about this site
This blog functions as a broadcast medium for my news, a braindump for ideas, a repository for snippets of code and chunks of creative inspiration, a means of communicating my own personal views on life, and a simple tracking system providing an overview of current interests and activities.
If you like the cut of my jib then I could build one for you too — just get in touch.
If websites were cars then I would consider my blog to be a Citroen 2CV – on the face of it not overly pretty but solid, functional, reliable and fit for purpose. It’s also fun to tinker with when I am not striving to produce the web equivalent of Aston Martins for Netsight and my own personal clients.
And yes, I know the type is currently too small and I really should make the site responsive and more mobile-friendly, but these tasks keep getting pushed further down my to-do list by more pressing demands on my time.
I have recently added advertising to this site which just about covers my hosting costs. I only advertise products and services I have actually used or think may be of interest to my readership. You can read more on my policy regarding advertising on this site, here.
For the lowdown on my commercial and consultancy work, go to Iain Claridge Studio.
I am a designer, photographer and art director, currently based in Bristol, UK. With a background in graphic design and photography, as well as extensive experience of working within interactive design, I handle work across a broad range of media.
My approach to design is one of simplicity and clarity. I strive to create appropriate work with purpose, honesty, beauty and function. Whether it’s photography, graphic design or interactive design, the core values of my creative process remain the same – flexibility, craft consciousness and a commitment to deliver within budget and on time, time after time.
I currently work as Senior Designer and Head of User Experience for Netsight in Bristol in addition to running my one-man cross-media practice, Iain Claridge Studio. I have experience of working with clients all over the world and will consider offers of contract and freelance work or collaborations of any kind.