Creative Lead at Mozilla, Transmogrifier of vectors, animator of GIFs, CSS eyebrow waggler, ketchup chip expert, lover of thick cut bacon.
With the purchase of our new home in Nova Scotia (Note: We totally bought a home in Nova Scotia), I’m going to be converting the shed in the back yard into a micro office. With the growing trend in working … Continue readingPosted in DIY | Comments Off on Office Space
Well, that was a week. Sitting here on the Monday after, coffee in hand and reading all of the fresh new posts detailing our recent Coincidental Work Week, I’ve decided to share a few quick thoughts while they’re still fresh … Continue readingPosted in Mozilla | Comments Off on Thank You, Mozlandia
Churning along with out explorations into the Mozilla brand, we’ve been looking at nailing down an expanded base color palette to bring more choice and a bolder feel. We’ve injected the colors used in the Firefox color palette – derived … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on Mozilla ID Project: Palette Explorations
Now that we’re well underway in the brand exploration project, we’re starting to see some fun and exciting ideas unfold visually thanks to a partnership Creative has with the amazing Pitch Interactive. It’s awesome to see just how much Pitch … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on Mozilla ID Project: Logo Exploration and Pitch Interactive
The 2nd video of the series (streamed live on August 19th) involves exploring options for what a potential living logo could look like. Based on these initial rough sketches, I’m very excited to say we’ll be working in partnership with … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mozilla ID Project: Logo exploration
This is the first in a series of live streaming work sessions exploring a refresh of the Mozilla brand ID system. Today’s session was exploring Fira Sans for our wordmark versus the current Meta Bold. Fira Sans is an open … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on Mozilla ID Project: Wordmark exploration
Today, we’re starting the Mozilla ID project, which will be an exploration into how to make the Mozilla identity system as bold and dynamic as the Mozilla project itself. The project will look into tackling three of our brand elements … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on What is a Living Brand?
With the launch of our latest version of Firefox yesterday, an all new updated interface was brought to the browser. The UX team here at Mozilla was hard at work for over two years dreaming up, building and refining the … Continue readingPosted in Mozilla, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Firefox Behind the Scenes: Australis Tab
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Lightbeam for Firefox – formerly Collusion – was launched today and with the new add-on comes a beaming new logo. Currently exploring the idea of reserving distinct shape systems throughout projects/products at Mozilla, we decided on a diamond shape for … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on Lightbeam for Firefox
Currently working with the MDN crew on the revamp of the site – which is now in beta – I’ve discovered something… something AMAZING. A certain jaw-droppingly excellent team here at Mozilla has been crafting an awesome, ever expanding suite … Continue readingPosted in CSS, Mozilla | Comments Off on Site Design Edits Using Firefox DevTools
Mozilla is my dinosaur, to keep me safe — that’s what he’s for. When I’m asleep, lost in a dream, my dino’s there, we’re quite a team. He lets me be just who I choose, as I live out … Continue readingPosted in Mozilla | Comments Off on
Following in the footsteps of the Firefox logo simplification process, the Nightly and Aurora release channel logos were also rebuilt with the same principles in mind. Be on the lookout for them appearing in release builds soon! For a sneak … Continue readingPosted in Mozilla | Comments Off on Simplified logos: Nightly and Aurora
Today we are excited to announce a visual evolution of our Firefox brand that will better fit its extended usage beyond that of a desktop web browser. An overview of our brand history and the reasons for this evolution are … Continue readingPosted in Mozilla | Comments Off on (Re)building a simplified Firefox logo
I’m going to talk to you about being a designer, but of course this applies to [INSERT PORTION OF LIFE HERE]. There are other articles out there that speak to what I’m about to say, but hey, I want to … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on As a designer
The dino head has been retired from active duty as our official brand within Mozilla but continues to be a strong symbol of pride within the global family – especially with us folk who have been around for a while. … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on Open: An Illustration Mashup
Back in February, I posted about a technique I called “sketch-to-vector” where I use Photoshop to freehand draw illustrations then copy them into Illustrator and convert the lines to vector. The poster I ran through in the outlined process was … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on So you want to sketch a hero?
For those of you interested in how I created the updated version of my “Don’t hurt the Web” poster, I thought I’d share the various techniques I used in the process. Before I get into the nuts and bolts of … Continue readingPosted in Design, Mozilla | Comments Off on Illustration techniques: Sketch to vector
On window panes, the icy frost Leaves feathered patterns, crissed & crossed, But in our house the Christmas tree is decorated festively With tiny dots of colored light That cozy up this Winter night. Christmas songs, familiar slow, Play softly … Continue readingPosted in Art | Comments Off on Christmas Eve
Head on over to my all new logo page to check out a chronological listing of all (I think) logos I have created starting from 2006. A fun little history lesson and memory game. Just hover over each logo to … Continue readingPosted in Mozilla | 7 Comments