Contexts Change, Design Must Adapt
The last six months have seemed like two years, or maybe just two weeks. It changes based on my angle of reflection. My wife and I moved from Texas, USA, to Wales, UK, and I have absorbed a morbidly-obese amount of knowledge working with the team at Mark Boulton Design. The entire process has been bittersweet, but mostly sweet, and each new experience has exposed new areas in which to grow.
These lessons-learned have compelled me to a redesign, the focus of which has mainly been typographic proportion: between content styles, between type areas and negative space, and between levels of contrast. I also added areas to highlight my writings for other sites and the series of tools I have been developing to make web designers’ lives a bit easier (MIN and Fount, so far).
Hope you enjoy! – Nathan
Hair of the Dog
My first true creative love was writing. As early as I can remember, I told stories. I have been focused for while now on growing an app I created named Unify, as well as writing professionally for the Unit Blog and Smashing Mag. All of these experieces have been tremendously rewarding, but none have given me the same satisfaction as pure creative writing – writing to no purpose but my own.
So, I am rededicating this site with a new design and a new purpose. We will still talk about design, development, and the like… but I am warning you: it may get weird.
Sincerely, Nathan Ford