dangerous hawk like analytical eyes, and 2 additional programmers who do amazing things with their enormous brains. 2011 is going to be a very, very busy year for Alltraders and the team. More

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