Spare yourself 3 minutes to take a look at this official trailer for a dear friend of mine. Director Karl Lear, of Red Yeti Films, in New Zealand has produced a beautiful piece of work. Featuring Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson, it has just won Best Feature Film 2013 at the Aotearoa Surf Film festival. Top work!


Freelancing Boom in the North of England

Well we all knew it up here, but now it’s official – The north of England is the freelancing capital of the country.

It may surprise some people to find out that London is not leading the way, but Yorkshire and Lancashire with their respective cities are firmly pinned in first place. Personally i do not find this too surprising given the boom in Manchester, thanks to the BBC moving into Media City and the ripple effects that causes. I know many freelancers that have chosen this path for varying reasons – some lifestyle based, others due to the lack of full-time positions available in creative agencies, but whatever the reason I can vouch for Manchester being one of the best places to embark on this path. Don’t believe the story about having a ‘flexible life’ though. That little part is pushing it way too far!

You can read the full article here


Voucher Code Website Video

A bit of fun with this, as the Vouchermole needed a small promotional video to be placed on YouTube and their website.

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Hello world!

Well forgive me whilst I frantically rebuild the new portfolio site for The Graphic Quarter. I know you are there. Ive seen the analytics!

You may have seen I have initially set up some portfolio images on the homepage, but over the coming weeks there will be hundreds of tweaks, amends and decisions made about where the direction of this site goes. In the meantime, if you would like to see any further examples of work, or just wish to have a chat regards an upcoming project of yours, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Failing that, check back soon when there will be a whole host of case studies, projects, logos and pretty pictures to whet your appetite.