Category Personal

A constant shift East

We are moving! Not far, but far enough to need a new contact map – and as you can see we will be at the end of the Victoria Line, just a minute from Walthamstow Central station: Walthamstow will be the fourth permanent home of Made In Earnest after Clerkenwell, Hoxton and Clapton. It’s been […]

Summer is coming…

… and the office is looking good in the sun. Hopefully Summer is on the way…

White on grey

New front wall being painted outside Made In Earnest headquarters


It is that time of the year and I am proud to say I am taking part again. You can watch my Mo grow and, of course, give generously to a very good cause HERE. Thanks in adavance. For those that don’t know about the Movember phenomenom; since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia Movember […]

Spotted by locals

I am pleased to announce that I am officially a ‘Spotter’. By that I mean, I have joined the travel website Spotted By Locals as one of their locals for London. When I started my Made In Earnest City Guides in 2008 with a guide to Helsinki I was asked by a friend how I […]

Back and open for business

Thankfully, the studio is open once again and the design work can continue. Thanks for all the support and good wishes.

A temporary closure

Unfortunately, since the 17th of November the studio has effectively been closed due to illness. This has meant no design done, no emails replied to and no phone messages responded to. Apologies for any and all inconvenience caused. We are not sure how long the situation will last, obviously, but will open again fully as […]

Moustache season

This year I have joined Movember! Please feel free to donate here. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers […]

A graphic odyssey

Wim Crouwel is quite simply one of the best designers on modern times and rightfully the Design Museum are going to celebrate his legacy with an exhibition from 30 March to 03 July. If you a fan of design you should go. Full details of the exhibition after the jump..


I’ve channelled the brilliance of Wim Crouwel for the invite for my own fortieth birthday party. The XL of the title obviously is doubling up as Roman numerals for 40 and for what I expect to be an extra large event, both on the day and in my life.