Shiny new boxes

The site now has new information boxes!

OK, so their function is a bit boring, but they’re very important: Not having any easy to find my CV or contact details would be a disaster!

You may have already noticed the new “Social Corner” box on the right, below the Featured Work boxes. Yep, that’s where the Latest Tweets box I mentioned before was going to live, but this box is more sleek and comprehensive. I kept the bird. I like him.

The main event is on my About & Follow me page. Before the valuable info below the blurb was a simple paragraph and a few small images, which along with lacking something to be desired, didn’t stand out as it should. Now all the links are combined into three boxes, and looking sharp! For extra “ooh”, move your mouse over the download links in the left box… I like that code!

p.s.: I made all the icons myself. Some from scratch, some heavily modified from commons images.

p.p.s.: The site background is now darker too. Like? Dislike? Let me know.


Now that lame pun is out of the way, here’s the content. Not my usual style, but below are two vector creations, both of them Apple music players.

Carl Mitchell's iPhone and iPod nano illustrations

The iPod nano (left) was drawn last year, to feature on its Wikipedia page. It lived there for a heartwarming 3 days, 3 hours and 37 minutes before a grander (yet oddly similar looking) image replaced it. See it archived here.

I’m posting it now because the iPhone illustration (right) is new. It was made for a totally different reason – a possible surround for the TimeLock app example on my design page. It could make that image huge, so we’ll see, but doesn’t it look pretty?

Three Parties

The UK General Election Day is here! Today the three main political parties are fighting for dominance. I voted by post – No, I won’t tell you who for, but i’ll let you see what i’ve produced:

Three Parties - click to enlarge

One of my first shots at caricatures went off OK!

It’s actually a portrait image, with a little more at the top & bottom than you see above – Click on it for the full image, at a higher resolution!