These are 20 -30 minute observational drawings from around the oe:gen office. Very basic line drawings of everyday things, like a plant, or someone working at their desk.
As the art historian James Fox remarks in the BBC4 programme British Masters
In an age of celebrity gossip and popular entertainment – the quiet and the thoughtful and the understated still count.
He was referring to the work of Lucian Freud.
My studies are of the things around me – making stuff with the resources available and stealing a few minutes here and there.
Making something other than corporate websites and web apps, which is my day job, is important as it let’s you step away from the screen and in most cases this can help in the creative process. When starting a brief or wire framing I find it helps to work with your hands instead of just clicking away with your mouse and pressing buttons. It let’s your mind wonder and helps you to get playful. I’ve photographed some of my drawings and thoughts from this stage of the design process and I intend to incorporate them into the relevant case studies.
If you are back here in 2013 and you haven’t done anything… You fucked up!