Periodic Table of Elements Poster

Some of you may have seen my tweets regarding a new design project I have been working on involving science and geeky stuff. I was asked to design a poster of the elements for my friend as she was looking for something funky and different having struggled to find anything that she liked online.

I am not suggesting that I have re-invented the wheel, but I have to say that I am so pleased with the result. You know you’ve done a good job when the MD and staff of the printing company compliments you on the work.

I’d like to credit Mrs Sausages-Milk for the idea (11.456%) and thank her for checking and re-checking the table, even if she did get one ‘wrong’.

Now you just have to help me decide on which one is the best colour palette and do you prefer A2 traditional layout or widescreen layout? Decisions, decisions…

Periodic Table of Elements Brights Framed
Periodic Table of Elements Warm Framed
Periodic Table of Elements Neutral Unframed
Periodic Table of Elements Brights Wide Unframed

The Sunday Gardener

The Sunday Gardener is an independent, non-profit, advice and resource website for gardeners and enthusiasts.

I was contacted by Carol, the owner and editor of the blog-style site with a view to updating the template. Carol had built the site on the Create.Net platform and was using one of their templates. The site was growing in content and it was time to update it to allow for drop down menus which the existing template could not allow for. Carol wanted to maintain the style of the existing website, so working from a revised sitemap and using the style of the existing website as a guide we eventually came up with a new updated design.

It has been a pleasure working with Carol on her website. She had a very clear idea of how she wanted it to look and the style, so it was a case of translating her thoughts into a workable design.

This is an excellent example of how to use an e-commerce solution like Create.Net for a non-commerce website. You can visit the site at for lots of lovely tips and hints on looking after your garden. There is also a handy annual calender which helps you plan your activities.

The Crystal Boutique

The Crystal Boutique is an online business selling bespoke and customised crystal shoes.

I was contacted by the owner and designer Jorden to help her re-work her existing website on the platform. Jorden had previously commissioned someone to design a template for her using Create’s WDK system, but the template was not working the way she wanted it to with major layout issues.

I was sent me some screenshots of the pages that were of concern with some ideas of what style and design changes were required. Based on this, I prepared some concept designs which we played around with until we had a design that we were both happy with. Using this design I created a template for the Create system. On this occasion it was easier to start from scratch instead of using what was there previously.

The great thing about using a templated system such as Create is that there is very little content changes that were required. A few product images had to be updated to match the new template, but apart from that once the new template was applied and tested the new Crystal Boutique website was launched!

The business owned by Jorden, an ambitious young lady who is going places, so keep an eye on her. You can see the new website in all its glory at You can also follow Jorden on twitter @TheCrystalB_

Sara Prebble Design

Interview on Sara Prebble Blog

I was asked the other day for a blog interview by lovely Sara Prebble. Having just done an interview for Littleadesigns, I felt fired up and a bit of a dab hand at this interviewing marlarky.

Sara is a designer and painter and a fantastic illustrator. I am a huge fan of her greeting card designs. Please do check them out when you visit.

Find out how I combine comic sans with bunting in a tasteful way.

Sara Prebble Design