In the presence of others

I, like many hundreds of people over the last 6 months, have been thinking a lot about how our relationships have been affected during lockdown, how team dynamics have changed. The things we’ve gained, and those we’ve lost. Working across several different teams (software teams, leadership teams, broader development groups) I’ve seen directly the impact that being thrust into remote working has had. The silence of conversations not held, information… Read More »In the presence of others

My First 3 Garmin Watch Faces

About a year ago I bought a Garmin Forerunner 245 to take my run-tracking to the next level. In almost every respect it’s left my previous Fitbit in the dust (cough… sleep tracking). And means I can run a race without needing to carry a phone. Lovely stuff. One of the things I found most intriguing about a Garmin device was the prospect of being able to build my own… Read More »My First 3 Garmin Watch Faces

4 Remote Working Best Practices

  • Work

We’re now months into an unprecedented, worldwide, working-from-home experiment. So what have we learned about working remotely? I thought I’d note some lessons learned and best practice which I and my teams at SAS have found useful. I want to recognise Graham Allan for his part in this. Graham has been working remotely for a long time, so as soon as the prospect of WFH on a permanent basis raised… Read More »4 Remote Working Best Practices

Podcast Recommendations

  • Podcasts

I listen to at least 2 hours of podcasts/audiobooks every day. I listen while walking to/from work, while cleaning the dishes, while drawing or wood-carving. Podcasts and audiobooks have filled the hole in my life that books left when my life’s schedule meant I could no longer single-task anything. As a result I’m constantly referencing podcasts I’ve listened to, or recommending episodes and series to friends and family. These recommendations… Read More »Podcast Recommendations

More Cartoons

So ever since signing up to Instagram recently, I’ve been trying to post a new piece of art or cartoon every day (or as close as possible), to exercise my topical muscles a bit. In the rush of it all I’ve not had the chance to update this site, so here are my most recent cartoons in one lump sum. To get more regular cartoon updates, follow me on¬†instagram. Cartoons… Read More »More Cartoons

Blame Game

A new cartoon in “New Yorker” fashion. An attempt at reducing how much I telegraph the message of my cartoons.

Painting Bruce Lee

  • Art

So over a year ago I painted a Christmas present for my mum. Despite how painful the process was, I was inspired to continue, and decided to paint something for my dad (for balance). The subject of the first piece was David Bowie, who sadly – and ominously – passed away¬†2 weeks after I finished the painting. Not wanting to tempt fate again, I opted to pick someone who was… Read More »Painting Bruce Lee

Brexit

Bit late to the party with this one but it still seems as topical and relevant as ever. I saw this in my head in the style of a The Week cover, but went with my own drawing style since I’m not sure I could have done justice to theirs.

The Snow-Bear

Just a wee christmas cartoon I drew. Halfway through I realised I was basically drawing an unofficial Liz Climo strip and did some quick Googling to make sure I wasn’t just cribbing an existing idea. Enjoy!