Thursday, June 30th, 2011

You should attend the next Web Meet Guildford.

A week ago today I attended the bi-monthly Web Meet Guildford.

Web Meet Guildford Website

For those of you who don’t know:

Web Meet Guildford, aka WMG, aka #WMG was started by Kyanmedia back in November 2010 to bring together people in the web industry in Guildford and surrounding areas for an informal get together to discuss all things ‘web’ over a beer or two.

Typically we meet every 8 weeks or so at the Three Pigeons pub at the top of Guildford High Street, we take over the top floor and there’s a tab behind the bar – so there’s an excuse to come and say hello.

Although I’d intended to visit the previous two meets this was my first. I must admit I was a little apprehensive not knowing anyone – bar a few people I *kind-of* knew through twitter – but hey, there’s only one way to get to know people right?

Within a few minutes of arriving both conversation and real ale were flowing which continued throughout the evening.

I found everyone welcoming, met some very cool fellow ‘web folk’ and enjoyed the evening very much.

If you work in the interweb around the Guildford area you should definitely pop along next time, which I imagine will be late August*. See you there!

* Keep an eye on Web Meet Guildford for the date – or follow the lot of us on twitter.

Friday, June 10th, 2011

xheight blog

What seems like yesterday but is actually now 3 months ago David Bushell dropped me an email to ask if I’d like to contribute to a new blog he was preparing to launch called xheight.

Simply put:

xheight is a blog about ideas and thoughts.

David’s idea was for a selection of professional designers to contribute their thoughts on design, share their day-to-day theories, experiences and ideas.

Brief #1 was “what design means to you” after a few nights waking up at 3am with inspiration I felt that I had some interesting opinions and thoughts to share.

My first and (so far) only article “Design is not art” was published on May 3rd.

I’ve been extremely impressed with the articles submitted to x-height so far and humbled to sit alongside such a talented group of designers as a contributor.