Design

I enjoy making pretty things

I enjoy making pretty things

I’ve been designing logos, websites and printed things on a freelance basis since 2012, which mostly came about because I did a few favours for a few people and realised it was something I enjoyed doing. There’s a few examples below of some of my recent work, so have a browse and get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John

The brief for this book cover commission was something elegant, understated and with minimal colour. The book is a side-by-side comparison of the four Gospel stories, so I wanted to capture that idea in a simple graphic way using contrasting colours and the suggestion of a cross. In effect, the cover shows four distinct blocks, each pointing to the cross.

My first ever book cover!

Summer 2015 sport highlights poster

Summer 2015 sport highlights poster

I designed this little number as a collaboration between Blue Peter and new kids’ sport show Kickabout+. It’s an A2 poster as standard, but the four A4 sheets can also be positioned in a vertical or horizontal line, or assembled into a booklet.

You can see the full thing here or, as four separate sheets here.

Andy Murray with the Blue Peter / Kickabout+ summer 2015 sport highlights poster
Andy Murray ran out of colour ink and is pretty upset about it...

Coin Toss – the 100% cheat-proof way to flip a coin over the internet

Coin Toss – the 100% cheat-proof way to flip a coin over the internet

This is one of those daft side projects that’s so low priority that it’s actually been lying dormant for the last six months. Conceived during an absent-minded chat with Dom from work (“Who’s going to send the email round about the team trip to Nando’s? How do we decide?”) Coin Toss is a way of flipping a coin with a friend over the internet without any possibility of cheating.

You name your terms, send them a link, and they initiate the toss. Once they’ve clicked ‘Go’, anyone can replay the toss. But there’s no cheating – once the coin toss has been watched once, it’s marked as such. Like those security seals on jam jars.

Anyway, it makes more sense if you have a go yourself. Feel free to test it out on me via the Twitter link provided – I’m @BDHorrigan.

http://cointoss.benhorrigan.com/

A 50p coin and the words 'Coin Toss'
Several online coin tossing options are available, but most of them are pretty boring, liable to rigging, or require both users to be online at the same time.