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💁🏻‍♂️ Hello there. I'm sort of mostly a : benbrignell.com

⭐️ I curate an open-source collection of design principles principles.design & run workshops to help companies to create their own.

✏️ Sketches/illustrations: instagram.com/benbrignell

I draw on potatoes. I worked on artwork for Bob Mortimer's podcast. Here's a timelapse of a large community illustration: vimeo.com/203998275

I wrote about sketching: bit.ly/2x2U4Nn

fin.

I'm creating a background illustration of a path weaving through trees that has to tile vertically. I made a symbol (top) in Sketch then tiled the symbol on a dummy artboard (below) so I could position and preview the trees in context/real-time to ensure it tiled naturally. 🌲🎉

Observation: If you take all the bits of the new slack logo and line them up end-to-end it's exactly the same length as a Gregg's vegan sausage roll.

Oh I thought you called me a snowflake because I have perfectly symmetrical features

z-index: 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999¹⁴;

In other news I just found a pork pie in my bag which has been there since when I finished work in November

tfw you've been using Illustrator shortcuts since 1998 and you're trying to work quickly in Sketch

Despite all my rage I am still just a hamster in a cage

A sticker that says “Stick it to the man” that you physically affix to the man

tfw you leave your iPhone plugged in tucked under your pillow and it performs an update whilst you sleep

Why are Capri Sun straws the same gauge as WD40 straws?

I have been drinking ink every day for inktober and so far as a month it is no better than sweatember

Who is the best person on the computer?

It’s is now the autumn equifax when our data will be leaked until next March

Having to turn down another prestigious design award tonight because when I arrived at the venue I was assigned a butler

A few locals have occasionally referred to me as “The Village Idiot” but actually, we live in a town.

@hankchizljaw @meredevelopment is it easy to get wp running now locally? Like npm install wordpress easy?

Hello friends I know I mentioned this last week, but it’s time for a new challenge. I’m looking for a design and / or front-end dev role in a product team.

More info: hankchizljaw.io/hire-me

I love
#a11y, #ProgressiveEnhancement and generally making good things that positively impact people.

Boosts appreciated 💖

Sometimes lunch is just a giant pork pie

I just sat down with a cold beer to watch Noel’s House Party and just realised:
1 - it last aired in 1999
2 - it was broadcast on a Saturday night anyway

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