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Portfolio
things I've made, or helped to make


It's ok poster

It’s ok // An idea that became a poster, that became a meme, that became an interesting experiment in internal culture.


Screenshot of the GDS story home page

A GDS story // An online history of the Government Digital Service, written "about, for, on and of the web".


show the thing poster

Blog posts at GDS // Including the following:


sign saying 'there's loads more upstairs'

Use the human voice, not the corporate voice // A series of blog posts about communication, tone of voice, and how to write on behalf of an organisation.


What GDS is for

What GDS is for // A campaign of internal and external communications to explain one leader’s vision for his organisation’s future.


What is GOV.UK? // A short film about the government's website.


Government as a platform // A film that explains a complex idea in a simple way.

Other films I had a hand in creating include:

... and many more on the GDS YouTube channel.


Government Design Principles // I updated them and moved them from alpha to beta.


Blockbox // A set of simple ideas and prompts to help you re-think your writing project.


The Morning News

Satire and silliness for The Morning News // A series of articles involving Britishness, interesting walks with argumentative dogs, the sound of the internet, doing Twitter by post, swearing and Lego.


Screenshot of some really old internet

14 years as a syndicated columnist // Writing about the early years of the internet and cyberculture for the Press Association.


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(Last updated: 25 January 2017)