My Recent Work
A collection of my sketchbook and canvas work from 1991-1995 which i have scanned in and presented in a digital format. I wanted to showcase this work as it is where my creative career started and i believe that any good design starts on paper. None of this work has been manipulated using any computer applications apart from increasing contrast to display the faded media and cropping to fit within the website layout.
Various acrylic paintings inluding ink press work and pieces inspired by the famous artist Giacometti.
Hand drawn pieces and design sheets using fountain pen ink, magic markers and felt tip pens.
Pieces created using a mixture of media. This includes a circular piece entitled THE ORB. This was etched into a painted piece of 6 foot diameter fomex. I later came to exhibit this work at a local art gallery and sold a framed printed version of the work.
Pencil sketches mainly drawn in a 'scribble' style which i used for the majority of my sketchbook work.
Photographs taken using a black and white Canon camera and all developed in a dark room. Digital photography didnt exist at the time!
Flash / Illustration
This is a selection of my work using Adobe Flash and vector artwork produced in Adobe Illustrator.
HTML5 / CSS3 / JQuery
A selection of HTML5 / CSS3 / JQuery tutorials and experiments.
This is a selection of my Graphic Design work from past and present. This includes, flyers, newsletters, maps, userguides, manuals and catalogues. To design these I specifically used the Adobe Creative Suite's Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
identity / branding
This section includes company branding and promotional materials.
This is an old college project produced using 3D Studio Max. Due to other commitments, I havent had the opportunity to work on any more 3D projects although this is something I am passionate about. All animations have been optimized and rendered for web in swf format.
video / audio
The playlist below is a collection of mixes and tracks i have produced. The mixes were produced back in the 90's using Technics 1210 vinyl decks. I have digitised them from cassette and made available for your aural pleasure! The tracks are recent productions using Ableton Live. Why not start some music and browse the rest of my website...the audio will continue to play ;)
Coming Soon...These videos i have produced myself using Adobe Premiere. The players run using HTML5 and use various different video formats for browser compatibility. For a full list of the latest HTML 5 standards visit my blog www.collinscreative.co.uk/wordpress
I am a passionate, creative Web Developer / Designer who has worked for both public and private sectors throughout my career. For the last 15 years I have been involved in all aspects of cross platform website and application development including design, layout, coding, development and administration.
In my previous job roles during my time with the Local Authority Education department at Knowsley Council and with the Marketing and Communications team at Oldham Council. This involved design, development and administration of various intranet and public websites. I was liaising and attending meetings with various departments across the authorities to collect information and produce various graphical assets, strategic diagrams and copy writing for print, email and web materials. These were used to publicise and promote various public services and internal corporate events. I was also involved in setting up various bespoke websites for internal teams and initiatives and migrating content from publications I designed to the online Content Management Systems.
- Design 100%
- HTML5 / CSS3 70%
- Wordpress / CMS90%
- Search Engine Optimzation40%