Category Archives: Design

My quirky iPad Cases are here!

Woohoo! Redbubble have added iPad cases to their collection of products, so you’ll never guess what…. that’s right, I’ve only gone and created a bunch of typically quirky designs and artworks that are now available to buy for your iPad 2, or iPad (with Retina Display)!

Check out my new iPad Cases page to see all my quirky designs!

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My Vintage Bicycle Repair Kit iPhone Cases

Over the past year, I’ve turned into somewhat of a cycling enthusiast – I now commute the 14 miles each way to my ‘day job’ and try to get out for a long run at the weekends whenever possible. It was only a matter of time before I created some quirky iPhone case designs that might appeal to fellow cyclists, and was inspired to create the artwork for these two vintage puncture repair kits. Continue reading My Vintage Bicycle Repair Kit iPhone Cases

Turn your smartphone up to 11

*UPDATED* Back in October last year, I hit on the idea of creating an iPhone case design in the style of a guitar amplifier. Many moons ago I worked in a music shop, and Marshall’s battery-powered MS-2 and MS-4 amplifiers were always a hit with customers – I figured a case design inspired by these mini Marshalls was a great concept, and set about crafting the artwork for what has become one of my most popular case designs. Continue reading Turn your smartphone up to 11

Clockwork Invention iPhone Case

I’ve been meaning to create a case in this style for quite some time, and only got around to it recently. As with the vast majority of my case designs, I started preparing the artwork in Illustrator, experimenting with the layout of different cogs and wheels. One of my aims with this design was that I wanted to suggest the presence of an Apple logo somehow within the clockwork mechanism – including the logo would infringe copyright and I most certainly didn’t want to do that! Continue reading Clockwork Invention iPhone Case

Wacom Inkling: worth the wait?

Not long after Redbubble launched their Uncommon iPhone case products, I entered their artists competition to design a cover. Not only was I flattered to be voted into the top 10 designs by fellow Redbubble artists, but lucky enough to be picked by Redbubble as a runner up! My prize? Two cases made up of my prize-winning design, and a Wacom Inkling! I was pretty chuffed to say the least, but was in for a long wait before I actually got my hands on the prize…. Continue reading Wacom Inkling: worth the wait?

Adobe gets Creative with the Cloud

Yesterday, Adobe officially unveiled Creative Suite 6 – the latest and greatest versions of their industry-standard digital media creation applications, promising a whole new user experience with speed and productivity enhancements across the board. I’m a long time user of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver, and whilst I’ve stuck with my copy of CS4 Design Premium, I’ve always known that there will come a time when I need – or even just want – to upgrade. With Adobe also announcing their Creative Cloud, I think the time has come… Continue reading Adobe gets Creative with the Cloud

My Walkman iPhone Case

My Sony Walkman style iPhone Case

**UPDATED** I have a hard time making decisions at the best of times, so when it came to ordering one of my quirky iPhone cases for myself, it took me a while to figure out exactly which one to choose! Of course, given that I’ll be showing it off to as many people as I can, and wanted to take some promotional photographs of it, the pressure was on, but I think I made the right decision.

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iPhone Case? I’ve got it covered

Hopefully you’ve noticed by now that there’s a new static page on my blog where you can can find out all about my latest creative venture – iPhone Cases! I’m delighted that I can now offer stylish protection for your iPhone 4 or 4S, and have a large selection of quirky, creative designs to choose from with more being added all the time. If you haven’t seen the page yet, please go and check it out now…

Apple Christmas T-Shirts!

Some people might think it’s too early, but when it comes to Christmas I reckon you can never be too prepared! Not only have I just added a new Apple T-shirts page to this blog (you saw it in the menu bar above, right?), but I’ve also created some new Apple-inspired slogan T-shirts that I think would make the perfect gift. Whether you really are buying your loved one an iPhone or an iPad this year or not, you could have fun with one of these tees. Oh, and they’re not just for Christmas either… if you check them out you’ll see there’s a birthday option too 🙂

Branching out

I’m sure you know by now that I’ve created a number of quirky, geeky T-shirts, and even built a Facebook fan page for my designs. If not, where have you been?! Go there immediately, do not pass “Go!” and do not collect £200. Seriously.
Starting this week I’ll be promoting a different featured design each week, and there will be occasional offers and price reductions on specific designs, so please make sure you become a fan of the page or you might miss out on a bargain!
Also this week, I introduced my first not-so-geeky design and a whole new collection – check out my new Lifestyle Tees directly on Redbubble here.

Get ready for Mac OS X Lion in style!

Lion looks set to roar onto our desktops any day now, and what better time could there possibly be for me to create some new “geek-wear” to coincide with this, the next major release of Mac OS X! So, if you’re impatiently refreshing the Mac App Store looking for signs of the next big cat finally being let loose, why not take a break and check out my latest T-shirt designs instead… Continue reading Get ready for Mac OS X Lion in style!

FCPX: Join the revolution

There can be no doubt that the launch of Final Cut Pro X has rattled a few cages, and there seems to be a lot of negativity surrounding it. Yes, there are some missing features, and the completely new user interface may well throw a few people – at least until they realise that all the tools they’re used to using are still there – but the application has been built from the ground up to be faster, more powerful and with cutting edge features and a new way of working that looks set to revolutionise editing as we know it! Continue reading FCPX: Join the revolution

Cooking the Facebooks

By now I hope you’ve noticed that my Cooking with Apples blog has a Facebook page, but if you’ve not, do please check it out and don’t forget to click the “like” button. I’m new to the whole fabled Book of Faces thing, with the only previous social networking I’ve done being on twitter, but it had been pointed out to me by a number of followers that my quirky, geeky, T-shirt designs would potentially reach a far greater audience with a Facebook presence, so I decided to give it a whirl. Continue reading Cooking the Facebooks

Time to open the bubbly?

OK so I’ve been thinking about doing this for quite some time, and finally decided – what have I got to lose? Well, the pessimist in me says my reputation is at stake and nobody will be in the slightest bit interested, but today, the optimist won.

I guess only time will tell if anyone likes my simple, stylish and every-so-slightly-geeky T-shirt designs, or perhaps wants to buy one of my favourite photographs and artwork as a canvas to hang on their living room wall.

Check out my new redbubble portfolio and if you like it, please tell your friends!

If you don’t, please tell me and I’ll let the pessimist know he was right 🙂