My Own Brief

A lot of experiential design is about new ideas. I like to keep experimenting with whatever I find interesting at the time. These posts are some of those experiments. Find more on my Instagram account @boodoo.me

Hand built pottery

Hand built pottery

May 18, 2018

Glazed, hand-built ceramic boats I made for the palette painting I was working on a few posts back.
I want a flat shiny ceramic boat as a pop of colour in the foreground of the dusky, up-cycled, gouache painting.

I developed the outline illustration of the boat in Adobe Illustrator on Mac, from a photo I took … Read More

Idea Ping Pong – The art of collaboration

Idea Ping Pong – The art of collaboration

October 26, 2017

“Jasmine Grey disappeared on the Moors. The woman who came back may have Jasmine’s face and speak with her voice, but Kate knows that this woman is not her mother. Will The Moors give up its secret in time?” The idea of Idea Ping Pong is to bounce ideas around. People from different disciplines come … Read More

Touch me, feel me. The magic of Pottery

Touch me, feel me. The magic of Pottery

May 2, 2017

  I’ve started a pottery class to get back into throwing and glazing pots.
 I did some hand building at school and some throwing at Uni, so it had been a while, to say the least. I wanted to get back into this again since it’s such a tactile medium, both during the making process and when … Read More

Production Design Visuals in Photoshop

Production Design Visuals in Photoshop

October 7, 2016

Production Design visuals of film backgrounds for “Ithaca”, a short film about a long journey. Cut out, masked, colourised, blended, and multiplied, these images are built on photographs from the web. White and grey squares are the matt for moving images to be applied. Green screen filmed in my living room.

My Music Cloud Installation

My Music Cloud Installation

September 18, 2016

Delicate cloud. Wax pencil on CD cases. #Cloud #Installation #CloudInstallation #ProgressBeforePerfection #LightAndShadow #FreelanceLife #Acrylic #Illustration A Cloud Installation by @jmbouvier It seems like everyone talks about “The Cloud” these days and often my clients want a physical representation – or cloud installation – to centre their discussions around. It can be a difficult thing to achieve since a cloud … Read More

Projection Mapping Experiment

Projection Mapping Experiment

December 29, 2015

Over the Christmas break, I had time to take the first steps in experimenting with projection mapping by buying a cheap projector and downloading the free VPT software. After creating a very simple animation in After Effects, I lined up the projection images with the edges of the box the projector came in. A very … Read More

Illustrator Brush Experiment

Illustrator Brush Experiment

October 24, 2015

Experiments with Illustrator brushes and a Wacom tablet Following on from my previous experiments with an old iPad and a new stylus, here is another experiment with illustration techniques – this time using a custom pressure-sensitive Illustrator brush and Wacom tablet. It was great fun and lovely to use the layer to shape and re-shape … Read More

My First Window Frame

My First Window Frame

July 1, 2015

My adult learner course comes to an end this week and I able to finish my chosen project – to create my first window frame. I used a rebate plane to cut two of the rebates by hand and then finished the other two – which are stopped rebates – with a router and table. … Read More

My First Mortise and Tenon

My First Mortise and Tenon

June 10, 2015

In order to replace some of the window frames in my flat, I need to know how to build new ones. The local adult education centre is running a woodworking class (amongst others) so tonight I learned how to make cut a mortise and tenon joint.

My Lead Came, came

My Lead Came, came

May 29, 2015

I want to repair some of the #LeadedLights windows in my flat. I’ve watched a good number of YouTube videos about how to solder leaded lights and stained glass windows for that matter and I ordered this lead came to get the ball rolling. I have a large shopping list of things to get – … Read More

3D Lettering in Illustrator

3D Lettering in Illustrator

September 23, 2013

  For me, believable art & design comes from good observation. While developing my new identity for Boodoo, I wanted to create an etheral, theatrical effect by simple means. I created this letter B with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator from a standard font (Gotham), and by observing how light & shadow behaves as it … Read More

Balloon Dog Day Afternoon

Balloon Dog Day Afternoon

May 4, 2011

I spent the afternoon finding out more about MoGraph, the particle motion plugin for Cinema 4D.

The joy of text on the web

The joy of text on the web

March 18, 2011

Today I took the time to start investigating Typekit and found it was an absolute joy. In the past I’ve found typography in website design very frustrating because there is such a limited number of typefaces one can safely use. Now with the rise in popularity of Typekit and other providers, together with advances in … Read More